Questions tagged [install]

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

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How to accept Android license in macOS Terminal?

I'm trying to install some Android tools via the macOS terminal, but I can't get any further with the license confirmation. I feel a bit stupid - but can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? ...
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Re-Install MacOS Sierra

I have 2017 MacBook Air, which has been upgrade to Mojave. Sierra was installed at the time of purchase. Now, I need to refresh the Mac as brand new device. Therefore, I am trying to erase the hard ...
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Mac hangs after Snow Leopard installation

I have a white 2007 MacBook, 2.16 GHz, 3GB RAM. It was happily running OS X.6.1 for a while but a friend borrowed it and left a lot of rubbish on it, so thought I'd reinstall Snow Leopard and then up ...
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Download El Capitan Installer now that Sierra is out [duplicate]

I have recently been having issues with my mac and want to do a clean install. I still have Yosemite and thought it’s a good time to upgrade the OS. However, I am wary of jumping directly to Sierra ...
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What is the use of a clean OS (Lion) install?

My machine is a iMac8,1 (24", early 2008) that I bought with Mac OS 10.5 Leopard installed. My question is: what are all the benefits and drawbacks of performing a clean operation system (OS) install? ...
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This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

Sorry if my question is easy because I am new to Mac. OS X Yosemite on my friend's Macbook Air was removed. Now when we start his Mac it has just Windows. For installing Os x, I got the the ...
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Install InkScape without XQuartz

Is it possible to install InkScape without XQuartz? I did install it already and it's working but I feel like it's not that native (e.g. the menu doesn't appear on the top pannel but until the title ...
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Reliable instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

There are some walk-through kind of instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro (as dual boot OS along with Mac OS X), such as Lifehacker's post. But they are either too old that I worry if the ...
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Want to delete UBUNTU 18.04 LTS from MacBook Air 2017 model

I'm completely new to using a Mac, and recently installed UBUNTU by following some YouTube videos and it worked fine. I added 50GB for the UBUNTU partition and 8GB for the SWAP partition. I now want ...
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How do you perform a clean install of macOS High Sierra with APFS?

I have macOS High Sierra installed on my MacBook Pro already with the APFS format. However, I would like to know the steps involved to perform a clean installation of macOS High Sierra with the APFS ...
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The difference between clean install from bootable USB flash drive and from the built-in recovery disk

I would like to clean install my MacBook Pro (Early 2015) with macOS Sierra which is also already installed up to the latest 10.12.5 version. I Googled how to and found the macaw article How to Run ...
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After installing software, I need to allow it to load in Security & Privacy. How do I do it with a script?

So I'm working on deploying a piece of software for our organization. I deployed it with JAMF and it seems to work just like expected (exactly like if I installed it manually). The thing is, that ...
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How to completely reinstall Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook which OS was upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 and then to El Capitan 10.11. I want to completely reinstall El Capitan, to "factory state", in order to really "clean" the ...
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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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how do I save the extra files that come in a dmg?

After I download a DMG to my Mac and install the apps that come in it, where should I keep the miscellaneous other files (like Readme and license terms) that come in the DMG? I want to keep them, but ...
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Installing tmux but getting “dyld: Library not loaded Referenced from: /usr/”

I try to do brew install tmux it installs, but, probably due to previous failed and not fully removed non-brew attempts to install both it and libevent, when try to use tmux I get $ tmux dyld: ...
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How do I restore a Mac to its original macOS version?

I've just followed the steps here to try to format my wife's laptop so we can sell it: https://superuser.com/questions/959422/reinstall-os-x-without-cd-dvd-or-apple-id Unfortunately I'm still getting ...
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How can I upgrade from Oracle JDK 8 to OpenJDK 8 using Homebrew and be sure it will be used by default?

If I have Oracle Java SE JDK 8 installed on my mac, how can I upgrade to Open JDK 8 and be sure it will be used by default? Motivation: Android build tools seem to need JDK 8, but according to the ...
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How can I install vpfit on a 64 bit macOS?

I am trying to install the Voigt profile fitting (vpfit) program on a 64 bit macOS machine. I'm stuck on this. Kindly help if anyone had any luck with the installation. Here is what I did: *Port ...
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How to repair Mactintosh HDD

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 15" with 256GB running macOS High Sierra. When I got the MacBook used, I was able to log in. The MacBook did not have an iCloud account linked so I linked mine up and enabled ...
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Reinstall macOS on Ubuntu MBP

After an update broke my 2015 MBP, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it (via USB). Now I want to go back to MacOS. When I boot into recovery mode (cmd+optn+R), I reach the usual menu of options. When I ...
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Can I tell Mac OSX to lie to an installer about my OSX version? [duplicate]

