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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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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AFP and SAMBA shares are confusing my MacOS X Lion

I've setup my file server running ubuntu 12.04 with AFP/Avahi and Samba shares. Simple configuration, nothing too complicated. I've given my AFP machine a different name than %h to avoid confusion ...
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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 ...
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Creating flash drive from OS X broke my USB?

I downloaded Ubuntu .iso file from ubuntu.com and wanted to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I followed instructions from here. When I did do the sudo ...
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What partitions do I need to replace to uninstall Ubuntu and re-install OSX?

I have a Emac (imac) PowerPC G4 1Gz/1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9400 - 80GB / DVD RW+- I have installed Ubuntu and it is running just fine. However, the lack of flash functionality on the PPC architecture ...
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How to make Ubuntu ISO bootable on a USB stick with OSX?

I have a Macbookpro and I'm planning to create a multiple boot. I've already created the necessary partitions and downloaded image file (i386) When I try to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO ...
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OpenVPN and Login Authentication for OS X

I am gathering that this sounds insane and impossible to do, but I thought I'd ask anyways. I'd like to setup roaming profiles for my self and a couple of other users, but we don't have the resources ...
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Keyboard layout issues using Ubuntu 12.04 in ssh via X11 for mac

I just upgraded from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS on my server (DELL Intel XEON). By SSH login from my mac (OS X Lion) everything is fine (no issues with command lines) but when I open a window through X11, ...
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Convert Wubi to full install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? After installing Ubuntu inside Windows is there a possibility to separate Ubuntu from Windows and make it as another ...
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Damaged PowerPC Iso?

I have an iMac G4 onto which I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.4.1. But every time I download the image, I get a message warning that the image might be damaged. Is this a problem with the image or ...
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How do I create a new usergroup on a Mac partition?

I want to do this because I'm trying to fix user permissions from Ubuntu on my Mac OS X partition and Ubuntu doesn't have the "wheel" group that I so desperately need! Please don't trash me for this ...
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How do I enter single user mode when dual-booting Mac OS X and Ubuntu?

So I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04.1 for powerpc64 alongside my Mac OS X on an iMac G5. How do I enter single user mode now that I have yaboot installed? Is there a command from openfirmware? Thanks!
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How do I add a boot from cd option to yaboot?

So I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my iMac G5 powepc alongside Mac OS X and I want to add a boot cd option to yaboot because I'm trying to boot a scratched Mac OS X installation DVD that takes a ...
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How do I share storage while dual-booting Mac OS X and Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 installed alongside Mac OS X 10.4.11 on my iMac G5 with powerpc architecture. I only have one internal hard drive and I created a small 5 GB partition on it and formatted it ...
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How do I install Gyachi on PPC Ubuntu?

So I'm trying to install Gyachi on my iMac G5 runnig Ubuntu 12.04.1 but I can't seem to find a package that works on powerpc interface. I did find some powerpc enterprise Linux.rpm builds on the ...
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How do I add the trash icon to the desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 using Gnome3?

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my iMac G5 powerpc64 and I want to add the trash icon to the desktop. How do I do that? Please note, I am NOT using Unity. I tried hitting Alt-F2 and typing ...
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How do I get wi-fi to work on my iMac G5?

I have an iMac G5 model 8,7 with AirForce One 54g Broadcom BCM4318 wi-fi but it doesn't work, the wireless menu tells me that the firmware is missing. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 for powerpc64. ...
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How do I get sound to work on my iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04.1?

When I click the sound icon I only have a dummy output device there. I have a G5 iMac I think model 8,7. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 for powerpc64 Thanks
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How do I disable visual effects in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

So I finally managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my G5 iMac but I don't want any fancy visual effects. How do I disable those? My user logs in automatically and I can't find anything in System ...
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Can't boot freshly burned Ubuntu cd

So I just burned a Ubuntu 12.04.1 powerpc .iso on a cd for my iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.4.11 and it won't even recognize the cd. I burned it on my dad's Windows 7 laptop as the process is way easier ...
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Can't convert .iso to .img on iMac G5

So I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick in order to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my iMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.4.11 but whenever I try to convert the downloaded .iso file into a .img, the .img.dmg ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on iMac G5

So, I have this iMac G5 that doesn't have iSight, only a small light sensor I think undernieth, machine model 8.2. I tried burning a Ubuntu 12.04.1 PowerPC 64bit .iso to a cd but the computer just ...
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How to share folders and how to mount flash drives on Mac OS X virtual machine using Virtualbox

I have searched literally the whole Internet.I found pretty much ..... nothing! The problem with details : VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I created a virtual machine to run Mac OS X Lion. I ...
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I think I killed my portable HD will trying to make Ubuntu bootable from it. How to undo?

