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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ZFS on Linux: Setting up NFS on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my headless server from 13.10 to 14.04, but borked the upgrade (and stupidly didn't have a backup image - lesson learnt). Hence, I'm reinstalling everything from scratch. I have a working ...
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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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Why does uploading a 16GB file to Ubuntu One from browser on a Mac fail?

I'm uploading a 16-gb file from a Mac machine so I can access it later from my selectively synced Ubuntu one. I created a (not synced) folder from the browser and started the upload there; I see a ...
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How can i get the MacOS green + button function in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to get que MacOS zoom button (the one called "+" in green color) fuction in Ubuntu windows? not to maximize windows, just to "optimize" them like in MacOS? Here a video showing it ...
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Ubuntu & Mac OSX (install Ubuntu Touch to tablet, from Mac platform)

I know this has probably been asked many times over but here goes: I have a MacBook Pro 15" and an Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. I want to install Ubuntu (Touch) onto the Nexus but I don't have Ubuntu on my ...
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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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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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Using iMac running Ubuntu as monitor for MacMini running OSX

So, what I want to do is use my iMac (which is running Ubuntu) as a monitor for my MacMini. I am using the HDMI out on the MacMini. I have the HDMI cable being converted to MiniDisplayPort and have ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a Macbook running OSX without a CD or USB of Ubuntu?

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Mountain Lion presently. I downloaded the Desktop version of Ubuntu (12.04.2) which is a .iso application. I'm not amazing with computers, and am having extreme ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not loading in Virtual Box on Mac OS X 10.8.3

I have a new Macbook pro 15'' retina display laptop running OS X 10.8.3. I am running virtualbox 4.2.12. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS earlier today and installed it as a virtual machine from the iso. ...
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Why do iWork documents appear as folders on Ubuntu One and Ubuntu?

I'm uploading to Ubuntu One part my Mac drive and there are some files from iWork that are uploaded as folders. So instead of myfile.pages I get a folder with the name myfile.pages on the Ubuntu ...
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Remove osx partition

I triple boot OSx, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on an Imac. I rarely use the OSx and only boot into Windows to play some video games on occasion. my question is what is the process for removing OSx and ...
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how to format a external HDD in Fat32 to swap between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Have a 750 gig external HDD. Have format it in Ubuntu 12.10 using FAT32 since I have to switch between windows, linux and osX. Used quick format option when doing this. Have named drive but Ubuntu ...
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Burned DVD essentially has no content and the DVD is not bootable when creating on Mac OSX

I have been unsuccessful when burning downloaded ISOs to a DVD on OSX - the burned DVD essentially has no content and the DVD is not bootable. I've tried Ubuntu versions of 11.x and 12.04 with no ...
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Damaged PowerPC Iso?

I have an iMac G4 onto which I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.4.1. But every time I download the image, I get a message warning that the image might be damaged. Is this a problem with the image or ...
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How do I share storage while dual-booting Mac OS X and Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed alongside Mac OS X 10.4.11 on my iMac G5 with powerpc architecture. I only have one internal hard drive and I created a small 5 GB partition on it and formatted it ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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bind9 DNS works predictably for OSX machines but not for Windows machines

I have set up s DNS server using bind9. The purpose is to create a zone so that developers can browse to their work at something.dev.di where something could be anything as long as there is a matching ...
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Install VMware tools on guest Ubuntu on OS X

I know that I need to manually extract the tar.gz and run the perl script to install VMware tools on guest ubuntu on OS X host, according to this link After I select to install VMware tool on the ...
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Is there any command similar to qlmanage in Mac OS?

Is qlmanage command is present in Ubuntu? Or is there any similar commands?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...