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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 create bootable installation media for Mojave without erasing the target drive

I would like to use my existing external ssd (500GB) as a bootable Mojave installation disk. But I don't want to erase the contents or format the drive. This page has the general instructions https://...
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AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error on clean install [duplicate]

I'm getting the AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error when trying to reinstall macOS, it doesn't even get to the option to sign in with an apple ID. I've tried the solutions below but it's still not ...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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What does Finder (10.12) and IP Scanner require to run?

I am working on creating a macOS 10.12 Live USB, and need to know what /System/Library/Frameworks/ frameworks Finder and IP Scanner requires (and how do I install them/track all of their files down)? ...
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How can I recover from a “AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP” during installation of macOS?

Just wiped my hard drive on my MacBook Pro from 2013. Went to install a new copy of MacOS Sierra. I get the following error: AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP I looked online and tried change the date ...
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Mac Software Update Frozen During Install

I am attempting to update my Mac to a newer version of Mojave. The update downloaded fine, but when it came to the installation, the update froze around halfway. I tried shutting down the computer and ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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How to restore MacBook Pro to factory settings? Prohibited sign on boot [duplicate]

Because I am selling my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011) and, for this reason, restore it to the factory settings. I have followed the steps for this. First the discs were erased which only partially ...
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OSX Installation to MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD upgrade

Is it possible to install an unformatted M.2 SSD and install OSX? Update: I have an M.2 adapter. I do not have an M.2 enclosure, that would be necessary to ghost the current drive over to the ...
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Newly installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder

Why do newly-installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder on my MacBook? For example, I just installed Zotero and no problem opening it but I see it listed under my external USB ...
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How do I Install macOS Sierra from Terminal in Recovery?

I tried installing macOS High Sierra but it failed. Probably because I have WD Black2 Dual Drive (120gb SSD + 1tb HDD). I would like to reinstall macOS Sierra, and I have the installation file on ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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BYA repo installation error (Cydia)

When I try to install any package from the BYA repo (because they have a lot of packages that are no longer hosted anywhere else), I get an error: HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error. I've been getting ...
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How to upgrade to latest macOS with a clean install?

I have found several guides on how to put the installer on external media using this command: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/...
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Mac Pro install disk keeps ejecting itself

I am not that savvy with Macintosh computers so I can't figure out why the install disk keeps ejecting when I attempt to boot from disk by holding down the "C" button or the option button. It is not ...
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Reinstall macOS Mojave on MacBook Pro with Windows installed

I was installing Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro without Boot Camp, because it's SSD capacity is only 128 GB. But now I need to revert back to macOS Mojave. Is it possible? I tried downloading the ...
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Broken Git installation on my Mac. How do I fix it?

I've had git running on my MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) for ages. I recently uninstalled Xcode because I never use it, but that seems to have broken Git and I can't figure out how to fix it....
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mac OS Installer lingers after failed Mojave 10.14.3 to 10.14.4 update

I've worked this problem w Apple Mac L2 across two phone calls lasting a total of 5 hours and escalation to L3 without a possible resolution, hence opening up my search to the world. My ask: What ...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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Enable “mouse keys” booted to installer/recovery?

The installer/recovery partition MAKES you connect a mouse. Is there any way to bypass this requirement (and enable mouse keys) while booted to the Mac Installer / Recovery partition?
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keep installer applications up to date

I have a folder with apps to deploy. But I would like these to be up to date. Anyone have any idea how to keep these applications up to date? I can't use the MAS (mac app store?) because they are ...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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My MacBook Pro won’t turn on, shows me only the installer log

Of course right before a deadline. I told clicked “try tonight” and this happened I login and instead of going to my desktop, I get an installer log that begins with 1 Jan 1 10:44:17 localhost ...
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Cannot create bootable USB with Boot Camp, “there is not enough space available on the disk”

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook (macOS Mojave 14.4.4). I have used Windows 10 till last week and I had to remove all the partitions with a complete refresh of macOS too. Since then I ...
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Software update wants to install Command Line Tools. Why? I have no Xcode installed

After the MacOS 10.14.4 Update, softwareupdate also shows me the following as a further update/ download: Command Line Tools (macOS Mojave version 10.14) for Xcode 10.2 Now if I need it, I am fine ...
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Installing legacy Microsoft Office 2008 on macOS Sierra

After leaving a company that supplied MS-Office 365, I removed it from my Applications folder according to instructions from the IT support. All seemed to go well. I've preserved the deleted files on ...
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Is it allowed to be an Apple trusted developer with pure Java

I am developing JavaFX with Spring applications that are shipped with native installers for Windows, Linux and macOS. I am hosting the macOS DMG and pkg installers outside Mac App Store on my web site....
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How to fix Permission Denied error when starting up MongoDB

So I'm newbie to learning react and node and thought of building something based on MERN stack - I installed mongodb using npm install -g mongodb then it says its installed - then to create data ...
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Where installer pulls environment variables from?

