Apple Mac



Backing up Time Machine to my Windows computer


defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

scutil --get ComputerName

hdiutil create -size 64g -fs HFS+J -volname "TimeMachine" ComputerName_MACADDRESS.sparsebundle

if you get the error : "The network backup disk does not support the required AFP features.", use the install.sh script in here: http://www.zerga.de/wordpress/2011/10/13/howto-get-macosx-lion-time-machine-to-backup-on-a-samba-share/

control time machine from the command line:



How can I install themes for Terminal?

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/27878/how-can-i-install-themes-for-terminal
http://noahfrederick.com/blog/2011/lion-terminal-theme-peppermint/


Allow incoming SCP connections on Mac

you have to  allow remote connections on the Mac OS X first
To log in to this computer remotely, type "ssh cdat003-admin@wifi-172-23-108-127.uoa-wifi.auckland.ac.nz".



NTFS Mounter

simple utility designed to mount NTFS volumes in read/write mode.
http://www.macupdate.com/download/32571/NTFS%20Mounter%200.4.dmg.zip

When I start up, I have a gray screen with the apple icon and a spinning wheel. I am not getting to the log in screen.

Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570

Perform a Safe Boot

Simply performing the Safe Boot may resolve this issue.

    Shut down your Mac. If necessary, hold your Mac's power button for several seconds to force it to power down.
    Start your Mac, then immediately hold the Shift key. This performs a Safe Boot. Advanced tip: If you want to see the status of a Safe Boot as it progresses, you can hold Shift-Command-V during start up (instead of just Shift).

    Note: A Safe Boot takes longer than a typical start up because it includes a disk check and other operations.
     
    If your Mac starts up as expected, immediately try restarting.

If the Safe Boot does not work, or the restart after a successful Safe Boot does not work, go to the next section.


Create a bootable Lion install drive for newer Macs: http://www.macworld.com/article/1165337/create_a_bootable_lion_install_drive_for_newer_macs.html


How to identify your MacBook Air: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3255

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
MD223LL/A
MBAIR 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASH



MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) - Technical Specifications: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP650


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