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Can I use my Time Capsule with other OSes?

I have two Macs at home which use Time Machine to back up to a shared Time Capsule. Does anybody know of any tools or methods for other operating systems to perhaps make use of that back-up facility? ...
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How to ssh to remote web server without using a password

I'm new to OS X. As per title, I'm having trouble connecting to my web server through SSH. My server accepts keys and we don't use passwords. I've come from windows, and on windows I used PuTTY to ...
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iPad/iPhone AnyConnect VPN wrong MTU size

I try to connect with a iPad (iOS 5.1) and the AnyConnect app to connect to a OpenVPN server on a Debian server. But this warning always appears in the OpenVPN log: WARNING: Bad encapsulated ...
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Best practices for mounting Linux filesystems on OS X over the Internet

Before I ask my question, an impassioned plea. Please don't let this devolve into a "use the command-line or GTFO" flamewar. Yes, I know about scp and friends. I have a VPS running Ubuntu and I'd ...
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scp (secure copy) in lieu of vmware disk-sharing

Booting down the linux VM, removing the share, disabling sharing, followed by enabling sharing, adding the share, and booting up the linux Vm finally followed by reinstalling vmware tools do not ...
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Best way of sharing files over network with linux

I have an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3 which is connected to wifi network, there is also a linux laptop connected to the same network. I want to share a folder with this laptop, I cannot use ftp since ...
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Is this possible? Prevent Live-Linux from booting and grabbing your files without encrypting your disc?

I am a medium-experienced Power User with knowledge about most of the stuff (studying this since two years) and I know something about how Linux and Windows work; I have screwed up countless ...
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Can I virtualize Lion on Apple hardware running Linux without violating the EULA?

I have a MacBook Pro and have been single-booting Linux on it for some time. I now need to do some iOS development for work, so I need access to OS X in some form. I could dual-boot or virtualize ...
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Why is the connection to my NAS really slow/unstable via local network IP but not via dyndns-IP?

I'm having a problem to connect my Macbook Air to my NAS. The NAS has Debian installed and can be reached by any other computer in the network. I can find the NAS on Finder. The NAS is listed in the ...
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Mac OS X - How to Symlink /home to /Users

For those of us who dabble in penguins and apples, it seems very worth while to be able to use /home paths either out of habbit or for those odd cases where the value may have been sync'd somewhere ...
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Which Linux distro best to install on a Mac mini 2011 server?

I own a Mac mini 2011 server which I use as workstation. Currently Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Professional are installed in parallel (via Boot Camp). Both are 64-bit operating systems. I'd like to ...
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Virtualizing Mac OS X on Linux - is it legal?

While browsing i found an interesting tool in sourceforge.net it says Mac-on-Linux is a Linux/PPC program that virtualizes Mac OS or Mac OS X in Linux. Is it legal In india?
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Is it possible to virtualize PowerPC… FOR a PowerPC? (absolutely not Intel-related)

As my question states, Is it possible to virtualize PowerPC... FOR a PowerPC? Consider that you're using Linux for PPC. You want to run apps written specifically for Mac OS 7.x through 9.2.2, all ...
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Triple Boot Lion+Win7+Linux

I have a challenge for you. I've been doing lots of research, and I've found quite a few questions here left unanswered. I know this is possible, I'm interested in hearing from people who have ...
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How can I use a Linux box's display as a third display for my MacBook Pro?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro that I use as my primary machine. I also have a RHEL6 box that has a dual-head graphics card. When my KVM is switched to the Mac, the second display that is hooked to the ...
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Skype Bookmarked Chat Issue

I have a desktop running Ubuntu 11.04 and a MacBook Pro. I have 2 bookmarked chats under Linux version of Skype, but it's not showing under Mac version. Any suggestion?
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How can I install Debian on a PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 9.2?

Today I started installing Debian Linux on an old Macintosh PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 9.2. After a long time of backing up old documents I erased the whole disk. At the end I just want Debian ...
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Is there a UNIX-style triple click to select path in Terminal.app?

In Red Hat, if there is a path somewhere on my terminal window and I triple click it, the whole path is selected. I can then easily copy it using middle-click or a regular copy-paste. This doesn't ...
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Add a new user with a specific uid and gid

We have a mixed mac and linux environment at work, to make life easy we use the same uid, gid for each user both on the mac and linux side (I believe this is a standard practice). The problem is, ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro boot from a Linux Live CD?

Whenever I try to boot up from a live cd, it starts to boot and then it tells me: No bootable file system available. It's an Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" 8,1 with the 2.3 GHz Core i5. What's ...
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How can I set up a private virtual LAN for my laptop and its guest VMs

I have two VirtualBox guest VMs running Linux under a MacOS X host. I'm using bridged networking mode but I am not in control of the DHCP server and can not give my host+guests static IPs. Any time a ...
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Dual boot Linux and Lion on FileVault 2 disk

I have Mac OS X Lion installed on FileVault partition. On the same disk I've installed GNU/Linux. When I boot my MacBook I can only boot Lion. How to boot Linux? In case you need here is more ...
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Mount XFS under Mac OS X Lion

I'm using Linux with XFS under Parallels. How I can mount a XFS in an efficient way? I use Transmit to mount guest filesystem as a disk, however performance is very poor.
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible in OS X?

I'm considering using Ubuntu as a main OS. So far, I've been using it in a dual boot setup with OS X. The dual boot worked by holding the ⌥ alt key upon boot (not rEFIt). Blessing the Ubuntu ...
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How do I gain permission to generate ssh keys on my Mac?

