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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Connecting through Quartz to Ubuntu does not show desktop only menubar

Hi I am a newbie to ubuntu. Installed 12.04 LTS on an Intel NUC and everything is running fine. Can ssh in from my macbook. However I also would like to remotely run the desktop so I installed ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an empty hard disk, using OSX

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on an empty hard disk in my desktop computer, using a DVD, burned from an .iso. I used a Mac to download and burn the DVD several times again, using fresh ...
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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How do I place this file in Ubuntu? (In parallels / OSX)

I need to place a file in the /etc/ directory, and I'm unable to copy/paste text into vi. Since this file is in a Parallels (on OSX) virtual machine, I'm not sure what my options are.
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format a flash drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

Is it even possible to do that on Ubuntu? I need to format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to install OSX and I don't have a Mac available :/ Could is even install the image with ubuntu? Thanks in ...
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Can't copy files from mac osx via afp due to locked volumes

I am trying to copy some files from my laptop (OSX) to a file share on my ubuntu server. I have connected to the server in finder and I am able to copy from it and execute, delete files on the share. ...
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Bootable usb - mac still useable

There is this tutorial on how to create a bootable usb stick here Will it still start with osx if the usb stick is not plugged in? Because I don't want to destroy osx, and I want to choose. Or I have ...
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Graphical GRUB Menu

As you know, when dual booting on OSX you get a nice looking boot menu, something like: I was curious as to whether there is a way to replace the textual interface of GRUB with something a little ...
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Tagging files for later processing

I have an Ubuntu Server 13.10. The server exports a directory as a file-server share. The server came with afpd installed by default. I added netatalk myself. When I access the share with an OSX ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...
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Escape character ^] not working from Mac terminal [migrated]

If I ssh into an Ubuntu machine and run telnet localhost 4730 I see: me@ip-10-xx-xxx-30:~$ telnet localhost 4730 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. But ctrl + ] ...
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How to install on a mac and get rid of OSX

I would like to install ubuntu on a mac instead of running OSX. How Can I do this?
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB on Intel Mac OSX 10.4

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac Osx 10.4. I followed all the instructions provided on Ubuntu forums. I also installed refit on my mac. But after I restart the computer and go into the ...
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can't open update manager or package installer [duplicate]

It is showing this error when opening the update manager.I have installed mac os theme. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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How can I install i3 wm on Ubuntu 13.10?

I just followed the instructions here to install i3 on a clean installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMWare Fusion on OS X, however after selecting the i3 session from the login screen and logging in, all I see ...
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Installing Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac G4 Powerbook

I recently got 3 powerbooks from a friend of mine, only one of which I intend on using. I installed Lubuntu dual boot with OSX and restarted. When the Powerbook restarts, I hear the beep, and then I ...
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Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard doesn't sync after reboot (13.10)

I dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Mac OS X. Two situations with my apple wireless keyboard: When I reboot from Ubuntu and the Grub menu opens, I cannot use my keyboard. I have set Grub to boot into MAC ...
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Creating A Bootable Drive For Ubuntu on Mac

I've decided to switch from OS X to Ubuntu. I'm following this documentation on Ubuntu's site for creating a bootable USB Drive. I created the ISO to IMG. I ran diskutil list and inserted my flash ...
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Unable to create a bootable USB drive on Mac OS X - Problem with hdiutil [closed]

I'm having trouble using hdiutil in Terminal to create a bootable USB drive using the instructions found on the Ubuntu site. I'm running Mac OS X Tiger. When I try using the command, it's telling me ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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MAC OSX 10.9.1 can not detect a specific directory created in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a directory on an external hard drive, named "All_Movies" using my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 installed. This directory is pretty large(almost 560 GB) because of a lot of files. Now, ...
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Error while trying to boot from USB stick on OS X

I have downloaded Ubuntu and created a bootable USB, but when I try to boot from the USB I simply get a black screen with the message "Error loading operating system". I cannot figure out how to ...
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Shared folder crashing Ubuntu VM (Mac OS Host)

This is a repost from StackExchange/SuperUser (I'm not sure exactly which is best forum for this question). I have managed to set up an Ubuntu server VM which will eventually be part of a small ...
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Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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Log into Ubuntu from my Mac over VNC

