Category: Apple


Well, after 4 failed attempts to clone the old OSX HDD to the new 1TB seagate SSHD I finally got it to work using OSX‘s built in Disk Utility.

In the end user theratter gave me the answer

Clone El Capitan to a New Disk

  1. Restart the computer. Immediately after the chime hold down the Command–R keys until the Apple logo and progress bar appear.

  2. When the Utility Menu appears select Disk Utility and click on the Continue button.

  3. When Disk Utility loads select the disk (usually, the out-dented entry) from the side list.

  4. Click on the Partition tab in Disk Utility‘s main window. A panel will drop down.

  5. Set the partition scheme to GUID.

  6. Set the Format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.)

  7. Click on the Apply button, then click on the Done button when it activates.

  8. Select the new Seagate drive then select Restore from the Disk Utility’s Edit menu.

  9. From the dropdown menu select the volume you want to clone.

  10. Click on the Apply button to start the process.

 

After some struggle to remove the old drive the new drive works and after resetting the PRAM, the MackBooPro now boots super fast.

Thank you forum member theratter

So for 3 nights I have attempted to clone my old 512 GB hd to a new 1TB Seagate SSHD hybrid drive and for 3 night I have failed. I keep finding that it randomly disconnects with the “Drive incorrectly removed” message from OSX.

I have deactivated all the autolog out/shutdown setting but still getting this issue and its driving me crazy.

I have been using G.I.M.P SINCE 1999 (version 0.99b) but have only had a Macbook since late 2012.

A few months back I maxed out the ram to 16Gig but noticed that G.I.M.P was lagging when calling up commands and really struggling while working on a book cover (sys report showed only half the ram was in use!) its taken me ages but last week I found the issue.

When I upped the ram, I forgot to change a setting in G.I.M.P, this setting is “Tile Size”. Once I changed this to use 8 gig, G.I.M.P started working perfectly. If anyone is finding this issue, I hope this post helps you out!

Flux 4 for web design?

What a piece of crap!

I installed Flux 4 because it was recommended as the best web designer and so far I am not impressed.

It has the most unintuitive interface I have ever came across ever since the early (98) version of MS frontpage !

You can’t just open an existing HTML page, you can’t just create a single html page, and when creating a new project, nothing happens.

What a pile of crap and what a waste of money. If you have any idea how to do web design don’t expect flux 4 to be easy.

After bait of random google I discovered that my card reader is identified as

Broadcom Corporation|NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (vendor:14e4 device:16bc subv:14e4 subd:0000)

If I’m correct and judging by (Lack of) details in the system information panel, the reason that it doesn’t work anymore is because Maverics doesn’t have a working driver!

If I’m correct then I don’t think the osx 11 update will contain a driver for it and ill be left feeling screwed.

Just a clue that may be of interest to other Macbook Pro users with failed card readers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 & Macbook pro

So I needed a cheep tablet and as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 offered more then the Kindle fire (but less then the iPad mini, which I couldn’t afford) I went for it.

Got it home plug it in…….

Not working in memory card mode, well that sucks.

Manager software not installing……Really sucks.

Not downloading email attachments (my android 2.6 phone does that!)……Really, really sucks.

I turned every thing off and just walked away.

So after over an hr later and on the very of taking it back I tryed the install again……………..

It installed and worked! but one catch. The tablet must not be connected when installing and I have to email docs to myself.  not the best but I think I may keep this (till I can afford a iPad).

MBP

New MacBookPro User

After my old Win 7 Laptop started to fail I thought it was time for a new laptop. I popped around to a local pc shop to see what was available but was saddened by the horrible Win 8 UI that they came with (along with a lack of any included software) Spying the Apple counter I went over to have a chat. At nearly twice the price of a Win 8 equivalent My wallet would be groaning for a few months but at least my mind would be happy.

The Mac interface is a bit different to how a windows pc works but once you find the Lauchpad which displays all the icon on one screen everything becomes so easy.

I’ve transfered all my written work to Pages with out much work (well once I got it converted from Pageplus format).

Internet traveling is so much better, I don’t know if it’s just Safari or safari on the MBP but only having to type the first 2 or 3 letters from a web address of a visited site and having the correct address auto complete is amazing in my books.

I haven’t made much use of the App store or iTunes (I get my MP3’s from Amazon due to using my Sony Xperia phone to play music) or have I used alot of the preinstalled software, but what I have used has me impressed.

I know this is not even remotely like a review and I’m still learning how to use it and maybe one day I’ll get around to writing a proper review but with two 2200 story’s that need writing and submitting to a competition by Jan 10th 2013 I’ve got a lot of work to do.

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