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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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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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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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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.
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Wireless not connecting (Or detecting) before actually installing ubuntu on MacBook Pro

Today I was attempting to install ubuntu on my MacBook as a separate partition. I was able to get ubuntu ready to install via a dvd, but I encountered a problem once I actually wanted to begin ...
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“dd: /dev/disk4: Permission denied” error when making LiveUSB on Mac OS X

I'm going through the steps: "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X" to install Ubuntu on a USB stick, and I keep getting the error: dd: /dev/disk4: Permission denied when I try to run step 8. ...
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Transferring files from OS X to an Ubuntu Server seems to not copy all the data

I have a problem (or at least I think I have a problem) that I am facing for a while an have found no solution so far - to be honest, I am not sure if it is a "real" problem at all, but I am unsure ...
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OS X keyboard mapping and shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10

I know there are similar questions: OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu But they have no solution for that question. How to setup OS X keyboard mapping and ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu, wipe hard drive and Mac

I bought a Samsung SSD 128 GB for my MacBook Pro 13 Mid-2009, 2.53ghz 8GB RAM. I want to try Ubuntu on it so i installed it first, everything went fine. But after a couple of week i wanted to switch ...
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How can I buy from Software Center from my Mac computer?

I want to purchase software for my Ubuntu 12.04 (through Sofware Center) but now I can't use my Ubuntu computer (it's not at home), I'm only with my Mac, and the software I want to buy has a reduced ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Mac Mini (End 2009)

I am trying to installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini (End 2009). This sounds like a often asked question and I all ready read lots of stuff about it, but now I am confused. While some people say, ...
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What are some known VPN servers which work well with iOS and OSX clients?

I am looking for a stable VPN server which is known to work with iOS and OSX clients. If possible, I prefer packages that are installable via: sudo apt-get install XXX.
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How to access an OS X keychain via Ubuntu

I need to access some of the content of an old OS X keychain. I know the password - this isn't about cracking ;-) What I don't have is a Mac. I do have the keychain files on a backup drive. Is ...
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Create a bootable image on a Mac OSX to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine

Title says it all - as you can imagine, searching for the answer I have here is utterly impossible to find anything online...I tried this: ...
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Getting Black screen after installing 12.04 on new Mac Pro

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Mac Pro. I had some problems because bootcamp did not allow me to partition the hd without a Windows cd. I inserted a Windows cd and did the partition and then I ...
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MacBook install: no mountable file systems

I own a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I would like to dual-boot my Mac OS with Ubuntu. When I download the file and try to open it, it reads "No mountable file systems". I have downloaded both ...
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Burned DVD essentially has no content and the DVD is not bootable when creating on Mac OSX

I have been unsuccessful when burning downloaded ISOs to a DVD on OSX - the burned DVD essentially has no content and the DVD is not bootable. I've tried Ubuntu versions of 11.x and 12.04 with no ...
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Bluetooth between Mac OSX and Ubuntu

I want to share files via Bluetooth between a Mac OSX Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 12.04 but neither of the two can see/recognize each other. Why did this happen? Is there a way to solve it?
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Install Ubuntu on iMac 21.5" (mid 2011)

I has a dual boot system with MacOSX 10.8.2 and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside the two existing operating systems for cross platform development ...