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Questions tagged [lion]

Lion is the marketing name for OS X v10.7, the seventh major upgrade to OS X. As of this release, Mac was dropped from the marketing name of "Mac OS X".

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Where can iPhoto '11 be downloaded?

I just set up an old white Macbook (early 2008) with a fresh install of OS X 10.7.3, which I think is the most recent version that will run on it. I was surprised to see the installer did not include ...
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How can I empty the trash with old backups in it?

Since my backup disk is full, I wanted to delete old backups to free space. Since I didn't figure out how to do it on TimeMachine itself properly, I selected all the folders with backups on the ...
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Text Edit hangs when ran from Launchpad

I'm running Mac OS X Lion. when i invoke Text Edit from Launchpad it hangs by a reason unknown to me. When i run it from terminal (open -a TextEdit) it runs fine. What can it be?
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Have the MacBooks Pro in 2011 and 2012 still shipped with installation disks?

I'm looking into acquiring some older Apple hardware and am wondering how long Apple still shipped hardware with installation disks. So when did Apple stop shipping installation disks (or more ...
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Why a Win 7 usb installer made using Boot Camp, is not working?

I'm running Lion on an old MacBook, MacBook 2.1 Mid 2007. I want to install Windows 7. I have an iso for Win 7 and create the partition and a usb installer with Boot Camp but when the machine ...
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USB boot on mid 2010 Intel Mac mini

I have a mid 2010 Mac mini. I recently did an SSD upgrade in it. I tried using Internet Recovery to reinstall Mac OS X Lion (after which I am planning to upgrade further). However, the setup never ...
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Help - Have I bricked my MacBook Air?

I have a late '10 MacBook Air with 64gb ssd, it was getting very slow and very full so I decided to wipe and start afresh. I followed some online instructions, signed out of everything then erased ...
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Can I upgrade my Mid 2014 Mac SSD?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and would like to upgrade my SSD. I've searched online and haven't been able to find which type of SSD would work for this particular model. I've ...
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How can I alter the default behavior of iTunes 10.7 to suppress some UI elements like the store?

I like iTunes 10.7 and I've been sticking with it ever since it came out and hope to avoid updating it now that I run macos High Sierra. I'm trying to figure out how to delete/remove/hide the 'iTunes ...
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Mysterious keychain modifications

Earlier today I noticed that a bunch of wifi passwords in the keychain on my laptop had been modified. These are all networks that I've not logged into for months and are all protected by the ...
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MacBook Air - Upgrading from Mac OS X Lion to macOS Sierra [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. I wish to upgrade it to macOS Sierra, but it requires at-least OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 which is not available anymore in the App Store. Is there any ...
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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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Can't burn Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to a disc because it doesn't have enough space

When I try to burn my downloaded Mac OS X 10.7 Lion install disc to a DVD, I get this error: The disc inserted does not have enough free space The DMG disc image says it's "4.72 GB" and the ...
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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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Identify cause of graphic errors

I have a late 2006 iMac with Intel Core2Duo, 64-bit (32 bit EFI) with some upgraded parts: 2*2GB RAM (only 3 GB can be used) 100GB SSD which has been running for 3 years now with trim-enabler In the ...
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Why does iTunes sometimes decide it HAS to stay open at any cost and to reopen every time I quit it up to crazy numbers of quit or force quit?

This happened yesterday, and I posted on Quora. No answer. It happened again today, so here I am cross-posting. Sometimes, iTunes decides that, despite me quitting it, the right thing is to be open, ...
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How to upgrade an older Mac Mini to newest OS and newest firmware?

I am having trouble to download the latest OS Update. When I try to install the update using native mac features I get an error like update couldn't be verified. While loading it was probably ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro kernel_task extremely high CPU usage (150%+) lags and kernel panics

I recently acquired a 2010 13" MacBook Pro. When attempting to boot to a Leopard installer on a USB drive, I am greeted with a kernel panic. There is no specific error message but instead prompts me ...
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How to restore Macbook Air to factory settings?

I am not a pro-Mac user (I am a Windows user) Here's what I did with my old Macbook Air, Press COMMAND + R while booting and it went into the mode shown in the picture Selected Macintosh HD to (...
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Get Messages Beta app to run on OS X Lion

I wanted to use iMessage/Messages on my 2008 MacBook. I am stuck on Lion. I saw the Messages beta, and installed it. However, it appears Apple disabled it after Mountain Lion was released. I really ...
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Chrome seems to tank my Air's performance. Any solutions?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air with 4gb RAM, 128 SD hardrive and Intel Core i5. For years it ran great. I code for web so never needed anything super powerful, other than the ability to keep several ...
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How do I delete these partitions on my iMac?

How do I delete the disk0s2 partition (see below) on my iMac's internal drive?? /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Converting iso to img but hdiutil doesn't recognize iso file

I am trying to convert a iso file to img file using the hdiutil command in the cli terminal but it seems my hdiutil won't recognize the iso. hdiutil convert /mypathdir/ubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64....
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How to lookup disk “Device Identifier” from “Device / Media Name”?

There are 20+ drives in the system. One of the drives is having issues according to the disk controller. The disk controller reports to me by the drives serial number. That drive serial I can map to a ...
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“Could not find installation information for this machine” while installing Mavericks on Lion [duplicate]

Trying to install Mavericks on this Mac Pro (MacPro1,1), and it will not install. I do not use Wi-Fi, and the computer has 2 ethernet ports. I've tried resetting the PRAM, moving the files to a ...
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How to fix macOS installer error (Contact AppleCare) [closed]

I used the Disk Utility and I deleted the OS partition, because I lost the admin password and I couldn't install anything (my first question). I got an advice about deleting the partition from disk ...
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Reassign F7 key to mission control on MBP 2,2?

