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

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Installing wine with osxwinebuilder

I try to install wine with osxwinebuilder. When I do, I get the following error: ... checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes ...
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Using OS X of a new MacBook on an “old” iMac

I have a late 2009 27" iMac. The iMac runs the default OS X version, 10.6. This week I bought a new MacBook with OS X 10.8. Can I install the new OS X on my iMac without buying 10.8? Does the license ...
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How to install Mac OS X from Windows on MacBook Air?

I have OS backup .dmg installation file. The problem is I have Windows 7 on my MacBook Air, and I do not have access to OS X to use Disk Utility to burn/restore the OS X image. Is it possible to burn/...
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Clean install a Macbook without another Mac

A friend of mine recently bought a new laptop and passed me his old Macbook Pro 6,2. I think he had Lion on it, but the installation CD has been long lost. I put in a new disk (he kept the original ...
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Unable to mount Ubuntu 12.10 install .iso or .img

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick on OS X found here. I can do step 3 and hdiutil appears to work fine, but when I go to mount the resulting ubuntu.img file I ...
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Mac security problems

I'm having a problem installing an application (vuze). I've gone into the regular settings tab and I can't find anywhere to change any particular setting. I looked online and I just randomly see the ...
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OS X reinstallation and Amazon software.

I just purchased a second hand, 2-Week old MacBook Air. I downloaded the Mac Office from Amazon. When installing, I'm prompted to enter an Administrator Password, which I still don't have, as the guy ...
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Deploy Software On Macs Connected to Active Directory?

We have about 50 Macs connected to our Windows Active Directory server and they work ok, they are bound up just fine using the built in functionality. However, the time has come, we need to install a ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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Mac doesn't reboot after reinstall of OS X

This it what I did Select the recovery partition erase your whole disk using disk utility...importany you erase all partitions. After deleting all the data, select "Reinstall Mac OS X". Maybe i did ...
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Sold my MacBook Pro Lion, how to reset OS installation?

I just sold my MacBook Pro. It originally came with OS X 10.6.6 (snow leopard). I since upgraded it, through the App Store, to OS X 10.7.5 (lion). I want to wipe everything clean on the hard drive so ...
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Will Mountain Lion install and run on a second drive (SSD) inside a MacBook Pro?

I currently have a standard MacBook Pro from 2010. I bought an SSD drive and a caddy and I want to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion on the SSD, and stay with the other drive as secondary boot ...
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Xcode tools getting working without the Xcode CD or external drive?

I would like to get the Xcode-developer things to my Macs. I noticed that Apple has started to offer some terminal things online, more here. I am still lazy to get the CDs, to get all Xcode-developer ...
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My Mac Mini doesn't wants CD

I had a Mac mini. Then the HD broke. So I took an HD from an old Windows notebook. I moved this HD from the Windows notebook to the Mac mini. Now Mac mini correctly starts with Windows XP (what a mess)...
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Fresh install or Cloning when migrating from HDD to smaller SSD (considering fragmentation, mostly)?

I own a mid 2010 6,2 MBP and I am considering the upgrade to a SSD. I would probably get a 256GBs SSD and replace my optical drive for the older HDD, so I can have a little more of capacity, as I ...
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How to reset iMac to factory defaults?

I want to sell my iMac (2011) and I want to reset the system and remove all my data. I tried the Command-R method. It wants me to enter my Apple ID and password but I don't want to do this! I want to ...
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Is it true for application that are installed by “dragging” into the Applications folder, it can be copied to other Mac?

Many apps are installed by the "drag it into the Applications folder". Is it true that usually, if you copy that app (which is a .app folder`) onto another Mac that you have that has the same OS X ...
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Where are the older downloaded files on the Mac?

It is very strange that I can't find older downloaded files, even though I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion and now to Mountain Lion, and it was done on the same partition. So my ~/Downloads folder ...
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Can't get past choose partition on Windows 8 boot camp install. Then can't remove incomplete installation

So I got a new shiny sparkling MacBook Pro retina and Windows 8 just downloaded from MSDNAA. Reading success stories on the web that this runs even though Boot camp says Windows 7 makes me want to try ...
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I chose the wrong partition to install Windows. How do I reinstall Mountain Lion?

I've had my new Mac for less than a week, and screwed it up. In trying to create a dual boot, I made noob mistake in choosing the wrong partition to format to NTFS for Windows (the partition with ...
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How do I install applications from a .dmg file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an application from a disk image? I just got my first Macbook Pro yesterday and one of the first thing I did was to download and install Mozilla Firefox web ...
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Disabling /usr/bin/svn to use brew installed svn

I use Lion, and the svn /usr/bin/svn is 1.6 version. As I need to use subversion 1.7, I installed svn from brew to be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. How can I disable the svn* files so that I can ...
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Launchctl:Dubious permissions on file: Problem Installing Jenkins [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Jenkins on 10.6.8 and part of this requires that modify the plist launch daemon. org.jenkins-ci.plist which is owned by root. I was using admin and I gave admin permission to ...
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Can't unmount the disk during Mac OS X install

My MacBook started to get really slow recently. Now it can’t start up properly anymore. All I see is the Apple logo and then it shuts down. I've tried rebooting multiple times, but I've seen the same ...
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Git stopped working after installing both Github osx client and RailsInstaller

Perhaps it was due to some conflict but now when typing git I get a blank line, it doesn't say command not found, just goes to the next line If I press return, it exits, and does nothing How do I ...
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Install OS X Lion on a Mac mini

I borrowed a Core 2 Duo Mac mini. I want to back up the HDD and wipe off the OS Leopard that it has so that I can later re-install it back. Then I want to upgrade to OS X Lion. Can this Mac mini run ...
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Restore from Time Machine after installing Bootcamp

Can I setup Time Machine to backup my Mac and then install Bootcamp? Then after installing Bootcamp, can I go back to that restore point so Bootcamp will be gone?
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How to get installers not to hang on “Waiting for other installations to complete…”?

