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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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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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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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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Installing ubuntu for mac, on a usb-drive

After following all the steps on how to install Ubuntu [12.04] on a flash drive, i get the error that the usb stick cannot be read. Options are to format, ignore or reject it. Also tried to shutdown ...
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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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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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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?
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Unable to burn iso to disk on OSX DVD +R

I keep getting an error when trying to burn the ISO to a 4.7 Gig memorex DVD +R I have downloaded the iso several times, not the case. I am using disk utility. Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu 12.10 get MAC like Icon Launcher [duplicate]

Anyway to get this in the simplest way? I do not want a full redo of my ubuntu theme, I just want the icon launcher like, any ideas?
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How do I change what filetypes Ubuntu One Ignores on a Mac (OSX)?

I understand how to add files to the syncdaemon.conf file in my Ubuntu system going to /etc/xdg/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf and adding python strings to the ignore.default list. It worked great. I use ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Set up Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I downloaded the VirtualBox and added the saasbook-vm-0.9.1.vdi. When I start the virtual machine I'm getting a prompt: Press ESC in 0 seconds to skip startup.nsh or any key to continue Shell> ...
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Recovering Files on old OS

I recently made a bootable copy of Ubuntu on an flash drive to try and recover some files on a fried MacBook Air before reinstalling the OS. When I try to access the the files from Macintosh HD it ...
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GPT and os x - partition missing

Him I'm fixing my fiends USB drive. AFIK it was inserted into Windows, and partition were corrupted. I did manage to fix GUID headers with gpt_surgeon.py and mount it, but then mac did got messy, ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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How do I TRY Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro?

Well, I've heard that Ubuntu is a Great Operating System, and I'd LOVE to try it. I have a MacBook, and don't want to replace OS X Mountain Lion. How do try Ubuntu without uninstalling OS X?
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How do I get a larger screen resolution in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

I am running the new Mac Air 13" with OS X 10.8.2. I then downloaded the latest VirtualBox 4.2.6. Then, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 into the VM. First off, after I installed the VirtualBox Guest ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu on my mac, the option to install alongside mac osx does not appear

I've been trying for days now to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my mac but it does not give me the option to install it alongside my mac osx. The only options available are to replace mac osx or ...
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Is the Ubuntu Mobile SDK available for Mac OS X or Windows?

I'm a mobile app developer. I code for Android and iOS on Mac OS. I don't want to buy another computer just to code for Ubuntu Mobile. Will the Ubuntu Mobile SDK be available for Mac OS or Windows?
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How to finish setting up to boot from LiveUSB?

Katies-iMac:~ KatieBaer$ sudo dd if=/Users/KatieBaer/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.dmg of=/dev/rdisk4 bs=1M WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion ...
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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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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Xubuntu Mac theme?

I have Xubuntu 12.10, and I would love to have a mac theme on it. I have been looking at this: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/11/install-mac-os-x-theme-on-ubuntu-1210.html ...and I'm wondering if it ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on iMac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my iMac 17", but when it asks what I want to do, I can't install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X 10.6.8; all it says is just to replace OSX with Ubuntu. What can I do?
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Ubuntu 12.04 on MBPro, Early 2011, options

I have a 2.2 GHz i7, 4GB MacBook Pro 8.3, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB, Early 2011. As far as I see I have two options, running Ubuntu on this hardware: VMWare/Virtualbox and Ubuntu in a VM, I ...
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How does Ubuntu's Application Menu differ from Mac OS

As the question says, this is what I was asked today. Since I do not plan to buy ANY Mac any time soon, maybe somebody that is/was using a Mac OSX would be kind to answer. How does the Application ...
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Mac OS X on Ubuntu through VMware?

Can I install Mac OS on my PC through VMware. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a host operating system.