The Macintosh line of computers. Use this tag for questions regarding installing or using Ubuntu on Mac hardware. For questions about the hardware MAC address use the "networking" tag.

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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac PowerPC G5

Disclaimer: I know very little about doing anything on a computer other than regular updates and downloading music software. This is my first OS replacement, so I may be a little frustrating to some. ...
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Can I make a Ubuntu bootable USB on a Mac?

So basically I want to install ubuntu on a usb from my mac (on a laptop which usually runs windows), because I deleted the partition of ubuntu and the grub switcher was gone at the same time too (so I ...
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How to create a ubuntu bootable USB to run on Windows using a MAC [duplicate]

How to create a USB bootable ubuntu to boot on a Windows 10, using a MAC running El Capitan? Tried using Unetbootin running on Mac (El Capitan), however my USB is not recognized! Tried Disk Utility no ...
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Triple boot won't work anymore [closed]

I installed refit on my MacBook Pro 3,1 a few years ago and went ahead to setup a triple boot OS X 10.5.8/Debian 8/Windows 7 system according to Lifehacker's instructions. I'm not totally sure if ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on a Apple Macbook

Can I create a bootable USB stick using an Apple Macbook? Then can I use that stick to upgrade a windows PC to a ubuntu version.
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Software and USB partition format for creating a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it, on a Mac?

This is my first Linux system, and I'm on a Mac running OS X 10.10.5. I used these steps for downloading Ubuntu, but at Step 5 my USB was just not listed at all. I also just tried using the ...
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Max to debian installation [closed]

So I'm trying to convert this Mac to debian and it is not running through disk it's only opening the files on the disk. I used ARM64 for the debian boot and used cyberlink iso viewer to burn the cd. ...
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Reallocate disk space partition in ubantu15.04/ from mac installed VM [closed]

I have mac in which I install ubantu using VM ware fusion. During installation I provide 20Gib partition for ubantu but I want to expand it now. I already gave up 50gb in VM but ubantu still showing ...
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-bash: !: event not found [closed]

I want to remove all folder and files except a folder named docs. echo !(docs) but I got -bash: !: event not found? I'm using mac default terminal.
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ATI Graphics - iMac 27 - incorrect graphics card reported

I using Ubuntu 16.04 on a new iMac retina 2015. (please don't ask me why) I am trying to get descent 3d graphics out of my card using AMDGPU. I boot using rerind. This is not about fglrx. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.04 on iMac: No Sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my iMac late 2013. No sound is generated except for a few applications. I manged to get sound output on Totem video player by choosing "AC3 pass-through" on it, but ...
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Big Lubuntu problem

I installed Lubuntu 16 using a USB on my PowerMac G4 Quicksilver (alternative installer). The install was fine, after I boot up the Mac and it's fine, I press enter to boot, screen goes white, then ...
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terminal command | grep IP [migrated]

ifconfig -a | grep 10.16 inet 10.16.x.xx netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.16.x.xxx inet 10.16.x.xx netmask 0xffffff80 broadcast 10.16.x.xxx I have replaced the numbers with x My aim is to ...
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GUID format for USB bootable disk

How does one make a bootable Ubuntu USB-install disk for mac? Whenever I try to do so, it ends up becoming a Master Boot Record unit instead.
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How to make a bootable Ubuntu USB on MAC running 10.7.5?

I'm using a 2008 MacBook and the newest version of OS X it can run (10.7.5). The program to create the bootable USB on the Ubuntu website doesn't work. Any other suggestions?
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Create a bootable USB drive for Mac AND PC

i have an USB Stick with a Ubuntu installation on it, so it is not a Live Boot USB Stick. I want to boot that stick (its using GRUB & non-GPT Table) on PC's with EFI/BIOS and on macbooks with EFI. ...
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How can I list created virtual machines in virtualbox and start them with root?

I installed Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Macbook Pro. I installed cpufrequtils and its indicator under Ubuntu, but they don't start correctly when I restart Ubuntu in Virtualbox. So I guess I should ...
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imac 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo

I tried to install lubuntu 16.04 on muy imac, but it freezed randomly. Mouse moved but nothing work! I try to install additional drivers, I try to reinstall an old version of lubuntu and to upgrade ...
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Second time I've been trying to Install Ubuntu on my Mac, I received this and got stuck on this screen

Here is the error message: I did a hard reboot and when I hold opt I see, my mac partition and a partition that says Windows. My Ubuntu Partition is nowhere to be found.
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Wired Ethernet on Mac Mini with ubuntu 16.04

I installed 16.04 as a double boot on my 2011 Mac Mini and all seemed to work - until I tried to connect to my network (wired and wireless). I get the message that the connection is established after ...
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MacBookPro11,3 Thunderbolt Ethernet issue with Ubuntu 16.04

Good Day All, I have been having issues getting Thunderbolt ethernet to work in Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBookPro11,3. If anyone has any experience with this issue, I would appreciate the help! Regards, ...
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MacBookPro11,3 wifi issue with Ubuntu 16.04

Good Day All, I have been having issues getting wifi to work in Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBookPro11,3. Installation of the Broadcom drivers found here leads to dependency issues. If anyone has any ...
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Installed Xenial on Mac Mini mid-2011. No options in EFI boot menu

The install went well. I've had to download b43updated.zip with firmware for the wireless network card, otherwise it's fine except for one other issue: Ubuntu boots Alt during boot doesn't show ...
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Completed PDF Form not Visible on Other Computer

