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Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 04-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,637
Posted By cpragman
If you can boot from the recovery partition, an...

If you can boot from the recovery partition, an install disk, or an external hard drive, then you can use the SecureErase feature of disk utility. Works in either the app or the command line.
To...
Forum: OS X Server 03-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By cpragman
Sorry, they keep changing this junk around. Now...

Sorry, they keep changing this junk around. Now in mavericks server, you create the user in Server App.
Forum: OS X Server 03-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By cpragman
On the server, when creating the network user...

On the server, when creating the network user account in open directory, you need to "create network home" to create the home folder for this user. Then the client shouldn't shake.
Forum: System 03-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By cpragman
Reading is a different process than writing. Try...

Reading is a different process than writing. Try a cd drive cleaner.
Forum: OS X Server 03-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By cpragman
On client mac, login to your network account. ...

On client mac, login to your network account.
Go to users/Groups on the client mac.
You need to change your current account prefs to a Mobile account (not Add new acocunt with + sign). I think the...
Forum: OS X Server 03-28-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By cpragman
Once you are logged in as a network user, go to...

Once you are logged in as a network user, go to users and groups prefs on the client machine (not the server) and there you will find the option to create the mobile account
Forum: The Coat Room 03-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,083
Posted By cpragman
Please tell. What's involved?

Please tell. What's involved?
Forum: System 03-26-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By cpragman
Just re-reading your initial post, I am confused...

Just re-reading your initial post, I am confused again. The first line in your diskutil response does seem to indicate that you might only have 121 to 125 GB of drive there. And your spinning disk...
Forum: System 03-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By cpragman
The diskutility application only provides...

The diskutility application only provides rudimentary info about corestorage volumes. The command-line diskutil program gives a lot more info.

$ diskutil list
gives the same info you see in...
Forum: OS X Server 03-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By cpragman
Looks like you are supposed to edit...

Looks like you are supposed to edit /etc/syslog.conf on the client mac to forward things to the server.
Found some useful links for you...
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-syslogd.html...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By cpragman
I just got the latest AirPort Extreme Base...

I just got the latest AirPort Extreme Base Station and have a very old Express feeding the line-in of my stereo. Works fine.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By cpragman
Apple charges some premium to allow 3rd party...

Apple charges some premium to allow 3rd party manufacturers to license their AirPlay feature, which tends to bump up the cost of devices that support AirPlay.

There's been some dowanward price...
Forum: System 03-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,720
Posted By cpragman
Doesn't spotlight have some hard-coded folders...

Doesn't spotlight have some hard-coded folders that it excludes from indexing? If so, there may be a collision between what you are trying to do, and it's hard-coded exceptions.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By cpragman
You might not know much about how their devices...

You might not know much about how their devices are configured. If they've set (or changed) the preferred order of wireless access points, they might not be auto-connecting to your wireless anymore.
Forum: Applications 03-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By cpragman
After fiddling with machines, I've found that...

After fiddling with machines, I've found that sometimes iMessage forgets the apple accounts it is linked to.
Opening iMessage preferences (or iCloud preferences), and logging out and back into the...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By cpragman
I used OWC's website. They have all sorts of...

I used OWC's website. They have all sorts of compatibility info there. Also depends on whether you want to put the SSD in your CD-ROM bay or replace your existing hard drive.
Forum: System 03-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By cpragman
Resetting Safari means clearing out all sorts of...

Resetting Safari means clearing out all sorts of cookies.
It's possible that whatever website you were visiting had stored a cookie for you to let you access the site w/o password. When you reset...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-03-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By cpragman
So just to summarize, I was successful. I've...

So just to summarize, I was successful. I've created a Fusion Drive (SSD + Original HD), that HAS a Recovery Partition, and is now encrypted with FileVault2. It is a lot faster than the original,...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By cpragman
I haven't found a way to add the recovery...

I haven't found a way to add the recovery partition AFTER the corestorage volume has been created. Lord knows I've googled it to death. From what I've read, corestorage volumes can't be resized...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By cpragman
Yeah, I'd read that one before... It ALSO...

Yeah, I'd read that one before...

It ALSO says to combine the root of the drives, not the data partitions. Like I said in my original post, I didn't want to do it that way.

Today I found that...
Forum: Applications 03-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By cpragman
Within the Keychain app, there is a repair...

Within the Keychain app, there is a repair feature called "Keychain First Aid". Try that.

Also, make sure her Keychain password for her Login Keychain is the same as her login password in System...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By cpragman
About to create my first Fusion Drive

One of my projects for this weekend is to create my first Fusion Drive. I've got the OWC data doubler kit with a 100GB (6G/s) SSD. I plan to install it in my daughter's 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro...
Forum: System 02-25-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,759
Posted By cpragman
You have the EFI boot feature of filevault2...

You have the EFI boot feature of filevault2 enabled.
With administrator privileges (which you gave to the OSX update installer), it is possible to bypass the EFI password screen one time, by writing...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By cpragman
Most corp networks would not look kindly to your...

Most corp networks would not look kindly to your adding unapproved access points.
You should talk to IT.
Forum: Networking 02-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By cpragman
RADIUS uses your network credentials. The...

RADIUS uses your network credentials. The username/password are forwarded to the server, which decides whether you have privileges to login, and then works with the wireless access point to create a...
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