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Questions tagged [install]

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

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Macbook Pro Won't Boot off of USB Flash Drive

Model MacBook Pro 2010 6,2 OS X version Yosemite 10.5.3 I used createinstallmedia to format and create an install USB stick. This step went fine. When I attempted to boot it, it starts up, I can ...
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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 ...
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Trouble Installing XCode 10 beta 4

After installing MacOS Mojave Beta, I ran into some trouble installing Xcode 10 beta 4. I need the latest version of Xcode to use common tools like npm, node, yarn, etc. After I found the install ...
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macOS High Sierra 17G2112 vs 17G65

I was trying to use installinstallmacos.py to create an installer disk image for High Sierra 10.13.6 (I need an offline installer and downloading from App Store only downloads a ~4MiB stub file with ...
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Clean OS X install, keeping Time Machine history?

I need to wipe and rebuild my Macbook Pro Retina's hard drive (OS X Yosemite, if it matters) and am planning on using Setup Assistant to restore all my data from my Time Machine backup. Question: once ...
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Create bootable EFI system partition from macOS Installer's firmware files (.scap, .fd)

Any macOS installer contains a folder (e.g. called EFIPayloads) with EFI firmware files named MP61_0116_B17_LOCKED.scap, MBP114_0172_B09_LOCKED.fd or similarly. How does one create a working EFI ...
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Will Time Machine recognize old files after a clean reinstall of macos?

I am about to fully wipe and reinstall macos. However, on my Time Machine backup disk there is not a lot of space left and I am wondering, when I set up Time Machine again after the reinstall, will ...
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Zoom.us Installer bypassing security

Has anyone else experienced this with any app install, or with the Zoom.us installer specifically? Normally, when you start an installer for an application in a Mac, it will go through the steps of ...
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Aligning, moving and enlarging partitions seems impossible

A friend's MacBook (mid 2009 model) was stuck at the boot screen and I have discovered that the HDD was failing, so I've replaced the failing regular 320GB HDD with a Samsung 860 evo 500GB SSD. I ...
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How to repair OS X Snow Leopard from USB Stick

My operating system (Snow Leopard) was running quite good but I used some tools from internet to free some HDD space. Then some days later I figured out that Safary is not able to start anymore. Now ...
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What exactly do I get when I purchase an older version of Mac OS X?

I recently acquired an older iMac 5,1 with 3 GB RAM, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8, and from what I can gather online it is able to run "Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion". I found that it is available for ...
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Problems with faulty update installer boot

I'm having a problem with a macOS update. In short, I downloaded the update that requires a system reboot. But this happens: at boot time the machine starts the update installation disk, the ...
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Reinstallation mac os x el capitan

Is it possible to reinstall mac os x el capitan to a macbook pro (2009) using a bootable usb made in windows? The internal disk is already erased and empty.
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Not able to select a disk to reinstall OS in safe mode

I have iMac A1418 with High Sierra on it. I had to erase entire Macintosh HD disk hoping to reinstall OS on a ‘clean’ drive. Unfortunately I’m not able to accomplish this as when I select “Reinstall ...
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Problems with new Apple ID for a macOS installation

My friend gave me an old macOS (El Capitan). I formatted the disk and created a new Apple ID online. When I tried to log in to continue the reinstallation of the OS, it says that the Apple ID is not ...
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Installation and configuration automation tool

I'm a developer and would like to automate MacOS configuration as much as possible. I'd like to avoid using TimeMachine as it just restores a backup. I'd like to be able to re-install a system from ...
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Can't install OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

after I entered my apple ID "this item is temporarily unavailable" always appear, I already tried internet recovery but it doesn't work, I don't know what to do anymore.
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I installed rEFIND Boot Manager, got mysterious Legacy OS thing that doesn't work [closed]

Is there a detailed way to fix and prevent this? and how do you completely install the 0.11.2 version of rEFInd? for further detail, it was installed on USB flash drive a few months back. and even now ...
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stuck in the mud — trying to install new MacOS from USB

I have an iMac with a blank hard drive. The HD has been erased and formatted using the Disk Utility. Now I want to install MacOS -- any MacOS. When I try to install High Sierra from a 16 GB USB ...
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installing software on MacBook in /usr/bin

I'm trying to install a set of software tools, the "PureScript compiler", on my Mac. I actually installed an older version with npm, like sudo npm install -g purs I need to get the latest version, ...
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Cannot install brew on Mojave with Xcode10 [duplicate]

I can not install some packages in home-brew like brew install octave. Installed on my Mac: macOS 10.14 Beta (18A293u) Xcode 9.3 (9E145) Xcode 10.0 beta (10L176w) This issue have ...
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Move an app to applications when it's installed itself elsewhere [duplicate]

I installed SmartGit on my iMac, and it put itself in the Eric's iMac folder, adjacent to Macintosh HD. When I open the SmartGit 18.1.2 folder, it has the following contents: It would be nice if I ...
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Installing ffmpeg from dmg and then running from a terminal, is there a better way?

