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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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 ...
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Ubuntu as backup and file share

I have a desktop with three internal drives. 80GB main drive with Ubuntu installed 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS What I want is for the two NTFS drives to ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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How to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu in a Dell laptop?

I am trying to install OSX Lion on my Dell studio with Ubuntu being the current and only operating system. Is there a way to dual boot without having to delete and reinstall 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?