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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“[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? [on hold]

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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How to Restore Ubuntu 14.04 kernel and Replace `bcmwl-kernel-source`?

I followed unsuccessfully an advice in the thread Will 16.04 Support Wlan driver of Mac air? and run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get autoremove How can ...
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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 ...
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Will 16.04 Support Wlan driver of Mac air?

I can boot 14.04 and 16.04 on external HDD with my Macbook air 2013-mid. However, I cannot get the network settings work: no wlan and not even usb tethering from my phone. I run lspci -nnk | grep ...
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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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How to Post threads [migrated]

How can I post a thread on a Ubuntu forum? Also, what the hell is a Tag? I can't even ask a question without going to school for questions.
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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 everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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why I have to use a replacement for Mac OS X Terminal on Mac?

During my work, I use Ubuntu, but sometimes I work at home with Mac OS. My question is following: When I connect to the cluster (with Ubuntu) with my Mac terminal and compile package, eg. VTK, I ...
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Cannot connect as Guest to ubuntu usershare from MAC OSX Yosemite?

I cannot connect to my shared folders on my Ubuntu server from my Mac. My Windows computer can connect without any problems. Giving Ubuntu credentials as opposed to using "Anonymous" used to work, ...
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How to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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MacPro GPU upgrade compatibility [duplicate]

I am going to upgrade the GPU in my MacPro 3,1 (early 2008). For now I have GeForce 8800 GT and I want to upgrade it to GeForce GTX 970. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and would like to know if there are ...
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Is anyone got Ubuntu Mate PPC working properly on a 2004 eMac G4?

I have got a 2005 17" CRT eMac G4 with 512k ram running 10.4 Tiger and I am thinking of putting Ubuntu Mate on it. I already use it on my Raspberry Pi and on some old intel based notebooks at work (I ...
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How do I get wireless internet working after duel booting Ubuntu/mac OS X [duplicate]

I just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 along side the mac operating system. The only problem now is my computer is not detecting any kind of wireless networks while using ubuntu I'm not that ...
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Migrating iphoto library to Ubuntu

What's the best way to migrate an iPhoto library to linux So I have approx. 80,000 photos on an external Mac OSX journaled HDD that have been used with iphoto 6 (yes its old!), I now need to migrate ...
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What exactly is written to disk with an LVM basic install on 1T drive?

I need to reverse an LVM install to an Intel MAC 1T disk, if possible. Even if it's not possible, I still want to know what exactly is written to the disk after pvcreate, vgcreate and lvcreate are ...
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can't install ubuntu on mac

I'm going to start by describing my configuration. MacBook Pro mid 2012 13 inches, ubuntu live Usb containing the following files, boot.iso bootX64..efi. Now that that is over with, here is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Screen turns black on MacPro 3,1

I was using a 3D modeling software when a white dialogue box appeared with no buttons or anything on it. After trying to close it I restarted my PC but screen turned black after boot process. No ...
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How to admin samba 4 domain controller from Mac client

That's my question. I want to admin a ubuntu samba 4 domain controller from mac the same way (as it's possible) i do it with windows with RSAT. Can I do it? Does anybody knows any tool? Thanks
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How to install(not live cd!) Ubuntu on USB flash that will be bootable on mac

I have a mac book pro 13 retina. I have 2 USB flash drives. I've uploaded a live usb image of Ubuntu on the first flash drive and it works. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the second flash drive ...
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Installing ubuntu on a Mac OS X V10.3.4

I have an old PowerBook G4 17" which will no longer do hardly anything, period. It has Mac OS X V10.3.4 and will not update. It will not go to anywhere except to an Apple site. I would like to ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LST (64 bit) on Mid 2014 macbook pro

I follow the directions on the ubuntu website (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx) to create a bootable USB stick. I then restarted my mac and tried to boot up the ...
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How to copy data from a Mac formatted hard drive to local hard drive [duplicate]

I am a Windows user and new to Ubuntu, the reason I installed Ubuntu because I need to copy data from a Mac formatted (3.5" internal) hard drive (hd) (via an USB hard drive enclosure) to local hard ...
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Why do I have to edit xorg.conf to get onboard crt display to work on my old Imac G3 400mhz?

