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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Can't install Mac OS X 10.8.5 in VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I downloaded the Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5.dmg and tried to install it in VirtualBox. When I loaded the image into the virtual DVD ROM I got this error: Failed to open the optical disk ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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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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Install Ubuntu on Mac OS X Mavericks, MacBook Air

I was wondering if its okay to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, and if it is okay please let me know the procedure. I would prefer to do it by NOT using reFind (not sure what the name is). The ...
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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 ...
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(Noob) Can I safely use Boot Repair to convert to EFI mode if I have a dual boot OS X machine?

noob question here but I want to make sure I don't nuke my dual install. I'm following these directions to install an Ubuntu partition on my OS X MBP Retina. I'm at the part where I should use Boot ...
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create bootable disk of os x mavericks with ubuntu

Is there a graphical method to create a bootable disk of mac os x 10.9 from ubuntu. I found one method : ...
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Copied File is Mutated

This problem has occurred three times--twice with me and once with a co-worker. I cannot reproduce to problem as it seems random. My co-worker copied a large (400 MB) file from OSX to an Ubuntu ...
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OS X no longer visible in rEFInd boot after installing Ubuntu

I installed rEFInd to ESP on my Macbook Pro Retina running Mavericks (with FileVault on). Here is my partition info: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Booting multiple operating systems, does install order matter?

I'm moving my computer from a dual boot (Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04) to a triple boot (Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04, Mac OS X 10.9). I currently use Grub to start up my computer into either Windows or Ubuntu. ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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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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Same accounts on all home computers

I'm trying to set up our home computers so that they have the same user accounts- meaning we can log in to any of our Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 7 Home Premium, and OS X Mountain Lion computers and access ...
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trash media to eject it, like in OS X [closed]

Is there some simple way to make Trash treat removable media as OS X's Trash does? (It treats drag and drop of the media to the Trash as eject, actually changing the icon from a trash basket to an ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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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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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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Where can I find Ubuntu One client for Mac? [closed]

I have a lot of stuff on Ubuntu One and I want to download it before the services close down. Unfortunately I cannot find the Ubuntu One client for Mac. There is nothing on the official site as Ubuntu ...
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Access Guest Ubuntu's Folder from Host Mac OS X?

Is it possible to access the folders inside my guest Ubuntu 14.04 from my host Mac OS X? I've found some articles stating that it's possible to do this kind of "reverse-sharing" for Windows host using ...
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Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot) with MAC OS 10.9.2 [duplicate]

Can anyone could point me in the right direction for installing Ubuntu (the latest version...14.something) to dual boot alongside my existing MAC OS 10.9.2? I just want to make sure I do it right. ...
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Unable to connect via SSH: port 22 error

I have two machines connected via the Ethernet cable. One machine is running Mac OS X , the other Ubuntu (13.10). I am currently able to connect to the Mac via SSH. However when I try login in on the ...
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ZFS on Linux: Setting up NFS on Ubuntu 14.04 with OS X Mavericks Client

I have a working zpool and dataset set on my home server. I want to setup NFS to access ZFS over my home network on my Mac. On the Ubuntu side, I have... # apt-get install nfs-kernel-server # zfs ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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How do I place this file in Ubuntu? (In parallels / OSX)

I need to place a file in the /etc/ directory, and I'm unable to copy/paste text into vi. Since this file is in a Parallels (on OSX) virtual machine, I'm not sure what my options are.
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format a flash drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

Is it even possible to do that on Ubuntu? I need to format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to install OSX and I don't have a Mac available :/ Could is even install the image with ubuntu? Thanks in ...
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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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Graphical GRUB Menu

As you know, when dual booting on OSX you get a nice looking boot menu, something like: I was curious as to whether there is a way to replace the textual interface of GRUB with something a little ...
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How to install on a mac and get rid of OSX

I would like to install ubuntu on a mac instead of running OSX. How Can I do this?
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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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How can I install i3 wm on Ubuntu 13.10?

I just followed the instructions here to install i3 on a clean installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMWare Fusion on OS X, however after selecting the i3 session from the login screen and logging in, all I see ...
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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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Unable to create a bootable USB drive on Mac OS X - Problem with hdiutil [closed]

I'm having trouble using hdiutil in Terminal to create a bootable USB drive using the instructions found on the Ubuntu site. I'm running Mac OS X Tiger. When I try using the command, it's telling me ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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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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Log into Ubuntu from my Mac over VNC

OK. Using SSL/SSH Viewer and tapping in the IP address, I can fully screen share my MAC Mini which is upstairs, in fact, I'm writing this question right now in the OSX environment on my Laptop screen ...
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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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How to use Vlc with sudo privileges?

I'm trying to use Vlc with sudo but it doesn't work. This is the error: VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports you can use ...
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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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Is there any program that can open files from Sketch

Sketch is an app that's Mac OSX only. Its used for UI design and my company uses it. I can't run the app in Ubuntu. Is there any program for Ubuntu that can view these kind of file collections? ...
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Triple boot OSX, Win7, Linux - broke my Win 7 install [closed]

Note, this is not really an Ubuntu question but I expect there are lots of smart Linux gurus here that may know the answer - so please excuse my posting here: I'm desperately needing help: I've had a ...
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What path do I need to give to 'dd' when creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OS?

I downloaded Ubuntu desktop and trying to create a bootable USB stick on Mac OS following the guide on ubuntu.com. However, I'm stuck at the following step: Execute sudo dd ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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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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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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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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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 ...