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If you have gone and changed your uid and gid, go and change them back now before even going past this first part of this answer. Unless you really know what you're doing, you should NEVER go change your uid or gid just to mount a drive, as you can break other permissions in the computer and potentially lose access to your own home directory in the ...


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One project/piece of software you might want to look into is NitroShare. This project is actually developed by a couple of guys from this site (NathanOsman & Mateo) and it's nice and simple, is cross-platform, and works between platforms without much hassle at all. Basically, you install the program, launch it, and it sits in the background until you ...


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AFAIK, a PRAM/NVRAM reset should not affect the encryption key. You said you did a "drive repair from within mac OS X," and that action might cause problems, but that goes beyond disk encryption -- if you force a utility that doesn't understand LVM or Linux filesystems to "repair" a Linux filesystem or Linux LVM partition, the result is likely to be data ...


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network-manager is interferring with the change of mac address. You can automate the mac spoofing with an udev rules. It will be applied automatically while booting. Create a file /etc/udev/rules.d/99-mac-spooing.rules with the following content ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX", RUN+="/sbin/ip link set dev %k address ...


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Because the boot loader was wiped out with your clean Linux install, it doesn't know how to go get a fresh version of the MacOS. Try this KB article for a clean Mac install: http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/18/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/ You're going to put the OS on a USB drive, then hold down command during boot, should let you boot the MacOS Install off ...


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I have the same year/model running Ubuntu 15.04 successfully. However, my DVD drive is still functional so I was able to use that for the installation. A bit of Googling yielded: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-boot-a-linux-live-usb-stick-on-your-mac/ which should help get you started with USB based installation. Also, I used reFind which seems a ...


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have you tried using rEFInd instead of rEFIt? http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html


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You probably only need to hold alt/option and select macintosh HD to boot from. From within OS X reinstall refind using the ./install.sh Otherwise to do this from scratch, use the following instructions: Reformat the drive completely using gparted. Install osx yosemite: in the install phase, use Disk Utility to format your desired space for Macintosh HD ...


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You will need a friend with OSX/Mac They will need to download the Yosemite installer from the app store and make a bootable USB. You can then use that usb to boot on your mac and install OSX. This is a good guide I've used before to install OSX.


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Here is the ubuntu's official document to prepare install Ubuntu on Mac. You have to install a different hybrid bootloader called "rEFIt" which is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way ...



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