OK. Using SSL/SSH Viewer and tapping in the IP address, I can fully screen share my MAC Mini which is upstairs, in fact, I'm writing this question right now in the OSX environment on my Laptop screen ...
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broadcasting from 2014, Imac G5 PowerPC

i´ve got this Imac G5 PowerPC 2Ghz & 2GB SDRAM and i got it for free! i´m not an fan of apple but i thought that the specs were pretty nice for emulating snes gba and psx, however there are no ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Hi I've been using Ubuntu for years now on Windows, but recently I've gotten a MacBook so I could use XCode and I would like to know if their is a way to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu without any extra ...
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How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...
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Ubuntu Cluster with Bridged Network on VirtualBox - Host Mac Pro - No Internet Connectivity

I am using VirtualBox. My Host Mac Pro. And create 2 VM's (Ubuntu)... I did use Bridge Network as I want my VM's to talk as if they are physical connections. I am having issues with Internet ...
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Installation Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Mavericks

After a first attempt to post I am trying again. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro running yet Mavericks. As my super drive is defaulting I use a bootable USB stick. At least I found 3 ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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lsblk and fdisk show no filesystem on hfs+ OS X partition

A b-tree node error has caused my macbook (Mavericks) to crash. Disk Utility and /sbin/fsck -fy do not fix the problem. So, I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS live on a USB stick in an effort to grab my ...
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Is there a non-Safari alternative to ClickToFlash/ClickToPlugin?

There is a great plugin for Safari I use on my Mac that not only prevents flash from automatically loading, but it also allows you to instantly convert any Flash video stream into HTML5. Even better, ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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Error Code 141 alongside Mac

I installed Ubuntu alongside OSX, I am not new to OSX but I am new to Ubuntu and thought it would be cool to learn and use. I used this video to help me out, ...
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Bridge wireless connection from OSX 10.8 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a Mac running OSX 10.8.2 that is connected to a wireless network. My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS box has no internet capability atm (wired network down). I would like to bridge the connection on my Mac ...
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Is there any program that can open files from Sketch

Sketch is an app that's Mac OSX only. Its used for UI design and my company uses it. I can't run the app in Ubuntu. Is there any program for Ubuntu that can view these kind of file collections? ...
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NFS timeout for OSX client

I finally managed to get a NFS share on my ubuntu 13.10 home server mounted on my OSX laptop (10.9.1 Mavericks), after all the hassle of resolving user ids, insecure settings and the like. Now I get ...
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Can I partition my Ubuntu drive to also install bootable OS X? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 running on a 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM and I was wondering if I could partition the hard drive to also download OS X (Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion) and then upon booting up ...
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Triple boot OSX, Win7, Linux - broke my Win 7 install [closed]

Note, this is not really an Ubuntu question but I expect there are lots of smart Linux gurus here that may know the answer - so please excuse my posting here: I'm desperately needing help: I've had a ...
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Mirror a XUBUNTU repo from a MAC

Is there some solution to mirror a the XUBUNTU official repositories from a MAC computer? I need it to copy the whole repo to an external hardrive and configure the repo locally to install softwares ...
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What path do I need to give to 'dd' when creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OS?

I downloaded Ubuntu desktop and trying to create a bootable USB stick on Mac OS following the guide on ubuntu.com. However, I'm stuck at the following step: Execute sudo dd ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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How do i install ubuntu on a mac 11,1

I can't seem to find a ubuntu version that is good for the mac hardware 11,1, could someone please help me out. thanks already
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Unnable to acces other drives and partition due to insuficent permissions

I have a Dell Inspiron 15r running both Ubuntu 13.10 and OS X mountain lion. I was trying to change my Ubuntu UID to 501 co I could read and write in the OS X home folder without root permissions. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) guest as dual-boot on VirtualBox under MAC OS X

I have an Ubuntu installation on a partition on my Mac and I would like to boot Ubuntu from within Mac OS X using VirtualBox. When I want to start the machine I only get Error loading operating ...
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Creating a bootable USB Stick using OS X without sudo

I'm using OS X Mavericks and I have downloaded Ubuntu. I wish to use it as a USB stick, but I do not have sudo admin rights. Is there any other way to install it?
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I am trying to make bootable usb stick from osx HOW?

I am not trying to install it on my mac, I am trying to install it on a separate windows computer. How would I be able to make a usb stick from my mac plug into a computer and automatically load ...
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transferring files form an external hard drive to ubuntu?

I have a mac mini that is a couple of years old and was thinking of installing ubuntu. will there be any problems when I try to transfer my files from an external hard drive formatted for OS X?