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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Ubuntu - MacBook and OS X

How does Ubuntu fit within a MacBook? According to Apple the OS X is tailored to function with the hardware such as turbo boosting, power sawing and also the drivers to the retina display. Could I ...
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.bash_profile not working

I'm trying to set AVARIABLE in my bash_profile: echo export "AVARIABLE=example" >> ~/.bash_profile then source ~/.bash_profile After that, AVARIABLE should be working, but... bash: ...
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samba share from ubuntu vm fails with 'force user'

I'm a bit of a noob with ubuntu, please be patient ;) I have two ubuntu VM's (server running in VirtualBox, as development machines). The older box (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) is running samba just fine and ...
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Is snap portable accross other UNIX (example macOS)?

I love the idea behind snap and played with it on a Ubuntu VM. Snapcraft Overview Snapcraft is a build and packaging tool which helps you package your software as a snap. It makes it easy ...
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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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Unicode issue when ssh'ing from GNOME Terminal to OS X [migrated]

When I ssh from GNOME Terminal (tried different 14.04/16.04 distros, currently on Mint 18) to OS X, I have a unicode issue, e.g. the prompt is not properly displayed. On OS X, I have bash 4.x as a ...
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Persistent Ubuntu USB drive

Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive I have followed the instructions on How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X on the Ubuntu site, and the boot image runs well on my Lenovo laptop. The problem is ...
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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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Problem with .dmg extraction

I have disk image file on my external HDD. I tried to extract file from mac.dmg file using 7z x mac.dmg and this is what I got: Processing archive: mac.dmg Extracting 0.MBR Extracting 1.Type EE ...
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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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Download of 16.04 LTS not possible - Laptop HP Pavilion with Windows 10

first I have to explain the following: 1) My English is poor, I'm German 2) I'm a 'greenhorn' in doing installationson a computer 3) I'm using also a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.8 The problem: I hate ...
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VMware Mac OS X 10.11 on Ubuntu Shared Connection Problem

I've just installed Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on my Ubuntu host pc and I cannot connect to the Internet, when I go to settings in Mac OS it just displays no ethernet connection is found. How can I ...
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Install rEFInd on Ubuntu (dual-boot mac)

I have problems with installing rEFInd on mac, because I can't disable SIP via crutil. While restart it will be enabled every time. (Already tried 20 times) So it is possible to install rEFInd on ...
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Apple Mac Pro as part of a MaaS Cluster?

Has anyone tried putting a Apple Mac Pro in a MaaS cluster. Basically we have a internal cluster for development builds, continuous integration, automated testing etc. We need to support Linux, ...
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How to encrypt my hard drive so that it can be opened in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS? [closed]

I need to encrypt my external hard drive in such a way that it can be read across OSes. It seems that TrueCrypt was a cross-platform solution, but the software has been declared unsafe to use by its ...
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How can I convert these commands to work in Ubuntu?

I was just following a guide for Virtual Box. I tested the guide in Windows, since that's what it was written for. But now I want to use the same guide for Ubuntu. VB is the same on both platforms, ...
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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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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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How can I swap Super and Ctrl *except* in Terminal?

As a 10+ year OS X refugee using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to get my keyboard set-up as close to OS X as possible, and I'm actually using the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (and have already found ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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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 ...
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SOLO installed Ubuntu on Macbook Pro, now I have flashing folder with question mark

SOLO installed Ubuntu on Macbook Pro and erased Mac osx. It was working sluggishly so I wanted to try re-installing ubuntu, for some reason it would not detect the USB drive I tried multiple times. I ...
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How do I change an ext4 hard drive back to Mac OS

A friend recently gave me his old MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I really want to install Mac OS on it so I downloaded an installer and ran it on a USB. I got the installer up and running but it ...
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Can I run OSX applications?

Just wondering, are there any projects like WINE, but for Mac software? That is, can we use a program that acts like a compatibility layer to run Mac apps?
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook 11,1?

I am interested of downloading the latest ubuntu on my Macbook 11,1, but according to this, it only shows Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10 for Macbook 11,1. Does this means it is better if I install the ...
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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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Dual-boot OSx (El Capitan) and Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't work after updates

I follow this tutorial to install Ubuntu 16.04 along with my OSx. Initially, it worked. I could boot in both systems using the rEFInd interface. But after I installed updates and some software* on my ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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Upgrading to Mac El Capitan on a dual boot system

I have a Mac mini(OSX Mountain Lion) that I set up (like a couple of years ago)to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, following the instructions on the following article: Dual boot Linux on a Mac The ...
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Add grub menu for OS X

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop on my MacBook Pro, and cannot boot OS X now. My disk partition table is: Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 ...
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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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Ubuntu alongside MAC OSX

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Mac. The current operating system is El Capitan. I have made the flash disk and I can have Ubuntu with the flash drive but when I try installing it, it doesn't ...
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How to VNC into current session, instead of creating a new one (from mac)?

I have setup my ubuntu machine to allow remote connections using the default "Desktop Sharing Preferences" panel, and then I used Mac's VNC viewer Share Screens to connect to it, and it works. ...
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creating bootable DVD in osx 10.11.4

I am trying to make a bootable Ubuntu install disc. Following the instructions given in the Ubuntu start instructions always results in an unbootable DVD. One thing that is noticeablly different is ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent for OSX Super+Backtick

In OSX you can hit Super+` (backtick) and it switches between multiple windows in the same application. Is there an Ubuntu equivalent (currently I'm running stock 16.04)? And yes, I'm aware I can hit ...
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Can't convert iso to img on mac

I followed the instructions here and I got a dmg instead. This is what I entered: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.img Then it ...
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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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How can I fix a USB 3.0 Issue in a Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox VM

For the last few days I have spent a huge amount time searching for a solution to this challenge. I have a Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive which is an external 2 TB USB 3.0 disk that I use for ...
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu alongside OS X

I'm running a Macbook Pro (2013 retina display) with OS X Yosemite. I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside OS X, but when I open the live USB on refinder and try to install it, Ubunutu cannot ...
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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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Ubuntu in Virtual box: Super+shift is interpreted as super+alt after pressing left or right

I am running ubuntu in virtualbox on my mac. So here is a problem (bug in virtualbox?) that makes it hard to remap keys in order to have the same key combinations as in mac osx: If I hit right or ...
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Ubuntu -> Mac via VNC - Messed-up Rendering

I am connecting from Ubuntu 15.10 to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) running Vine Server (4.01) and despite spending hours trying to tweak settings the display is completely messed-up: I have tried ...
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Error in making a bootable USB drive

I was trying to make a bootable USB drive but nothing seems to work. I don't think I need to explain a lot here because I think the picture speaks for itself.
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Is there an Ubuntu port for Jands Vista 2?

At my church, we use the Vista 2 (Byron) software on Mac OSX, and the person who was training us and setting up the system mentioned that their boards run a heavily modified version of Debian Linux. ...
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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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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 to make a bootable OSX El Capitan USB?

I wasn't sure about posting this thread here, or on the apple community. However, as I am using a PC running Ubuntu, I am posting this here. My macbook pro (mid-2015) is out of service. I need to ...
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Is it legal to distribute customized Ubuntu with non-canonical apps and os x like gui? [closed]

Is it legal to distribute customized Ubuntu with preinstalled apps Google Chrome,wine, Skype, Deluge,WPS Office, playonlinux,steam and noobslab.com macbuntu theme?
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How to create OSx bootable USB while being on Ubuntu

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 I have a .dmg file for OSX On Windows I know I can use TransMax to create a bootable usb for OSX How can I do that while being on Ubuntu?