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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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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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux)

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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Solid dual boot solution for OS-X and Linux (ubuntu)

What is the best, solid dual boot solution for having OS-X and Linux on the same harddisk on a Macbook Pro? Criterias would be: Usability Robustness of the setup (regarding updates of OS-X etc.) ...
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Migrating VirtualBox VMs

Perhaps not the right forum, and in my opinion more of a comment in addition to this question but as I am unfortunately not yet able to comment, and I'd rather not answer the question and and then ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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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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Is there a good video for learning how to dual boot ubuntu and OS X

I am having trouble dual booting ubuntu and OS X with the written instructions. I was wondering if there was a good installation video that would guide me through the steps?
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iMac will not boot OS X after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my iMac, following HowToGeek's tutorial. Whenever I boot, I get GRUB with the following options: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu Mac OS X 32-bit Mac OS ...
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iLife installation help

I am a 7th grade student doing a documentary for school. My friend recently converted my Early 2007 Macbook with OSX Lion to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I was not aware that I would lose iLife '11. I need ...
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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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How do I connect to an Ubuntu server via SSH from OSX?

I recently downloaded OpenSSH on my ubuntu server; though I don't have a domain name yet I do have another device (running OSX) on the same LAN as my server. Is it possible to connect to the server? ...
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Unable to mount cifs share from OS X Yosemite on ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying all kind of options to mount a file share from OS X 10.10 to a ubuntu 14.04 box. This box has no GUI so I must find the proper command trough the GUI I know that the share is ...
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Creating USB boot disc for ubuntu

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and am trying to create a boot usb of ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I have tried Unetbootin, but the installation halts at step 2 file 254. I have verified the md5 is ...
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Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?

I've decided to go with the dedicated home/data partition way of doing things for my first multiboot configuration, and for that reason have a bunch of symlinks linking to where I've mounted that ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD [duplicate]

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Running ubuntu side by side with windows and OSX

i have a Apple macbook air currently running OS X 10.10 and Windows 7 HP with bootcamp, during the installation of windows i messed up a couple times badly enough that i had to factory reset my ...
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Unable to recover grub using boot-repair after chameleon install

here is my report from boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/8880032/ message return unable to write, no such file found etc
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Make Ubuntu look like mac osX

I have 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed the latest version of Macbuntu, but it does not have the advanced mac os X efffects. I want my desktop to have the effects like the one in this video: ...
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Samba File Sharing - Copying Folder

I have file sharing enabled on my Mac. I am trying to copy files from my Mac to my Linux box. On my Linux box (Ubuntu) I am able to access my mac's files. When I try to copy a folder from the Mac to ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Mac OS X VM originally from Windows running on Ubuntu

I have a Mac OS X 10.9 Virtual Machine that was originally installed on Windows (using VMWare), I installed VMWare player on my Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run this same VM, but it just hangs on the ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Dualboot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to know how to dual boot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04
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Can I use my @icloud.com email address for Thunderbird

I'm thinking about switching from OS X to Ubuntu, and I want to know if I can use my iCloud email address, or if I'll have to make a new one.
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Switching from OSX to Ubuntu. [closed]

I have been a Mac user since the late 80s, but am now seriously considering a switch to Ubuntu. A few reasons, privacy/security, a few annoyances with Apple, and so forth, but I do have a few ...
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Cannot boot into Refit (to choose Ubuntu) on Mac after Yosemite Upgrade

I do yosemite upgrade on MacBook Pro (13 inchi, mid 2012 model). After upgrade it, I cannot boot into refit, no OS option available, just boot into Mac OSX yosemite directly. I tried to reinstal ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu samba shares from Mac OS after install of Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my server, replacing 14.04 (not upgrading it). I gave it the same name (ubuntu-server) as before. I installed Samba and redefined the shares previously established, ...
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osx download from GRUB

Ok so I just installed Ubuntu onto my mac, but I pressed the wrong button and deleted osx. I have the original boot disk that I used years ago on it, but after messing around on the GRUB for a bit, ...
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Samba on 14.04 has high CPU with OSX client

Recently (could have been after upgrading to 14.04 on my server) the Mac OSX client has been very slow accessing Samba shares (actually intolerably slow, minutes rather than seconds to browse a ...
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Issue with shared folders from OS X to Ubuntu 14.04

I am using VMWARE Fusion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). Under the settings for the virtual machine I have a number of folders set to share with the VM which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, they are not ...
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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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Change trackpad click settings to those used on OSX

I am having some problems with my trackpad with Ubuntu and my Samsung Series 9 laptop. The insane sensitivity of the trackpad I can overcome with a mouse when using laptop on a desk, but on my lap ...
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SMB sharing problems

I have three 'puters at home: Mac running 10.9.5 HP Laptop 1 Ubuntu 14.04 HP Laptop 2 (work) dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Problem 1 Connecting From Mac to Ubuntu smb://192.168.1.3 Pop up ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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Make Ubuntu ignore command key when run via nX

I'm accessing an Ubuntu 14.04 machine via NoMachine (the proprietary version, not FreeNX) from an OS X box. When I'm pressing the command key ("super key" in Ubuntu parlance) to switch from NoMachine ...
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Cannot connect to ubuntu samba server via mac OSX “connect to server”

I have Ubuntu desktop server and MacAir with updated OSX. openssh-server and samba have been installed in ubuntu desktop. I could connect to ubuntu through OSX terminal using ssh, but samba file ...
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how to get fan stacks like in mac osx [duplicate]

My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Unity desktop. Docky. Compiz and its setting manager. MAC OSX theme from Noobslabs. I want to have the ability to launch a fan stack like you find in MAC OSX ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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Working with Kenote users and preserving transitions

My partners have developed several slide presentations on Keynote which I'll use to present for our clients. They've chosen Keynote because they're heavy Apple users and even though I have tried to ...
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How to change/add extra resolutions in xorg.conf?

I faced with a single 600x800 resolution in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, running on MBP through Parallels. I have this list of resolutions (I have ratio < 10, so the image is in http://tinypic.com). After ...
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How can I install ubuntu on a Drive using OSX?

I have a macbook and want to use it to install Ubuntu on a thumbdrive. That drive will afterwards go into another computer and function as the system-disk. The other computer doesn't have any other ...
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...
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vnc from mac to ubuntu - a few questions

I just got an ubuntu desktop 14.04 up and running in my basement meant to be serving media files and feeding my projector. From my living room I would like to use the Screen Sharing application on OSX ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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Xubuntu laggy/slow in brand new MBP host

I am using Xubuntu as a VM in both a Windows/PC host and recently a OS/X Mac host. The latter is laggy, especially when I use two monitors. It's weird cause the Windows machine is less capable (less ...