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Forum: Hardware and Peripherals Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By acme.mail.order
2007 MacBook drives can be replaced without...

2007 MacBook drives can be replaced without opening the case. It slides in beside the battery. (on newer laptops the connectors are incompatible). And SATA drives don't have jumpers or switches of...
Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 07-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By acme.mail.order
Not difficult to get around the firmware password...

Not difficult to get around the firmware password until 2011.

If he's being bad, reinstall the computer, give it back with no controls at all, but change your internet connection to dial-up.
Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 07-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By acme.mail.order
What voldenuit said. Target mode (hold T on...

What voldenuit said. Target mode (hold T on power-up) turns it into an external drive, you can access anything from another computer. If you don't care to save anything just reformat the drive with...
Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 07-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By acme.mail.order
Also tell us about your brother. There's a huge...

Also tell us about your brother. There's a huge difference between what a 12 year old can do by accident and what a 24 year old compSci student can do if they want to be mean.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-21-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By acme.mail.order
You didn't try very hard. Disk Utility is...

You didn't try very hard.

Disk Utility is clearly visible on the screen immediately after the choose language screen. If you get something else due to not having any OS installed, it's in one of...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By acme.mail.order
You are going to erase the recovery partition, so...

You are going to erase the recovery partition, so it's read-only status is irrelevant. You also clearly haven't tried what was suggested.

Take it to Apple if you prefer, they will do more-or-less...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By acme.mail.order
1. You did not have a virus (unless you installed...

1. You did not have a virus (unless you installed Windows).

2. Software cannot damage your disk drive. Erase it, yes.

3. Your Red and blue video channels are failing. Could be as simple as bad...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By acme.mail.order
If you have empty space after the recovery...

If you have empty space after the recovery partition you basically have to wipe it and repartition.

This is actually very easy - boot from the external, open the App store, and install Mavericks....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-20-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By acme.mail.order
Ubuntu was not on the above list. Must be Mac OS ...

Ubuntu was not on the above list. Must be Mac OS




Don't resize the partition, repartition the whole drive. Disk Utility -> Partition -> 1 Partition.

Note you must explicitly choose the "1...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By acme.mail.order
Boot it from something else and you can...

Boot it from something else and you can repartition the internal drive as you wish. You will need either:

- OSX.6 install CD
- Bootable USB installer
- Mac OS on an external drive of any kind...
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
No. Point Time Machine at an empty disk and...

No.

Point Time Machine at an empty disk and it will just make a new backup there. You don't get to see old and new backups in the fancy Galaxy view but that's completely optional anyway.
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
You can use CCC to copy your existing backups...

You can use CCC to copy your existing backups **IF** you use block copy mode. Regular clone won't work.

As I said in #4, a bit of command-line work is needed after the copy/clone job to have Time...
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
Considering that TM is a jungle of hard linked...

Considering that TM is a jungle of hard linked files and directories, extended periods of time to "prepare" would not be unreasonable.

If you really, really want to move your backups to a new...
Forum: Applications 07-12-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
The simplest and fastest way to move time machine...

The simplest and fastest way to move time machine to a new drive is to forget the current backup set. Just point Time Machine to the new volume and let it run. If you want to keep the old backups for...
Forum: Applications 07-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By acme.mail.order
Is your Apple ID associated with a developer...

Is your Apple ID associated with a developer account? If yes, then the auto-update sounds like a rather large convenience. Pre-release builds happen pretty often (weekly or better) so downloading and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By acme.mail.order
Late-2010 Airs need pentalobe and torx to remove...

Late-2010 Airs need pentalobe and torx to remove the batteries.

The tri-wing drivers were used on a few years of MacBook Pros. Annoyingly, just for the battery.

As the drivers are readily...
Forum: System 06-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By acme.mail.order
Don't run Get Info, du, folder size or any other...

Don't run Get Info, du, folder size or any other utility on Time Machine. Each hard-linked file will get counted N times and make a mess of the output.

The only way to get the true size of the...
Forum: System 06-30-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By acme.mail.order
Boot into the recovery partition, open Disk...

Boot into the recovery partition, open Disk Utility, nuke offending disk. Problem Terminated.
Forum: AppleScript 06-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By acme.mail.order
This is correct. But there's a major issue with...

This is correct. But there's a major issue with SetFile - It's apparently 32-bit, even though the executable is 64. `touch -t` happily set modified and last opened date up to the 10th millennium...
Forum: System 06-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By acme.mail.order
in Terminal: diskutil unmountDisk force...

in Terminal:

diskutil unmountDisk force /Volumes/Disk\ Name

Or just reboot.
Forum: AppleScript 06-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By acme.mail.order
According to my Terminal, `touch -t` sets the...

According to my Terminal, `touch -t` sets the creation, modified and last access time all at once. The man page is incorrect.

I processed 1500+ files over the weekend, the final step resets all...
Forum: AppleScript 06-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By acme.mail.order
So do I, 'cause I've got a utility that sets the...

So do I, 'cause I've got a utility that sets the created/modified/accessed date based on the EXIF time.

touch -t [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.SS] filename
Forum: AppleScript 06-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By acme.mail.order
you want to explore the command-line program...

you want to explore the command-line program `touch`

A bit of search and replace to make a list of terminal commands ( Numbers or any other spreadsheet program works well) that will set the...
Forum: System 06-28-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By acme.mail.order
Time Machine is a jungle of cross-linked files,...

Time Machine is a jungle of cross-linked files, if you want to remove all of it it's going to take a *long* time, Terminal or no Terminal.

It is much more efficient to copy the other files you...
Forum: The Coat Room 06-17-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By acme.mail.order
Given that hourly backups are far more prevalent...

Given that hourly backups are far more prevalent now than in 2004, do we need either one?
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