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Cannot Boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

Me and my friend decided to use his Macbook Pro 3.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo A1226) as a dedicated server for personal purposes. Our main goal is to install Debian. However as you might know, installing ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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How to delete files in such a way that they cannot be restored?

I implemented my own version of an aes-cipher in java to have a platform independent encryption application that is not dependent on the available ciphers in the jvm in use. This application should ...
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My VirtualBox Ubuntu crashed. How can I access its files from my Mac?

I have Ubuntu installed in my Mac using VirtualBox. A few minutes ago it crashed, so I have no access to Ubuntu now, but I need a file in it! Is there any way I can access my Ubuntu files from my ...
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Mac Resolving Ubuntu Hostname on Windows Network

I have a wired network using the workgroup of PAPERTECH with the following machines: Windows XP (hostname: WinXP) Ubuntu 12.10 (hostname: WebServer) - via Samba Mac OS X 10.9 (hostname: MacMini) ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive(LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac Os X Lion and ...
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How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC

Hello I have actually successfully created a Ubuntu USB using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a mac. If anyone has any suggestions for a different application for ...
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Is Xfce supposed to run slowly on Virtualbox?

This is my first question, so I'm sorry in advance if my question is not good/descriptive enough. I'm having problems getting Xfce systems on Virtualbox to run smoothly. What I mean by slow is that ...
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No sound from headphones. Ubuntu on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Problems with my Time Machine drive on my Ubuntu server

Complete Linux novice here, I've been trying to set up one of my disks in my server as a Time Machine backup. Below is a follow up from this post: ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GT750M drivers for Ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5' display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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Install Windows, remove Ubuntu USB stick from Mac OSX

I've got a problem.. I've installed Ubuntu on my PC (which's working fine by the way). But I want to install Windows XP on it again. I have a Windows XP iso (which works fine in VirtualBox on my ...
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Mac OS X & Linux: mount_nfs: can't access /nfs: Permission denied

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 NFS server and I have an iMac NFS client running OS X 10.6.8. I believe I have everything set up properly, yet I still get this error on the Mac: mount_nfs: can't access /nfs: ...
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Connecting from Android device to linux virtual machine on MAC via bluetooth

Let me explain the situation: Web application is running on ubuntu virtual machine (VirtualBox). I can ping it from my mac. Vm's ip address is 192.168.56.100. Android device is connected to a mac ...
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Mac OS X doesn't show Linux Boot Partition

I have successfully triple-booted by mid-2012 MacBook Pro using rEFInd (a fork of rEFIt). I have Mac OS X 10.8.5, Windows 8, and Ubuntu (formatted as ext3) installed, as well as NTFS-3G for read/write ...
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How to list enumerated USB devices and their status in Linux (Ubuntu) and MAC

I am using devcon to check enumerated USB devices and their status on windows, I get the following output when running for example "devcon status usb*": ...
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File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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Pro & cons of different format/file system solutions for Hard Disk [closed]

I'm recently migrated to Mac and my HD is NTFS so I can't use it. I would like to know what are the pro and cons of different formats for Hard Drive and generally for mass storage device. I work with ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2011, running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. I intend to have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 13. So I did some googling and found the some instructions ...
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rEFInd didn't detect the proper Linux distro and therefore doesn't show the right icon, how do I change that?

I'm currently triple-booting Mac Windows and Ubuntu on my computer, and according to the rEFInd website, the software should be able to automatically detect Linux distros and show the correct icon... ...
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186 views

two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...
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Connect to remote display on Mac

So basically, I am super lazy, and I want to be able to sit on my couch or in my bed, and watch netflix on my linux desktop or mac mini respectively. I got super hyped when I found out about x2x, but ...
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Mac keystroke problems with Synergy PC server

I'm running Synergy server 1.4.13 on Ubuntu (PC) and have a connected Mac client. It works well, except some keys like Home and End (defined as hotkeys in ~/.synergy.conf for the Mac client) do not ...
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How to create an Ubuntu LiveUSB that will also boot on a Mac [duplicate]

I'm using a Mac computer and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an external HDD. I have the iso file for installing the OS but after following these instructions from Ubuntu to create a bootable USB ...
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535 views

Difficulty to enable a remote desktop connection to Ubuntu from Mac

I'm trying to perform a remote desktop connection to my Ubuntu system from Mac. I had installed the vnc on ubuntu and trying to use Finder to connect. The problem is I'm getting a error message: ...
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Options for mapping / mounting remote FS on Mac hosting linux in a VM

Just got a new mackbook and willing to keep working on my linux box as I used to. My idea is to have the linux box running virtually on the mac, and while I am editing code in the mac environment, I ...
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298 views

How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the control key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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Ubuntu 32 bit tripple boot with 64 bit AND mac OS via Reffit

I am on a Mac machine which is dual booted with Ubuntu (We have to keep the mac OS partition on the machine otherwise it refuses to work properly, it is however never used) however today when I went ...
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how to mount hard drives for data recovery in ubuntu

I try to mount a hard drive in Ubuntu and get the following error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely ...
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103 views

Recover completely erased mac [closed]

So I complelety erased my Mac. I was trying to do a clean install up to Ubuntu from Leopard and I used Disk Utility from another Mac while this one was in Target Disk Mode. Now I haev a blank screen ...
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byobu scrollback buffer on mac - utilise mouse wheel

I am using byobu via SSH on a local mac machine. I am aware of the scrollback feature and I am able to enter the scrollback mode via F7. However, it is very inconvenient to scroll by a single line ...
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1answer
685 views

How to use MASM within DOSBox or any other DOS emulator?

