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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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 ...
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Move top right PC icon

So, I want to transform my Ubuntu to Mac OSX Yosemite. So I really want that little button in the top right, that looks like a PC or gear, to move to the top left corner. Just like Mac OSX. Anyone ...
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(OSX-yosemite) installing Ubuntu on Windows Partition?

I recently got into the programming side of things. Bought a Raspbery pi and stoked out about learning some basics. I wanted to install Ubuntu on my computer and was wondering if anybody can shed some ...
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How to change a read-only file System

My roommates 2011 Macbook Pro died today. I made a flashbootable version of ubuntu and booted from it on his mac. I can move around his drive's directories, and while trying to solve this problem I ...
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Netatalk AFP Server - Blank Name in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Ubuntu 12.04. machine with Netatalk 2.2.1-1 AFP server installed. I only access the server from locations outside of my LAN, thus avahi is not installed on my machine. As a client I'm using ...
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Triple Boot Yosemite Bootcamp Ubunutu 14.04.2 Blank Screen

Installed Ubuntu to MacBook 2009 running Yosemite and using rEFInd. I managed to get Ubuntu to boot successfully once, straight after install. However, after a few minutes it locks up. Upon reboot, I ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Ubuntu GUI via VNC or XRDP from MacOSX in AWS EC2

I have read a lot about how to remote desktop on your Ubuntu instance. Please can someone tell me as of now what is the most recommended way: VNC or RDP? Does it make a difference to choose. I am ...
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I was snooping around my computer, and found this. Is it normal? (MabookPro, mid 2012, ubuntu 14.04.2

The /dev/sda4 partition has my OSX boot, and I don't wanna lose that. Is it okay if it isn't mounted? And are all these other partitions normal? I only partitioned once when installing Ubuntu. ...
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Google Chrome won't refresh in vino on Ubuntu 14.4

Client: Max OS X remote desktop on Yosemite 10.10.3 Server: Vino (Desktop Access) on Ubuntu 14.4 running in a parallels VM on ANOTHER Mac It took a while to get all this to work and I followed all ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...
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Ubuntu VM display not loading correctly on iMac 5k

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.10 64bit) on my iMac 5k. After creating the VirtualBox VM [10GB, 2Gb mem], I load the Ubuntu ISO, and then the VM display is all over the place (see below). It seems ...
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Mac Pro1,1 Mid to Late 2007 wont boot anything at all

I've tried making numerous install disks and live usb's on both 14.04 and 11.04 amd and intel build and If I'm lucky enough to get something to come up its "error cannot load device path" (something ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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Really annoying big font in VMWare Fusion 7

I don't know where I was supposed to ask this question. I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 and MAC OS 10.10.2. And I don't know why but it doesn't look good: For example on google ...
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Converting back to Mac OSX [closed]

My friend recently took my early 2007 MacBook and replaced OS X with Ubuntu. I need OS X back. I have the .iso for OS X Lion, now what? Please help, as my knowledge of computers is limited.
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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efibootmgr cannot launch OSX yosemite (only showing folder image with question mark)

I have a macbook pro with freshly installed yosemite (100 GB) and freshly installed Ubuntu. To boot I use efibootmgr. My partition layout is: /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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I've tried to download ubuntu alongside with osx but I couldn't please help

when I try to install ubuntu there should be a choice that says "install ubuntu alongside with osx" but there isn't I did everythin in this tutorial step by step but it didnt work ...
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Can I revert to OS X after installing Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu to my Mac but I want to make sure that I can get back to OS X whenever I want. I also wonder that if I can switch OSes with something like bootcamp? (for example you can ...
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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux)

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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Solid dual boot solution for OS-X and Linux (ubuntu)

What is the best, solid dual boot solution for having OS-X and Linux on the same harddisk on a Macbook Pro? Criterias would be: Usability Robustness of the setup (regarding updates of OS-X etc.) ...
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Migrating VirtualBox VMs

Perhaps not the right forum, and in my opinion more of a comment in addition to this question but as I am unfortunately not yet able to comment, and I'd rather not answer the question and and then ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Mac (no dual boot), now am stuck in grub rescue mode

Prior to attempting to totally eliminate OS X from my Macbook Pro, I had had a dual boot through rEFIt. rEFIt gave the option for either OS X or Linux Mint. It worked fine until I updated my OS X to ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Is there a good video for learning how to dual boot ubuntu and OS X

I am having trouble dual booting ubuntu and OS X with the written instructions. I was wondering if there was a good installation video that would guide me through the steps?
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iMac will not boot OS X after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my iMac, following HowToGeek's tutorial. Whenever I boot, I get GRUB with the following options: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu Mac OS X 32-bit Mac OS ...
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iLife installation help

I am a 7th grade student doing a documentary for school. My friend recently converted my Early 2007 Macbook with OSX Lion to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I was not aware that I would lose iLife '11. I need ...
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Mac install problems - stalls during boot

I'm trying to install v 14.04.1 LTS on my Mac - it's the first time I have installed Ubuntu so I am being a bit cautious. I created a USB installer and managed to boot OK and reached the install ...
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How do I connect to an Ubuntu server via SSH from OSX?

I recently downloaded OpenSSH on my ubuntu server; though I don't have a domain name yet I do have another device (running OSX) on the same LAN as my server. Is it possible to connect to the server? ...
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Unable to mount cifs share from OS X Yosemite on ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying all kind of options to mount a file share from OS X 10.10 to a ubuntu 14.04 box. This box has no GUI so I must find the proper command trough the GUI I know that the share is ...
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Creating USB boot disc for ubuntu

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and am trying to create a boot usb of ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I have tried Unetbootin, but the installation halts at step 2 file 254. I have verified the md5 is ...
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Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?

I've decided to go with the dedicated home/data partition way of doing things for my first multiboot configuration, and for that reason have a bunch of symlinks linking to where I've mounted that ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD [duplicate]

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Running ubuntu side by side with windows and OSX

i have a Apple macbook air currently running OS X 10.10 and Windows 7 HP with bootcamp, during the installation of windows i messed up a couple times badly enough that i had to factory reset my ...
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Unable to recover grub using boot-repair after chameleon install

here is my report from boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/8880032/ message return unable to write, no such file found etc
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Make Ubuntu look like mac osX

I have 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed the latest version of Macbuntu, but it does not have the advanced mac os X efffects. I want my desktop to have the effects like the one in this video: ...
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Samba File Sharing - Copying Folder

I have file sharing enabled on my Mac. I am trying to copy files from my Mac to my Linux box. On my Linux box (Ubuntu) I am able to access my mac's files. When I try to copy a folder from the Mac to ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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Can't boot into UBUNTU, after Yosemite install

I have posted on here as a last resort as I have searched for a solution and haven't been able to find one. I recently installed OS X Yosemite on my mac. Since then I have not been able to gain ...
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Mac OS X VM originally from Windows running on Ubuntu

I have a Mac OS X 10.9 Virtual Machine that was originally installed on Windows (using VMWare), I installed VMWare player on my Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run this same VM, but it just hangs on the ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Dualboot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to know how to dual boot OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04
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Can I use my @icloud.com email address for Thunderbird

I'm thinking about switching from OS X to Ubuntu, and I want to know if I can use my iCloud email address, or if I'll have to make a new one.