I filled out a form for my supervisor using Evince in Ubuntu 14.04 but she can't see my (typed) signature line and date. I can see it fine in both Evince and the Gmail viewer. She is using Adobe ...
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Fixing smb login, disk permissions, and remote access

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to replace my hackintosh setup because my ZFS drive had slow connections. Since switching over, data seems to be transferring much smoother so I'm very happy. However,...
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Ubuntu Install Wont start Mac mini

My problem is, that I deleted the whole disk before installing windows on the machine, but it caused more problems, than it solved. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 (the computer doesn't meet the ...
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Wifi Ubuntu Mac

I have a Ubuntu PC and I want to send data to a Mac via Wifi. The best solution would be to have a sharing directory regardless from the Wifi I'm connected to. I didn't find any solution for the ...
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How to select default EFI boot entry from within Ubuntu (MacPro)

I have a Mac with Ubuntu, OSX and Windows (booting with rEFIt). I need a way to select which OS to boot on the next reboot. I can do that from within OSX and Windows (through Bootcamp) but I also need ...
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Upgrading to 11.10 on a Macbook 4,1? [duplicate]

So i want to run ubuntu on my old Macbook 4,1 from 2008 so i installed 11.04 natty and it all seems to work decently (except the touchpad being really unresponsive) but i want to upgrade it to ...
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How to download packages on Mac OS X to install to ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 16.04 LTS and a mac. I would like to know how could I do to downloads packages on my mac with internet to transfer it to my ubuntu without internet at work. I need packagees like eclipse ...
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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence [closed]

I'm trying to create a live USB that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. I've attempted to follow the ...
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Ubuntu install problem. Black/purple screen

I really need help, please. Im trying to start a bootable usb stick that has ubuntu on it to install it, and after that black screen with some options in the top, left corner where i press the second ...
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16.04 in virtual environment

Running Ubuntu 16.04 in a (iMac) Parallels virtual environment, how do I access my Seagate Personal Cloud. In the Mac I can see it as Personal Cloud in Finder, but cannot seem to identify it in Ubuntu'...
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Ubuntu install problem on triple boot iMac

I have tried to install Ubuntu as a triple boot on my mac alongside OS X and Windows 10. I have made a bootable USB stick from an iso file, and when I restarted my mac while holding in the option ...
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ubuntu usb not showing as mac bootable :(

I have currently the old old mac desktop or whatever it is called. Using os 10.4.11 and cannot be upgraded anymore. I decided to install ubuntu and followed the guide here http://computers.tutsplus....
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wifi problem on MacBook pro early 2015 running Ubuntu LTS 16.04

Abstract: Ubuntu detects wireless interface, but menu does not show any wireless network. Details: I have installed Ubuntu on MacBook pro early 2015. The appropriate drivers for my wifi are ...
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No internet despite being able to connect to network / 16.04 LTS / 2008 Black Macbook (Blackbook)

I'm trying to breath some life into an old macbook of mine and I thought I'd do that with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit. Everything seems to be running fine but I'm unable to connect to the internet via wifi....
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Persistance in bootable Ubuntu USB

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04. I use it in my mac but every time I reboot, I lose all settings Ive made. (resolution, wifi password, files, etc) What can i do to fix it? Also I cannot access ...
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“[Firmware Bug]: ioapic 2 has no mapping iomm” after kernel update

I'm on a macbook pro and I installed ubuntu alongside osx, it works really well except the handling of lid closure, so I upgraded the kernel to 4.4.8 in order to see if it can fix the problem. In ...
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Ubuntu does not boot - Mac OSX El Capitan

I want to boot Ubuntu 16.04 in an environment of Mac OX El Capitan. I followed Rod's answer in Dual Boot Mac El Captain along with Ubuntu 14.04 , but I am still having a problem. I disabled the SIP ...
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Imac ubuntu microphone not working

My microphone doesn't work. I have tried everything. I have tried to fix it in alsamixer, but nothing works. I have also used pavucontrol and its still not working. I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a ...
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My mac hangs after finishing the installation

This is my 3rd time reinstalling ubuntu and I keep getting this message "no catching mode page found" and "assuming drive cache write through, "reboot; restarting
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Reliability of Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook Air >=2013-mid? [closed]

I want to replace my OS X on Macbook Air 2013-mid with Ubuntu 16.04, so no boot-camp because limited SDD. I know the thread EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd and here old overview about ...
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Wireless stop working after MAC change

I am trying to spoof MAC with ifconfig wlan down macchanger --random wlan ifconfig wlan up MAC changes, but internet stops working. If I try to reconnect to wi-fi network, than internet begin to ...
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Ubuntu Live USB showing completely black screen

Contrary to most questions, my 27" iMac is too big for Ubuntu to display on. Pre-startup messages show, but no text, no splash, and no desktop ever appears, just a black screen. I do hear the bongoes, ...
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Mac bootloader failure to install

I have a 2007 Imac with a broken hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on am external hard drive to boot from. I made an install CD that works fine. I get to the end of the installer each time ...
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Writing ubuntu img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64....
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on USB on Mac

I've followed these instructions to the letter: hdiutil convert /path/to/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o /path/to/target.img Terminal gives the error message Cannot execute binary file.
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15, Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu: on Ubuntu everything is ok and when I execute shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 ...
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Installing gfortran and mpich for a new Ubuntu user

I am a long-term Mac user who is considering switching to Ubuntu. I am not a system guru. I program in fortran and mpi for cfd applications on high-performance computers. I am considering ...