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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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 update broke booting Ubuntu

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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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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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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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 X 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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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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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04, OSX Mountain Lion broken

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 and now Mountain lion just doesn't boot. I had the latest refind installed but that doesn't work any more. In grub I see OSX but they don't work. I tried starting in ...
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CD Doesn't Work? (OS X)

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit version, converted it to .img, and successfully burned it to a CD. But when I inserted the CD, it said, This disk is not readable by this computer. What do I do?
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How to manage permissions on a shared volume for OSX and ubuntu

On my mac I'm using an unjournaled HFS partition to share files between OSX 10.8 and Ubuntu 12.04. It was a nice thought at first, because Time Machine will automatically backup the volume in OSX, ...
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Ubuntu One startup on Mac

Ubuntu One is installed on my MacBook, OS X Lion, and appears to be working fine, other than it does not appear to load automatically at startup. Please note that Connect automatically when computer ...
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13.04 installed on Parallels on OSX. Very slow graphics performance

I installed 13.04 on my MacBook Pro running Parallels. Everything works pretty well but when showing and hiding windows the performance is very slow. I read around a bit. I'm running 64 bit, 3.9 GiB ...
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Can I set up an OpenVPN server in 12.04 w/o OpenVPN Access Server?

Dear AskUbuntu Community Members, I've got a Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 at my house, not doing much but hosting about three or four printers for my home network. It's a relatively powerful machine, using ...
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host?

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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Folder transfer Mac OSX to Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to transfer files from my old Mac OSX to my new laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I've drag and dropped the folders onto an external HDD formatted as HFS+. When I drag and drop these folders ...
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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Can I revert a USB flash drive to it's previous state?

I downloaded a USB disk image (.iso file) of 12.04 Precise and followed these instructions to create a Mac OSX bootable disk (.dmg file). The flash drive is enormous (~64 GB), and contained many ...
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Ubuntu sidebar/launcher edit/remove? [duplicate]

I would like to make my ubuntu 13.04 look like mac osx. The problem is this launcher's unity sidebar, I am not able to move it what so ever. I've done my homework and I know that it is impossible in ...
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Mac OSX, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro with Max OSX und Windows 7 (BootCamp) already installed. Now there is a tutorial for installing Ubuntu on recent Mac OSX editions. However it does not ...