Setting the hostname on your Mac

Setting the hostname on your Mac using scuttle

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Type the following command to change the primary hostname of your Mac:
    sudo scutil –set HostName <new host name>
  3. Type the following command to change the Bonjour hostname of your Mac:
    sudo scutil –set LocalHostName <new host name>
  4. Optional: If you also want to change the computer name, type the following command:
    sudo scutil –set ComputerName <new name>
Like this:
 sudo scutil --get HostName
 sudo scutil --get LocalHostName
 sudo scutil --get ComputerName

How to automount an SMB share in Mac OS X

How to automount an SMB share in Mac OS X

  1. Connect to your network share, in Finder, Select Go, then Connect to server
  2. Enter the credentials for your login to your network drive and tick the ‘remember in keychain’
  3. Open system settings, select users and groups then click on login items
  4. Drag the icon for your network drive from your desktop to the startup items.

Moving a Lightroom catalog from PC to Mac

Something along these lines,
On your Windows PC

  1. Select File then Export to Catalog
  2. Select a name and location for the new export catalog
  3. Wait a long time for it to copy the catalog file and all your photos to the new location.

On your Mac

  1. Create a new Catalog in your desired location
  2. From the File menu choose Import from Another catalog
  3. Chose to either
    1. Import files and leave them where they are
    2. Copy files to another location and then import
  4. Option a is quicker, but doesn’t move the files
    Option B is slower, but will move the files to another location if thats what you want.

 

Create a bootable installer for macOS

Example:

sudo /Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume --applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app

See the Apple Support page here : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
or watch this video
TIP: You will probably need to erase the HDD using the disk utility before installing.
If you do, chose what ever name you like, one of the Mac Formats and make sure to choose the GUID scheme.