Install Macbuntu in Ubuntu 11.04
June 4, 2011 33 Comments
After installing Natty, I want Macbuntu theme as well. Unfortunately the installation package is only available for Ubuntu 10.10. The package cannot not be installed on Natty. I read that many fans asking for 11.04 version on the Macbuntu site. While waiting for the official release of Macbuntu 11.04 let’s use the available version. It works with a bit tweaks.
I have completed the installation successfully without any problem. Here is how to do it.
Step 1 Download Macbuntu 10.10
Always remember you have to disable Unity to run Macbuntu. Unity will screw up Macbuntu installation. Select Ubuntu Classic on login screen.
Download the available version of Macbuntu 10.10 here. Then extract the package to Documents folder.
Step 2 Modify Installation Script
Go to Documents folder. Change the extracted folder name to Macbuntu-11.04. It will be useful later if you need to uninstall or reinstall in the future. Edit install.sh, locate UBUVER variable, change the value to 11.04. This step is very important to allow you install Macbuntu on Natty. Open terminal then type the following commands.
sudo gedit ./install.sh
Find the UBUVER variable, change the version to 11.04. It should be like as follows:
Save the install.sh file. Do the same for the uninstall.sh file.
Step 3 Install the Package
Run as normal installation. I select all default option when asked.
Back to terminal and type:
Follow all steps until installation done. Reboot your PC.
Step 4 Refine Installation
You will notice that the applet on the top bar was not setup properly. By default Natty installs Indicator Applet Complete at the panel bar.
We need to change it. Remove and replace it with the correct one. Put the arrow pointer to the location near date/time at the panel. Right click on the panel, click Add to Panel. Select Indicator Applet. This one is without shutdown icon as in OSX.
Firefox 4 works perfectly for Macbuntu but the install script offers only for previous version of Firefox. You have to install Mac OSX theme manually. Select from the menu Tools, select add-ons. From the search box type Mac OSX. Select MacOSX Theme (Firefox 4) 1.6.0.
Make sure you have edited the uninstall.sh script in step 1. To uninstall it is very easy. Open terminal, just run uninstall.sh from Macbuntu-11.04 folder.
Unless I still missed something, that’s all you need to do. Let me know if you have input or additional setup I didn’t mention. Good luck.
PS: If you like to install Macbuntu in safer way please read in this post. It adds the OSX Lion like launcher to Macbuntu make your desktop looks beautiful.