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Remove GRUB Bootloader from Mac Yosemite

I've seen the posts here: Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation and here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20091111185717745 but I've got Yosemite, and in Disk ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Mac (no dual boot), now am stuck in grub rescue mode

Prior to attempting to totally eliminate OS X from my Macbook Pro, I had had a dual boot through rEFIt. rEFIt gave the option for either OS X or Linux Mint. It worked fine until I updated my OS X to ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Unable to access NFS share from Mac OS X

I am trying to use NFS to share an external drive mounted on an Ubuntu server with a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I cannot access the mount point from the Mac. The relevant line in /etc/exports is: ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Mac install problems - stalls during boot

I'm trying to install v 14.04.1 LTS on my Mac - it's the first time I have installed Ubuntu so I am being a bit cautious. I created a USB installer and managed to boot OK and reached the install ...
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Dual-boot Install 14.04.1 in EFI mode on iMac 13,2 with Fusion Drive

I want to learn whether or not I will be able to install ubuntu on the subject system. I installed rEFInd successfully (as reported in the terminal) but it does not work. Through lots of reading it ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook (Dualboot) [duplicate]

I am using Mac-book. But I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Give some guidance so that I can install Ubuntu on my Mac book.
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Mac Mini A1347 - Oct 2012 , 64 Bit question

I have a mac mini a1347 (Oct 2012 ) model. In the spec it says "64-bit enabled". What does 64-bit enabled mean?
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBook Pro, but now when I try to start the computer I just get a blinking icon that tries to tell me that I haven't got any OS installed. I've heard that rEFInd ...
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Access OSX (10.8) encrypted volume from ubuntu

I need to access my two old drives (one hdd one ssd) from my Macbook which I managed to kill with a couple of glasses of water. The drives is still working though and shows up in 'Disks', but they ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Air 2013

I have tried referring to the steps given at Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but once it finishes writing the ISO into the USB, I get the following message instantly: ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
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Capacity for ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu on an external SSD. The drive is 120GB. I want to split it into 2 partitions. One for a hackintosh and the other for ubuntu. Will 40GB be sufficient for ubuntu to run smoothly ...
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Mounting Macintosh Disk R/W in Ubuntu

I have a problem mounting a Macintosh HDD (I already turned off journaling). I made a mount point with mkdir ~/Yosemite and when I try to use sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda1 ...
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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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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 ...