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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Unable to boot OS X after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MB (aluminium late 2008). After installing Ubuntu I am unable to boot into OS X. Sequence of events: Install reFit on OS X Install Ubuntu on a partitioned drive. I ...
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MacOS-style Opening files via console with their default applications

Is there are way to use the MacOS command open to open files with their default applications like e.g. open mytext.pdf or open myprogramm.java. Can Ubuntu be extended in this way?
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How can i get the MacOS green + button function in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to get que MacOS zoom button (the one called "+" in green color) fuction in Ubuntu windows? not to maximize windows, just to "optimize" them like in MacOS? Here a video showing it ...
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How to close a window but not actually quit/exit the program

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). How would I do that when I pressed the close button to Minimize the window, as is the case with Mac OS. The program is closed but is still running in memory until it is ...
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How do I get this Mac OS X exposé behavior?

In Mac os x, I can move all windows to the nearest corner by hitting F11 key. I'm just wondering if there is a compiz plugin works like that. I know that there is Scale plugin already. But all that ...
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Creating a bootable USB Stick on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? I followed the step by step instructions set forth here but none of my macs (all intel) will recognize the stick as ...
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Considering a switch from OSX to Ubuntu

I'm brand new around here and I had a few questions for the community. Hopefully you all can point me in the right direction? My situation is I've currently got a five year old MacBook Pro running OS ...
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“99 99” permissions on Mac OS X shared drive

I have Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on two separate SSDs with the my Mac OS X data on a HDD. I disabled journaling on the data drive, installed the necessary drivers, and modified the ...
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Install Mac OS Lion on Macbook with existing Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot

I don't usually create my own questions, because I can find what I need through other people's questions. However, this one doesn't seem to be anywhere, except in one place where someone is talking ...
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Ubuntu “USB for OS X” instructions don't create bootable USB drive

iMac i3 running 10.6.8 I've downloaded the 12.0.4 32-bit Intel ubuntu.iso and converted it to ubuntu.img and moved to root. The "USB for OS X" instructions say insert USB Flash media. My flash ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 work in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro? [closed]

I want to try out the newest Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro without having to install it to Bootcamp, does anyone know if the newest Ubuntu works on VirtualBox? thanks!
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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Quick look for KDE?

As per title, I'm searching if there is something similar to OSX's Quick Look or Gnome's Gloobus Preview for KDE: searching Google brought me to some KDE's brainstorms, but nothing more. Also to ...
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Compizconfig Grid doesn't work under Ubuntu as virtual machine

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 as virtual machine within Mac. I have installed VM tools. The approach in this link of Compizconfig Grid, which worked in my previous laptop where Ubuntu was not a ...
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Personalisation of the Ubuntu interface

It's quite hard to phrase this question as the answer is very subjective and I don't know the right terminology to ask for what I want, but I will try my best. I love linux and would love to use it ...
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VirtualBox virtual networking (MacOSX host, Ubuntu 11.04 guest)

I would like my Ubuntu guest to have 2 interfaces: eth0: set up with NAT and accessing the Internet eth1: set up with "host-only networking", static IP, providing services to my MacOSX host I was ...
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MUBI Installer for MAC (Similiar to WUBI for Windows) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Install for Mac OS X Any idea when would the MUBI installer would be release for MAC.
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How to import contacts from OS X address book to Thunderbird in Ubuntu?

I want to export from address book in Mac OS X and import to the address book in Thunderbird mail in Ubuntu. I exported the contacts as vCards.vcf and imported it fine but now I just have 36 blank ...
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How do I access a Lion USB recovery stick from Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an OS X Lion recovery stick that I would like to access, specifically to use it to install Lion in a Virtualbox VM. I notice that Windows detects and mounts the recovery stick as an optical ...
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Prints from a PDF are completely black

I think it's the PDF itself that does it. The printer prints testpages OK, and printing the same file from Mac OS X gives the same result. Printed from evince and Safari respectively. The PDF was ...
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Installing Ubuntu on PowerBook G4

I have a Mac PowerBook G4. It has the Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 on it. I would love to change it to Ubuntu but the last time I tried it wouldn't register the disc. Any ideas if I need an older ...
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How can I annotate PDFs so notes are compatible with Adobe Reader for Win/OSX?

I am looking for a tool which allows me to annotate PDFs in Ubuntu and share the PDFs with annotations with people who use OSX or Windows. I cannot assume that the others can or will install special ...
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How would I dual boot Ubuntu as Primary and Mac OS X as secondary on a 32bit PC?

I'm wanting to install Mac OS-X on my 32bit PC as a secondary boot - is this possible to do on a 32bit PC system? would I need to repair GRUB as well so I can use Ubuntu again as my primary? I'm ...
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Wanting to Dual Boot to Mac OS X as my second boot, Ubuntu as my first - How do I restore single boot to Ubuntu?

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So how would I go about returning to single boot ...
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Mac on Linux, is it legal?