From here: https://ffmpeg.org/download.html#build-mac I chose static builds 64-bit which too me to https://evermeet.cx/ffmpeg/ I then downloaded this: and opened it using this: which gave ...
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Can't Install Any Mac OS on Core 2 Duo Macbook

My old hard drive died and so I bought a new SSD, I put it in my macbook and plugged in the USB hard drive with the installation media, but no matter what it just won't boot into the installer: I see ...
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I reformatted my MacBook and now my disk is gone

I reformatted my MacBook, and I am trying to reinstall macOS but I can't find any Disk. The recovery partition is non-existent, so I tried Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS but the problem persists....
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Downloading old macOS from a newer Mac to install on an external hard drive

I have an older MacBook Pro that had some HDD issues. Now the Mac doesn't have a working OS and I need to install MacOS. The newest version that it can use is Mac OS Mountain Lion. So I borrowed a ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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How to install Linux on a macbook? [closed]

How do I install Ubuntu from DVD? it's a 13 inch macbook, late 2008. Intel core duo, 2GB RAM.
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Installing homebrew after upgrading to MacOS High Sierra

Recently I upgraded to MacOS High Sierra (10.13.4). After upgrade my homebrew seems to have stopped working. So I uninstalled the homebrew by executing the below command ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://...
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Got Stuck When Installing Octave in High Sierra

I've tried to install Octave using homebrew by using this command: brew install octave. But after make sign, I got stuck and nothing happened more than a half hour. ➜ ~ brew install octave ==> ...
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How do I assign apps through Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP)?

I am trying to assign apps purchased via Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to both supervised and un-supervised devices via MDM. I get the alert "Allow app and Book Assignment", after which it ...
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Install macOS High Sierra.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

downloaded high sierra from the app store, then tried creating a USB installer using Terminal but i get the following error: # sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/...
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Reinstall El Capitan on 2009 iMac

I've giving my 2009 iMac to a friend. It was running El Capitan and Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I've tried to be clever (which apparently I'm not) and I've done a clean reset of Windows 10, not ...
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MacOS High Sierra : Xcode failed to download Use the purchase page Error during installing Xcode 9.3

Yesterday I update MacOS Sierra to MacOS High Sierra than I remove xCode 9.2 after that when I try to install xCode 9.3 from App Store, It gives me below error: Xcode failed to download, Use the ...
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How to install and migrate to High Sierra on an encrypted FS?

[ I am in the process of migrating an old MacBook Pro to a new one. ] I made a complete 8 GB USB "Install macOS High Sierra". I checked it (Disk Utility) from my running old MacBook Pro. I booted ...
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SSD + apfs Install option greyed out

I'm sure I've seen this before, but I upgraded an older MBP (2011) to an SSD. I boot to a High Sierra installer that i created and format it to Apfs, but then the drive is greyed out - it states it ...
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Allow button not working in system preferences

I am trying to install some software, (at this particular moment I want to install VirtualBox, although this issue has happened with other software), and I have to click "Allow" in System Preferences, ...
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Installed High Sierra but Macbook still boots MacOS Installer volume and fails

I recently installed MacOS High Sierra on my MacBook Pro, but now every time I restart my Computer it boots the MacOS Installer volume but fails to complete, because System/Installation/Packages/...
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How to link a binary so that it's available to all users, or at least to Guest?

I have an application (executable file) that's installed to /usr/local/bin/. The binary is available to me from my terminal. However, there's also a server running on my Mac, and that server ...
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Cannot install hiera by brew

I am on MAC OS High Sierra The first command (http://macappstore.org/hiera/) ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" looks OK The 2nd command ...
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How can I make bootable macOS High Sierra without the HighSierra App from App Store

I have downloaded a genuine copy of macOS High Sierra from a website and after I opened it I can see many part files (like part 1, part 2 ...). How can I install macOS from these part files? How can I ...
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Using terminal, how can I install a DMG file without sudo rights?

All of the answers to this question Is there a command to install a dmg work for me in installing a DMG file from the command line. But I don't want to have users need to enter the sudo password, it ...
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How to install JRE in a way usable for dev?

I have Java 8 installed by an admin /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_151.jdk/Contents/Home/bin /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_151.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/bin I needed to install ...
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Problem installing High Sierra 10.13.4

I have an iMac 27" Late 2015 with High Sierra installed. When I bought it, it came with Sierra installed, and when High Sierra was released I made a clean install but formatted my Fusion Drive to APFS....
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Where should I install new (source code) software on a Mac?

I am new to the Mac philosophy, but I have been using Ubuntu since a while. Now I am using Mac at work, and I have to install a few programs, not apps, from source code distribution. I did try to ...