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Same problem here. Yosemite messed up my boot system and now it says No bootable device...blabla when I try to start Ubuntu. However, reFind works fine (though it doesn´t show the shell icon and cannot find why) and Yosemite loads fine, as well as a usb stick with a live version of Ubuntu in it. Any ideas?


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Can you use a USB drive? If that's the case, I suggest you to try UNetbootin. It works in Linux, OS X and Windows operating systems and creates bootable USB drives for a lot of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu.


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Solved by OP in comments I solved it. I had to use gparted. It didn't seem to do anything at first. My partition looked correct. But after that, I could boot into OSX using the keyboard shortcuts and reinstall refind. And all is well.


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I have done this exact thing before. Make sure your external drive is plugged in. Insert your ubuntu disk or flash drive. boot the mac and select to boot from disk or flash drive. When you get to the installation type, choose "something else". select the external drive from the partition wizard .. it may be labeled as sdb for example. click on change. ...


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Just finished a successful Mac/Yosemite Ubuntu dual boot update. Basically the guidance of http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/yosemite.html is fine. But note that from the GRUB choice available under ReFIT or its REFIND successor, one could more laboriously boot with: grub> ls to display the partitions. For the partitions above, retention of the Linux ...


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When looking at videos like that, always remember to check the date. Just a note. That being said, what you are looking for (I believe you mean the "genie effect", is called "Magic Lamp", and is available in Compiz. First you must install compizconfig-settings-manager: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Then, run ccsm, go to "animations" ...


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I had a similar situation and was able to get past the 'no boot device' using tips from refind and the Web. Basically it consisted of moving some refind EFI folders and files around. I'll try to post the link. But even getting Ubuntu to allow me to choose kernel, it continues to fail to mount /dev, /sys, & /proc so I'm stuck again. Strangely I am ...


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You probably don't need to upgrade any hardware in order to comfortably run a virtual instance of Ubuntu on that, but more RAM is never a bad thing.


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I wanted to share a video, but it wouldn't be good to put the link here, so the link could be censored. No, you need to unify the empty disk to the Ubuntu's HHD. VMWare to Virtualbox can't detect the HHDs or the volumes. But if you have enough Ubuntu's HDD, don't unify, firstly install the virtual machine on Ubuntu's HDD, then, move it to the empty disk. ...


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I use a mid 2010 27" imac with Ubuntu and everytime (thus far) it has been a real pain to install due to the complicated limbo state of the graphics card support. With lots of 'nomodeset', rescue disk, editing x11 conf etc etc. fglrx in this case is NOT a good idea, it simply does not work properly with 3d acceleration, neither does fglrx-legacy. However, ...


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I am on Ubuntu 14.04 My aim is to share all external device which registered under /media (e.g. external hdd, enternal optical drive) with my Mac OS X (yosemith) On Ubuntu, Open a Terminal windows $sudo nautilus Enter your root password when prompt A nautilus window will be opened, browse to system /media Right click an choose Properties. Click Share. ...


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If Ubuntu is really important to you, I would reccomend installing grub. I believe you could install grub with boot-repair. More about boot-repair here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair.


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Yes, you can, as The Man says. Since icloud.com supports both POP3 and IMAP, you can configure Thunderbird to pick up mail from the icloud.com servers, and send through it. This suggests deciding which you wish to use, POP3 or IMAP. IMAP leaves the messages on the icloud.com servers until you delete them, whereas when you pick up mail using POP3, they are ...


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I had the same problem with a Late 2013 Macbook pro. The refind worked for me with the command ./install.sh --esp --alldrivers, although my first impression was that I had failed. I just had to wait ~1 minute for the refind menu to popup during the boot. To avoid this long wait at boot, you can make the following adjustments to your refind install. From ...


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I installed it on a 2013 Macbook Air with no problems, it was the 13" one. I used refind to boot and followed a guide to install it. The guides for macbook airs are over here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir Also I guess I'll note that I had it dual booting. I liked OS X, simple, powerful, and fast. Of course ubuntu is powerful and fast ...


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did you "reinstalled" refit manually? If you didn't, try running this on the OSX Terminal cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh When prompted for password, use the one Yosemite asks you while trying to install new software. After that, you should see the boot menu after you restart. When you choose to load Ubuntu from the boot menu, you may be greeted by the ...



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