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 am unable to boot into OS X Yosemite after having installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside, with rEFInd!

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside OS X Yosemite 10.10, with rEFInd, following the instructions of rEFInd about fixing a problem of booting among Yosemite and Ubuntu. I fixed it and it was ...
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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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dual boot on mac, purple screen

Fairly new to this so sorry if there is a duplicate question. I dual booted ubuntu on my macbook air. Now ubuntu boots perfectly fine but when I try to boot OSX it gets stuck on a purple screen... I ...
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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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Ubuntu on Mac black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mid 2010 iMac. When I don't set the nomodeset kernel option I'm getting a black screen. It does actually boot because I can hear the login screen sound. The screen ...
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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 create a bootable USB stick on OS X problem

My college gave me a Debia.img to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.9.4 (Mavericks) I followed instructions from here: ...
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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 ...
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Compiling the latest kvm with kvm-kmod from git repositories under Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I am trying to run OS X Mavericks as a VM under QEMU/KVM in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The guide I'm following for this is here: http://blog.definedcode.com/osx-qemu-kvm Also note I'm doing this on a clean ...
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Reinstalled OS X, rEFInd doesn't boot anymore and goes straight to OS X

I was having an issue where I could connect to Ethernet on my Macbook over Ubuntu but not OS X, and after trying a variety of different things decided to just reinstall OS X. After doing that, the ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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How to transfer public and private PGP keys to another computer?

How do I transfer public and private PGP Keys to a Mac OS X Lion machine?
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How to get mac like popup notifications on gnome?

I'd like to replace normal gnome notifications with the ones like on Mac OS X, how would one be able to do this? If its not possible, how can I replace gnome notifications with the ones on Unity?
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Desktops on demand windows managers?`

Are there any window managers that function like OS X's? I'm looking to be able to full screen apps and move back and forth between them. I would want to start with one virtual desktop and then I ...
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Delete Armory and return disk space

I am running ubuntu through fusion vm. I installed Armory but the mac would not have enough disk space for it. I removed it through the software centre but notice the disk space available on the osx ...
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MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 12.04 Installation issue (BadMatch. X_PutImage)

I am trying to install MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome. However it says: user@server:~/temp/r2014a$ sudo ./install -v Preparing installation files ... -> DVD = ...
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After mounting an exFAT drive under linux I am now unable to mount in on my Mac

I used sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse to be able to mount an exFAT drive under linux. This worked perfectly. However, the partition is now not visible on my Mac anymore! Did the ...
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Is there a way to push an OS install remotely?

I would like to be able to push an Ubuntu install (most likely 12.04) to an old iMac 5,1 2006, OSx 10.58 (Leopard, not Snow Leopard). I am wondering if it is possible to do this entirely from a ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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bind9 DNS works predictably for OSX machines but not for Windows machines

I have set up s DNS server using bind9. The purpose is to create a zone so that developers can browse to their work at something.dev.di where something could be anything as long as there is a matching ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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Massive download speed reduction after fresh 14.04 install on dual boot Mac

After a weekend of pouring through how-to's, I have successfully installed and booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) along side Mac OS X Mountain Lion, on my Macbook Pro. It was a small victory. For the ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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Close to dock without quitting like MacOS

Is there a way to make Ubuntu close application windows without actually quitting them and show them as active/open applications on the dock like on a Mac? I use a Mac at work and I want my Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after OS X repair disk operation on MacBook Pro 9,1

After upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.2 I experienced problems with the camera: basically wasn´t detected at all in OS X. After google it, seems the problem would be solved by repairing the disk with OS X ...
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Why is my network speed to an AFP share slow?

I've installed netatalk on my Ubuntu 14.04 box to do timemachine backups to a ZFS pool from my Mac. This is working. However, network speed seems to max out around 11 MiB/s for the transfer over ...
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Ubuntu on VMware Fusion resolution not changeable from 800x600

On Ubuntu in "Systems Setting" --> "Display", I only see 800x600 resolution option. As I change the size of the VM window, it just expands/shrink accordingly, maintaining the same ratio (800x600) that ...
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grub rescue prompt after mac osx update

last night i updated osx on the mac i dual boot with ubuntu (i'm unsure of the version, but if it helps i installed it Nov 2013) when i try to boot ubuntu i get thrown into the grub rescue prompt. ...
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Can't install Mac OS X 10.8.5 in VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded the Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5.dmg and tried to install it in VirtualBox. When I loaded the image into the virtual DVD ROM I got this error: Failed to open the optical disk ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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How to install mac os theme for Ubuntu?

How to install Mac OS theme in Ubuntu 14.04 ? I searched all of Google but no proper results on Mac OS theme for Ubuntu all i get is Mac-buntu which has unity and doesn't look like mac at all . Help ...
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OSx Terminal send zipped file to directory [closed]

I would like to zip the contents of a flash drive using this terminal command: zip -r archive_name.zip folder_to_compress The problem is, the flash drive is almost full, so I would like to make a ...
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Network between a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM and the host OS

It took me a while to get networking working between my OS X laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine on Virtual Box. I don't see instructions on here, so I'll post mine.
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Install Ubuntu on Mac OS X Mavericks, MacBook Air

I was wondering if its okay to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, and if it is okay please let me know the procedure. I would prefer to do it by NOT using reFind (not sure what the name is). The ...