I tried to generate ssh keys for GitHub (access through SSH in terminal), but I do not have access to the .ssh directory. I tried to ls -l ~/.ssh, but I got this error ls: .ssh: Permission denied I ...
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IP Masquerading Mac OS X

I am trying to figure out how to use this command with mac os x iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth2 -j MASQUERADE The only thing I have found that seems like it might work is ipfw add m all ...
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Migrating from Linux to OSX and have a few questions [closed]

I've read this question and still have a few concerns. I've been using linux for a number of years and was wondering if some of the features I have learned to rely on are present in OSX (on a Macbook ...
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How can I mount an ext4 file system on OS X?

Is there a safe, stable application for reading from and writing to ext4 file systems on Mac OS X? If not, what's the best way to access the contents of an ext4 file system on ...
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Can you triple boot on Mac OS X Lion (twice) and Linux?

I'd like to install two separate version of OS X Lion and a copy of Linux on my Mac. How do I go about doing this?
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Is it possible to run lion, ubuntu, and backtrack on my imac?

Would it be possible to do this? To run lion, ubuntu, and backtrack all on the same machine? Or even just lion and backtrack would do the trick. If so, how would I go about doing this?
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Any alternative to iOS for an iPhone 3G?

I have an iPhone 4, and I would like to recycle my “old” iPhone 3G. Is there a good Android-for-iPhone? A Linux distribution optimized for iPhone? Another alternative OS, like a BSD or a BeOS-like? ...
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How do I run a GUI app via SSH?

I'm used to working on Unix/Linux and recently moved to Mac. In used to be able to do this: derick@linux1:~$ ssh -X linux2 derick@linux2's password: derick@linux2:~$ xclock I've install X11 from ...
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Mac core fonts on Linux [closed]

Does anyone know where I can download Mac core fonts (e.g. those that ship with Snow Leopard/ Lion) for use on a Linux system? I'm basically looking for either a Mac font-equivalent for the ...
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Remove 2nd partition, reclaim space

If I have a dual booting computer (os x 10.7 and Linux), and would like to remove the Linux partition and return it to one single large disk running os x, how is this done? Is there risk to messing up ...
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Is it possible to use Linux USB drivers on Mac OS X?

I have a USB device that I use on a daily basis and it has Linux and Windows drivers. I would like to use this device in Mac OS X (meaning not through a VM). Is it possible? edit System requirements ...
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Do the new macbook pro models (2011) still have a 4 partition limit?

If I remember correctly, the older Macbook pro models (pre 2011) had a 4 partition limit: so, if you tried to install multiple operating systems, you had this limit. Do the new models (2011) still ...
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Access Lion SMB shares from Linux

I have this fantastic new Lion server that I've gotten all setup with my user accounts, files, etc. File sharing is up and running, everything. Except for one problem: the users running Linux (we use ...
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Accessing Snow leopard from remote

I have a snow leopard computer in a remote location, logged out. I want to be able to use this machine from a Linux computer. I already hear you saying vnc, but vnc works only for a logged in session. ...
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VNC Vinagre to OS X Lion

I've got a Linux Ubuntu 10.10 machine running Vinagre (VNC client) and I can't seem to be able to connect to my spanking new Mac mini on Lion. All I get on the Vinagre side is a blank screen.
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Create bootable USB drive from Linux ISO

I'd like to take a Linux ISO (e.g., CentOS, Ubuntu), and create a bootable USB drive. (It will be used for booting on a stock PC, not on the Mac). How do I go about creating such a drive using a Mac?
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Linux 'Byobu' equivelant for mac

So at home ive been a linux user for a while, and frequently use byobu in the terminal. After a little searching I was unable to find anything like it for a mac, which I now have to use at work. I'm ...
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Mac webcam - get the device

How do I access my default video camera on my mac? I know on Linux it is /dev/video0 but my Mac does not have that. I'm trying to capture my webcam into ffmpeg ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 But it won't ...
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What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?

Coming from a Linux background what are the main difficulties I will face if I start to work on iMac? I use to work on Linux with consoles and I know I have a huge apps repository (synaptics) for ...
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Mounting an ext3/4 Linux external hard drive to OS X

I just bought two 500 GB hard drives for my Mac for the purposes of backing up ten older hard drives to it. One hard drive (200 GB, pretty much full) is from my Linux machine. I tried installing ...
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Mac doesn't recognize hosts on local network

I have a Linux server in my cupboard. My Windows machines can connect to it via its hostname. I have never configured any DNS server; all I did was assign the Linux box a name when I installed Ubuntu ...
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how do I print to a cups server

I have an old imac that I have turned into a printing server with cups, it is running debian I need to set up printing on a mac running leopard I have tried inputing the info directly on the ...
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most Mac-compatible linux distribution

I want to install Ubuntu on my iMac. But I don't want to use Unity. I want to use Gnome 3. I can install it over Ubuntu (as I do on my laptop) but I know that Fedora and OpenSuse use Gnome 3 natively. ...
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Why does “echo'' ” in /etc/bashrc cause scp to hang?

I am copying directories from a Snow Leopard machine to a Tiger machine using scp -r and for some reason, it appears that the final line of the target (Tiger) machine's /etc/bashrc (echo '') causes ...
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Why hasn't XNU kernel been extensively used?

Why hasn't the XNU kernel been extensively used despite the open source licence offered by Apple? Is it because of specific licensing issues? Or because Linux is technologically much better for ...
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`/var/lock` equivalent on OSX

/var/lock doesn't exist in OSX, so where do the lock files / PID files go?