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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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?
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Dualboot Ubuntu and Mac os x Mountain Lion

I would like help on how to dual boot Mountain Lion 10.8. I already have free allocated space for the install. Would it break my ubuntu? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).
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Tunnel a whole desktop over ssh to X11 running on OSX

My main workstation is OSX (as I spend a lot of time developing iOS and OSX software), however I use Ubuntu for a bunch of things. I've got Ubuntu running on another machine, and would like to ...
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Ubuntu as backup and file share

I have a desktop with three internal drives. 80GB main drive with Ubuntu installed 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS What I want is for the two NTFS drives to ...
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Dual booting OS X with Linux on an external hard drive

I have a Mac Mini and I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition on an external hard drive. However, I cannot boot it during start up. I've booted with a rEFInd CD in the drive and it ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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How to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu in a Dell laptop?

I am trying to install OSX Lion on my Dell studio with Ubuntu being the current and only operating system. Is there a way to dual boot without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu?
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Dual boot on mac with osx system drive encrypted by file vault?

I have macbook pro and the system drive is encrypted by filevault. I would like to cut a chunk from that system drive for Ubuntu. How should I proceed? Does encryption need to be removed first and ...
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Convert ISO to DMG using Toast to put Ubuntu on USB stick?

Can I use Toast to make the ISO a DMG file? Basically replacing steps 2, 3 on this guide. I'm new to this and don't know how to use terminal or anything like that. I want to be able to install and ...
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How to change the theme of Ubuntu 13.10 in Ubuntu builder to mac OSx Lion

I am making an iso of Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit with the Mac OSx theme. I screwed up and had to start all over, but before I screwed up I couldn't open Ubuntu tweak, Unity tweak, or Gnome tweak. I have ...
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Installing LAMP

I’m new to Linux and Ubuntu. I’m running Ubuntu 13.10 on a mac OS 10.9 machine using Oracle’s VBBox VM software. How do I set up the LAMP suite of software—Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP? Can you ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu LTS 12.04.3 on Mac OS X Mavericks: no mountable file systems

I am not able to mount the .iso of Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. I tried double click, Disk Utility and also Terminal but the image just won't mount nor work. When using double ...
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Read/write access OSX 10.9 partition/home folder from Ubuntu 13.10

I'm currently trying to set up a dual boot system on my Macbook Pro 5.5. I'd like to enable read/write access on my 'Macintosh HD' (hfs+) partition. Various sources online have claimed that I simply ...
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Ubuntu not on bootdisk

Okay. I'm trying to usb boot ubuntu 12.4.3, and the current os (OSX mavericks) will not allow me to do so from the boot options. Might be a new feature of OSX, but I doubt it. I followed every ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest [closed]

Im running virtual box 4.3 on ubuntu 13.10, everything goes fine with windows guests but for Mac osx (Mountain Lyon) I just cant find how to install Guest additions. Seems like there's no osx ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as a display for a Mac Mini

I have an iMac running Ubuntu, and a Mac Mini running OSX. I would like to use my iMac as a display for the Mac Mini by using using a target-disk mode equivalent for Ubuntu. I have my iMac and Mac ...
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Can't copy from hfs+ external

I've spent days and days trying to figure this out, but still can't. I think I've read every article on this and tried all there is to try, and I still can't copy any file from my mac-formatted hfs+ ...
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OS X Mavericks Won't Connect To Ubuntu Server (Netatalk, Avahi)

I'm really sorry for posting this. I know it may have been asked a thousand times. I have googled like crazy and I'm on the verge of desperation here. Basically, I followed this guide: ...
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GRUB 2 problem after Mac OS X update

I have a MacBook Pro in dual boot Mac OS X / Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). When I boot it I have a rEFIt menu, and I can chose between Mac OS X and Linux. A few days ago I have ...
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Cannot login to Ubuntu 13.10 hosted in Virtualbox from OS X Mavericks

When I try to log in into Ubuntu ssh doesn't accept my password (password is correct): Last login: Sun Oct 27 12:11:34 from localhost macbook:~ jirka$ ssh jirka@127.0.0.1 Password: Password: ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks update rEFIT broken

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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rEFInd menu dual-boot into Ubuntu issue

I've just recently installed rEFInd on my rMBP using this tutorial (read: I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux). I've managed to get my machine to dual-boot into OSX and Ubuntu but I'm having a strange problem ...
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Application to reproduce Mac OS X full screen mode?

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.04, but this would also be cool on Stock Ubuntu. I am a big fan of the way full screen works in Mac OS X, and would like to reproduce the effect on Linux with ...
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Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu

Mac OS X has had for ages a feature that's been keeping me from trying or moving to other platforms: its built in Dictionary.app with American & British dictionaries as well as thesauri, plus ...
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“missing operating system” error from bootloader on a Mac

I used a usb image, and followed all the instructions on ubuntu.com. When I try restart it does not have a linux or ubuntu option. It has a windows option but I don't have windows installed, if i ...
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Cannot get into Mac OS from Ubuntu start up screen

I have my iMac dual booted with Ubuntu 13.04, now when I start the computer I get the purple screen asking me to select which OS I want to go into. When I click Mac OS 64bit I get an Error about an ...
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How do I install .pkg files?

