The default operating system installed on Apple Macintosh computers. Use this tag if you have problems about dual-booting ubuntu and Mac OSX. Note that questions using this tag still must be primarily about Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu and Mac OS X dual boot with rEFInd

I want to setup a dual boot: Mac OS X and Ubuntu 15.10. But I have installed UEFI Ubuntu first and after that installed rEFInd. Several questions: So how can I install Mac OS X with installed rEFInd ...
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UI Customization Macbuntu

So I recently installed Macbuntu on my computer. And the installation finalised successfully. I understand that I am supposed to reboot but when I did the UI remained the same. I have dual booted ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 root account login

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in the last version of VirtualBox on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. I am facing some problems with the Mac OS X and I need to edit some files in the Mac's virtual hard disc! So I ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Unable to chainload OS X Clover bootloader from GRUB

So I have a triple-boot setup in which I have just updated OS X (Hackintosh) to the newest version and a new bootloader (from Chimera to Clover). It looks something like this: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ...
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Pages File Corrupted LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 [closed]

so I am in the process of moving my mom's iMac from OSX to elementary OS freya. She has hundreds of .pages documents from her mac that she needs to use. Unfortunately LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 can't load ...
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Problems dual-booting Ubuntu and OSX

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a 120GB SSD. I also have and old macbook pro hard drive that I would like to dual-boot with. I have the macbook hdd in an external enclosure attached by USB 3. ...
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OSX journal read permission problem

I have a External Hard Drive for my Macbook pro. When I try to read files from this drive on my Ubuntu 15.10, I get permission problem for some files. I get this with 70% files but rest of 30% I can ...
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Mount hackintosh fusion drive in ubuntu to recover data

I followed this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-fusion-drive-on-hackintosh.html to create a fusion drive from an SSD and a HDD to speed up the pc. Something happened to the PC ...
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Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default? [closed]

I'm in OS X. In the refind-install script, there's a bless command that is running, but doesn't seem to work: elif [[ "$TargetDir" != "/EFI/BOOT" ]] ; then bless --setBoot --folder ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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`invalid signature` when trying to boot OSX's CLOVERX64.efi from GRUB

I’m trying to create a multiple boot situation using grub2. Please forgive me as I am fairly new at this. However, I feel like I am fairly close I am just missing the ability to boot from an EFI ...
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Ubuntu alongside MAC OSX

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Mac. The current operating system is El Capitan. I have made the flash disk and I can have Ubuntu with the flash drive but when I try installing it, it doesn't ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on Mac? (OS X El Capitan)

I just downloades Ubuntu 14.04.3 (1GB) and I don't know exactly what to do next. Can someone please explain in detail what should I do. I also downloaded Virtual Box. Thank you so much for taking your ...
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Mac OS X El Capitain and unbuntu virtual box

For the life of me I can't figure out how to create a file in the virtual box that I can see from my Mac OS X host. Please leave simple instructions all articles I've found online have ended with no ...
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How to run Mac file on Linux? [duplicate]

Is there any way to run a Mac file on Ubuntu 15.10? I want to run Aurora HDR on my Ubuntu, but I can't find any way to do so.
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Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina 2015

I was trying to dual boot linux with mac os x. Everything was fine, until i tried to switch from ubuntu back to os x. After typing my password, this happened. (I couldn't submit the image, but it is a ...
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How to cross compile ARM lib for use in xCode on Mac OS X?

How to cross compile a static lib in C for armv7 architecture to be used in iOS app projects developed and linked in xCode on Mac OS X machine?
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How to get Mac style title bar buttons on Ubuntu gnome without changing rest of the theme?

I have installed arc theme on Ubuntu gnome and I am loving it, but I have one more wish that is to change the close, minimize, maximize buttons' style to that of the Mac OS X Yosemite. Like this: I ...
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How to install ubuntu on mac mini like a dual boot [duplicate]

i have a mac mini . i want to install ubuntu . i tried using boot stick but lose data once i log out . what is an effective method to use both osx and ubuntu without trouble P.S no ...
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Attempting to fresh install ubuntu dual boot rEFInd does not recognize live boot

Attempted to do a fresh install by following the procedure found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1587938 (I ASSuMEd that the fact that it was for vista instead of os x was ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu install on my Ubuntu stick? (NOT for installing)

I use OS X myself, but am very interested in Ubuntu. I was wondering if it is possible to create a bootable USB stick that I can plug into a computer and use (similar to the try it first option on a ...
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Ubuntu and windows not booting

I had my mac tripple booted with Ubuntu and windows using refind and it took a long time to set up. Mac just did an update and now it will only boot to mac and the refind loaded doesn't show up any ...
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try ubuntu without istallation on my iMac mid 2011

where can I download the correct file? How can I put that in one USB or SD card? I need to try it without install it on my HD. Regards in advance.
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Ubuntu - Macbook and OS X

How does Ubunto fits within a macbook? According to apple the OS X is tailored to function with the hardware such as turbo boosting, power sawing and also the drivers to the retina display. Could I ...
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How do I get Grub2 to boot into OS X?

