Aug
16
2012
0

Force a DVD to eject from an aluminium MacBook Pro

For the first time since I bought my MacBook Pro, I got a DVD stuck in its drive. Pressing the usual ‘Eject’ button had no effect. On older Macs you could stick a paper clip into a little hole next to the drive to force it to give up its contents. I got a paper clip, opened it up and then found that my MBP lacks the little override hole. Bit of googling led me to an Apple Support forum post which mentioned the drutil utility.

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Aug
10
2012
5

Re-enable ‘sudo’ on Mac OS X without reinstalling from recovery

I recently upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). The upgrade itself went without a hitch. Soon afterwards, however, I realised that the ‘sudo’ command had stopped working. (more…)

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Nov
11
2010
0

Installing MacOS X in a VirtualBox VM

While attempting to follow some instructions on how to install Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM, I came across a number of hurdles. This is how I overcame them. (more…)

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