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Are there any risk of bricking the macbook by cloning to a partition?

I'm currently using a mac with 3 bootable partitions (multiboot). MacOS, Ubuntu and Arch-Linux. I can switch between the operating systems using rEFInd I mostly only use Arch-Linux but only gave it ...
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How to ignore Spotlight index for a volume contain another macOS

Volume A: macOS A Volume B: macOS B How can I ignore Spotlight index of Volume B when using macOS A, while keeping index data and use index when switching to macOS B.
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Is there a way to run Linux partition as virtual machine through VMWare?

VMWare Fusion allows its users to install/run the Bootcamp partition as a VM on OSX, which is super awesome. I recently not only created a Bootcamp partition with Windows 10 and successfully used ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Mac with High Sierra and Legacy BIOS Booting Windows 10?

My 21.5-inch, Mid 2011 iMac has High Sierra (macOS 10.13.6) installed. A 64 bit version of Windows was originally installed using Boot Camp. Windows uses the legacy BIOS boot method. I have upgraded ...
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Adding bootable diagnostic partition(s) to 2010 iMac (sans ODD) (fancy Bootcamp question)

I have removed the ODD from my 2010 iMac, replacing it with a second SSD. Right now, there are three drives inside: two SSDs and the original 1TB HDD. Disk 0 (first SSD) boots Windows 7 (originally ...
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Triple boot macOS High Sierra, Linux Mint, and Windows with rEFInd

I have a MacBook 2015 running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4,I installed Windows 10 using Boot Camp. After that I created two partitions swap,root to do installed Linux Mint. Finally I installed rEFInd ...
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Can I simply make a partition on my Mac, install an OS to it, and boot from it via Startup Manner?

On my Mac, can I simply create a new partition in Disk Utility, install an Operating System to it, such Arch Linux, and then boot from it by holding alt/option during boot (Startup Manager)?
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Multi-boot boot loaders missing after MacOS update

My MacBook Air (2017) currently has 3 OSes: MacOS, Windows, and Ubuntu (making it work was a nightmare). Yesterday when I opened up rEFInd, only MacOS and the Ubuntu stub loader (which, fortunately, ...
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quad boot MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) — will 10.11.6 -> 10.12 affect boot/partitions/etc?

Possibly this question cannot be answered, or maybe it will be deemed an opinion...? But, I recently had a Windows 10 update that forced me to reinstall all 4 OSs and again set up the perfect balance ...
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How to put Desktop on External Drive/Non-System Partition?

Is it possible to get something like a symbolic link/alias to direct to another folder on an external hard drive and still have the files display on the desktop? I used: sudo rm -rf ~/Desktop sudo ...
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Bless EFI/GPT Windows installation on separate HDD to boot on startup

There is a Windows 10 EFI/GPT installation on a separate drive in my MacPro next to my disk with the OSX installation. The Apple Startup Manager shows the Win10 disk labeled as "EFI Boot". I can boot ...
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Triple booting a modern Macbook (early 2015) with Bootcamp in EFI mode

So I need to have Windows 10, Linux and OSX on my Macbook pro early 2015 along with a shared data partition. There are several articles on the internet that say Boot Camp only works in so called "...
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BootChamp no longer works on El Capitan, what's the fastest way to boot into Windows?

Ever since OS X El Capitan, BootChamp, the utility that let you directly restart into Windows from the menu bar (without needing to hold the option key) no longer works. The developer's explanation ...
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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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Corrupt EFI Partition or Error b/c of Encryption? & Ghost Partition

I have a 2012 Mac Mini Server with two internal SSDs. Until recently, I had Mt. Lion installed on one of the SSDs, as my only boot drive, and used the other, rarely, for file storage. I created a ...
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Newbie One Hard Disk Two OS X How To?

I am a long time Windows User, but newbie on OS X This is a wonderful OS I use. I have a macbook pro with 500GB HDD inside. I want to one HDD install both OS X 10.8.5 and OS X 10.10.2, plus one ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 on a disk with two other OS X versions?

I have one partition with Yosemite and another partition with Mountain Lion for some legacy software. But I want to also install Windows 8.1 and use it in dual boot. Bootcamp is asking me to have ...
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Multiboot usb stick with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, lInux, Freebsd

Looking for way how to carry always an USB stick (16GB) what allow me live rescue boot for different OSes. Is possible manage multiboot USB stick with 3 or 4 operating systems: Windows 7 Mountain ...
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After getting a Mac, how to install Lion again on another partition?

After getting a Mac with Lion and creating a partition to install Lion again (to have different versions of Xcode and Xcode beta on different partitions), how can Lion be installed on the new ...
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Can one Mac boot up to several OS X installation?

Since there will be iOS 6 / Xcode 4.5 Beta or Preview and Mountain Lion Beta or Preview, I wonder if using an iMac with 1TB of hard drive, can it be partitioned using its Disk Utility into 4 or 5 ...