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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Cannot boot into Refit (to choose Ubuntu) on Mac after Yosemite Upgrade

I do yosemite upgrade on MacBook Pro (13 inchi, mid 2012 model). After upgrade it, I cannot boot into refit, no OS option available, just boot into Mac OSX yosemite directly. I tried to reinstal ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu samba shares from Mac OS after install of Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my server, replacing 14.04 (not upgrading it). I gave it the same name (ubuntu-server) as before. I installed Samba and redefined the shares previously established, ...
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osx download from GRUB

Ok so I just installed Ubuntu onto my mac, but I pressed the wrong button and deleted osx. I have the original boot disk that I used years ago on it, but after messing around on the GRUB for a bit, ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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Xubuntu laggy/slow in brand new MBP host

I am using Xubuntu as a VM in both a Windows/PC host and recently a OS/X Mac host. The latter is laggy, especially when I use two monitors. It's weird cause the Windows machine is less capable (less ...
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Reinstalled OS X, rEFInd doesn't boot anymore and goes straight to OS X

I was having an issue where I could connect to Ethernet on my Macbook over Ubuntu but not OS X, and after trying a variety of different things decided to just reinstall OS X. After doing that, the ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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How to transfer public and private PGP keys to another computer?

How do I transfer public and private PGP Keys to a Mac OS X Lion machine?
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Desktops on demand windows managers?`

Are there any window managers that function like OS X's? I'm looking to be able to full screen apps and move back and forth between them. I would want to start with one virtual desktop and then I ...
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MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 12.04 Installation issue (BadMatch. X_PutImage)

I am trying to install MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome. However it says: user@server:~/temp/r2014a$ sudo ./install -v Preparing installation files ... -> DVD = ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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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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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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Massive download speed reduction after fresh 14.04 install on dual boot Mac

After a weekend of pouring through how-to's, I have successfully installed and booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) along side Mac OS X Mountain Lion, on my Macbook Pro. It was a small victory. For the ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

First, here's what happened: I had OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed on my MacBook Pro. Then I wiped the operating system to get Windows 7 instead. After that, I went to install Ubuntu 12.04, but while ...
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Why is my network speed to an AFP share slow?

I've installed netatalk on my Ubuntu 14.04 box to do timemachine backups to a ZFS pool from my Mac. This is working. However, network speed seems to max out around 11 MiB/s for the transfer over ...
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Ubuntu on VMware Fusion resolution not changeable from 800x600

On Ubuntu in "Systems Setting" --> "Display", I only see 800x600 resolution option. As I change the size of the VM window, it just expands/shrink accordingly, maintaining the same ratio (800x600) that ...
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How to install mac os theme for Ubuntu?

How to install Mac OS theme in Ubuntu 14.04 ? I searched all of Google but no proper results on Mac OS theme for Ubuntu all i get is Mac-buntu which has unity and doesn't look like mac at all . Help ...
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OSx Terminal send zipped file to directory [closed]

I would like to zip the contents of a flash drive using this terminal command: zip -r archive_name.zip folder_to_compress The problem is, the flash drive is almost full, so I would like to make a ...
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Network between a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM and the host OS

It took me a while to get networking working between my OS X laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine on Virtual Box. I don't see instructions on here, so I'll post mine.
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How can I run a Mac program on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Occasionally I would like to run a program made for Mac on Ubuntu (example: Dash). What software can I use to run a single Mac program, like I'm able to do with Wine? I like the convenience of ...