The free and open-source computer operating system, similar to but independent from the Unix operating system

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Linux boot problem with mavericks update

I used to be able to not hold alt while booting and it would auto boot to Mint, but since apple made the startup disk 10.9, I can't boot to Mint. The alt thing lets me choose between OS X and ...
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How do you install and use a Linux partition on Mavericks?

As a just-for-fun type of experiment, I was wanting to install Linux on an external drive that I own and boot it up on my 2007 iMac desktop. I know there are a plethora of guides out there on how to ...
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Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) microphone problem

I'd like to understand better how OS X handles the microphone pins ( both external and internal mic ) on this MBA 1,1. In particular, there is this .plist which I don't understand very well: ...
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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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Iphone4s with ios 7 doesn't work on ubuntu [duplicate]

My sister has a netbook with lubuntu 13.10 on it and an iPhone 4s. Before upgrading to iOS 7 her iPhone the USB connection between the 2 devices worked properly but not anymore after updating. The ...
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Does Windows or Linux have any tools for accessing a FileVault2 encrypted drive's contents?

I'm looking to mount (and access files on) my FileVault2 encrypted drive on a non-OS X box, and am wondering if anyone has done this with Windows or Linux.
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How to run OS X from DVD or USB stick?

I would like to have a safe "Linux-like start/boot from DVD or USB stick" environment. How to do such security thing for the latest OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?
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rEFInd Linux Kernel Boot Options

When booting opensuse via rEFInd, the kernel options are wrong (the root device name is incorrect). Where do the kernel arguments that rEFInd is using come from, and how do I modify them? The line ...
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Install modern Linux as only OS on 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac with no CD Drive, no Admin Password, no Mac Install Disk

I have been given a 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac. I would like to install some modern Linux as the only OS on it. I know there are several guides on the subject, but I have several limitations ...
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Copy file from Debian to Mac OS X or Windows

I'm new to Linux. How can I copy a file or directory from the Debian OS to Mac or Windows?
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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Can I boot Linux (any distro?) from USB on a MacBook Air that has no hard drive?

I've a MacBook Air that has burned out three hard drives from OWC. The original drive is gone somewhere, and it no longer makes sense to purchase a replacement. The rest of the hardware is in good ...
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Running Fedora 19 alongside OSX 10.7

for some time now I have tried to install Fedora 19 on my MacbookPro 2,1 C2D, but I simply can't make it work. Here is how I tried: Getting Image of Fedora and make a bootable USB drive with Mac ...
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iOS7 won't trust linux computer

iPhone 4S iOS7 Linux Mint When I plug my phone into my Linux machine I get the following message "Trust this computer?" No matter how many times I tap "Trust" the message comes up again. I do not ...
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Retina MBP won't recognize Archboot flash drive

I'm trying to install Arch on a flash drive. To do so, I'm trying to first get a bootable, "live" version of Arch on the flash drive I'm going to install it on later. I've followed the instructions ...
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Lubuntu PowerPC no apt repositories

I have installed Lubuntu on my G4 Mac Mini, however it didn't have any apt repositories, except from the CD ones. I copied over the repositories from my i386 installation, but it can't find some of ...
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I can't boot into single user mode

A while back I partitioned my hard drive into two equal parts. I completely forgot about it and then realized that I only had half of my original drive space available. I startup disk utility and ...
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How are colorschemes represented in OS X Terminal.app Settings Files?

I'm interested in moving color values I've created for OS X Terminal to applications on other platforms, such as Linux. I'm familiar with the usual methods of representing color values like RGB, HSB, ...
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Why are Mac files able to have multiple owners?

Regarding Unix file permissions, which Macs use, why are Mac files in particular able to have multiple owners? For instance, you can view the "Get info" panel of a file, and under the Permissions ...
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install linux on imac G5

Is there a Linux distribution, that runs on an old iMac G5 with a powerPC processor? I would like to use the old iMac as computer for my mother, she would only need an up-to-date browser running, ...
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SSH on Mac to fresh install of Firefox on 64-bit CentOS 6.4 runs but generates errors: RANDR and GLib-GIO-WARNING

I just installed (64 bit) Firefox 18 browser on my Linux CentOS 6.4 server (64 bit). I SSH into the server from my Mac OSX Snow Leopard from X11 application using # ssh -Y mydomain.com. Now that the ...
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netstat: n: unknown or uninstrumented protocol

I always use netstat on ubuntu to check which processes are listening on specific ports. I use the following switches with netstat that work fine on ubuntu but on mac fail: sudo netstat -tulpn ...
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Cannot mount UDF formatted hard disk in OSX

I have formated a 2TB external disk with UDF filesystem in Ubuntu. The way I formatted it was: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=2048 count=1 sudo mkudffs --media-type=hd --vid=myDisk ...
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Compiz-like effects on OS X

I recently moved from Linux to OS X. So far nothing has disappointed me but I miss the compiz desktop effects I used to have on my Debian (on Ubuntu before I moved to Debian) with xfce and compiz ...
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Boot Linux from USB drive

I've installed Fedora on a new SATA SSD drive for my MacBook Pro, and when installed into the laptop, it boots perfectly (and runs wonderfully!). However, I want to boot from it externally until I'm ...
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How do I make my meta keys work in Synergy?