I have OSX. My HD appears as two drives; one formatted for OSX, and the other FAT32 for everything. Note: I am a complete Terminal noob. I followed the How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X ...
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How do you make a bootable usb stick on OSX with a corrupted harddrive`?

I cant access the desktop because my harddrive is corrupted. Therefore I want to make a bootable USB stick so i can transfer all of my important files to my External HD. Problem is that Im stuck on ...
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Can I install 32-bit Ubuntu alongside OS X 10.7/10.8 in MacBook Pro?

I have Samsung R430/P430 and MacBook Pro. The Samsung R430/P430 have Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate. But in MacBook Pro is running Mac OS X 10.7/10.8. It has 100GB+ internal hard drive. Can i run ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 from external Hard Drive using Mac

Recently, I upgraded the RAM and hard drive on my Early 2008 Macbook to improve the performance. Rather than throw away the old hard drive, I bought an enclosure for it to turn it into an external ...
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How can I fix missing key presses when running Ubuntu as a VM under OSX?

Environment OSX 10.7.4 Mid-2010 iMac VirtualBox 4.1.18 Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (all updates applied) Issue I have created a fresh VirtualBox vm and installed Precise from the standard desktop ...
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Is it safe to upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard via the App Store on a dual-boot system?

I have a MacBook Pro that dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 and OS X Snow Leopard. I'd like to upgrade OS X to Mountain Lion, but have never done this on a dual-boot OS X system before. Will the upgrade work ...
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How does Personal File Sharing work?

I'm currently using Samba to share files between my ubuntu PC and my mac. However, I notice that there is a 'Personal File Sharing' preference panel built into ubuntu. Is it possible to view my ubuntu ...
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Will Ubuntu run smoothly on my 2012 MacBook Air?

Tech Specs: 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L on-board memory Intel HD Graphics 4000 64GB flash storage
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Problem with Terminal while creating a bootable USB stick on OS X

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable USB stick on OS X and everything is fine until step number 8: I have executed sudo, entered my password and now nothing is happening. I tried to go ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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Why does uploading a 16GB file to Ubuntu One from browser on a Mac fail?

I'm uploading a 16-gb file from a Mac machine so I can access it later from my selectively synced Ubuntu one. I created a (not synced) folder from the browser and started the upload there; I see a ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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How do I burn an Ubuntu CD or USB on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a PC with no OS. I have a Mac and tried burning the disk and my Mac did not like the disk. I would like to do that or create a USB boot instead.
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“dd: unknown operand if” error when creating a Live USB stick on Mac OS X

Whenever I try completing this step I just get: dd: unknown operand if I've tried this many times with every variation I can think of. Any help? Here's a link to the tutorial: ...
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Desktop sharing options for Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity

I would like to be able to access my office Ubuntu 12.04 machine from home, from a Mac Mini with Mac OSX. I have a VPN and I am able to access my office machine over SSH, so connectivity is not a ...
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Is it possible to dual boot Mac OSX Lion with Ubuntu 12.04?

I've read that it can be dangerous for your computer to try to run Ubuntu and that the safest option is to run it on an external hard drive. Is this true? (I don't want to run it through a Virtual ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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Unable to start GRUB2 on Triple boot Macbook Pro with OS X Lion, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. Then I created a partition from the empty space in the Windows partition and another 4GB partition for the linux swap using GParted. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Error creating an .img file from an .ISO (MD5 verified)

I was following the instructions on this website to create a bootable USB flash drive on a Mac: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx The instruction: hdiutil convert ...
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Clear Complete Instructions to Dual-Boot 12.04 on OSX Lion

Honestly, google-surfing this question leads to so many half-answers and multi-part communications that it is both scary and frustrating to try to navigate them. The question here is simple: What ...