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Why is my Ubuntu bootable usb labeled as “Windows” when I boot to it on my mac?

Why is my Ubuntu bootable usb labeled as "Windows" when I boot to it on my mac? And how do I change it? I used this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx And ...
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I need to remount Hackintosh Disk r/w [on hold]

I have a little problem with my Hackintosh. I changed some bootflags and now it doesn't boot. Currently, I am running ubuntu 13.10 from a Live CD. I want to remount my Yosemite disk as r/w so I could ...
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High CPU Usage on Linux after Mac Update

I have my Macbook Pro (late 2013) dual booted with Ubuntu 14.04. For months I have been running simulations with the GROMACS software package on the linux partition without any performance issues. A ...
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SSH using IPV6 getting error “No Route to Host” [on hold]

I am trying to ssh with ipv6 in my mac machine but I am getting error "No Route to Host". I can it successfully with ipv4. Can anyone guide me please if it require any network setting or else? I am ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Urgent problem: Keyboard of a mac running ubuntu

I'm freaking out/panicking massively. My Mac (2008) with Ubuntu 14 has decided not to work anymore: keyboard and mouse aren't operative at all -I'm stuck with the login. The keyboard is working (I was ...
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How to get dual monitors working on Mac Pro black cylinder

How do I get dual monitors working on a Mac Pro cylinder? I have two thunderbolt connected displays (one on a minidisplay port to dvi connector, and the other on a mini displayport to vga connector). ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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2nd monitor not recognized on boot after upgrade to Xubuntu 14.10

I'm running Xubuntu 14.10 on a old MacBook Pro with a VGA monitor as second display. The displays were set up with xrandr in autostart as following: /usr/bin/xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 on Macbook 6-1 hangs after resuming from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn, I am a new user to Linux. Everything went smooth the only problem being that when I close my lapot or after some time it automatically suspends, when waking ...
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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how to get b43 wifi to work reliably on MacBookPro8,2? [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro8,2 (15-inch, Early 2011) and have installed Ubuntu using wubi on the windows partition. I could never get the b43 wifi chip to work reliably and I ended up buying a belkin usb wifi ...
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Mac cannot use external hard drive after Ubuntu installation?

Please help. I wanted to install Ubuntu so I follow this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I used my external hard drive to do this but then after I finished ...
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rEFInd recognises Boot drive as “Legacy OS”

I made a Mac-compatible usb boot drive in terminal, but in rEFInd, it says that the drive is something called "Legacy OS."Selecting it does not Boot ubuntu, it instead asks me to insert a bootable ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac with a broken disk drive?

The drive spits out any disk I insert, and I can't use Unetbootin drives. How can I install Ubuntu without using a disk/drive on a Mac?
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Why is the way to get an image for Mac so complicated? [closed]

This page http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx describes how to convert images. Why don't you make a page with links to images for Mac ready to use?
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Mapping the Mac Command key

I have Ubuntu installed on a PC and I have a remote connection to a Mac at work. I would like to be able to use keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-v but because the mac responds to Command-C, ...
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how to network install ubuntu 14.04.1 on an apple G4

I want to network install ubuntu 14.04.1 on a apple G4 . I need to know how to do that
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iMac doesn't boot from same usb that works on MacBook Air

I have created a bootable USB with Ubuntu that works fine on my MacBook Air (year 2011) but is not detected by my iMac (2004) when I press Alt. rEFIx does not help either. I have tried with other ...
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mac usb install

after the sudo dd if=/Users/GRAVES/Desktop/ubuntu.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m i get 987+0 records in 987+0 records out 1034944512 bytes transferred in 145.715731 secs (7102490 bytes/sec) but then it ...
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is 4k graphics / video card output resolution possible on a Mac Pro cylinder (with ubuntu)

Before buying a new mac pro in the hope it will be usable as an ubuntu workstation at 4k resolution, I'd like to ask whether it's possible to run X at 4k on a new Mac Pro on either the D300, D500 or ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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How to use MAC address in host in icinga/nagios server on ubuntu?

