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How to automount UDF partition with strange partition ID

I have two partitions on my usb hdd: #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 ...
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How to make a bootable (encrypted) copy in an external drive from a FileVault 2 encrypted boot partition

I configured my MacbookPro (Retina) as follows: /dev/disk0 (GUID partition scheme) EFI 200 MiB Apple CoreStorage 128 GiB <- FileVault 2 encrypted Apple Boot 650 MiB <- ...
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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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Reliable instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

There are some walk-through kind of instruction on installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro (as dual boot OS along with Mac OS X), such as Lifehacker's post. But they are either too old that I worry if the ...
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Partition Format on Mac

Mac newbie here. I need to have a case sensitive file system. I am planning to create a separate data partition for that. 100GB (Mac/home directory) + 151GB (data partition). I have a habit of making ...
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How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
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How do I get my dual boot to behave correctly?

Once upon a time my Mac had only OS X on it, but at various points in history it contained different versions of OS X and several different Linux distributions and their boot menus. I also had rEFIt ...
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To have inkscape's terminal scripts in terminal like in Linux

I am trying to write this makefile in OSX. I have installed Inkscape but it does not have the script that allows you run commands in terminal like this inkscape $(SOURCE).svg -w $(WIDTH) ...
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Recover images from iPhone - creating image

I am following the steps from this site to recover deleted images from iPhone (I've tried other softwares, nothing has worked so far). When I follow these steps, at the end I get the iphone.img file, ...
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Do we need FUSE apps in Mavericks?

I just heard from my friend that all those FUSE apps are not needed anymore in Mavericks. Is that true? I have, from the previous version of OS X: MacFUSE, FUSE for OS X, fuse-ext2, NTFS-3G. Do I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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Triple Boot - MacBook Pro (9,1)

I'm copying my question from AskUbuntu (Part of stack exchange) to here, I think they'd prefer me to go here, since I seem to be getting no activity on my question: So Ubuntu 12.10 came out today ...
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Can the web version of iCloud be configured to become the default mailto link handler?

How can I set up iCloud as the default email provider in my browser? I am using Linux and if I click on a mailto link in a web page it goes to my Gmail account. Can this be changed to make it go to my ...
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Lion on LDAP Linux domain

I need to put a desktop Mac OS X Lion in the domain of a corporate network - Linux LDAP. The Mac is already picking up the IP and the DNS name released. But I can not log into the corporate network. ...
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Replacing OS X with Linux or Unix, and making the switch to Tiling Window Managers

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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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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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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Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?

I'm synchronizing a folder structure between my MacBook (OS X 10.6) and a PC with Windows XP (soon Linux or Windows 7). My problem is that Windows shortcuts or OS X aliases seem to be unusable on the ...
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Understanding firmware.scap

So, I recently acquired an old MacbookPro (v.5,4 mid 2009). I decided to create an Arch linux partition, and thus began my adventure... While installing rEFInd (the maintained fork of rEFIt), I ended ...
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Possible to build an IPA file on Linux/Window?

Is it possible to build an IPA file with XCode on a non-Mac OS like Windows or (preferably) Linux and preferably without the use of a VM? If yes, what is required to do so? I did do a basic search ...
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How to use “open in terminal”, and “two windows side by side” on mac?

I'm a Linux user. I just bought my first Macbook but I still need some features from Linux that I think are also useful. For example: Open in terminal (right click and choose menu to open the ...
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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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Unable to mount Ubuntu 12.10 install .iso or .img

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick on OS X found here. I can do step 3 and hdiutil appears to work fine, but when I go to mount the resulting ubuntu.img file I ...
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To install Busybox in OSX

I am thinking initramfs -filesystem in this thread. I run unsuccessfully brew search busybox and no including package in Google clearly. Busybox is included in Linux by default but not in OSX. ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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How to port this *nix-shell script to OS X?

I've got a unix-shell script that's supposed to work on nix machines. This doesn't run on OS X however, due to "cp" command not defined. Changing it to "copy" didn't help. git log -1 ...
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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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What does the @ sign and the number next to it mean in ls -l display?

I got the following output when I apply ls -l command in my Mac OS X Mavericks for an image file: I understand what does -rw-r--r-- mean. But what does the @ sign and the number next to it mean? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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Unfortunate deleting binary command file [duplicate]

I deleted "chmod" by mistake using "sudo rm chmod". What is the way to recover the chmod command? Is it 'a no way to do it' operation? I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite.
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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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Battery Issue - Low level issue

I have installed Xubunto instead of Machintosh on my MacBook Pro machine, when i close the screen the apple lamp on the back of my laptop doesn't goes off, and the laptop runs out of power. how can i ...
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Are Quartz Compositions portable to Linux?

I am interested in using Quartz Composer to make some visualization programs, that I want to run on a Raspbery Pi. My question is, is it possible to run something made in Quartz on Linux?
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How to install the RHIDE C++ IDE in OS X?

I'm looking to mimic the environment of the classic Turbo C++ compiler from the DOS days on Mac OS X. I have used DOSBox with actual Turbo C++ installed in the virtual drive, but I'm just ...
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Making a bootable USB OS X Installer from iso on Linux

I followed the procedure for using dd to put an OS X iso on a USB stick from Linux that is described here. The problem I'm having is that my Late 2006 Intel MacBook does not recognize the USB stick at ...
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Restore FileVault recovery key

I want to mount my (non-bootable) firevault encrypted drive on linux. I know the user-facing password to decrypt it, but not the recovery key. From what I've read, I assume that the recovery key is ...
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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?