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Here's an updated procedure for Windows 10, based on orkoden's excellent answer. I tested this process on a MacBookPro11,1 running OS X 10.11.5 (15F34). Throughout the process, directly connect all devices to your Mac. I found that certain operations failed more frequently if I used the USB hub in my monitor. In addition to the external drive that will ...


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In terminal, you can use diskutil to get information about the drive, including the device block size: $ diskutil info / | grep "Block Size" Device Block Size: 512 Bytes


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To add an answer exactly fitting to your case I slightly modified my answer in the linked "duplicate" and posted it here again. The second as well as the third partition of your internal disk got the wrong partition type, your data probably won't be lost. A bootable OS X partition (except the Recovery HD) either has the GUID 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-...


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Note: These instruction have been updated for use with Ubuntu 18. This answer installs Ubuntu on your computer without the use of third parity tools for either the installation of booting of Ubuntu. The Ubuntu file I downloaded was named ubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I assume you have created a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive installer and have verified ...


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Installing Windows 7 or 10 Pro 64 bit without DVD or Flash Drive Special thanks to user Rafa, who was able to correct this procedure so it now works with Windows 10. Here I assume your computer is configured as required by the Boot Camp Assistant. (In other words, you will be installing Windows to the 4th partition on disk 0.) Also, your firmware is up ...


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UPDATE An improved procedure for installing Windows 7 can be found at Installing Windows 7 Pro 64 bit without DVD or Flash Drive Note: The updated steps, for installing Windows 8.1 using the procedure given below, can be found here. My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer ...


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Yes, you can do it. The instructions are originally for Windows 8. Some terminal commands might be a little different for Windows 10. You will need : Windows 10 x64 ISO file a running Windows installation real or virtualised a blank external hard drive Apple Bootcamp drivers (obtained from the BootCamp setup) on USB key Microsoft AIK Format and prepare ...


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You must disable System Integrity Projection. Restart the computer, while booting hold down Command-R to boot into recovery mode. Once booted, navigate to the “Utilities > Terminal” in the top menu bar. Enter csrutil disable in the terminal window and hit the return key. Restart the machine and System Integrity Protection will now be disabled. source: ...


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First, note that Device Block Size is different from the block size in use by the filesystem. The former value as reported by diskutil refers to the raw block size used by the hardware. I haven't found an easy way to check the latter value by the command line, but you can just create a zero-byte file then do Get Info from the Finder. It will say 0 bytes, but ...


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Process for 2015- MacBooks (EFI installation) You will need access to a working Windows 10 installation. See other answers to install a virtual machine. In Mac OS: Run Boot Camp Assistant to put the Windows drivers onto a separate USB stick Download a Windows 10 x64 ISO Transfer the ISO to your Windows installation. In Windows: Install Windows ADK, ...


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You could have a script that runs at startup that employs the technique suggested in this post https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/91759/183505 When booting from DriveA (when you want to disable spotlight indexing for External DriveB) you could execute : touch /Volumes/DriveB/.metadata_never_index When booting from external DriveB and you want to re-enable ...


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I'm not sure this is possible by default without holding down the ⌥ key at startup. You can make the Boot Camp partition always boot by selecting it in System Preferences → Startup Disk, but it sounds like this isn't what you want. However, if you're not adverse to installing additional software, I think rEFIt may do what you need. The section on Getting ...


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The OS X device block size can be determined by executing the following command from a Terminal window prompt: diskutil info / | grep "Block Size" Which will output the following information: Device Block Size: 512 Bytes The file system block size can be determined by using the stat utility: stat -f %k . Which will show you the Optimal file system I/O ...


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If you have a MacBook Air you can "right-click" by placing two fingers on your trackpad and clicking with one of them. Of course this work when you are using OS X. You can configure this option (if it isn't already configured) by going to Settings > Trackpad > Secondary click If you are using Windows with Boot Camp instead, you should install the ...


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According to the store pages, it looks like all the retina models have 8GB memory, with option for more, and as such you should choose the 64-bit version to make sure you can take advantage of all that memory in Windows. A 32-bit Windows installation would only be able to use 2GB/3GB of the available memory.


