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Convert .ISO to .IMG in terminal (Mac) (Linux)

I am trying to make a bootable flash drive with Linux on it for my Mac. I have Ubuntu desktop downloaded, and it is in my downloads. The instructions on the Ubuntu website tell me I need to convert ...
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dd is crashing after a few hours of transfer

I am trying to clone a external hardrive ( 1.5T ) to a second one ( 3T ) with dd. I am working on Unix and want to create a disk image. Here is the command I am using : dd if=/dev/disk1 ...
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Mac OS X partition type problem

As a 2 decades of MS-Windows user I have switched to Mac OS X a month ago. And my knowledge is not enough to fix my big problem which I encountered yesterday and my brand new MBPro is dead now. I ...
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os-prober not detecting Arch install

I'm triple booting osx, win 7 and arch on an apple macbook pro 8,2 I've followed the guide specific for my macbook pro here: Macbook Pro 8,2 Arch Installation As well as the beginners install guide ...
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Mac Terminal - moving files

I am trying to use Mac Terminal command to move files to a new location. I have a list of almost 2000 filenames with full paths in a text file. (All of them are in one parent directory, but ...
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Time Machine Server on Fedora [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I (and should I) use my Linux file server as a Time Machine backup server for my Macs? I was just wondering if anyone knew how to/or knew of a good guide to ...
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Installing Fedora 17 on Mac Book Pro from mid-February

I have problems installing Fedora on my friend's Mac Book Pro. After a boot, I get a blank screen. Forcing nomodeset helps: nomodeset xdriver=efifb However, I still cannot get into either X or text ...
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Share files between RedHat and Mac

I have one RedHat 6 machine and three Mac OS machines. I want the RedHat one to be a file server, so that all files will be stored there. All Mac clients will access this server according to their ...
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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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Bash error message on a mac using Perl

I'm trying to run basic functions on Perl (Mac) but I get the same error message all the time. I managed to run programs like the simple 'hello, world' example. They work fine: $ perl -w hello.pl ...
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Arch suspend when I close laptop lid?

I'm in fluxbox on Arch on a Macbook 5,1. New to linux. I'm trying to get Arch to suspend when I close my laptop. Lately I've just been using sudo pm-suspend. I installed slimlock, and inserted ...
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Can't install driver in Arch

I'm using Arch Linux, kernel 3.5.3 on a MacBook. I'm trying to get the keyboard backlight working. I found the driver in the AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25467, but I'm having trouble ...
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Connect to Webdav (https) with domain\user

I have a problem trying to connect with our network webdav share on mac osx. I can connect from windows, so it's working. On Mac OSX I have set the routes, and I can connect when using "Transmit" but ...
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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Replacing Mac OSX with Linux Distro, or FreeBSD [closed]

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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How do I fix my FastCGI Pinax / Django deployment?

I'm running OSX Lion (posted here because this is a Unix-specific question), and am trying to deploy a Pinax project via FCGI. I have the FastCGI daemon running: $ ps wwaux | grep fcgi jonathan ...
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Install Linux on PPC Mac: NO CD DRIVE

I am trying to install Linux on my Xserve G4, a NewWorld PPC Macintosh computer. The issue is: I have no CD drive, so all those helpful comments like "Just boot from Linux using a LiveCD" don't work ...
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Can not boot ArchLinux with a Macbook pro 7.1

Today I decide to put a Linux in dual boot on my MacBook 7.1 I parted the HDD with GParted like this : refit / MacOSX / boot / root / home I installed Arch successfully, following the tutorial about ...
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Linux support on 2012 MacBooks

I want to buy a 2012 MacBook with the Retina Display. Does it work well with Linux?
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Vim script check running platform

" Get running OS let os = "" if has("win32") let os="win" else if has("unix") let s:uname = system("uname") if s:uname == "Darwin" let os="mac" else let os="unix" endif ...
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Macbook pro 8,1 skype audio

I cannot seem to get skype to use my microphone on this macbook pro 8,1. I've used alsamixer to set all speaker/mic setting to unmute with max volume, nothing. (although when I set the "digital" ...
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Arch Linux system borked after update [closed]

I have been running arch on my macbook 5,2 since I purchased it back in 2009. This morning I did a full system update (after a few months going without updates) and found some things not working, ...
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Dual booting on a Macbook Pro 7,1.

