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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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Ubuntu Single Boot on Mac Mini (late 2011)

HDD of my Mac Mini (2011) died. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it -- single boot from a USB. So, I replaced the HDD with a working disk and created a bootable USB drive as mentioned here: ...
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Macchanger timed automatic (wlan0)

how can I make it so that every hour macchanger shuts off wlan0, changes mac address (macchanger) and turns wlan0 back on - repeat?
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Mac remote desktop (xrdp) to Ubuntu middle click

I have xrdp installed on a few Ubuntu 12.04 machines. I can access it from both Win7 and Mac OSX using the standard MS remote desktop client however, I can't seem to figure out how to copy/paste on ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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I've tried to download ubuntu alongside with osx but I couldn't please help

when I try to install ubuntu there should be a choice that says "install ubuntu alongside with osx" but there isn't I did everythin in this tutorial step by step but it didnt work ...
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Can I revert to OS X after installing Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu to my Mac but I want to make sure that I can get back to OS X whenever I want. I also wonder that if I can switch OSes with something like bootcamp? (for example you can ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly?

How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly? The official documentation does not give precise instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro6-1/Precise ...
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Mac to Ubuntu VPN server

My VPN is up, and I can connect to the server from my iPhone and my Mac, but I can't access any internal resources. My server is .50, and I have Plex running on it. I'm hoping to VPN into my network ...
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How to install or run Mac programs on Ubuntu?

I don't even know if this is possible but, can I run mac programs on Ubuntu? I have already tried Darling but still no success.
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Mount External “My Passport for Mac” to VM Ubuntu 14

I am struggling trying to figure out how to mount my external mac drive to my virtual Ubuntu 14 Desktop. I am using VM Workstation 10 and have updated my Ubuntu desktop to the most current release. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac - use 32-bit or 64-bit image? [duplicate]

So, I'm about to install Ubuntu on my brand new Mac. Looking at the available release packages, though, I'm a bit confused: I believe all modern Mac's are 64-bit now, but I know for a fact that my ...
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Access safe mode on macbook pro [migrated]

I have installed mint on my 2010 mbp and managed to mess up the .profile so now I can't log in to mint. I would like to access safe mode to edit the .profile file but I cannot for the life of me get ...
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Switch eth0 to eth1 after restarting

I Have eth0 with the Original MAC And eth1 With another MAC After Restarting is Switch eth0 To eth1 Or eth1 to eth0 I want the same a choose After Restarting Not Up And Down ( eth0 , eth1 ) I use ...
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No operating system found - Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro with Retina Display

I've been following a couple of different guides to install Ubuntu on my Mac. (Mostly this one: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy, but I've also been looking into using rEFInd to ...
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ISO to IMG converting error

I'm having trouble converting, with the following output only a single input file can be specified. Anyone know where the issue is? NAMEZs-air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ...
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Connect Linux to Mac Samba (Windows like sharing)

Hello I want to create samba share folder between Linux (Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and Mac OS X (v 10.7.5) but this is what I get from a command: smbclient -L //192.168.1.18/ Output: Enter mareeke's ...
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ISO to IMG fail - hdiutil convert issues unresolved [closed]

I've tried several syntaxes, including the ones in the instructions here with zero success. NAMEZs-MacBook-Air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert /Users/NAMEZ/Downloads/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW ...
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There is a bug in ubuntu (cannot find a medium containing a live file system) [duplicate]

I cannot install ubuntu, and there is no way for me to submit a bug report, because I don't have ubuntu, because I can't install ubuntu. I've followed all the instructions several times, and it just ...
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Installation error: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I get the error noted above when I try to install ubuntu on my mac. I follow the instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a usb stick with the ...
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unable to get nvidia card working on slot 1 16 speed pcie

I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 and I've just fitted an Nvidia Gtx 750 ti. I know its overpowered, but I wanted the opengl4.4 specs. The problem that I have is that it is not detected by the o/s when in ...
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Cannot burn ubuntu 14.04.1 on Late 2006 iMac

I am having issues burning the .iso of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my late 2006 iMac running on Snow Leopard. I am attempting to burn this .iso using Disk Utility on a Memorex DVD-R that has 4.7 GB on it. ...
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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Can't connect to encrypted network with late 2012 macbook pro

