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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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 parallels/...
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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 Ubuntu fit 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 (I'...
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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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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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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: https://apple....
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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 'lubuntu-15.04-desktop-...
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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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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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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 re-...
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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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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 ...