how to create a bootable backup of my Macintosh HD on a LaCie 500GB USB external HDD which is 2-3 years old. I formatted the drive with a GUID partition table scheme, with the volume formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), which I believe is the correct setup.
However, when I try to boot from the external HDD by holding down Option key during startup, I do not get the boot menu, instead the computer freezes at a blank grey screen and doesn't boot anything. If I remove the USB drive and do the same, the boot menu appears with Macintosh HD as the only choice (as would be expected).
I recently bought myself a Macbook Pro 13-inch model and I've been loving it so far. One thing that really bugs me is how bad the menu navigation is in OS X. I just read this on Macrumors and the only way to access menu from keyboard is by using ctrl+F2 key for which I have to press ctrl+fn+f2 key since F2 is a secondary function. Also, there is no way of going directly to the middle of the menu by keyboard shortcuts, right? If that is true, Mac OS X is still not polished enough for laptops. is there are a better way to control the menu items?
-Import files one at a time into 3rd party application using Automator. Challenge: -The application has no way to program a key command for edit > insert > file (that I could find)Failed tries with Automator:Recorded a "watch me do" sequence using the mouse. Sometimes it works and sometimes it glitches badly; the cursor moves very slowly in places I never recorded and the script runs for several minutes until I press the restart button. I believe that nothing changes on the machine between attempts - very peculiar.Recorded a "watch me do" sequence using 'control' + 'function' + 'f2' to highlight the apple in the menu bar at the top of the screen then navigated to edit > insert > file using the arrow keys. Unfortunately it doesn't work when run. In the workflow,"'control' + 'function' + 'f2'" is shown as"'control' + '(a symbol I don't know - see attached screenshot line 1 of the workflow)'"The arrow keys pressed are then not recognized at all. (Line 2 in the workflow is from pressing return.)A seemingly simple task is really perplexing me. I'm sure there's a simple solution though.
well at my school I was given the "privilege" to be a Linux beta tester. I chose Macpup, because it is small, works on the old computers, and looks like a mac. I wanted to try it on my Mac, but I can't get to the boot menu. I've tried holding C, +OPT+SHIFT+DELETE, but whatever I do, it doesn't work. No, twice it got there, but it was just showing a tiny folder with the mac finder logo and a question mark flicking back and forth for a few minutes, then booted mac.
After upgrading to Snow Leopard, once in a while my menu bar doesn't show up after booting! See screenshot below. It's not a serious problem, since clicking once or twice suddenly brings it back to the visible world. But I'm very curious why this would happen. I have been running a clean install of SL on my aluminum macbook. This never happened with Leopard.
Restored my HD this AM from a TM backup and am experiencing a lot of problems which include (1) Safari and iPhoto crash upon launch, (2) Mail launches but crashes when I attempt to access an email, (3) I have several "offline images" in my Aperture Library and any attempt to access metadata results in a crash.
Yesterday my screen (30" Apple Cinema) started showing symptoms of graphics card failure, jagged lines across the screen. I rebooted my Mac Pro and it was gone. Then it happened again an hour later, this time the machine didn't boot, I get the Apple logo, and then it hangs up and the screen is shifted to left (I get apple logo on left side of the monitor instead of the middle) and jagged lines all over.
So the first thing I tested was using Target Disk Mode, it works. I can access my Mac Pro's internal HD's by TDM from my MacBook Pro. Then I tested single user mode, it does boot, I can't read what's written since the screen is shifted to left, but if I type (without seeing) reboot and hit enter, it reboots. So I assume the single user mode is working.
What else can I try to 100% make sure it's my graphics card that failed and everything else is ok with Mac Pro? I already ordered a graphics card replacement but I wouldn't like to be surprised if the Mac Pro still doesn't boot when the card arrives. It won't boot from Apple Startup DVD either. Same thing happens, gray logo then kernel panic with jagged lines all across the shifted screen.
I have my dead PowerBook's HDD in an external USB enclosure, and have set it to the boot disk on my Intel based iMac.