While browsing i found an interesting tool in sourceforge.net it says Mac-on-Linux is a Linux/PPC program that virtualizes MacOS or MacOSX in Linux. Is it legal? If yes how to install it in ...
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Can I stream Netflix to Ubuntu via a Mac?

Right now I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and OS X. The only thing I use OS X for is watching the DRM-ed Netflix stream. I've looked into ways of watching Netflix on Ubuntu, but it seems the DRM basically ...
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installed netatalk but still cant connect by afp

i have a new server install. I just installed netatalk and avahi. I see my server appear on my mac but when i connect it tells me there was a problem connecting to this server. I have ...
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Can we have Mac like 'labels' on UNITY? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to tag folders with colors? Is there any app that could set label color for individual file/folder like in Mac OS X?
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Change window move funcitonality to mirror OSX's Zooom2

On OSX I use Zooom2 to move my windows around with keyboard shortcuts and mouse motion. This operates in a very similar manner to Ubuntu, with the following difference: On Zooom2, I have it set so ...
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How to find Mac OSX UID from Ubuntu

How do you view Mac OSX user id without having to boot into OSX? I can mount the drive, but I can't find the UID for my user, which would hopefully enable me to access files without being root.
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Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]

I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in ...
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VNC clients with Snow Leopard support

I am looking for a good VNC client to use with Snow Leopard. Vinagre works, but is not flexible, and thus slow. I tried a couple other ones, but they failed to connect. (Incompatible protocol or ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Changing ownership of read-only file system

I did read the several posts available here on "changing ownership of read-only file systems" but they don't seem to help me. My external hard drive (which I had previously formatted in OS X and used ...
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dual boot mac and existing ubuntu

I know this problem's thread are available but mine is different. I have two HDD installed. I have already installed ubuntu in /dev/sda1 and running fine. Now i install iMac in /dev/sba1 and that also ...
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Using a Mac OSX *.keyboard layout specification on Ubuntu 11.10

I have recieved from a friend a custom-made keyboard layout, designed (as he puts it) to be a "programmer-friendly port of a combination of the two most common Swedish variants of the Dvorak keyboard ...
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how do I install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro 2011 (Early) without any third party apps?

I would like to know if I can install Ubuntu on my MBPro without any third party apps. I mean, for example set up bootcamp and in the free partition install ubuntu with no problems, any suggestions? I ...
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Can I download and burn an Ubuntu CD for the Mac on a Windows PC?

I have a Mac G4 with a corrupted operating system. I don't want to reload OS X again, but want to try Ubuntu on it. If I download the current release of Ubuntu on a Windows machine and burn the ISO, ...
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How can I get Google Chrome multitouch support like in OS X?

In OS X Google Chrome, swiping left or right with two fingers goes forward or back in the history. I've been trying to use synaptics and touchegg to do this but can't seem to figure it out. How can I ...
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What Filesystem to use when working between Ubuntu & Mac?

If I want to share files (locally, not over network) , what filesystem do I use?
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Triple Boot in my iMac? (OSX Lion, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10/Debian 6.0.3 [closed]

Hello to all I have an iMac of 21.5 with Mac OSX LION and have installed Windows 7 with the Bootcamp. In the previous versions the rEFIt was used but already it does not work: ( Since I can install ...
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How do I download Ubuntu One files to my mac?

I have Ubuntu One files on my phone uploaded to the website because I own a mac. I'd like to download them all to said mac, how can I do that? Do I really have to download every single file one by ...
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Is there a Mac OSX version of UbuntuOne planned for the near future?

Since there is no UbuntuOne client for Mac OSX to download, will there be one in the near future?
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Is there any alternative to the Mac OS X dashboard?

As the title states, does anyone know of a dashboard alternative for Ubuntu? This is useful feature in Mac OS X, middle-clicking on the mouse brings up a customizable page where you can put anything ...
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Ubuntu Font Family and Mac OS X confusing font name and font

I really like the Ubuntu Font Family, and frequently use it in my documents. At school, I want to be able to use the font family so my documents that make at home using Ubuntu show up correctly at ...
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Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel?

Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel that runs on Ubuntu? "Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. ...
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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Reading OSX disk from Ubuntu: Permission Denied

I have an OSX and Ubuntu dual-boot system. In Ubuntu, I would like to be able to mount and read the OSX partition. It is currently mounted in /media (this seems to have been done automatically). ...
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File corruption issues from a Samba server to Windows and Mac clients [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server as a file server. It is on the Windows Active Directory Domain (2008 SBS) and has been working well for several years (migrated to new hardware and upgraded from 8.04 a ...
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How to mount Mac OS X Lion fileshare?

How can I mount OS X 10.7 Lion shares on my Ubuntu box (10.10, 11.4)? Since OS X 10.7 Lion update, network integration with Ubuntu is a nightmare. Previously we could print on OSX printers and mount ...