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The new Keyboard driver on Bootcamp broke the connection for my keyboard under Windows 10 and it might break yours too. So after using the solution from Zidad for the last couple of months (thank you) I decided to find a better solution to be able to use the Fn button and all the volume and multimedia functions of the Apple keyboard, here is what you need ...


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Occasionally, you will encounter scarecrows. Here is one such example. Observe: Marlin:~ davidanderson$ diskutil mount disk0s1 Volume on disk0s1 failed to mount If the volume is damaged, try the "readOnly" option Marlin:~ davidanderson$ sudo diskutil mount disk0s1 Password: Volume EFI on disk0s1 mounted Marlin:~ davidanderson$ The message is meant to ...


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take a full backup to an external usb drive using a tool like Superduper or CarbonCopyCloner and boot it to make sure it's good (select disk using "Startup Disk" in System Preferences.) You need a good backup before messing with the partitions. Using Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app) select your internal drive in the left-hand column ...


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The best way is to boot into your current OS X install, and download the Mountain Lion installer from the Mac App Store. When the installer asks which drive to install to, select your second partition. Internet Recovery is different to the Recovery HD partition. Generally… As long as you have a valid Recovery HD partition, trying to boot into Internet ...


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You can set the default boot partition from the option-boot screen. Press the Control key while clicking the arrow beneath the drive, and that should do the trick.


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This is basically Alex Lambert's answer from above with a a few updates. You don't need the Automated Installation Kit, you can use commands which are in the ISO. And the install.wim file is no longer included in the ISO so I've added the steps to convert the install.esd into install.wim. Here are my updates to his post above: You don't need AIK so delete ...


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The "correct answer" to this turn out to be not so deep. The wireless keyboard was not waking up fast enough on startup to get the key press to initiate any of the startup key combos. Hitting a couple keys before hitting the power button on the mac mini allowed the keyboard to wake up first. All key combos work. I believe the fact that the Bootcamp ...


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It is very simple. If you have Parallels or VMWare simply get hold of two free Windows Utilities, miniTools (to format and set up the external drive) and WintoUSB. Put the ISO of Windows 10 or 8.1 into the VM as you will need this when installing with WintoUSB. I've done this about 30 times already, and never had a problem. Using miniTools is the ...


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What you need to do is to create another partition on your Mac, and install Mavericks on it: On your El Capitan partition, open Disk Utility (in Utilities) and select the physical hard drive in your Mac. It should be titled "APPLE HDD ... MEDIA" or something similar: Click "Partition" and click the "+" sign at the bottom of the pie-chart hard drive. Select ...


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Booting Ubuntu on a dual boot partition has a similar battery life to OS X, perhaps slightly shorter, due to less efficient optimization for the MacBook Pro's hardware. In a virtual machine, despite lots of "clever" optimizations and CPU hardware virtualization features, there are two complete operating systems, with two kernels, and two display managers* ...


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I have managed to get Kali Linux running from USB with persistence, on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with macOS Sierra. Here's my guide explaining the process I used. I've tried to make it easy to follow, whilst still being as detailed as possible. Part 1: Preparing the USB Note: if you don't want persistence, just create 1 partition and ...


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It is quite simple to install macOS on an external drive using macOS Internet Recovery. Plug in the external drive. Turn on or restart your Mac, then immediately hold down ⌘ + R keys. Release the keys when you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe. macOS Utilities window similar to the one below will be displayed. Proceed to erasing the external disk by ...


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Using a virtual disk in VMware you can avoid dedicating space to Windows 7 that is just free space, unlike a dual-boot where you'd have to allocate a partition that has all the free space you will ever need. (Probably true with other VM solutions, but I don't know.) While a VMware virtual disk does not auto-shrink, it starts out small (on the host disk) ...


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From Ubuntu: This is due to a bug (of sorts) in the package used to create the Ubuntu ISOs Since 11.10, Ubuntu ISOs have been "hybrid", meaning that the ISO can also be written bit-for-bit to a USB device to make it a working Live-USB, without having to use StartUp Disk Creator, UNetBootin, etc. Note that this "hybrid" is different from the OS X/Disk ...


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Any system can contain embedded an hardware keylogger or trapdoor. Most of them do contain the last one. But a keylogger isn't as easy a task to integrate in a completly undetectable way. A keylogger will have to log. Here is the weak point where you will be able to detect it. Whichever is the way to log a keylogger will use, you will see something grow ...


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