I have DOSBox installed and I am trying to use MASM from DOSBox but I failed on doing that. DOSBox keeps printing a the follwoing message: "cannot run this program in dos mode" I tried this on ...
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327 views

Suggestions? Password & Encrypted Read/Write File like a Mac (.dmg or .SparseBundle) also R/W on Windows, Ubuntu

For years I have used .dmg or .sparsebundle (Encrypted and Password Protected) to safely keep home directory backups on my Mac. Now, I am looking for a similar Full Permissions/Read/Write that ...
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iMac 20inch (Mid 2007) SL DVD Boot Prohibitory Sign

iMac 20inch (Mid 2007 Build) with Ubuntu 12.0.4 How I got in this situation I had a perfectly healthy Intel iMac running Snow Leopard several months ago. Then I got the dreaded spinning gear and ...
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Is there a `purge` command in Debian/Ubuntu similar to the purge in OSX?

OSX has a pretty cool tool called purge. You run it at the command line and it frees up all available memory - slowing your system to a halt in the process. I often free up 2GB of memory or more after ...
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Copying/Creating files on TimeCapsule/Mac using Ubuntu 12.04 and afp

I have a TimeCapsule that I am currently just using as an external hard drive (not using time machine) and a Mac laptop. Using a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, I am able to connect to the hard ...
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Can I make a Mac hard drive recognizable on Ubuntu 11.10?

I want a Mac hard drive accessible from Ubuntu. Is there any way to do that? For example using MacDrive I can read Mac hard drives on Windows. Is there a similar thing for Ubuntu?
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Install Ubuntu on Mac Mini through a USB pen drive

I have a Mac Mini with Intel Core Solo processor. The HD of this computer was formerly part of a PC, and so Windows XP was installed on it. I've successively moved the hard disk from PC to a Mac. ...
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Mac does not recognize wide screen

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my Mac mini, with Samsung monitor with default resolution 1360 x 768. My Mac mini is connected to Samsung VGA port by Apple mini port to VGA adapter. When ...
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183 views

Attach disk drive in Linux

Is there a Linux equivalent of the Mac's sudo hdiutil attach -imagekey -diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount I have an imagine I want to attach as a disk drive, but I don't want to mount it. The ...
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How to know the history of hardware changes made while using Ubuntu?

I am working on Ubuntu OS. Initially my pc configuration was Intel core 2 duo 3.0GH with 320 GB HDD. After some times, my friend changed the motherboard with lower version of configuration without ...
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Using Ubuntu directly and through a VM

I'm not entirely sure if this is possible but here it goes: I need to run Ubuntu to do some development and there may be times when I'm stuck with a Windows machine or a Mac OS X machine. My first ...
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655 views

Connect Ubuntu 11.10 from Mac Lion using NX Player

On Lion, only NX Player is supported, but if you are connecting to Ubuntu 11.10 that require Unity 2D, previously you can set something like "gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d " in your NX Client's ...
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VMWare Fusion on Mac w/ Ubuntu - Setting up shared LAMP Environment

I recently purchased a Mac and installed VMware Fusion and Ubuntu. I've setup LAMP on Ubuntu and setup a mirrored folder between the mac and ubuntu. I want to be able to do my development on the Mac ...
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If I virtualise a server on my machine, can I access it in a browser?

I want to start playing around with Ubuntu Server on my machine (Macbook Pro) running off VirtualBox or something similar. I want to do this so I can get used to using Ubuntu Server, and so I can ...
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991 views

Lion refuses to be installed to any partitions on Mac

I was attempting to install Lion on my MacBook 7-1, on which I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate partition. Currently, my partitions look like this: ...
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608 views

Run Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac but it doesn't work. When the system starts, a black screen appears with the message "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I also tried ...
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1answer
1k views

Sharing Mac Printer with Ubuntu (Linux)

I want to share my printer connected to my Mac with a Ubuntu Box (10.04 LTS -Lucid Lynx). I click share printer on the Mac, and then I do a discover on the Ubuntu box ... I see the printer, I select ...
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Does dual-booting an OS require a dual-core processor?

My friend claims that dual booting, using two different OSes, requires a multi-core or multi-threaded processor. Is this true? And if I install additional OSes, will my computer slow down any?
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1answer
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Can you connect different OSes using an ad-hoc network?

Is it possible to connect multiple different operating systems to the same ad-hoc network so that they can play games or file sharing or network connections like LAN chat or LAN connection? will ...