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

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Mac won't boot: Way to mount drive and delete one file?

My macbook is currently a brick. I added a /etc/launchctl.conf file that must be malformed. The OS now crashes even when attempting to start in safe mode: "launchd System bootstrapper has crashed: ...
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How do I install an application for just one user?

How do I install an application for just one user, without using administrative permissions or affecting any other users?
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What is the conventional location to install binary executables?

I would like to install a binary executable so that all users can run it from the terminal. Where should I put it?
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Can I install OSX on a cracked screen macbook using target disk mode?

I'm planning to sell my old macbook that has a cracked screen, but I do want it to go with a fresh install. Obviously, I can't make a new installation using an external monitor since the external ...
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AppStore stopped working

Today I wanted to download a free application from the AppStore. First it wanted me to review my account settings, I accepted the license, then filled out the empty fields and it asked for my payment ...
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Making MacBook faster? -> What preferences or other things might I miss, when install a fresh OS

My MacBook 2,16 GHz (13" white with the max. 3 GB RAM from about 2007) feels quite slow. I read somewhere that upgrading and keeping old user profiles can slow the Mac down my current user profile in ...
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Tcl/tk for Mac OS X 10.6, not possible to download?

I've upgraded git today and in its README file I found the following excerpt: If you don't already have Tcl/Tk Aqua installed on your computer (most MacOS X installs have it), you will get this ...
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What will be changed if I install Configuration Profile on my iOS device?

In some site offers and forces me to install Configuration Profiles on my iOS device. iOS will warn me it'll change something important but the site is talking nothing will be changed. Of course I can'...
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When I try to reinstall Mac OS (after wiping the partition with ubuntu) all i get is a blinking folder

I try to install mac os cause I didn't know what I was doing when I installed Ubuntu... I want mac os back but everytime i insert the install dvd and hold option or c all i get is a blinking folder ...
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ImageMagick Errors while installing dependencies

I'm using this script: https://github.com/maddox/magick-installer to install imagemagick and it's dependencies i have a few errors the first run for some missing files or borken links but now i have ...
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MySQL - installation from source failed on ./configure

I'm following this How-to on installing MySQL on Snow Leopard but instead of using MySQL 5.1 I'm downloading the source for MySQL 5.5.11 so when I go into the source directory and run: ./configure --...
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Is it possible to install Mac os x in virtual machine on a macbook pro?

I'm going to try diffrent versions of MacOSX on my macbook pro. I have a Snow Leopard installed there, and need something else (possibly a Tiger) as second solution, to test the software. So I ...
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Trying to restore Macbook Pro to factory setting, but it freezes when inserted the DVD

I'm trying to restore my Macbook Pro (17") to factory settings, and here were the steps that I took: I inserted the Snow Leopard DVD. I turned off my Mac. I turned it back on while pressing the "...
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What would I lose if I needed to reinstall from a Time Machine backup?

Is there a list somewhere of the areas of the hard drive that aren't backed up by Time Machine? And does reinstalling from Time Machine install everything from the backup or just parts of it? I like ...
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Where I can buy an original OS X Leopard PPC disc for my iMac G4?

I've a wonderful iMac G4 with 2 GB of RAM so I can install/upgrade from Panther to Leopard but I cannot officially buy from Apple site! Is there a possibility somewhere to buy an original disk?
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How do I install Windows 7 without BootCamp and keep the OS X installation intact?

Because I already used BootCamp for creating the partition I used for installing Ubuntu, now I am not able to install Windows 7 by using BootCamp. Here is my disk partiton configuration: refit (fat) ...
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Optimizing system for installed software

What does it actually do when showing this message on the end of a installation?
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Apps cannot be installed anymore because of missing signature

I was working on my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 (the last one) for a while, when I called my phone operator to unlock the simlock. I followed the procedure, and I saved of my iPhone with iTunes, then ...
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Can I use the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with my Mac Mini on my Macbook?

I just bought a new hard drive for my Macbook and want to install a fresh OS X 10.6. I looked through all the CDs that I have and I could only find the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with a new Mac ...
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How to eject disk in osx before booting?