I removed everything on my MacBook Pro, partitioned it into several small partitions, and installed Ubuntu, Windows and OS X. Grub2 sees my Windows and Ubuntu installs, but OS X doesn't show up in the ...
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How can I fix a USB 3.0 Issue in a Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox VM

For the last few days I have spent a huge amount time searching for a solution to this challenge. I have a Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive which is an external 2 TB USB 3.0 disk that I use for ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to external hdd Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to boot full ubuntu 14.04 from an external hard drive. I don't know much about linux, my last experience was not so good (had to install a million 3rd party drivers ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox from Mac OS X; how to change resolution? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox from Mac OS X and am having no problems running it. I'm just wondering how to change the screen resolution so that the virtualized Ubuntu software fits my ...
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How can I change the indentation in Nautilus list view, tree mode?

In the current Nautilus version, the tree view has very little indentation between levels: Compare it with Mac OS X (Finder) list view, which IMHO has always had an excellent design: How can I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac

I am installing Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro. I don't like using reefit, I like booting into a default operating system I configure. So I installed Ubuntu to a partition I created from osx, set first file ...
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Trying to install on Macbook Pro Yosemite but nothing works

I have downloaded and burned the 64 bit 14.04 twice, and the 32 bit 15.04 once. Each time the machine reports that disk was burned successfully, but then none will read in my Mac and keep getting ...
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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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rEFInd cannot be found after resetting smc on MacBook Pro

I had rEFInd 0.9.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 13(mid 2014) and after resetting the smc the computer no longer booted into rEFInd and went directly into OSX. I checked the partions which it is installed ...
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Can I dual boot Ubuntu server 14.04 on Macbook Yosemite OS X 10.10.5?

I am learning how to operate Ubuntu Server. I have seen how to dual boot Ubuntu desktop to my Macbook running Yosemite, but is there a difference between that and loading Ubuntu Server?
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Triple boot Macbook into OS X, Windows or Ubuntu - is it possible in a stable manner? They seem to corrupt each other

I have a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and want to run OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 using Bootcamp in the standard way recommended by Apple. I set Windows as the default in Bootcamp, but ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu along with mac OS X

I'm trying to install ubuntu along with Mac Os x by following steps here. However, the problem is in "allocate drive space by dragging the divider below", in this step it takes for hours to finish ...
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Tranfer files from Ubuntu phone to Mac OS

I connected my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition to my MacBook Pro running OS X via USB cable. My Mac does not see the Ubuntu phone as an external drive. How can I transfer files between the 2?
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OSX like terminal behaviour? [duplicate]

I got a little something that really bugs me using Linux/ Ubuntu. As a OSX user I'm really used to the ALT + LeftClick to move cursor in the terminal. Now I've been researching about this but didn't ...
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Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu?

Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu? I only know of eOS having such a theme, but naught for Ubuntu... Some sort of package like Mac4Lin would be good, but not a necessity.
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keyboard's mismatch between ubuntu and osx using virtualbox

I am using running Ubuntu on virtualboxand I have OSX as a host. The issue is that OSX's hyphen, underscore and other keyboard keys do not match the Ubuntu's keyboard. How can I set that ?
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Booting from usb in ubuntu on macbook

Ive installed ubuntu solely on my macbook. However, I want to change to windows. I try to open the startup manager by pressing option(alt) on the macbook. However, no options appear. If osx is ...
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create osx 10.6.8 live USB, from ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386.iso

Please help. I have downloaded the above ISO file, have a 3.96gb USB stick, & am now stuck. Thank you.
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Can't get Ubuntu to boot from EFI in Mac

I am trying to get an old ca. 2006 macbook (technical specs here) to boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I'm on day two of this now, having wiped the hard drive numerous times and reinstalled from the disk ...
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mac air (late 2014) install have issues after installation is completed??? help?

I have installed the ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop version on my mac as a duel boot everything goes well until i have to restart and take the installtion media ( boot-able usb ) out of the computer. i make ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Second internal drive on mac?

Basically, i have a macbook with a 2nd internal hard drive, I want to dedicate that whole 2nd drive to Ubuntu and install it just on that drive. Is it possible? I can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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How to restore a Ubuntu USB stick?

I downloaded the ubuntu installation .iso from the web and burnt that onto a USB stick with Startup Disk Creator. And now this usb stick cannot be recognized by MAC and more. How could I restore it, ...
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STM32 development on Mac without eclipse

I have a Mac, an STM32F103 board and a JLink. I've installed OpenOCD, arm-none-abi-gcc and VIM. I wish to write programs for STM32 in VIM. The main problem is I don't know how to build my program with ...
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Accentuated characters proposition like MACOSX

As the title suggests, I looking for a way to have the propsition of accented characters such as available under OSX. Indeed OSX when we want to put an accent, just hold down the button (e for ...