As I got a new computer recently, I've been trying to get back the stuff that I need for work. However, a few applications (Hotspot Shield is one of them) that requires an installer to install it ...
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Transfer an App Store app to another machine without internet access

I have a Mac, running Mountain Lion, which does not have internet access and cannot be given internet access. I would like to take an app, which is only available on the App Store, and install it on ...
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How do I install macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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How to get MacBook Leopard installation disks?

We bought this computer second hand without the disks. Some of the applications were accidentally removed. The trash was emptied before realizing they were in there. We are trying to find someone ...
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Is target disk mode a clean way to install (Mountain) Lion on a blank mac?

Since I don't have an optical disc, and no USB thumb drives are available, but I do have a second mac, target disk mode over FireWire seems like the only way to install Mountain Lion (since this 2010 ...
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Lost installation cd

I lost the installation cds from my MBP. Is that possible get a copy from apple? Or can I use a installation cd from another MBP? Thanks
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How to do fresh install of Mountain Lion?

My Mac is very slow. My Mac is running OS X Mountain Lion after an upgrade from Lion. How can I do a fresh install the OSX Mountain Lion, with a clean HDD (all of my documents deleted), so it ...
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Is there a Safari 5 download still on apple.com somewhere?

My friend's mother-in-law upgraded to Safari 6 and is now panicking because she doesn't have separate address and search fields. Is there somewhere on apple.com where she can download a Safari 5 ...
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Multiple installs of the same application?

Is there any way to have multiple installs of the same application (in the same user account)? Basically, I have several google reader accounts, and I want to be able to have multiple instances of ...
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Mountain Lion Installer detects hard drive damage

I downloaded and ran the Mountain Lion Installer today for my mid-2007 iMac. After rebooting and preparing to install, I receive an error message that the hard disk was damaged and the installer could ...
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Mountain Lion, EFI and Intel SSD Toolbox

Here's the problem: I want to do a clean install of Mountain Lion on my (custom) Intel 520 SSD inside my iMac. The first time this SSD was setup, it was done by a certified Apple Retailer. This time,...
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Do I need to remove BootCamp partition before installing Mountain Lion?

I have a MacBook Pro and I am planning to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion over my existing Lion partition. I have Windows x64 installed on another partition (I installed it using BootCamp). My ...
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What actions are performed by Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that are not performed by InstallESD.dmg without the app?

Recommended Apple provides and recommends use of Install OS X Mountain Lion.app that is, "the app" – in its entirety. For Build 12A269 for OS X 10.8, the version of the app is 1.3.12 (351). Known ...
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How can I mount partition disk0s4 that became inaccessible after a clean installation of Mountain Lion?

The hard drive on my MacBook Pro has two partitions. One with the OS and the other with data. Yesterday, from a USB boot drive, I performed a clean installation of Mountain Lion to the OS drive. I ...
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How can I find where an app's files are stored?

Besides the app's package, is there a way to find where it stores its other files from during installation? Are they only allowed to install into the "Library" folders, or are there other places? I ...
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How to make installation disk/pendrive of Mountain Lion in Windows 7?

I would like to install Mac OS Mountain Lion in my Intel Core i3 processor. I have: a Mac OS .DMG file Windows 7 OS Is it possible to make installation disk of Mac OS in Windows 7
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How to reinstall Mac OS X built in Perl on Mountain Lion?

I updated to Mountain Lion 4 days ago and then realised that my perl scripts did not work any longer. So I installed ActivePerl 5.14 (newest version) because I thought that perl has been deleted. ...
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Microsoft Office 2004 reinstall?

I bought a used iMac with OS 10.4.11 installed. It also has Microsoft Office 2004 on it. I'd like to upgrade the OS to 10.6 but don't want to lose the Microsoft Office applications. I do not have the ...
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Does the Mountain Lion installer receive updates?

I downloaded the Mountain Lion installer on the day it was released on the App Store. If I now wait some time before doing a clean reinstall: Does this installer receive updates? Is it updated only ...
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Is it possible to install OS X on an assembled desktop?

I've recently purchased an assembled desktop (it has an i5 processor, and a intel DH67CL motherboard). Is it possible for me to install OS X on a separate partition, just to understand the experience ...
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iMac wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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Why is the Mountain Lion Installer unable to complete due to recovery partition problems?

I just bought the Mountain Lion upgrade, but it's unable to complete. When I select my harddrive it says: Some features of OS X Mountain Lion are not supported for the disk “kollaps”. ...

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