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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Triple Boot on Macbook Pro, El Capitan, Windows 10 Pro and Kali Linux 2016.1

I send a greeting from Mexico City. I want to say I am newbie in Linux, I have a Macbook pro which had a triple boot, Mavericks, Windows 7 and Kali Linux because I want to learn auditing wireless ...
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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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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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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?
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Does iMac 12-2 work with Ubuntu15.10?

I got a iMac 12,2 and i triple boot Ubuntu 15.10 with mac osx + windows. But I don't know what will happen if i put my AMD graphics installation. I got AMD Radeon HD 6770M. Is it bad or good? I'll ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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Problem start up dual boot Linux and Mac OSX El Capitan

After a long work i succesfully install dual boot Linux (Bio linux 8) on a macbook Pro with Mac OSX El Capitan. First of all i install reFIND on mac and this helpfull utility give me the opportunity ...
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Boot Mac Mini 2,1 from USB flash device

I have a Mac Mini with two disks (original HDD and SSD) and no optical disk drive. I did a pendrive (usb flash drive) with Ubuntu 14 amd64, but my mac mini won't boot, even if rEFIid recognize-it ...
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Ubuntu and Mac OS X dual boot with rEFInd

I want to setup a dual boot: Mac OS X and Ubuntu 15.10. But I have installed UEFI Ubuntu first and after that installed rEFInd. Several questions: So how can I install Mac OS X with installed rEFInd ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 root account login

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in the last version of VirtualBox on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. I am facing some problems with the Mac OS X and I need to edit some files in the Mac's virtual hard disc! So I ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Unable to chainload OS X Clover bootloader from GRUB

So I have a triple-boot setup in which I have just updated OS X (Hackintosh) to the newest version and a new bootloader (from Chimera to Clover). It looks something like this: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on ...
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Encrypted filesystem shared with Mac OS X

Is there a reliable encrypted filesystem that works under both Mac OS X and Linux? It need not be the boot partition for either Linux or Mac OS X, but I'd like stable reads and writes if possible. ...
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Pages File Corrupted LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 [closed]

so I am in the process of moving my mom's iMac from OSX to elementary OS freya. She has hundreds of .pages documents from her mac that she needs to use. Unfortunately LibreOffice 5.0.4.2 can't load ...
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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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How to use iMac as external monitor for ubuntu laptop

I have a 13 inch laptop running ubuntu and an iMac running OSX. I'd like to use the iMac as an external monitor for the laptop. The laptop has VGA and HDMI, and ubuntu 14.04. Related: ...
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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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OSX journal read permission problem

I have a External Hard Drive for my Macbook pro. When I try to read files from this drive on my Ubuntu 15.10, I get permission problem for some files. I get this with 70% files but rest of 30% I can ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Mount hackintosh fusion drive in ubuntu to recover data

I followed this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-fusion-drive-on-hackintosh.html to create a fusion drive from an SSD and a HDD to speed up the pc. Something happened to the PC ...
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Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default? [closed]

I'm in OS X. In the refind-install script, there's a bless command that is running, but doesn't seem to work: elif [[ "$TargetDir" != "/EFI/BOOT" ]] ; then bless --setBoot --folder ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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`invalid signature` when trying to boot OSX's CLOVERX64.efi from GRUB

I’m trying to create a multiple boot situation using grub2. Please forgive me as I am fairly new at this. However, I feel like I am fairly close I am just missing the ability to boot from an EFI ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on Mac? (OS X El Capitan)

I just downloades Ubuntu 14.04.3 (1GB) and I don't know exactly what to do next. Can someone please explain in detail what should I do. I also downloaded Virtual Box. Thank you so much for taking your ...
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Mac OS X El Capitain and unbuntu virtual box

For the life of me I can't figure out how to create a file in the virtual box that I can see from my Mac OS X host. Please leave simple instructions all articles I've found online have ended with no ...
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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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How to run Mac file on Linux? [duplicate]

Is there any way to run a Mac file on Ubuntu 15.10? I want to run Aurora HDR on my Ubuntu, but I can't find any way to do so.