I'm on a 2007 MacBook Pro running 10.7.5 and I would like to reassign the F7 key from the window mirroring function to Mission Control. I want to use the 2 free function keys for other things, but can'...
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Mac Mini 2011 Stuck on Lion 10.7 [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini Mid 2011 serial number - C07H31HNDJD0 I just put in a SSD drive to speed it up. When it restored itself to Lion 10.7.5 I can't upgrade to Sierra, as I can only do this from 10.8. ...
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Installing Ubuntu without DVD or Flash Drive

I'm trying to give new life to my old white late-2006 MacBook by installing a new OS (dual boot), but I am having problems as my DVD/CD drive is broken and I just can't get my Mac to boot from my ...
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Computer stuck on gray: what do I do?

I had very low disk space, but kept working because it has happened a number of times. Then I had to use Word, it behaved weird, forced a few restarts, and now if I resrart I get an apparently fine ...
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Command Line Tools on Mac OS X 10.7.5

Okay, I have a problem with my Mac OS X 10.7.5 because I have to learn to program, I was programming "Hello world" and I was using the terminal and "Sublime Text" for text editor but my terminal doesn'...
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Mac had High Sierra, had to install Lion from Internet Recovery into a new hard drive, can't install High Sierra

I had Mac OS High Sierra on my laptop. I have had some errors on my laptop's hard drive. I bought an SSD and had to install Mac OS Lion from Internet Recovery. I see ads for a free Mac OS High Sierra ...
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How do I setup a NetBoot of El Capitan using Lion Server?

I have an old MacBook running Lion Server that I want to be an El Capitan NetBoot server. I downloaded the Install El Capitan Application on a supported computer, and then copied it to the ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011 hangs at “white screen”

I tried the following, but at each one except the single user mode, it is stuck on the white screen. This problem occurred after I shut down the MacBook Pro using power button after the screen froze ...
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How to update Late 2011 Macbook Pro past 10.7.5

I have a late 2011 Macbook pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM. It is currently running version 10.7.5. According to EveryMac "... this model is capable of running macOS High ...
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Updating SSL root certs on old Mac (running Lion)

My father-in-law reported an "Invalid SSL certificate" suddenly started appearing on his online banking website. After verifying it's not a website issue (it loads correctly on other computers), I ...
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Is there a Git GUI client for OS X Lion (10.7.5) in 2017?

I've been looking for a Git Desktop client. I'm a high school student with an old early 2008 white MacBook. Its maximum OS is Lion. My hard disk is too small to effectively use two partitions with ...
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Display takes a while to come on after sleep and No sound from internal speakers in OS X, but everything is fine in Ubuntu

My Hardware Macbook Air Early 2008 (MacbookAir1,1) OS X Lion 10.7.5 Problems 1) Display backlight is off for minutes after waking. When I wake up my MBA from a longer sleep or after being off ...
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Requirements difference between Yosemite and Sierra

I have a late-2009 iMac which seems to have held up pretty well, especially since upgrading the RAM to 12GB. I only fairly recently updated the OS to Yosemite after running Lion for so many years. ...
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Cannot connect to WAN from terminal

On the machine I'm currently working with (OSX 10.7.5 Build 11G56), I can browse normally on safari, but I cannot, in any way access the internet from terminal. Ping bash-3.2$ ping 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8....
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How to decrease .pdf size without losing quality

Background I want to decrease size of the .pdf filled with images. In Preview in can be dome through Export and set Quartz Filter-> Reduce File Size before saving. Problem The file indeed ...
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How to recover administrator password [duplicate]

My friend has a 2011 iMac from his Dad, we play a computer game which has had an update which now means his old OS wouldn't run it, it needs at least Mountain Lion, so after lots of research he took ...
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Stuck in OS X Utilties Lion Installation

I'm trying a clean install of Lion on a Macbook2,1 from the Net but I am stuck on these errors in macOS Utilities. Anytime I try to click to install I get this in the Install log; Jul 29 14:18:55 ...
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Startup on USB Installer boots into Recovery instead

I am trying to fix a MacBook 2,1 after the startup disk was formatted. I have a Lion 10.7.2 dmg mounted on a USB stick and also on DVD. When I boot and press Option key, I can select either the USB or ...
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error no such device entering rescue mode grub rescue

I am using one Macbook Pro with OSX 10.7.5 Lion. Yesterday I was experimenting to install debian 8 in my flash drive. It was successful. I started from holding down option key in my keyboard. Then ...
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How to use HP Laserjet printer firmware update utility on El Capitan 10.11?

I am a victim of gang stalking and have discovered that somebody has installed the PRET printer exploitation toolkit (github.com/RUB-NDS/PRET) on my HP Laserjet P2055dn printer. I wish to re-install ...
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How can I install Mac OS X 10.7.5 on my Macbook Air?

I have a 2008 Macbook Air that was running Mac OS X 10.7.5. I purchased it on eBay and wanted to do a full OS reset. This being my first Apple computer (and ONLY Apple computer in my household), I ...
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How Insecure is OS X Lion (10.7.5)?

I've got an older (classic?) black plastic MacBook that can't be upgraded past OS X Lion (10.7.5). It looks like it's no longer receiving security updates, and critical software (like web browsers) ...
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Unable to load https websites on safari

I have an old iMac running OSX 10.7.5/Safari 6.1.6. Due to some programs on that system & generally slow systems on similar iMacs with more recent OSX version I do not want to update to a newer ...
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Problems with resetting and old MBP “An error occurred during installation…”

I'm trying to factory reset an old MBP, not sure how old but somewhere between 2009-2012. Weird things happen when I try to reset it though. I have tried twice and I get this error after download of ...