A private bank has its net-banking facility provided with a software. Only when I install the software I will be able to use the facility. Now they have different versions of the software for Windows ...
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Juju errors when trying to deploy to ec2 [closed]

I am trying to get started with juju on ec2. I have followed the install and configure instructions here: https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/ and here: https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/config-aws.html When I ...
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Samba Share Mac creating Read only files

I am having a problem with a samba share file system. The file system will work normal on any windows computer. If create a file any other system "included mac" can view and edit it that file The ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick on Mac - black screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu again on a Macbook Pro (5.2) on which I had Ubuntu running about a year and a half or so ago. Since then I have removed my DVD drive and replaced it with a second ...
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Why are all my directories and file in the “dialout” group

So, I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and OSX on my MacBook Pro, everything was going swimmingly until recently my battery ran out while the lid was closed. When I powered up and switched back on, there ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Bootable usb stick created in MacOS X with dd doesn't boot, what I did wrong?

I have created a USB Stick according with the dd command and complete OK all the operation but when I try to get it booting with alt/option I don't see the USB option. There is something wrong I made? ...
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I have installed in dual boot ubuntu 12.04 64 bit; and can not access internet wired or wireless

I have installed in dual boot ubuntu 12.04 64 bit; and can not access internet wired or wireless. I am running on a Mac OS X lion 10.8. It uses ApplyBMC5701Ethernet drivers. I can not get on the ...
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Not able to install from USB on a Mac

I did everything correctly. I ran the iso (rebooting the Mac, then booting from USB), and then chose the option to install Ubuntu. I then got a black screen for about 10 seconds, and then received the ...
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using samba to share folders to mac osx mountain lion? mac won't connect

I just installed samba on the latest version of ubuntu and my mac running the latest version of osx won't connect to my shared folders on ubuntu. My ubuntu folders show up but it says "the operation ...
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How can I start Ubuntu One when OS X starts? [duplicate]

Ubuntu One is not started automatically when my Mac OS X starts. Can I add it manually to the operating system start up?
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ubuntu å vs osx å?

Not sure if this is a ubuntu or osx question, but I'll start here. I'll leave it to the mods to move the question to AskDifferent if more apropriate. I moved a file from ubuntu to osx using scp on ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to OS X, installing on a laptop with no OS

As it says in the title, I want to install Ubuntu on a Windows laptop with no OS. I'd prefer to use a USB boot rather than a DVD. How can I create an appropriate USB boot stick from OS X?
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2008 MacBook WiFi doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04

I had Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installed on my MacBook. It was getting slow, so I backed it up and installed Ubuntu 13.04. But now my WiFi doesn't work.
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Mac Os X Persistent USB Ubuntu

I have managed to create a bootable USB Ubuntu using Mac OS X as per the instructions on this website. But, I cannot seem to make it persistent, the drive is not saving anything and it seems like ...
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I want to create .dmg file from my source file on ubuntu so that I can distribute it on mac?

Is there a way to create .dmg file from my source file, from command line, or is there any software available which will allow me to roll out my software on mac OS as well? Thanks in advance.
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Can't Install Ubuntu on mac

I'd like to install ubuntu on my mac - so i followed the manual (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). But after I entered that, it shows nothing in Terminal. Not even ...
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how to install ubuntu 12.04 side by side mac os x 10.4 on power pc ibook g4?

my machine is ibook G4 powerpc and I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on it , but when I do that I don't found the choice " side by side " to leaving mac os x with no touched . I want to know why , and ...
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Black Screen on Macbook Pro 6,2 After Installing 12.04LTS - Tried Everything Already

I am tri-booting Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Windows 8, and Ubuntu. I installed via a USB drive. The install and the LiveCD trial went flawlessly, and I can boot into GRUB. However, as soon as I ...
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How do i install ubuntu on an already created partition

I Have burn't Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD and have it running on my Apple MacBook. Now I Want to install Ubuntu without harming OSX. I Have Created a partition on OSX which i would like to install Ubuntu ...
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How to run mac os virtually on ubuntu 12.04

I am using ubuntu 12.04 stable version and oracle virtual box 4.1.2_ubuntu Have a iso file of snow leopard with me, When I run virtual box I got following error: FATAL! Could not read from the boot ...
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Ubuntu on Mac cannot locate via OSX or boot it throught rEFIt…

... it comes up with Operating system not found. What do i do? I recently installed Ubuntu along side OS X (Snow Leopard) and when I rebooted my macbook and choose Ubuntu, I got a message saying ...
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Access and use Mac OS-X shared folder from ubuntu

I have a Mac with OS-X (Mountain Lion) with a couple of folder shares that is connected to my home network. I also have an Ubuntu 12.04 box connected to the same network. I configured my Mac to use ...
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Migrate OD from OSX Mountain Lion to open LDAP Ubuntu 12.04

I currently have an Open Directory server running on OSX With the Apple's very noticeable move away from supporting server applications, and the constant issues we've been having keeping our OD ...