David Anderson
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How can I track progress of dd
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The same information, displayed every second by in klanomath's answer, can displayed using your command. You just need to enter a controlT character from the keyboard while the dd command is executing....

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How do I create El Capitan installer on a Catalina (or post-El Capitan) installed Mac for use on USB boot installer?
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I have noticed that these instructions no longer work as expected when using the current InstallMacOSX.dmg file, which can be downloaded from either the Apple website "How to get old versions of ...

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Listing all the groups to which a user belongs in macOS
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Try the command given below. id -Gn [user] On my Mac, the output from id -Gn davidanderson is given below. staff everyone localaccounts _appserverusr admin _appserveradm _lpadmin _appstore ...

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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014
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Installing Windows 7 or 10 Pro 64 bit without DVD or Flash Drive If you are trying to install Windows 7 on a 2012 through 2014 Mac, then you should read my answer to this question. Special thanks ...

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Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows already installed
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An update version of this has been posted here. 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 ...

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Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog?
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Mateusz Szlosek covered the first part. Below is how I have handled the second part for my own use. In my haste to post my answer, I did not realize the second part has already has been answered. See ...

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How can I triple boot MacOS Catalina , Ubuntu 18.04, and Windows 10
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These instructions are for the latest Intel Macs which boot macOS from an APFS volume and EFI boot both Windows and Ubuntu. If you need to install Ubuntu on a Mac with an internal PCIe-based SSD and/...

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Is there any way to get the path of a folder in macOS?
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You can drag the file or folder from Finder application to the dialog box. The full path of the file or folder will appear in the dialog box. Additionally, you can drag a file or folder into the ...

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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices
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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 ...

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What macOS version should I upgrade to on my mid-2010 Mac Pro?
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According to everymac.com, the latest version of macOS for your Mac is Mojave (10.14.X). However, according to this Apple article, you need to first be running at least High Sierra (10.13.6). You will ...

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I downloaded a shell executable and man pages from a source I trust. Where should I put them?
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The binary file goes in /usr/local/bin. Each man page goes in the folder usr/local/share/man/manN where N is the number at the end of the man page file name. For example, gdisk.8 should appear in the ...

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How to remove a container disk and reclaim space with main partition?
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Here, I assume the macOS volume that you boot to is Macintosh HD. The commands below should remove the extra partitions and return the free space back to macOS. diskutil erasevolume free none disk0s4 ...

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How to disable SIP when Big Sur is installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine
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Follow the steps below to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). Start by booting to macOS Big Sur and opening a Terminal application window. Next, enter the command given below. This will create ...

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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave
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This is a very common question. Again, here is the commands you need to enter in a Terminal application window. sudo diskutil eraseVolume free none disk0s4 sudo diskutil eraseVolume free none disk0s3 ...

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How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools?
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Installing Windows 10 without DVD or Third Party Tools Note: This version of my answer uses the 21H1 version of Windows 10. The previous version of this answer, which used the 1709 version of Windows ...

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"Create disk image" disabled
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You can not create a disk image of a APFS volume. Your closest two alternatives are as follows. The first alternative would be to image the APFS container of the APFS volume. All volumes in the ...

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How to install Windows 10 on unsupported Mac?
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A different user recently posted a similar question on superuser. Since my answer was accepted as correct, I will repost it below. The Basic steps to install 64 bit Windows 10 are as follows. I ...

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Beryllium virus detected on bootcamp partition, cannot resolve
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The pagefile.sys file is used by Windows as virtual memory. Basically, Avast running under macOS is giving you a false positive and thus can be ignored. I tested this by performing a clean install of ...

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How to prevent auto mounting of a volume in macOS High Sierra?
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To prevent a volume from automatically mounting you need to know the filesystem type and either the volume name or volume UUID. This information can be found by using the Terminal application command ...

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How to install OS X 10.9 on a new Mac mini loaded with OS X 10.11
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You probably can not do this. The older versions of the Apple OS X operating systems are not capable of running on hardware yet to be designed. For this to work, Apple would have to have released an ...

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What voltage readings should I get from my 60 watt Magsafe?
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A good description can be found at Teardown and exploration of Apple's Magsafe connector Below is taken verbatim from the above link. The charger startup process When the Magsafe connector is ...

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Not able to mount EFI partition with diskutil after installing Ubuntu
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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 "...

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Merge partitions with Macintosh HD
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diskutil erasevolume "Free Space" "" /dev/disk0s4 diskutil resizevolume /dev/disk0s2 R The first command will remove partition /dev/disk0s4. The second command will move /dev/disk0s3 to the ...

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Is it 'OK' to use the root user as a normal user?
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Generally you want to keep ownership of your personal files separate from the root user. This is why you create a account for yourself as an administrator. The accepted way, under OS X, to gain root ...

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General commands for getting help and/or documentation for command line utilities in terminal on macOS?
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Have you heard of using the man command. For example: man ls or man grep. You can get comprehensive documentation on man by entering man man. Some of the basic keys used by the man command are the f ...

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Is there a way to switch Mac OS boot partitions without going through System Preferences?
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If you want a boot manger which behaves similar to GRUB, the you could install rEFInd. This free boot manager is similar, because rEFInd can be configured to display a menu of operating system choices ...

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EFI Partition Change name and Logo
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The icon displayed in the Mac Startup Manager can be changed by putting a icon set file named .VolumeIcon.icns in the root folder of the EFI partition used by Windows. Or, you can follow the ...

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Mac Pro install disk keeps ejecting itself
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According to everymac.com, your Mac is a 2006 model which was discontinued January 8, 2008. (I made the assumption 2.66QX means 2.66 GHz Quad Core Xeon) This model originally was designed to run OS X ...

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How can I create a bootable drive for ArchLInux on macOS?
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There is no command in macOS to format a partition to use a linux file system. In other words, there is no equivalent for the Arch Linux mkfs.ext4 command. There are many possible solutions to this ...

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How to convert a drive from the GPT format to the hybrid GPT/MBR format when using High Sierra (macOS 10.13.2)
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Here, I assume you are using High Sierra (macOS 10.13.2). To update the MBR partition table, a mapping of the partition types needs to be known. Below is a table of some commonly found types. Note: ...

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