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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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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OS X Host - VirtualBox 5.0 running Ubuntu 14.04.02 video/audio playback is too fast [closed]

Problem is the video/audio is playing back too fast when watching Youtube videos or any kind of video/audio playback in general. This sounds like a chipmunk type effect on fast-forward. I am running ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Version for Intel Core Duo

I ran: sudo-do-release-upgrade Next, I choose the kernel I want in GRUB2, and then it loads the Ubuntu GUI. Herein, I get the error, "system program detected" and it freezes. Therefore, the mouse ...
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Problem with .dmg extraction

I have disk image file on my external HDD. I tried to extract file from mac.dmg file using 7z x mac.dmg and this is what I got: Processing archive: mac.dmg Extracting 0.MBR Extracting 1.Type EE ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Brand new to Ubuntu - can't get into recovery mode

After a mistake, I changed my password but can't remember it now. I've found out that you can reset it by going into recovery mode, but I can't seem to get there! I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 running ...
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Unable to connect to internet from iOS running in a VM

I basically followed this tutorial entirely to run Mac OS (iPC_OSx86_10.5.6) on Ubuntu 14.04 using qemu: http://nnucomputerwh...-with-qemu.html The only difference in execution was this: Ethernet ...
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Burning Ubuntu on CD using OS x

I followed the steps in here to burn UBUNTU on a CD using OS X system: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx Step 4: Ensure that the 'Verify burned data' checkbox is ticked ...
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How to use iMac as external monitor for ubuntu laptop

I have a 13 inch laptop running ubuntu and an iMac running OSX. I'd like to use the iMac as an external monitor for the laptop. The laptop has VGA and HDMI, and ubuntu 14.04. Related: ...
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mount Yosemite partition partition in ubuntu

I upgrade my mac OS X to yosemite 10.10. after upgrade, I can't mount (sda2) partition in ubuntu 12.04. this partition info in ubuntu disk utility is: usage: filesystem partition type: ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 without deleting Mac OS X

I used Universal USB Installer to push 14.04 LTS. I booted into Linux from USB from EFI boot screen, and followed the prompts. I got to the part that asks, "Installation type". Herein it states, ...
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Unable to mount “lubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386.iso” on OSX Snow Leopard

I am trying to create an installer DVD from the above .iso image and am unable to do so. When attempting to use Disc Utility to mount the image I am alerted, "Unable to burn ...
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Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to folders in a partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Symlink problems with OSX dual-boot

I'm having some problems with soft links that direct to files in a shared partition I'm using to share files between Ubuntu and OSX. When I first set everything up it all worked perfectly, but after a ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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Install Ubuntu using partition in place of a disk or usb stick

Is it possible to install Ubuntu by creating a small partition on my computer and using that in place of a usb stick or disk? I have used a partition in place of an external disk to install ...
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boot problems after upgrading to OSX 10.10 yosemite

I dual boot OSX and ubuntu. After upgrading osx to 10.10 yosemite I can no longer boot linux. I had no problem installing refind so that ubuntu is visible, and choosable. The problem is that booting ...
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Opening Macintosh Pages files in Ubuntu

I am switching from Macintosh. I want to know if there is an easy way to bulk convert files created by the word processor Pages into something Ubuntu can run. Open Office for example. Any advice ...
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Remote control a Mac from Ubuntu

I am trying to remote control my Mac at work that is running OS X Mavericks from my home computer running Ubuntu (Kubuntu 14.04) I have Screen Sharing on the Mac enabled and I am using VNC viewer on ...
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Live USB Stuck at Boot logo on every Distro.