I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ). After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart" Now, The problem that I ...
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How to obtain latest slipstreamed installation media for OS X?

I'm looking for a way to obtain an updated installation media for OS X 10.6.x, currently 10.6.6 I am looking for a similar solution to the Windows slipstreamed installation media and preferably a ...
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How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?

I have an iMac (PPC) with iSight. How can I re install Tiger without the original install or recovery DVDs?
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How can I install boot camp if I have a Windows 7 upgrade CD?

I have the following CD's: Windows Vista Home Premium (Upgrade) Windows Vista Ultimate (Full) Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade) I would like to install Windows 7 on a mac with boot camp. It seems ...
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Mac Pro 2007/2008 fresh Snow Leopard install with GT120 graphics card?

I have a Mac Pro from late 2007, early 2008 and I want to perform a clean install but nothing comes up on my monitor. The graphics card is an NVIDIA GT 120 and the hard drive is an Intel SSD. I am ...
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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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How can I cancel an app installation on the iPhone?

I started downloading an app then realized that it's really big (over 600 MB) and that I don't want it anymore. Is there any way to cancel the installation?
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Install and boot Windows from USB hard drive?

I would like to install Windows 7 on an external USB 2.0 500 gb hard drive. Is it possible to both install to and boot from this USB drive from my MacBook Pro 2010?
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Backup Mail.app

Quick question. I'm reinstalling Snow Leopard, and am not sure how to back up my Mail. It is all done solely in Mail.app, so is there a folder I can just back up and have Mail 'rediscover' after I ...
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Newly Installed App (gem) Via Terminal, Path?

I have used sudo gem install to install a few gems. My question is how do I know where the executable was installed, so I can add it to the path in .bash_profile?
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Application DRM

I wanted to know if there is a standard way of making licenses on Mac OS 10.6. For exemple, if I am creating an application and I want to create a licensing system, do I leave a file somewhere in the ...
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“not supported on this architecture” error (git) [closed]

I'm trying to install the Gitx Git client on my friend's mac and it seems to install fine but when I run it I get the following error: You cannot open the application "GitXStable" because it is not ...
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Apple-Certified RAM?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) from the base 2GB to 4GB. I'm planning to buy RAM from Kingston. There's two types of Kingston 1066 2GB RAM here. (Laptop-sized RAM) ...
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Best practices for a backup and fresh install

I try to keep my mid-2009 Macbook Pro (5,3) pretty clean but over the last year I have definitely felt things slowing down a bit. I'm anxious to do a fresh install but I want to make sure I have a ...
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Installing applications from disk images - what about the resources?

I know that the way to install an application on Mac is to drag the icon from the disk image onto applications. Often these folders don't just contain an application but resources (such as a readme as ...
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Installing mc (midnight commander) without root access?

How do I do that? The normal installers (with .pkg files) ask for a root password. It is possible to run normal mac software without root access, but how do I run and install this shell software?
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How do I install an application from a .dmg disk image?

I've downloaded Firefox and it's now sitting on my desktop as Firefox.dmg. When I double click on Firefox.dmg it opens up a window with Firefox in it so I can use it - does this mean the application ...
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Can I install a full copy of Snow Leopard on an Apple TV?

I have both a legitimate, store-bought retail license for OS X Snow Leopard, and I own an Apple TV. (Neither were stolen, copied, etc. ;-) Is it possible to install OS X Snow Leopard on an Apple TV? ...
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How can I skip the Welcome screen after installing OS X?

How can I skip the Welcome Video/Music that comes up after a fresh install of OS X? I believe you could skip this in Windows by hitting ESC, but I cannot find a key that has that same effect in OS X.
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“Erase and Install” function missing in Snow Leopard

When installing Tiger or Leopard, there was an option called "Erase and Install" that would delete the disk before installing the new OS. In Snow Leopard, this option seems to be missing. Is there ...
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Is it possible to pre-install apps on an iPad?

We're giving away iPads (for real, and no you can't have one) as part of a promotion to our referral network. But the plan is to ship it pre-installed with our sales presentation apps and sign-up ...