I have an old piece of video processing software that is no longer updated for the last couple of years. The Macbook I have it installed on is running 10.11 Yosemeite. My new Macbook Pro has 10.14 ...
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The macOS Mojave installer is not responding on my mid-2013 MacBook Air

I don't know why this is happening but 4 days ago due to some storage issue I completely cleaned my MacOS Mojave installed MacBook Air Mid 2013 and after clean up it came up with MacOS Mountain Lion: ...
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Reboot and Reinstall OSx Lion with Snow Leopard currently installed on my Mac

I have Snow Leopard installed and only have the original disk of Lion that came with the Mini Mac. The Mac won't boot and stalls during the reboot phase. Obviously I don't have a recovery partition ...
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Can I install Mac OSX Sierra on USB drive?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro. I want to try Sierra as most of the software I want to use no longer works on Mavericks. I went through a number of post that I can install Sierra on 8 GB USB drive ...
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Re-install MacOS (High Sierra) with terminal

This may be a bit of an open-ended question: I am would like to do an OS reinstall of High Sierra, but block it from converting the disk to the APFS format. This would necessitate the use of terminal ...
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Mojave install failure “OSIInstallElement failed, Failure Reason: PKInstallErrorDomain:112”

I'm trying to install Mojave on a brand new 2TB Western Digital external hard drive. I've formatted the drive as APFS. The installer gets partway through, and then fails with macOS could not be ...
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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 can I find all the modifications and installations done by a spam dmg?

I downloaded a 1.5 MB dmg file from a inauthentic site and despite suspicion, opened it and opened the app inside it. Assume that the game I wanted was game, so it was named game.dmg. It mounted ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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Problem in installing Xcode on MacBook Air 2017 with macos Mojave version 10.14.5

I am trying to download Xcode from the mac app store but it fails again and again. I am using my mobile hotspot for internet. It has a daily data limit of 2.5 GB but Xcode is of 6.1 GB. Once I put ...
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How do I manually install an app in iTunes 12.7?

I foolishly installed iTunes 12.7, and now find that I am unable to install a development/QA version of my company's app for testing. After downloading the IPA, I am following the steps found on ...
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How can I make a macOS Mojave bootable USB installer in Windows 10?

I have downloaded and saved macOS Mojave installation file from the Mac App Store into my external hard drive. Unfortunately, macOS has crashed on my Mac and now I need to install it again. I have ...
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How to download El Capitan installer from a High Sierra Mac [duplicate]

My mom's iMac is having issues (it's booting to the "prohibited" circle with a slash), and needs the OS reinstalled. She'd been running El Capitan, and I'd like to reinstall the same since she has ...
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How to see list of purchased apps on the Apple Mac App Store in macOS Mojave?

I have seen postings talk about a "Purchased" tab in the Mac App Store to see a list of apps you own. Then you can hit a button to install that app on a new Mac you own. I do not see any "Purchased" ...
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macOS could not be installed on your computer

I have a Late 2011 Mac mini late 2011. It had macOS High Sierra installed, but due to some problems with language, I decided to delete everything and re-install it. But Now, I have this message when ...
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Command “istats” gives “-bash: istats: command not found” after “gem install iStats”

I wanted to use iStats in command line/terminal mode, so I did the following: I installed iStats with the command gem install iStats as per this answer to an AskDifferent question; However, when I ...
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OS X Internet Recovery doesn't see SSD drive

I wanted to do a clean install and booted from OS X recovery partition. In disk utility I selected "erase" option. SSD was working correctly before that. Now, if i startup, the only way to proceed is ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 - new hard drive installed - strange startup screen

I just installed a new hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2013 model. It's exactly the same make as the original drive. Just to be sure, I pre-formatted it as Mac OS Extended using a SATA-USB adapter cable ...
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XQuartz cannot start on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

Recently the XQuartz cracked after I open it from the Utilities folder. And I try to install it through different methods like the pkg and "brew cask install xquartz". However, it cannot work by each ...
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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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How to create installable app with setuid bit set owned by root

I have inherited a codebase that needs updating, but I don't have the build scripts that created the final pkg file. The code needs to access a connected USB device (treated as a drive) to read and ...
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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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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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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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With Homebrew, how to check if a software/package is installed?

I'm installing a set of softwares/packages/formulas via homebrew with command like brew install <formula1> ... brew cask install <formula2> ... I wonder if it's a good idea to verify if ...
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Error while trying to clean install OS X El Capitan (Apple ID auth error)

I am trying to do a clean install of El Capitan using guide on support.apple.com. I reformatted they drive as told, but now I am getting an error while trying to do the new install. Every time I try ...
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Duet Display install caused reboot to hang on High Sierra

I tried to install the app 'Duet Display' today. It was always troublesome on my Windows PC, so I was disappointed to see it wasn't working very well on my new MBP 2017 13" w/ TB as well. The ...
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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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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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