When I turn on the system, the lubuntu boot screen shows just fine, but when the logon screen pops up, the screen shuts off. only whenever I plug in an external monitor, I could get a display. It ...
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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt while installing Ubuntu 15.10 on Mac El Capitan

I chose to download and install Ubuntu 15.10 instead of chossing the long-term support version, which is 14.04.4. So I followed an instruction which tells how to make a live USB (here) and ...
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My headphones dont work

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working. The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound. I just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my 27" ...
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What and where are backup files for Ubuntu install of LVM installation? (MBR, VG, LV)

SUCCESS; WILL CLEAN THIS POST SOON..... HISTORY: Ubuntu Install Helps Destroy MAC I have a Mac with OSX and wanted to install Ubuntu Studio on a 40GB USB drive. By carelessness (and being a victim ...
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Gparted LiveCD ISO breaks Ubuntu 14.04.4 desktop resolution in Vmware Fusion 7.1.3

ISSUE: I'm operating Ubuntu Linux 14.04.4 in VM Fusion on my iMac and successfully used the latest Gparted LiveCD ISO to allocate more disk space to my main Linux partition. However upon subsequently ...
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How to make sip client and server work on MAC OS and Linux seperately

I am using some open source code to test sip client and server in my home. If I run the sip server and client on the same PC, the messages can be sent and received without any problem. But when I make ...
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WIFI problem on MacBook Air 2008

I have first generation of macbook air. I try to install last version of Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Xubuntu. I install driver using b43-fwcutter. After reboot wifi work. One day I turn on the laptop and ...
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rEFIt Not Working with Ubuntu 12.04/MacOS dual boot after upgrade to El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 and the version of MacOS 10.7.2 Lion and I've always been using it no problem, so I didn't update to any of the newer versions of Yosemite, Mavericks, etc. On this Mac, ...
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uefi usb boot on mac without refit

I've been trying the whole day to let my MacBook recognise Ubuntu in the boot menu (alt on startup). I really don't wanna install rEFIt. Is there any other way? Thanks very much!!
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Using Mac HD for ubuntu

Alright, I have a 2007ish macbook that has a corrupted HD. I am thinking of completely erasing the HD and using a bootable usb stick to install ubuntu on it. Anyone ever done this? Is this possible or ...
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Live Ubuntu USB Not Recognized By Mac or rEFInd

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.4 as a dual boot on a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that runs Mac OS X 10.11.3 'El Capitan'. I have installed rEFInd and created a live USB; however, the live USB is not ...
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Mac Like Keyboard for Ubuntu

I work with lot of Devanagari text - my Macbook started showing blue screen of death because of GPU issues, its a good machine and I did not want to spend another 2k so decided to wipe OSX Clean and ...
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Virtual router on mac

I have a 2006 Mac mini (Intel Core Duo 2GHz, 2GB) running Ubuntu (Its awesome, performs amazing, even outputs in 1080p, mac OS X wouldn't do that), In short, I want to create make this machine a ...
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32 bit iso for mac to install on my macbook

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/release/ I only see the x64 bit for mac is there anyway to get the 32 bit? thanks!
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I need help installing ubuntu on virtual box

Can someone help or tell me how to get Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS installed and running on my mac in virtual box version Version 5.0.10 r104061. Tried just about everything messing around to get the right ...
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Does iMac 12-2 work with Ubuntu15.10?

I got a iMac 12,2 and i triple boot Ubuntu 15.10 with mac osx + windows. But I don't know what will happen if i put my AMD graphics installation. I got AMD Radeon HD 6770M. Is it bad or good? I'll ...
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On a Mac: 14.04 does just start after sudo reboot

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro early 2011 (arrcording to this tutorial, without rEFIt or rEFInd. Everythings works great but when I start the Mac Ubuntu does not boot. It's ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a IMac G5

I have an old iMac g5 and it can't be upgraded anymore for OS X so I wanted to put Ubuntu on it. I just can't figure it out. I had watched a video that told me to look for Boot Camp Assistance but it ...
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Samba Share to Mac problems

I am working on building a small Ubuntu server to run Plex on. I have Ubuntu Server installed and up and running. I have installed Plex and Samba. I've mounted by separate internal drive (where I want ...
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Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010 no wifi

I have dual booted xubuntu 14.04 on to my macbook pro. Previously I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this laptop with the same issue, but I never solved it. I cannot see any wifi networks when I click on the ...