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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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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How can I install Ubuntu on my Mac if I already have installed Windows via Bootcamp?

basically my situation is this: I have a Macbook running OSX Mountain Lion. Additionally I have installed Windows 8 with Bootcamp. Now I would like to add Ubuntu so that I have all three operating ...
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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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How do I set up connectivity on my 12.04 VM?

I have a MacBook Pro running VMWare 3.1, inside which I have two VMs - XP and Ubuntu 12.04. The Ubuntu VM was recently upgraded from 10.04 - it is not a clean install. Until I upgraded, I was able to ...
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High apache latency with Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I've got an OSX 10.8 machine hosting Ubuntu 13.04 in a VirtualBox VM. The guest Ubuntu machine is running an Apache server. I'm accessing the website from my host machine and am experiencing very high ...
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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 ...
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why os x is 5GB while ubuntu is just 700 mb? [closed]

I dont understand whats in 5gb of os x and windows installation dvds when ubuntu fits on 700mb cd and just works with every hardware! I am not criticizing i am just curious. I'm expecting answers like ...
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ubuntu 12.04-2 desktop not recognized/

I get the messages: ubuntu 12.04.2 desktop not recognized and ubuntu 12.04.2 no mountable file systems. MacBook Pro 5.1, Intel core 2 Duo, OSX 10-6.8 If anyone can tell me what the problem is, & ...
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iMac (4,2) won't recognize Ubuntu cd

I've recently recieved an old iMac from a friend (model: iMac 4,2). As I enjoy fiddling around with pc's I decided to install Ubuntu on it to relieve some of the pressure the current OS (Mac 10.4.11) ...
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Installation on OS X Mountain Lion: Will not create bootable usb

I have followed the procedure described when trying to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 13.04 on OS X, but I get a message that saying that the disk is not readable on this computer. Am I using the ...
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Keyboard layout identical to “US Extended” on Macbook Pro

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell machine and I want to have the exact same keyboard layout as I have on my other machine, which is a Macbook Pro with an International English keyboard. On the Mac I ...
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g++ fails to link to libmysqlclient

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a virtual machine on my MacbookPro. I installed build-essential, mysql-server and libmysqlclient-dev. Both commands 'mysql' and 'mysql_config' work. However, the following ...
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Upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04.2 LTS and can no longer print via CUPS

I have had CUPS running on a Linux box at home since Ubuntu 10.04 (if not older). The printer is a networked laser printer. CUPS on the Linux box talks to the printer and various other machines talk ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 6.2

I am trying to install ubunut on mac book pro 6.2 , i found out that there is a specific release of MAC. 64-bit Mac (AMD64) desktop image but it is not working for me , when ever i try to boot from ...
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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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Is there a simple and safe way to install Ubuntu on an older (2009) Intel based Macbook?

My girlfriend is using an older macbook, and it has gotten to the point where more and more software is no longer supported due to the age of the computer. She wants me to install ubuntu on it, but ...
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How do I dual boot OS X and Ubuntu using an external DVD or USB?

I've installed rEFInd and it works. I've allocated free space on my internal harddrive. I've burned an Ubuntu 13.04 DVD and I'm using an external DVD drive. rEFInd recognizes the DVD but when I ...
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How to transfer an iPhoto Library to a file based structure and how to manage them properly?

I need to export my old iPhoto Library to a file based structure similar to the format of shotwell. There are some possiblities: Just use the iPhoto Master folder Use Shotwell to import the photos ...
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How can I access my Mac OSX home folder on my macbook?

First of all, I'm not under ubuntu, but Pear OS 7, (quantal based). I have a macbook pro 5,5 (late 2009) with an SSD where there are the OSX and Pear OS partitions, and an HDD where I store my OSX ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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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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Windows and Ubuntu not booting in triple boot with OS X

I triple-booted my Mac. Windows and Ubuntu can't boot. Only OSX. When installing Ubuntu, I installed the bootloader on the same drive as Ubuntu. Ubuntu gave an bootloader waring that I need a ...
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HELP! need admin password or how to reset!

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my macbook. i tried to do an update but it asked for an admin password that i dont have and never created. so i tried changing it through recovery mode, the only ...
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Can i have ubuntu in the same bootable usb stick for windows and mac?

I would like to have in the same usb 2 partitions one for mac and the other for run ubuntu over windows.
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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How to create an Ubuntu bootable USB drive in Mac OS X? [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro8.1 and I would very much like to have a dual boot system on it. I prefer the USB Media installation method, as it's the only option I have at the moment. I've followed the ...
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Bootable USB Hard Drive Question (MAC)

I followed every step on "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X?" it works fine according to the instruction until the last step. When I restart my Mac, I only get two disks to boot from my ...
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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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Problem with creating a bootable USB stick on OS X?

I have followed the guide from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx and then at step 8, which is "Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m", I get a ...
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How do I get my VirtualBox to load into the system I already installed?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on my Mac OS X. I got through the whole installation process with out any problems. But, when it asked to restart the computer and it rebooted, it keeps ...
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Where are drivers located for rEFInd?

I am planning to recompile my kernel with EFI Stub support, but currently my Ubuntu installation's partition is formatted with ext4fs. I have the rEFInd ext4fs driver (ext4_x86.efi) in the refind-bin ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on G4 Mac?

I will be getting a Mac G4 laptop, will post the exact specs when I get it, and I was wondering if it would be safe to install Ubuntu alongside OSX (probably tiger) and would the hardware (graphics, ...
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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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Ubuntu and MacOS X full disk encryption easily possible?

I got a Macbook Pro 9,1 (mid 2012) and plan on finally switching from MacOS X as main system and Windows for games, to Ubuntu as main one and MacOS X just for firmware updates. How would I do that, ...
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backuppc : client host running windows 7 and Mac OSX

I would like to setup Backuppc to Backup files when the remote hosts are running windows 7 or Mac OSX. Thunk's for your help
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Installing Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview using a Mac

I would love to try Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on my Galaxy Nexus GSM, but the walkthrough on the website isn't for OS X. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox (OS X)

64-bit iMac host using VirtualBox 4.2.6 for guest Linux machine. Initially installed 64-bit 12.10 virtual machine, no issues with install, never installed Guest Additions. Eventually deleted VM ...
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Why won't my Mac boot an Ubuntu live USB?

I followed the instructions on making a bootable USB, and made one successfully. However, when I reboot my Mac and try to boot from the USB, it is not showing up. What could be wrong? I am using OS X ...
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Mac OSX Lion won't read shared drives other than Public

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 to run a box with a handful of hard drives and a logitech media server driving a squeezebox. I'm accessing with a Windows Vista laptop and a Macbook with OSX 10.7.5. Most of ...
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Problems with ubuntu on mac

I just finished downloading Ubuntu on my mac and I tried to open it but it says it can't be opened because "it has no mountable file systems". I have no idea what this means, can anyone help?