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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip

    Yes this happened to me and I started working for a way to repair this automatically. Didn't get a chance to complete it since I am recovering from the flu but this is exactly what happened to me. Hackintosh crashed and couldn't execute either of Disk Utilities. I was thinking of implementing it like this: 1. Check if diskmanagementd is Sierra or El Capitan version. Check if more that one files is named diskmanagementd*. 2. Keep a backup of the Sierra diskmanagementd on the contents of the Disk Utility.app 3. Run a GUI before launching Disk Utility with the options to restore everything to default or run Disk Utility, so in the event that it breaks you can use the option to repair. Any opinions? Not sure how to implement version checking without keeping a database of md5 for all current and future binaries.
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    I like Textmate but I still catch myself using Textedit every now and then. The frontmost is a checkbox option if you go to Textedit->Preferences.
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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip

    The only system file modified(temporarily) is /usr/libexec/diskmanagementd. After you enter the password at the osascript prompt, a script gets executed. The script renames diskmanagementd to diskmanagementd-sierra, copies the El Capitan diskmanagementd to /usr/libexec and executes Disk Utility. When the program exits, the script deletes diskmanagentd (the El Capitan version) and renames diskmanagementd-sierra to diskmanagementd. Thats the only modification to system files. This is done to allow both Disk Utilities to co-exist and work. Note that you can't operate both at the same time. If you want to see the script browse the contents and check the macOS folder. I was/am working on a different version that will be working different way if successful. It still needs a small modification to /usr/libexec but it shouldn't be affecting Sierra at all. I guess under Sierra you can't access encrypted HDDs while this Disk Utility is running because of the modified diskmanagementd. But closing the application reverts any changes made and everything should be back to normal. Thanks.
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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip

    I am sorry but I don't understand what the problem is. Could you perhaps rephrase it?
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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip

    The only thing that will do that is if you don't have SIP disabled. If the osascript is executing then it must be that it can't execute the sudo command because of SIP. Are you running this on a real Mac? Also rebooting the computer and trying again might help.
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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip

    Probably System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Allow apps download from It needs to be Anywhere but it's not there by default. To be able to select it open up Terminal and execute: sudo spctl --master-disable
  8. If you look inside the Contents/SharedSupport of this download injectDiskUtility.zip you will find a Disk Utility.app that shows debug menu to mount EFI partitions that works on El Capitan. It also works on MacOS Sierra use this if you like (experimental) Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip Thanks.
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    Disk Utility v13 for macOS Sierra.zip



    Disk Utility 13 is back! Requires SIP Disabled To run it you need to Allow apps from Anywhere under System Preferences -> Security & Privacy. To enable this options execute in Terminal: sudo spctl --master-disable Yosemite Disk Utility for macOS Sierra Note: When you launch this version two icons will appear on the dock. This is normal behavior! Debug menu is available to list all partitions and mount EFI. For the nostalgic or the crazy ones ... your favorite version of Disk Utility now works on macOS Sierra. Upon launching you will need to provide password to run the scripts that make things spin. Tested on a fresh install of macOS Sierra, on an actual MacBook Pro (separate machine from the one it was modified on) Verified the following working: 1. Creating an image, restoring an image, converting an image 2. Partitioning a hard drive, erasing hard drive, restoring to hard drive 3. Verifying disk and repairing disk 4. Burning iso to DVD Please proceed with caution, I would like some feedback from people on errors or bugs that might come up. Enjoy!
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    Sorry for the late response, but did you drop it on the app icon on the dock? That wouldn't work. You have to drop it on the place holder with the monitor and the magic wand.
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    Only boots from USB

    We would need some more info. Is it legacy or uefi? Is clover installed in the EFI partition? When you boot from the hard drive, on clover settings is the OS 10.11? Can you boot directly from the USB? If yes this is what I would try: DISCLAIMER: Not an expert. Ideally you should make a full backup of your drive with SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner or at least Time Machine. 1. I would backup the EFI folder (it would be either on the root for example Macintosh HD or on the EFI partition which you would have to mount from Disk Utility with debug mode on) 2. Copy the EFI folder from the USB stick to the location of the EFI folder on your drive. (you can only copy the config.plist and any kexts for 10.11)
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    Version 1.01


