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Questions tagged [install]

The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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How to install a fresh copy of Mojave on a Macbook Air?

When I do the Option + Command + R, I am presented with several options. One of those options is to reinstall Mojave from an already existing image. I don't want to use that image, rather, I want to ...
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How can I remove the Mojave download without installing it?

I accidentally clicked the upgrade message, thinking I was upgrading something else, which downloaded Mojave. I was then presented with a window to install Mojave. I don't want to install Mojave. ...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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Is it possible to install Tor Browser on iPad?

I recently brought an 10.5" iPad Pro that runs mainly on cellular data. I bought this device to travel with my husband over the road in his semi truck. I have not been able to choose the right Tor ...
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All Safari Tabs lost after installation of Mojave

I had a lot of research tabs open in Safari. But all lost after installing Mojave. I have Time Machine if that is of any help. I also checked "restoring all tabs from last session" without any ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Install macOS on a MacBook with a blank HD without having another working Mac or old Mac HD? [duplicate]

I'm getting 3 year old MacBook Pro with no HD (surplus from the company I work for). I don't have a Mac of any sort to do the install/restore/etc like most other answers to this question assume. I ...
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Reinstall Mac OS. Will time machine really work?

I installed a lot of OSS packages when I got my new MacBook. After many updates and 2 OS upgrades XCode command line tools has REALLY gored itself. IT thinks it is installed. But everything I try ...
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How to identify how a package or an executable was previously installed?

Is there a guideline or tool that can help identify how an executable was installed? I have installed Vim 7.3 long ago (seems called MacVim), and I'd like to upgrade it to 8.0+. I've tried to list ...
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Is there a list of pre-installed command-line tools for macOS?

I'm currently in the process of developing some shell scripts but have run into a problem: whilst I am able to execute numerous commands on my Mac, when I try to run it on other people's computers I ...
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Cannot reinstall MacOS

I have erased my Mac Mini and now I am presented with the Recovery screen where I can use Disk Utility, Reinstall, etc. Nothing works! Disk Utility claims it cannot unmount the primary HDD, despite ...
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How do I make a USB windows bootable on a Mac?

I have been picking away at this all day - it has been a while since I've felt this stupid. It used to be easy (bootcamp, several apps), but everything now seems to fail - my guess is it's partly ...
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Is it possible to clean install mac os and backup on the same drive in a different partition

Just wondering if it's possible to clean install mac os (mojave) while also backing up some files on a different volume/partition on the same drive or will I have to wipe the entire drive.
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External drive Mojave installs disappear every time ;(

I've installed Mojave fresh, direct using an Apple-downloaded installer 4x now on 2 brand new, freshly formatted Seagate 2TB drives as well as a partition on another reliable non-Seagate drive. Drives ...
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How can I abort Mojave installation?

I am on Sierra now, and the appstore has downloaded the Mojave Installer, however I quit it without going though any of the steps, the installer is just sitting in my apps folder. I would like to ...
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macOS Mojave (10.14) - how to get a full installer without using the macOS Mojave Patcher Tool

I just want to install macOS Mojave (10.14) on one of my Macs without an internet connection. Therefore, I need an "offline" installer. With previous versions of macOS I used the createinstallmedia ...
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MS Office 365 won't install on MacBook Pro running Mac OS X El Capitan

I have downloaded the installer package to reinstall Office 365 on my MacBook Pro which runs on El Capitan 10.11.6 as recommended in a previous question: How to find an older version of Microsoft ...
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uninstall homebrew without uninstalling packages

I want to show someone how to install homebrew. I want to uninstall homebrew (so that I no longer have a brew command) and then paste the install command into my terminal, and it goes through a ...
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Names and location of .dmg files for OS X installation

I believe a file was download and mounted to a director under Applications: cd /Applications ls -l | grep -i install drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Nov 2 23:55 Install macOS High Sierra.app Is ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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Where to get the full offline-capable installer for macOS Mojave (.1 update)?

When I originally downloaded the Install macOS Mojave.app for the original release 14.0.22, I got a 6.03 gig file. Today I replaced that file by downloading the installer fresh from the App Store for ...
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Mac App To Make External HDD Bootable

Instead of using DiskMaker, is there another app to make Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 (ppc) bootable without creating a bootable usb? I want to copy all the contents of the Mac OS X Install DVD straight to ...
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Install Mac OS X Tiger (PPC) to External HDD with an Intel Mac

I’m running 10.11 on my MacBook Pro and I’m wondering if it is possible to install a PPC OS X to an external HDD using an intel MacBook? Or is there an app that I can use to accomplish this?
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“Volume contains an OS X installation which may be damaged”

After I formatted my disk (instead of just erasing the volume), I struggled to reinstall Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) on my early-2009 Mac Mini (10.11 being the latest supported version.) I tried ...
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Parallels 14 with macOS Mojave has extra volume mounted named “Install macOS Mojave”

