Questions tagged [install]

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

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Can't format new SSHD?

I just got a new SSHD, but when I tried to put it in my early 2011 13" MBP and format it from a bootable drive, Disk Utility kept giving me the error message: could not mount disk0s2 with name (null) ...
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Can't install Windows on Bootcamp

I have been trying to install Windows for 2 months but I don't know what to do. I start by opening Bootcamp-assistant and choose (translated, not exactly what it is in the English version) "...
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Dual-booting Linux, cannot view images, some text or buttons

I was trying to boot 4 linux OSes (using rEFInd): Kali, Ubuntu, Mint and Elementary on my 2015 MBP. Both Kali and Ubuntu would not boot at all and Linux Mint and Elementary would boot however some ...
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Reinstalling Yosemite on my Mac Mini

So, I've bought an used late 2012 mac mini. It came with the original 500gb mechanical drive and an aftermarket samsung 840 evo, 250gb. Yosemite was installed, and the drives seen as fusion drive. ...
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Getting past OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to reinstall Yosemite 10.10

I got Yosemite 10.10, now I want to use reinstall option from recovery menu. I hold cmd+r and see this screen: I pick Disk Utility to check if I have disk Then I close Disk Utility and open ...
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How do I install SIPSAK with macports?

For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional tests on a SIP server which are usefull for ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Installing software while logged into admin vs standard user - what difference does it make?

What difference does it make which account you're logged into when you perform an installation? I'm running 10.8 Just curious.
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How to enable root on the Lion “Recovery” boot drive?

There's a few funny things / clues here and there on the Lion recovery disk "Systems" - that indicate you can save your settings between boots. A very light smattering of persistent settings etc. ...
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2nd hand mac purchased, can't load os x

Firstly to let you know I am a mac dummy/newbie and I'm hoping to get some advice on a 2nd hand mac I purchased on ebay (while I wait the 3 weeks for my appointment at my local Genius Bar.) 20inch (...
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Can I install Yosemite on a different Mac with another Apple ID

Can I use a copy of OS X Yosemite installer to install Yosemite on a Mac owned by someone else who obviously has a different Apple ID?
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Installing MacOS via USB stick

I have made a decision to install Mac OS from scratch so I have erased the disk part.(by cmd-r beginning of OS). Now, I'm using Windows(bootcamp). Is there any way to install Mac OS via USB stick and ...
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Reinstall OS X due to compromised OS X partition whilst keeping Boot Camp

I have an iMac with OS X and Windows 7 dual boot (which was installed via Boot Camp). Recently, the OS X partition has been compromised, but the Windows one works great. I have created a bootable USB ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB Install on iMac 8,5

I would like to install Windows 7 with Boot Camp on my 20 Inch iMac 8,5 from late 2008. My Superdrive seems to have failed, inserting a DVD or CD just results in it spinning a bunch clunking about and ...
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Install and run Linux on partition of external HD?

Is it possible to install and run Linux on a partition an external HD in OS X? Almost all the instructions I've found are about installing to the entire external HD, not to a partition. I've install ...
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Actual working tutorial of installing catalina on an external drive?

I want to know where the working tutorial for installing Catalina on an external drive is. All the tutorial I managed to google up for some reason failed to mention the "missing a firmware ...
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unable to install Homebrew in Sierra

I am trying to install Homebrew on macOS Sierra 10.12.1 . All latest macOS and Xcode 8 updates have been installed. I tried several commands in terminal: ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw....
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Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X?

Does Apple still produce installer discs for OS X? I know that they have made discs for OS X in the past, but I have not been able to find any online. Does Apple still create these discs?

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