    A simple app that uses GhostScript to remove the OWNER PASSWORD from pdf files. It doesn't need to install GhostScript on your machine and doesn't need administrative privileges. This removes restrictions like you can't save or print the pdf. It will not work with all pdf files, especially encrypted ones. Supports batch mode. Tested under Sierra.
  13. Cool! I also downloaded your dsdts might give them a shot on my rebuild. If you come up with a good working setup please post back.
  14. @critza Since you asked me about the build I figured to make it public so others can benefit. DISCLAIMER: I don't know what I am doing! I use the latest bios, no dsdt, onboard sound and nics don't work. On board sound can work with dsdt or drivers, i had it working once but i can't be bothered. I bought a $10 Vantec NBA-120U USB Audio Adapter and my output is through there. I use the EXPI9301CT nic. You can use the IONetworkingFamilyInjector.kext (I was using this for a long time but it stopped working on further clover updates) or flash your nic using the guide here under Ubuntu and don't worry about it. The GFX is a GeForce GTX 760 2GB, I have web drivers installed. The amount of RAM under Yosemite is detected correctly at 48GB but on the About This Tab->Memory it doesn't show the correct amount of slots occupied. On El Capitan half the RAM is detected at 24GB, and also wrong amount of slots detected. I tried to correct it by adding the memory slots in clover configurator but I get kernel panics. This is the output from kext utility which gives you plenty of info. ProductName : Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.10.5 BuildVersion: 14F1021 Bootargs : -v arch=x86_64 slide=0 dart=0 darkwake=10 npci=0x2000 nvda_drv=1 kext-dev-mode=1 PCIRoot=1 PCIRootUID=1 EthernetBuiltin=Yes GraphicsEnabler=Yes Kernel : Darwin Kernel Version 14.5.0: Tue Sep 1 21:23:09 PDT 2015 Model ID : MacPro3,1 KernelMode: x86_64 CPU TYPE : Intel® Xeon® CPU E5649 @ 2.53GHz CPU ID : Ox206C2 (132802) Cores : 12 Cores, 24 Threads @ 2530MHz Bus: 133MHz FSB: 532MHz Caches : L1i:32Kb L1d:32Kb L2:256Kb L3:12288Kb CPU Features : FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM PBE SSE3 PCLMULQDQ DTES64 MON DSCPL VMX SMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM SSE4.1 SSE4.2 POPCNT AES PCID SYSCALL XD 1GBPAGE EM64T LAHF RDTSCP TSCI RAM : 49152Mb HibernateMode: 0 SwapUsage : total = 2048.00M used = 471.25M free = 1576.75M (encrypted) This is for Yosemite only: The boot loader is clover installed in the ESP with boot0af. If remember correctly I had to copy the boot file manually. The hard drive is Samsung 840 Pro 1TB Clover options: Clover EFI 64-bits SATA. I have the following drivers selected. Don't know if i should or not but here it goes: Drivers32: ps2keyboarddxe-32,ps2mouseabsolutepointerdxe-32, ps2mousedxe-32,usbmousedxe-32 and xhcidxe-32 Drivers64: ps2mousedxe-64, usbmousedxe-64, nvmexpressdxe-64 Drivers64UEFI: EmuVariableUefi-64, OSXAptioFixDrv-64, PartitionDxe-64 (I don't know why I have these on since its not a uefi mob but i do. Might have carried over from my first mackintosh using the config file as a template) Install RC scripts on target volume checked, optional rc scripts checked. I have 3 kexts on EFI\Clover\kexts\10.10 FakeSMC, GenericUSBXHCI and NullCPUPowerManagement. The system is pretty stable and fast. I plan to redo it now because I have this 400 Bad Response/Gateway error that I get on all drivers but I can't figure it out. It has never happened before. I was doing some network snooping before it has started happening but i don't think it is related. It could be. I just did a benchmark test while having photoshop, parallels, xcode and a few browsers as well as various programs open with Geekbench I get 1949 single core, 21077 multi-core. In my opinion its a solid system. I have rebuild it a few times, I just copy the EFI folder over pretty much. To create the installer use your preferred method and whatever works to get to the installer. Once I had to install with chimera and then install clover. I get to the installer fine with the arguments I listed. You might have to change graphicsenabler and/or nvda_drv depending on your setup. I hope I haven't forgotten anything, I hope I am not giving bad advice or made any embarrassing mistakes but If I can help even one person it makes it all worth it.