I already install and configure icinga server on ubuntu. But I configure the all host IP in Manually. Now I want to add MAC address in the host replacing the IP address or removed the IP address. ...
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Connecting Via Mac Shared Works but Direct Connection to Server Does not

When I try to connect to my Ubuntu server from my macbook pro I have not problem doing so if I wait until the shared drive shows up under my shared drives section in finder. I can go in and edit ...
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How can I find Sixaxis bluetooth MAC address in 14.04?

I am trying to use use sixad to use the Sixaxis with my Ubuntu 14.04 setup. However, I am unsure how I can find the MAC address of the sixaxis device as sixad needs it to be paired manually before I ...
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rEFInd deleted after formatting Mac OS X partition

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 9,2 , I installed it side by side with Mac OS X, and used rEFInd to boot into ubuntu, then I have decided to use the Mac OS X partition as my ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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Which ISO do I want for a VM on Mac OS X?

Wanting to install 14.04 on a VM inside OS X. There are two 64-bit versions of the ISO, the regular and the mac version. I've looked at What is different about the Mac ISO image?, but that seems to ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Rsync with special character files not working between Mac and Linux

I want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly, since every time I re-run the rsync operation after the initial time, the files with ...
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Rsync between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
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Recover HFS+ Drive with Safecopy

So a friend of mine has a mac hard drive that she desparately needs the data off of. It will not boot in the macbook. And cannot be mounted in windows. I can make a copy with Safecopy, however when I ...
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Focus RT an ERP software on Ubuntu

I m using a mac and I would like to know if Ubuntu would help me run Focus RT on it. Focus RT is an ERP software which runs on windows. Kindly help me with this. Thanx Nik
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Ubuntu installation from usb

I have installed ubuntu on my flash drive usb. I am using a mac. Once I plug it in, it asks me to complete an installation. Do I have to do the installation to fully use ubuntu from usb? I can click ...
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Computer crashes when trying to boot ubuntu from cd on mac

I'm having a problem getting Ubuntu to start from a disc on my 2009 Macbook pro. When I boot up from the disc, I get to the initial menu with the options: "Try ubuntu without installing", "Install ...
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Can Ubuntu run on an iMac (white 2006-era with EFI32)

Can Ubuntu be installed as the only OS on an iMac white( Model A1207, 2006-era)? The EFI reports as EFI32, not EFI64. Also, is the main display needed for the install? I got this machine because ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Is it possible to install Microsoft office 2011- Mac version - in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Mac Version of office 2011. Can I install that in Ubuntu 14.04LTS?
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my android not detected by macmini which has installed ubuntu12.04

I have install ubuntu on my mac mini. But it can only detected only 3 to 4 devices, mac mini does not have usb2.0 ports. All 4 usb ports are usb3.0. I don't know how to solve this problem. Is there ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Temp readings on 08 Macbook

I just recently pulled out my old macbook, white from a long time ago to see if I can get it running just as a throw-a-round. It has a core duo, 2gb of ram (I may be putting 4 in -shrug-) and battery ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Linux of a Macbook and put OS X back on? [closed]

I bought a MacBook off ebay, thinking it would have OS X on it, but it didn't. It came with Ubuntu GNU/Linux. And I was wondering how to put OS X back on it as I don't like Ubuntu Linux. I think it is ...
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Itermittent Loss of Wireless 14.04 dual boot on Mac

I'm very new to Ubuntu, but very excited to start learning it. First, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently on a mid 2011 MacbookPro on a dual-boot. Most of the questions I'm finding on here are ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...
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Problem connecting my MAC OS X to my Xubuntu 14.04

I have trouble sharing screen with my new Xubuntu 14.04, a problem that didn't exist with my Xubuntu 12.10. Here was the steps I had to go to connect my MAC (10.8) to my Xubuntu 12.10: ssh to my ...
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Make the CTRL and Super/CMD keys behave like on OS X

I am a longtime OS X user who is using Ubuntu at work. While I like Ubuntu very much, something that I really miss is the behavior of the CTRL & CMD (i.e. Super) keys on OS X: CMD/Super is used ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...