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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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 ...
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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 from ...
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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 ...