I recently dual booted my late 2012 macbook pro with Ubuntu 14.10 and initially upon installation my macbook couldn't detect any networks. I did some googling and found this previously asked question ...
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Installing Ubuntu on early 2011 Macbook pro using USB Stick: ''i8042 No Controller''

I have an early 2011 macbook pro. My primary hard drive location has a mac os X yosemite installation. I replaced the optical drive with a secondary hard drive, which has two partitions created with ...
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Purple screen on boot, with nomodeset, different every time

After installing 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5 1, I rebooted, and then now I sometimes get a black screen then two little purple lines show up on the top of the screen, but other times it will get to a ...
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Using Ubuntu to access Mac HDD

Edited What i want to Do : Run ubuntu via a DVD-r on an iMac to retrieve data, because a system file has corrupted What I've Done: Put the ubuntu disk in my working Macbook Pro to try retrieving ...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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mac nvram from ubuntu

How can I read and write nvram values on a 2014 mac mini from ubuntu? ie the equivalent of MacOS's nvram program. The particular thing I am trying to set is SystemAudioVolume to get rid of the ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Mac (no dual boot), now am stuck in grub rescue mode

Prior to attempting to totally eliminate OS X from my Macbook Pro, I had had a dual boot through rEFIt. rEFIt gave the option for either OS X or Linux Mint. It worked fine until I updated my OS X to ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Unable to access NFS share from Mac OS X

I am trying to use NFS to share an external drive mounted on an Ubuntu server with a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I cannot access the mount point from the Mac. The relevant line in /etc/exports is: ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Mac install problems - stalls during boot

I'm trying to install v 14.04.1 LTS on my Mac - it's the first time I have installed Ubuntu so I am being a bit cautious. I created a USB installer and managed to boot OK and reached the install ...
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Dual-boot Install 14.04.1 in EFI mode on iMac 13,2 with Fusion Drive

I want to learn whether or not I will be able to install ubuntu on the subject system. I installed rEFInd successfully (as reported in the terminal) but it does not work. Through lots of reading it ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook (Dualboot) [duplicate]

I am using Mac-book. But I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Give some guidance so that I can install Ubuntu on my Mac book.
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Mac Mini A1347 - Oct 2012 , 64 Bit question [duplicate]

I have a mac mini a1347 (Oct 2012 ) model. In the spec it says "64-bit enabled". What does 64-bit enabled mean?
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
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Access OSX (10.8) encrypted volume from ubuntu

I need to access my two old drives (one hdd one ssd) from my Macbook which I managed to kill with a couple of glasses of water. The drives is still working though and shows up in 'Disks', but they ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Air 2013

I have tried referring to the steps given at Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but once it finishes writing the ISO into the USB, I get the following message instantly: ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
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Capacity for ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu on an external SSD. The drive is 120GB. I want to split it into 2 partitions. One for a hackintosh and the other for ubuntu. Will 40GB be sufficient for ubuntu to run smoothly ...
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Mounting Macintosh Disk R/W in Ubuntu

I have a problem mounting a Macintosh HDD (I already turned off journaling). I made a mount point with mkdir ~/Yosemite and when I try to use sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda1 ...
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High CPU Usage on Linux after Mac Update

I have my Macbook Pro (late 2013) dual booted with Ubuntu 14.04. For months I have been running simulations with the GROMACS software package on the linux partition without any performance issues. A ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Urgent problem: Keyboard of a mac running ubuntu

I'm freaking out/panicking massively. My Mac (2008) with Ubuntu 14 has decided not to work anymore: keyboard and mouse aren't operative at all -I'm stuck with the login. The keyboard is working (I was ...
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Which Ubuntu version on Imac G5 [duplicate]

Which version of Ubuntu can i install on my imac G5 Power PC. It has 1 GB RAM, Power PC 1,6 processor, and nVidia GeForce FX 5200. 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be ok? Thanks
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How to get dual monitors working on Mac Pro black cylinder

How do I get dual monitors working on a Mac Pro cylinder? I have two thunderbolt connected displays (one on a minidisplay port to dvi connector, and the other on a mini displayport to vga connector). ...