I would like to make my keyboard work as expected when using Synergy. When I press Cmd + Alt + L I would like to see the pipe character. My setup: Server - MacBook Pro - French layout (Mac) Client ...
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How to resize Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition after linux messed it up?

I've tried to use Ubuntu on my macbook pro (6,2), but it was a total and abject failure, mainly due to poor hardware support. So, I have given up on my little experiment and just deleted ubuntu and ...
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Can I decrypt a dm-crypt filesystem on OS X?

I've been an Ubuntu user for years, and I just got my first Mac. One thing I haven't yet figured out is how to decrypt my encrypted filesystem on which I store my SSH and GPG keys on my flash drive. I ...
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What is the simplest way to dual-boot linux?

I am looking for the most straightforward way (both in initial setup and in maintenance) to set up a second partition on an OS X machine for (either) Debian or Ubuntu. I won't be running any other ...
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Macbook Air not waking up from Suspend/Sleep with rEFInd boot manager installed

Having installed both rEFInd 0.6.10 (updated to 0.6.11) via its install.sh and Ubuntu 13.04 on another partition I can now choose on a MacBook Air to boot either MacOS or Linux. When running MacOS ...
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Mac Mini with Linux

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) without an optical drive and I would like to put Debian testing on it instead of OS X. I cannot find a complete and concise guide to doing this on the mac's without the optical ...
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Can I “restore” an iso image to my hdd to be bootable?

I removed my superdrive a while back but now I want to install a linux partition on my macbook. I installed rEFInd as my boot manager but now I need to boot into the arch linux iso. Normally I would ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a MacBook late 2008 Unibody Aluminium with Mountain Lion on. I'm trying to mount Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a USB stick in Mountain Lion but it seems impossible. I've read all the ...
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Can't ping a linux server with MacOSX. Software related

I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months. I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works. But the Mac can't ping the CuBox. I will paste ...
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Missing backups from Time Machine

A have a MacBook running Mountain Lion that backups up to a Linux machine over afp (netatalk) using Time Machine. In Time Machine preferences I can see that the Oldest backup was on 5th March 2012 ...
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Is it possible to launch a Linux application running under Parallels from OS X?

I am looking for a way to launch an individual application (e.g. Firefox) on my Ubuntu installation which is running under Parallels. I am open to any method of launching such as a shortcut (like how ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my ...
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Force umount of stale NFS shares

Whenever my NFSv4 server becomes unreachable a little window pops up offering me to disconnect the affected shares. It looks like this: If I choose to Ignore iTunes becomes unresponsive because ...
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Install Linux Mint on a dual-drive MacBook Pro with Windows and OS X

I have a Macbook Pro 13 mid-2012. It was shipped with a 500GB HDD, to which I added an additional SSD drive (128GB). After installing my SSD in a caddy, thus replacing the optical drive, I installed a ...
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Dual Booting a Macbook Pro (OSX) with Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to dual boot my mid-2012 Macbook Pro running OSX Mountain Lion with Ubuntu 12.10 with a disk and a USB, and none of them are working. I have used disk utility to partition my hard ...
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How do I install Linux on a late 2012 mac mini?

I installed a 2nd hard drive in my late 2012 mac mini. This hard disk had Mint Linux - 12 on it (Installed when it was in a different computer). Pressing the Option showed me two additional hard disks ...
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How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps ...
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Is there a Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux iwconfig command?

I'm looking for a command line tool in Mac OS X that performs the equivalent of the iwconfig command in Linux. Example: kirkland@x220:~/src/byobu/byobu$ iwconfig wlan0 wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ...
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directory structure between mac osx and linux

I found that there are some differents between Max osx and linux jsut like ubuntu, etc. is there any introduction about that, or is there any one can make a introduction. for example: ubuntu: ...
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Boot Late 2010 MacBook Air from SD Card

I have a late 2010 MacBook Air (13 inch) and would absolutely love to be able to boot it from my SD Card on which I have Puppy Linux installed. I use Puppy Linux on an old HP Mini 2133 netbook and I'd ...
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Airdrop Alternative for Windows/Mac/Linux?

I am looking for something that does the same thing as Airdrop that would work on Windows/Mac/Linux. Because of hardware it would most likely have to be LAN-based, but I am perfectly fine with that. ...
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Apple powerbook G4 17" Trying to install Linux

I believe followed the directions on how to create a bootable USB drive from the Ubuntu website. My question is how can I get my Powerbook to boot from the USB drive? I tried doing the ...
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why does OSX add extra '._<filename>' when I tar a directory?

I'd just like to know why if I "tar -czf" a file/directory, osx adds a: ._ for each file? I see these when I untar in linux. Or when I work with the uncompressed project in eclipse as it doesn't ...
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2560x1440 resolution in linux vm with virtualbox or vmware

I've got a macbook air (10.8.2) and want to use an external monitor with 2560x1440 resolution with a Linux (Debian) virtual machine. I want to use the vm in fullscreen mode, with 2560x1440 resolution. ...