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Sunday, June 29, 2014

What is in the other section?

Getting asked on the daily what is in my other section, has become a great question.  If you select the  and go to about this mac, click more info, and then go to the storage tab, you can see the amount of used and free space in OSX.

Often times on portables, this space can be taken up by local snapshots on the system. I have found a very useful terminal command that will show you exactly what is in that space. press command then spacebar to bring up spotlight, and type terminal to open terminal. Once terminal is open type the following command: "du -d1 -h"  

Now you can see where your hard drive space is being used. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

10.10 Installer Strikes Back

Snatch over at insanely mac posted an updated installer.  I will try this one I have some more time. For now, I am happy to be back to my backup running 10.9X.

Use and 8GB+ USB stick and format it with GUID partition mapping and a partition named Install, then run the following in terminal:
(This process assumes your Install.app resides in Downloads, if not change the path or copy to downloads)

sudo hdiutil attach ~/Downloads/Install\ OS\ X\ 10.10\ Developer\ Preview.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg
sudo asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg  -target /Volumes/Install -erase -format HFS+
sudo rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
sudo cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System

nstall Clover r2696 (or newer) to the Install USB.
Copy FakeSMC and Network kexts to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.10  (you’ll have to create the 10.10 folder}
In the Boot section of config.plist add:

Arguments
kext-dev-mode=1

Boot USB to Clover, highlight your Install USB, hit the spacebar, choose “with injected kext”
Install Yosemite. Boot to USB again and select your Yosemite HD or SSD "with injected kext" to complete the installation.
install your kext to S/L/E. Install Clover to your boot drive (don't forget to add "kext-dev-mode=1").
Done

Clover: Thanks Slice and the dev team.



Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298521-easy-yosemite-1010-usb-installer-updated/