I tried to install a linux OS on a USB. However, after I've tried eOS, Xubuntu and Linux mint, they all failed on the same occation. They all freeze on the logo and never get anywhere. I tried to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and OS X

Is it possible to dual boot Mac OS from a machine that is only running a flavor of Linux? My question does not pertain to dual booting using a macbook or imac but rather a pc that currently has Ubuntu ...
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From OSX to Ubuntu: I need help on common shortcuts

I installed ubuntu on my macbookpro... I'm already comfortable with the bash and apt-get tasks, and the OS seems pretty easy to understand and use, however since I'm used to use a lot of shortcuts in ...
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Installing Ubuntu on empty PC (by USB) [duplicate]

I have just had my new PC delivered. I have a Macbook running and am now downloading the iso file. Do I need to follow the instructions on the Ubuntu site to create an OS X bootable usb and start the ...
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Duel boot ubuntu and hackintosh

I have an Lenovo Yogo 2 Pro with ubuntu installed. I need a OS X install for app development. Is there any guides to install a hackintosh and dual boot ubuntu? If possible I would like to use grub to ...
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GRUB on my OS X (Hackintosh) disk after uninstalling Ubuntu

I have a Hackintosh with 3 SSDs, each with a different OS on it (OS X 10.10, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14). The problem is that I originally tried installing Ubuntu on the same SSD as the OS X drive AND I ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Problems with refind on MBP

I'm running ubuntu on my late 2013 MBPr and dumb decisions have me in a pickle. A while ago I had a triple boot system, but problems with OSX made me more reliant on Ubuntu, and recently I've been ...
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Mounting os x 10.10.3 volume on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

Im not exactly sure when it stopped working, if it had to do with me changing some settings i vmware fusion or upgrading something. I have a mac with a thunderbold drive connected and an installation ...
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Graphics does not display during Linux dual boot install on Mac OS X

I am currently running a 2015 Macbook Pro with Yosemite 10.10.2. I downloaded Linux Mint 17.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 both of which are 64 bit versions. I manually created a live USB for each OS using the ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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How does chown work with regards to files created by Mac OS X?

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to make the HFS+ partition (with OS X installed as a boot drive) ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS after Ubuntu?

I have ubuntu 15 running solo on my macbook pro. I'd like to install mac os as a secondary os on my computer. Is it possible to setup a duel boot mac after Ubuntu is already installed? If so, how?
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Mac only booting into Ubuntu and not rEFInd

I installed rEFInd on my Mid-2010 13-inch MBP and installed Ubuntu on another partition. The Mac does not boot into rEFInd to select OS X or Ubuntu, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can still access the ...
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How to boot from my old ssd

i wanted to try ubuntu, and made a bootable Memory stick and the ubuntu installer and try ubuntu works just fine. But now ubuntu or something overrides my macs boot menu and I do not know how to get ...
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Moving Files from Mac OS Yosemite to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Machine that I am using as a file server. I would like to automate a backup of the files that are on my Mac's HFS formatted hard drive. I am not sure how to do this without ...
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Firewall Ports for Filesharing With OSX

I tried searching for this but I'm coming up short. Maybe my wording is wrong. I have my Ubuntu machine showing on my LAN - and I can see it from the Finder Window in OSX - but it won't connect when ...
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I have an apple mac [duplicate]

I found an apple mac on ebay which I just like the look of and was wondering how I can make this computer run on nothing but ubuntu. I write for a hobby and will only connect this computer to the ...
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Encrypted filesystem shared with Mac OS X

Is there a reliable encrypted filesystem that works under both Mac OS X and Linux? It need not be the boot partition for either Linux or Mac OS X, but I'd like stable reads and writes if possible. ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 boots, then freezes after 1-2 mins. Mouse pointer still moves

Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on MacBook runnig OS X Mavericks. The Ubuntu installation will boot and seems to behave fine but then after 1-2 minutes it freezes. Note that I can still move the mouse ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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Extending my Ubuntu partitions space on an OS X dual boot system

I recently set up a dual boot Ubuntu/OS X set up on my Mac. I now want to primarily use Ubuntu and allocate more space for it. I have a 256 GB SSD with 177 for OS X and 56 for Ubuntu. In OS X I can't ...