Archive for the ‘MacOS’ Category

[MacOS] VMWare Fusion 4.1 Allows Installation of Snow Leopard Client and Leopard Client Versions

Fusion 4.1 Allows Mac OS X Client Installations With the release of Mac OS 10.7 Lion VMWare seem to have decided that all of Apple’s latest operating systems can be virtualized. VMWare Fusion 4.1. (released Nov 17th, 2011) thus allows the installation of all Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and 10.6. Snow Leopard versions; vulgo: […]

[MacOS] Backup Chameleon Boot USB-Stick

1. Abstract You have the situation that you installed Chameleon for security and compatibility purposes on an external USB-stick. For safety reasons you should consider making a backup. But all diskimaging (either Apple’s Diskutility, Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper) tools fail to create a proper backup since the bootblock is just not copied. So […]

[Win] Oracle VirtualBox: Workaround For Initialization Issue Pt. II

Find our previously released workaround for initialization issues here. CPU VT-X/AMD-V Issue After configuring a dual core virtual machine and trying to start you may encounter a message box indicating: Hyper-V launch failed; Either VMX not present or not enabled in BIOS. Hyper-V launch failed; at least one of the processors in the system does […]

[MacOS] Save Energy by Using Deep Sleep aka Hibernation

Looking at the situation in Japan at these days, it seems overdue to begin worrying about all our energy consuming devices. As a MacOS user we are used to some quite convenient features. Like just clicking sleep and the system goes to sleep. What most of us don’t realize at this point is, that sleep […]

[MacOS] Handle DMG Images under Microsoft Windows

Are you one of those lonesome people who tried to access the contents of a DMG image under Windows? Yes, there are several ways like converting to ISO with programs like Magic-Iso or mounting with Mac-Drive. All these solutions are nice, handy and well… expensive… Simply using 7-zip is in my opinion the easiest way, […]

[Win] Oracle VirtualBox: Workaround For Initialization Issue

“and first for something complete different”: Muzaq… coding or administrating system can’t do without gooood muzaq. Check our latest tunes here :-) History VirtualBox is an open source virtualization software. Originally it has been developed by a german company named Innotek, which has been acquired by SUN Microsystems in 2008. SUN Microsystems in turn has […]

[MacOS] Add Avi Files to iTunes Library

I. Abstract As some of us have already realized: iTunes by default does not allow adding AVI files to its library. This is very sad, but there are several solutions for this problem. II. Converting or going Commercial? One might be converting all files to something that QuickTime allows to play. As this is not […]

[MacOS] Chameleon On USB: Mounting USB Stick Correctly

Inserting USB sticks to your Mac OS X based system makes Mac OS X mount the stick without assigning certain permissions like owners, or groups. I. How things get mounted on Mac OS The mount command on the terminal returns most likely some lines, like that: testuser$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs […]

[MacOS] Intel Atom CPUs still Unsupported in 10.6.2 beta

In contrast to what is being written on the major internet newspapers, the latest beta build 10C535 of Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.2 does indeed still not support Intel Atom CPUs anymore. Stellarola investigated into this issue some of his spare time to find out why different sources tell different things. And the reason is […]

[MacOS] Recommended Apps: MacTubes

Abstract Do you ever wanted to download some of the YouTube videos, simply to have them available when being on the road? Or say: you wanna archive them, because as we’ve seen in the past with several major media services: there will be a time when they don’t exist anymore. But YouTube does not support […]