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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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 if=/path/to/downloaded....
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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: http://...
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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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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?
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2008 MacBook WiFi doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04

I had Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installed on my MacBook. It was getting slow, so I backed it up and installed Ubuntu 13.04. But now my WiFi doesn't work.
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I want to create .dmg file from my source file on ubuntu so that I can distribute it on mac?

Is there a way to create .dmg file from my source file, from command line, or is there any software available which will allow me to roll out my software on mac OS as well? Thanks in advance.
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Black Screen on Macbook Pro 6,2 After Installing 12.04LTS - Tried Everything Already

I am tri-booting Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Windows 8, and Ubuntu. I installed via a USB drive. The install and the LiveCD trial went flawlessly, and I can boot into GRUB. However, as soon as I ...
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How do i install ubuntu on an already created partition

I Have burn't Ubuntu 13.04 to a DVD and have it running on my Apple MacBook. Now I Want to install Ubuntu without harming OSX. I Have Created a partition on OSX which i would like to install Ubuntu On....
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How to run Mac OS X virtually on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 stable version and oracle virtual box 4.1.2_ubuntu Have a ISO file of snow leopard with me, When I run virtual box I got following error: FATAL! Could not read from the boot ...
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Ubuntu on Mac cannot locate via OSX or boot it throught rEFIt…

... it comes up with Operating system not found. What do i do? I recently installed Ubuntu along side OS X (Snow Leopard) and when I rebooted my macbook and choose Ubuntu, I got a message saying ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as monitor for MacMini running OSX

So, what I want to do is use my iMac (which is running Ubuntu) as a monitor for my MacMini. I am using the HDMI out on the MacMini. I have the HDMI cable being converted to MiniDisplayPort and have ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04, OSX Mountain Lion broken

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 and now Mountain lion just doesn't boot. I had the latest refind installed but that doesn't work any more. In grub I see OSX but they don't work. I tried starting in ...
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CD Doesn't Work? (OS X)

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit version, converted it to .img, and successfully burned it to a CD. But when I inserted the CD, it said, This disk is not readable by this computer. What do I do?
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How to manage permissions on a shared volume for OSX and ubuntu

On my mac I'm using an unjournaled HFS partition to share files between OSX 10.8 and Ubuntu 12.04. It was a nice thought at first, because Time Machine will automatically backup the volume in OSX, ...
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Ubuntu One startup on Mac

Ubuntu One is installed on my MacBook, OS X Lion, and appears to be working fine, other than it does not appear to load automatically at startup. Please note that Connect automatically when computer ...
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13.04 installed on Parallels on OSX. Very slow graphics performance

I installed 13.04 on my MacBook Pro running Parallels. Everything works pretty well but when showing and hiding windows the performance is very slow. I read around a bit. I'm running 64 bit, 3.9 GiB ...
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Can I set up an OpenVPN server in 12.04 w/o OpenVPN Access Server?

Dear AskUbuntu Community Members, I've got a Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 at my house, not doing much but hosting about three or four printers for my home network. It's a relatively powerful machine, using ...
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host? [closed]

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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Folder transfer Mac OSX to Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to transfer files from my old Mac OSX to my new laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I've drag and dropped the folders onto an external HDD formatted as HFS+. When I drag and drop these folders ...
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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Can I revert a USB flash drive to it's previous state?

I downloaded a USB disk image (.iso file) of 12.04 Precise and followed these instructions to create a Mac OSX bootable disk (.dmg file). The flash drive is enormous (~64 GB), and contained many ...
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Ubuntu sidebar/launcher edit/remove? [duplicate]

I would like to make my ubuntu 13.04 look like mac osx. The problem is this launcher's unity sidebar, I am not able to move it what so ever. I've done my homework and I know that it is impossible in ...
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Mac OSX, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro with Max OSX und Windows 7 (BootCamp) already installed. Now there is a tutorial for installing Ubuntu on recent Mac OSX editions. However it does not ...
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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 ...