I'm looking to install Linux on my Macbook Pro in a Dual Boot config. I've previously asked this question in a different fashion here: Dual Boot Fedora 16 with OS X rEFIt. However, it didn't really ...
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Dual boot Fedora 16 with OS X refit

Having trouble with installing Fedora 16 on my Macbook Pro. While the installation itself completes without and issues, the bootloader doesn't install correctly. I have rEFIt, which I already have ...
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Would installing linux ease my Mac OS problems?

I have a Mac. I'm in college studying physics. Because of this, I would need to compile a lot of C++ libraries (think vtk, gsl, ...). I usually need to patch some Makefiles, compile from source, ...
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MAC OS X lion mac address spoofing problem

I have to change the MAC address of my Macbook due to ISP issues. I changed it using: sudo ifconfig en1 ether my_new_mac_address And it is changed successfully when I check it through: ifconfig ...
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xmodmap configuration to emulate Mac special key layout?

On my Mac, I frequently type curly quotes manually. For example, a left curly double quote is Option-[. I would like to do the same on my Linux box. I run vanilla X11 (FVWM) with no GNOME, KDE, etc. ...
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How to install Vinux on a mac?

I have no experience with Linux, nor with installing any OS in any other way then just putting a CD-ROM in a computer and following instructions. To get some more insight into how operating systems ...
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Linux distro that supports touchpads and acpi on Macbook Pros

I've had a Macbook pro for 1 year running OSX, but I really miss Linux. I read plenty of docs but I never got a useful answer to the following questions: How's the autonomy with ...
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In vim, how to map “command-right” and “command-left” to beginning of line and end of line on mac?

I'm trying to get it to be like default text editing in Mac. I tried map! <D-Left> 0 and map! <D-Right> $ in ~/.vimrc, but of course it didn't work. How can i do this?
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Would it be wise to put a Linux OS on a Mac?

Has anyone tried this either using bootcamp, a VM, or replacing the OS X? Google search yields old info.
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Linux support for RTP-MIDI?

I have been spoiled by the ease with which I can connect my iPad up to MIDI applications on my Macbook using the native support for midi-over-the-network (apparently RTP-MIDI) provided by the CoreMIDI ...
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Can't get correct screen resolution on MacBook Pro 8,1 running Debian [closed]

I just installed the latest debian (6.0.3) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. My screen resolution is supposed to be 1280x800, but I can't get it higher than 1024x768. I tried using xrandr, but xrandr also tells ...
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Why can't I change permission on a symlink on Mac?

Simple question and there is perhaps a simple answer. I have several directories in my home folder that I would like to make available as a directory on my webserver. So, what I did was to create a ...
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How to put Mysql path in bash profile on MacBook Pro 10.6.8

I want to put a mysql path into the bash profile of my macbook pro. How do I access the bash file and then make it visible in the finder so I can open it with a text editor and put in the path?
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What is the most compatible Linux distribution for MacBook Pro?

Here's the minimal requirements: two-fingers movement on touchpad for scroll using the lower-powered GPU as default card sleep on lid close some key (control or command) + LMB for RMB ...
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Installing Elementary OS on a MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (8,1)

I'm trying to install elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 10.10) on my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (model No 8,1). I have resized a partition on my hard drive, and I've installed refit. Two things ...
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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Sync files from a mac to a flash drive - automatically?

I have a flash drive, let's name it FLASH. I want, when on my mac, when FLASH is plugged (and automatically mounted), execute a specific script and make ~/Documents to be automatically copied to ...
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perfect distro for an old mac desktop (ppc g3) (320mb ram)

I have on old mac desktop: Power PC G3 (300MHz) 320 MB Ram I want to use it for browsing the internet and playing videos. What distro should I use?
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Does Arch-Linux work well on a macbook pro?

I'm considering installing it for a dualboot with osx, so is it buggy or anything?
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Keyboard triggering mouse events on Debian on Macbook

I installed Debian 6 on my Macbook in a dualboot configuration. Everything is working fine, except for the keyboard. As I'm typing, I see the mouse arrow moving a bit and strange things happen, such ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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Extlinux boot error

Another question recommented I use extlinux. It displays the rather unhelpful message "Boot error". Why wouldn't it work? How can I debug the problem? Disk layout: on /dev/sda rEFIt is installed. ...
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Grub 2 installed on-partition - how to not embed it

My friend installed ArchLinux on a MacBook Pro alongside Mac OSX and Windows to try it. He's power user, so I only needed to help with the bootloader. Arch Linux's described installation of GRUB did ...