Questions tagged [install]

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

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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 dependency 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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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Cannot install hiera by brew

I am on macOS 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 ...