It loads up fine, but I cant access the System Preferences (architecture not supported it says). The Airport sees (and appears to be connected to) my wifi network, but neither Safari nor Firefox can connect to the internet.
I changed permissions for HD to no access for everyone, the Mini hang up, I had to force shutdown, ever since it is stuck on the apple and rotating bars, MacMini with OS X 10.7.2! I booted in asfe mode still stuck, repair permissions using the backup hd "10.7.2 after pressing shift key" did no fix!
I've just set up a FW800 SSD to use as an external boot drive for my 2011 iMac (mainly to speed up start-up).
I wanted to find out if I can direct the external boot to access the program files on the internal HD as a default. Or do I need to reload them all again on to the new partition/drive? My main concerns are that some are 1-time registration programs, plus I don't want to fill the smaller SSD too soon...
I have a G5 with a Tiger startup disk. I installed the HD from my retired MBP (with Leopard) into my G5 as a second hard drive. When I boot from Tiger, I can access the files on my Leopard disk, but not vice versa. I called Apple and they said it's most likely because the Leopard disk has a Laptop configuration, therefor it wouldn't look for another hard drive connected via sata. So my question is, how can I go about getting Leopard to look for another hard drive via sata? Is there an available driver?
I am a complete n00b when it comes to OSX just to warn you lol. Im just wondering, if one did a dual boot of windows alongside OSX, is it possible to access those files on the windows partition from OSX and likewise, is it possible to access those files on the OSX partition from wndows? Also, will Time Capsule only back up files from OSX or from across the whole mac? Sorry if this is a stupid question, as I am looking into buying a macbook and was wondering if this is possible.
I am unable to access the "802.1X" tab in "Network Preferences". When I click on it, the tab turns grey, but no menu pops up. I tried doing a Safe Boot and changing settings there, but when I tried to save settings, the "Network Preferences" shuts down abruptly.
I did not have this problem until I tried to connect to a University Network, which has WPA2 Enterprise security and the need to create a new user profile in this "802.1X" tab to access the internet (ridiculous, isn't it?).
I installed Windows 7 to my macbook pro simply using the boot camp assistant, then again simply I deleted the windows partition. I cannot access to windows but every time I open my mac, it tries to open windows and a black screen comes, saying that I need to insert a disc or something like that.
I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and Windows 7 Premium installed via Boot Camp v3.0 (equal 64GB partitions on a 128GB SSD). Both OS�s are running fast and smoothly without any major issues � except for the following:
-When I am logged into Snow Leopard, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Windows 7 partition (but you cannot write to them).
-When I am logged into Windows 7, I can open and access all the folders and files for all users on the Snow Leopard partition (but you cannot write to them).
My Macbook Pro (10.9.3) wouldn't boot up. I'd get the gray spinning progress indicator along with a gray progress bar which would get about 10% through and then restart.
I booted into recovery mode and run Disk Utility to repair the disk and got a message saying can't repair, back up your files.
So I took the HDD out and mounted it as an external drive on my Mac Mini (10.9.3). I got a message saying it's read only and I should back up my files. I can browse to my users directory and see all the base folders (Movies, Music, Docs, etc), but there's a red no entry icon on all the folders and accessing them through Finder shows they are empty.
I browsed the files through Terminal as super user and can see the files. I can also copy the files through Terminal. However, after copying a test directory some of the files are read only and others are still no access.
So the question is, how do I back up these files and maintain permissions?
I wasn't sure what forum to put this in. I apologize if this is the wrong one. Anyhow, I was able to connect to my PC the other day to get some mp3s transferred to my macbook. I did this over the wireless network in my home. I know want to move a few more files but my PC is not showing up as being shared on my mac. And my macbook isn't showing up in the network on my PC. Both computers are connected to the internet now and working. But I just can't access them from each other. I just got my first Mac a few days ago so I am very uneducated on this stuff right now. Do you guys have any idea how I could fix this?