While looking over /var/logs/install.log, I've noticed that whenever I install a pkg, the installer first outputs a bunch of detected environment variables. However the env vars it outputs doesn't ...
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anyone able to install High Sierra on a Macbook Air mid-2011?

I've tried several times and get into a Kernal panic loop every time. I read something about needing a firmware upgrade before this can be done. Any help?
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ChunkWM suggests cding into directory that does not exist ~/Library/LaunchAgents

When trying to install chunkwm, with MacPorts, I'm getting an instruction to, Symlink prepared agent and start it: cd ~/Library/LaunchAgents ln -s /opt/local/Library/LaunchAgents/com....
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Disk disappears while trying to upgrade to Mojave, error ppm002

I'm on High Sierra, MacBook Pro, 2017. For some reason it wouldn't finish logging me in and turn the laptop off today's morning. What I've tried so far: First aid says everything is OK, while giving ...
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Error while attempting to install Homebrew on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

I'm attempting to update my installation of Homebrew by re-installing as prescribed by http://brew.sh: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)...
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Attempting to install Mac OS X from install DVD with no previous OS installed

I have been trying for weeks to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my iMac Late 2006. I have been having trouble lately due to the installation saying that Mac OS X cannot be installed, although I have ...
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Reinstall macOS after having Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a 2010 Macbook, just to try it out. I now want to go back to either Sierra o High Sierra. I created Install UBS sticks and I tried to boot from them by holding the Option Key. ...
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Download Mojave on a non-Mojave suitable computer [duplicate]

I want to do a fresh install (and SSD upgrade) of Mojave on a mac-mini that currently runs Mojave, but whose performance is so horrendous that it is barely usable1. Easy .. just download Mojave and ...
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Cydia Impactor won't sideload

When I try to sign/resign (sideload) H3lix-RC5.ipa (iPhone 5C w/ iOS 10.3.3 x32) or g0blin_rc2.ipa (iPhone 6S w/ iOS 10.3.3 x64) I get: Error: file: installation.cpp; line: 42; what: Failed to ...
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“Continue” button greyed out when installing .pkg

Update: There is no solution. After I got the .qtz file into /Library/Compositions, it didn't work, and then I found out that third-party visualizers have been disabled as of iTunes 12.6. It may ...
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Booting into macOS installer; possibly stuck

I'm trying to boot into a macOS Sierra installer that I made today. For the last about 20% of the progress bar, it was booting extremely slowly. Now, the progress bar has been stuck for the last ~20 ...
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“Permission denied” when running macOS installer from command line

I'm trying to install High Sierra to an external drive, from a system which is running Mojave. I can't run the GUI installer (it warns me about trying to install an older version of the OS), so I'm ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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How can I create a bootable windows 10 usb installer on Mojave?

Boot Camp Assistant no longer allows to do this dd shouldn't be used for bootable sticks (see here) Using unetbootbin I can only write on FAT32 formatted USB, but that does not work (see here) How ...
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iCloud app cannot be installed on Windows 10

Recently I reinstalled my OS on my Laptop and tried to install iCloud for Windows 10 and unfortunately I am unable to do so because at the end of it I got this error: There is a problem with this ...
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Issues erasing APFS disk

The MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) won't boot because it can't find the system software (flashing questionmark folder when trying to boot). I tried to reinstall the system by installing macOS on an external ...
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How to create a dmg installer that adds a shortcut to the desktop or the launchpad

I have very limited knowledge of Mac OS and have a couple of questions related to DMG installers. We have an application that runs on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. We generate our installers for all three ...
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Block opening of DMG files by non-admin user

I set up Parental Control for a user but said user is still able to download and install additional software from DMG files (among other they downloaded TOR browser which bypasses parental control).. ...
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How can I upgrade from Oracle JDK 8 to OpenJDK 8 using Homebrew?

If I have Oracle Java SE JDK 8 installed on my mac, how can I upgrade to Open JDK 8? Motivation: Android build tools seem to need JDK 8, but according to the following links Oracle JDK 8 will not ...
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Can’t get MacBook a1181 to boot

I have two MacBook a1181’s, a black one and a white one. I bought the first one (the black one) a while ago and haven’t had any problems with it. I installed Devuan on it and everything was good. ...
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How to use house brew install python 3.6.5_1

I am trying to install python 3.6.5_1 using Homebrew by running the following: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/...