I successfully installed macOS Mojave as a guest OS on Parallels 14.0.1. I installed by using the Parallels Control Center, choosing File > New > Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file ...
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where Users directory are stored during Mojave installation

My Mojave installation failed with a message "unable to install macOS" at the end of the installation process. The computer is a 2017 MacBook Air. The disk is crypted with Firevault. Before ...
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Running MTGArena on MacBook Pro using Wine and DXVK

I have recently installed wine for the first time on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011 running OSX 10.13.6 with OpenGL 16.7.4 and OpenCL 2.8.24) in order to play MTGArena... unfortunately it doesn't ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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Cannot install Mojave via USB drive on new 2018 MacBook pro

Hey I have a new 15" MacBook Pro with High Sierra installed. I want to do a clean install of Mojave. I have followed the instructions at https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/clean-install-macos-10-14-...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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How do I do a clean install of macOS Mojave?

I follow instructions and installed macOS Mojave on my MacBook Air. The update installed and when I try to use the new software, to my surprise, every 2 minutes the screen was frozen. I am using Mac ...
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Is it possible to install macOS in a Windows machine?

I recently moved to a company which doesn't use Mac laptops. It's a pain to switch back to Windows after using a Mac for 10+ years. Just wondering if it's possible to install macOS in a Windows ...
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How can I abort a Mojave installation?

I started the installation process for the Mojave upgrade from High Sierra but I realized I can't upgrade because of some incompatible enterprise software. I would like to cancel it and prevent the ...
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Mojave install froze on “analytics”, successful force reboot- but did it miss anything?

When I was installing Mojave, the installer went up to the analytics page on which I disabled everything. Upon proceeding, the installer froze on the analytics page. I waited five minutes and force ...
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Cannot upgrade software using a .pkg installer

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried to use Google Earth a few days ago and I got an updated software message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a .pkg file. When I run the ...
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install mac os el capital from SSD [closed]

I bought the 450GB SSD that already have mac os el Capital file for laptop, I also bought SSD USB to connect the laptop. Before installing it, how do I can install or set Mac os el capital from SSD ...
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Install pdfroff on macOS

What's the recommended way to get the pdfroff command working on macOS? It appears groff v1.19.2 comes still bundled with macOS 10.13, but pdfroff not anymore. So do I need to reinstall the entire ...
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How to wrap a DMG file with a wizard installer?

I have a question about installers for mac. I have chromium.dmg which contains Chromium web browser. I would like to create a wizard installer that installs chromium then allows the user to ...
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Installing ffmpeg on mac os 10.9

I had ffmpeg 3.3.4 working very well on my system, then I force uninstalled all versions of ffmpeg including the version above while meddling with a dependancy for another application. Now, I cannot ...
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Post-install step not completing while installing wine with homebrew

I'm trying to install wine with brew install wine, but it keeps on showing Warning: The post-install step did not complete successfully and when I try again with brew postinstall wine, it shows the ...
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Add Custom Files to a Package to be installed on specific paths with productbuild/pkgbuild?

I build my pkg with productbuild and pkgbuild. My root path looks like this: ROOT > Applications/Scripts/Library/private/ In Applications/ is my .app , which works. However in Library for example is ...
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How can I install java openjdk 8 on High Sierra

How do I install OpenJDK 8 on High Sierra? It looks like support for the Java Oracle JDK version 8 will be deprecated after January 2019 Java SE Overview Additionally, it looks like publishing and ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Boot off of USB Flash Drive

Model MacBook Pro 2010 6,2 OS X version Yosemite 10.10.3 I used createinstallmedia to format and create an install USB stick. This step went fine. Command used was: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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Terminal command to force-install Mac OS High Sierra onto a specified drive?

I'm wondering if there is a way to install Mac OS High Sierra using terminal onto a specified drive? I'm working with a bit of a unique situation as I've been running Mac OS Sierra successfully in a ...
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Make a clean install file for OSX

I have a Mac mini with OS X El Capitan 10.11.x installed. I want to change to a new hard disk and reinstall the OS and data. I don't have the installation file for OS X El Capitan, as I bought the ...
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Installed the PL2303 Driver in my Mac, but I still can not find the `tty.usbserial*` under `/dev`

Installed the PL2303 Driver in my Mac, but I still can not find the tty.usbserial* under /dev. I follow the PL2303 Driver to install the PL2303_MacOSX_1.6.1_20171018.zip in my Mac. I installed the ...
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Install app on iOS without using iTunes

With the release of iTunes 12.7, Apple removed the ability to install apps on a connected iOS device by removing the App Store from iTunes. I tried installing an older version of iTunes which still ...
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Disable dGPU for OS update

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (revision 11,3) which has an Nvidia discrete GPU. The dGPU suddenly broke: my laptop would suddenly not boot and enabling kernel logging revealed that bringing up the ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion fails to install due to “Can't download the additional components” and “Essentials.pkg”

Error: "Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X" In the log: "Failed to verify Essentials.pkg: xar_verify failed" I have an old iMac 5,1 that I'm trying to fix up. It has ...