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  1. M

    HELP! I'm stuck after failed attempt at clean install of MacOS Catalina

    Over the years I've installed so much crapware on my computer that it just felt sluggish and contaminated to me, and I finally got up the nerve to do a clean install to start over again more 'minimalistically'. I've done clean installs many times in the past, but never on MacOS Catalina. After...
  2. X

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    Hello all, I have a 4TB drive that I have been using for about one year and half. It worked fine until this morning, when I unplugged it after selecting Force Eject and plugged it in again, it shows "The dish you inserted was not readable by this computer". Both my macbook and iMac indicated...
  3. satellitea100

    Help with MBP 2016 hangs on boot, Macintosh HD flickers.

    I have the following problem: My 2016 Macbook Pro (El Capitan) hangs on boot. The progress bar loads to near completion, after that it stops. The laptop heats up and eventually shuts down. What I need to do: Recover important data from the partition, then reinstall. No time machine saves are...
  4. Mohanak

    mac partition startup disk not on win 10 bootcamp assistant

    Hi, when apple upgraded HFS+ to APFS, macOS startup disk was not showing on windows 10 bootcamp Control Panel. this last until recently when a bootcamp Control Panel on windows 10 pops up an update. I have applied this update on iMac and MBP. macOS startup disk is now showing on "windows 10...
  5. Artus2000

    Need help with restore partition

    Hi all, Today I found that my iMac 27 late 2014 have SSD installed but I didn't see it on my Disk Utility - I only saw 1TB HDD called Macintosh HDD. Of course I am stupid, because it wasn't separate drives but one hybrid drive - fusion drive. But I thought it is strange and I tried to solve...
  6. Vosie

    Partitioning a Fusion Drive for dual boot

    I'm wanting to partition my 1.12Tb Fusion drive on my (late 2012) iMac i7 3.1Ghz, 8Gb Ram, 21.5 inch, 10.14.6 (I will update to 10.15 when stable update released) - so dual boot to 10.14/15 or 10.8. I'm wanting to put an older OS like 10.8 on the new small partition to run older software better...
  7. daveh0

    switched startup drive - safe to delete old startup partition?

    I recently put a 2nd drive in my 2011 iMac. I had been running OSX on the single HDD. But now with a faster SDD, I downloaded the High Sierra installer to the HDD and ran it specifying to install to the SSD. When the computer restarted, I held down the Option key and specified to start from the...
  8. B

    External TimeMachine HDD visible in Terminal diskutil list but not in Disk Utility

    The external HDD I use for my TimeMachine backup is suddenly not mounting or even showing up in Disk Utility. But when I try diskutil list in Terminal it seems to be there. Any hints on how to mount this so I can restore from backup? /dev/disk3 (external, physical): #...
  9. H

    Data Recovery on SSD Accidentally Restored

    Hello, This afternoon after backing up enough data from my 1TB Samsung SSD, I decided I had enough free space to create two partitions. The idea being that I was going to use Disk Utility to create a clone of the boot partition to the empty one, and then clean install Sierra onto the boot...
  10. Chris331

    I can’t delete partition

    Hi, I recently installed kali linux without knowing what i was doing. I deleted KL shortly after but when I went to delete the partition (after erasing it clean), it wouldn’t let me click the “-“ to remove. Also when I went to search terminal for “diskutil cs list” it says no CoreStorage Found...
  11. K

    Boot Camp, Windows install not finding Boot Camp partition

    Just wondering if someone else has a similar problem. I got an iMac 27'' Retina 5k (late 2014) and want to install Windows 10 using Boot Camp. I'm running on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. BCA completes the download of the Windows support file successfully, creates the BC partition and starts up with...
  12. yanki01

    partition a HD question

    I have a current hard drive using it for time machine. if I partition it to also use it as a file storage drive will it erase my current time machine backups? I have a new rMB coming and plan on using the external HD as file storage but want to have a few time machine backups. I don't intent to...
  13. sayhellotomacintosh

    Dual boot iMac G3

    I have an iMac G3 (it’s the original Bondi Blue, confirmed with serial number) that is currently running Mac OS 9.0.4. It has a 4 GB hard drive. .25 GB (around 250 MB) is currently filled, leaving 3.75 GB free. I would like to partition the drive as to run Mac OS X 10.1 Puma on one partition...
  14. guiadurra

    Lost Space after deleting bootcamp partition

    Hey everyone! I have a 256GB ssd but sometime after I deleted my windows in the bootcamp assistant, my disk utility is saying that I just have 199GB... How can I solve this problem??? After the diskutil list comand I got this: /dev/disk0 (internal): ###########################################...
  15. C

    Mojave - Partition / Container /Volume - Best Practices

    In an effort to reorganize my data, I want to make use of partition / volume / container. Are there any best practices in this regard? I have Mojave and use APFS encrypted. I am asking this because I want to keep OS separate from data and should have ability to reformat / reinstall OS without...
  16. N

    Macbook Pro dual boot kali partition guide is not working

    Hello all, I am having an issue with automatic partition guide upon installing kali, even though there is 100GBs free space and it should proceed with this option for installing on the next free space, i receive error too small disk. Any idea what to do? I read that it can be done manually but i...
  17. B

    Screen getting blurrier from the bottom up

    Hey, first time posting here so I'm not sure if this is the right place to do it. https://imgur.com/a/RsXhWJv - This is what's happening. I have a 2017 MacPro running Mojave 10.14.1. Had to install a partition to test a game - ended up not wanting it, so deleted the thing two days later. When...
  18. mbricolage

    No SCHEME option even in “View all Devices”

    No SCHEME/GUID option even when switching to “View all Devices” [MacBook Air 13-inch, 2017] I’m trying to partition a TOSHIBA 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Canvio Basics). 1) Following reliable online instructions, I used Disk Utility>Erase> chose to ReName disk> then ERASE Result: “Partition” is...
  19. N

    Trying to avoid Boot Camps install partition.

    Hello, I have an iMac 27" 2017 model with a 128GB flash blade and a 1TB flash SSD inside. I'm on Mojave and I use the big HD for macOS and the small one for Boot Camp. When I install Windows via Boot Camp the BC Assistant creates a 8GB partition named Wininstall that contains the Windows iso...
  20. A

    Mac HD not showing Mac partition?!

    Hi, I have a mac harddrive where I installed bootcamp on one partition of it (windows 10). For some reason the mac won't boot into mac anymore. So to recover my data I have removed the hard drive and put it in a caddy and connected it to another mac laptop. The problem is that the harddrive...