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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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Networking disabled after resuming from suspend in 14.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS onto my MacBook Pro Mid-2014, which is now plagued with driver problems. Damn you Apple and restrictive marketing in general. One of my main annoyances is ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an Macbook pro intel

How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB drive on a Macbook pro intel
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error while booting off imac

I have some problems while trying to boot from my iMac 2007 Specs: 20" 2GHz Core 2 Duo 4gb ram 128mib gpu1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxpSSIf6jydvN2dSQ2NWaGFmMWc/view?usp=sharing
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Is there a GUI Keyboard Remapper App?

Running Ubuntu 15.02. Tried finding the keyboard layout tab and now I'm convinced it's gone missing with this latest release. Thus, I'm looking for a simple app that does the same thing... I'm a Mac ...
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Cannot connect to any networks after spoofing MAC address

So I want to spoof my MAC address. However when I do so I am unable to connect to any networks. After changing it back to the physical MAC address of the network card, it works just fine. It worked ...
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mac mini 2014 monitor wake up issue

My 2014 ubuntufied macmini wakes up from sleep but the monitor doesnt. i guess the mini is missing out sending a signal to it. i had the same issue in osx but after the latest update that went away ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a new HDD in a Mac

I just recently installed a second hard drive in my late 2009 Macbook Pro. I want to boot Ubuntu from that drive. How would I go about installing it? I used UnetBootin to create a boot able USB from ...
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I have a mac tower with no HDD I want to install ubuntu

are there any other things I need other than a USB drive with ubuntu on it and a new hard drive? What do I need to do software wise?
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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How to change MAC address “permanently”?

I am using Kubuntu 15.04. I was using macchanger eth0 -rto change my mac address. But there were two problems: Every time I disconnect and again connect to the network, the mac changes to the ...
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Extremely slow wifi

I'm having an issue with my wireless network connected to my home wifi. It's wpa2 protected and after 1-10 minutes of wifi usage my connection speed with go from 12mbps to 500kbps. If i stop and start ...
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Transferring SSH keys

4 months ago I generated a public key from Ubuntu operation system to be used in github. Recently, I bought a new mac laptop, and I am thinking of using the same public key. Is there a way to transfer ...
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how to make an Ubuntu installed USB drive behave as if it is a startup disk?

I created a startup flash drive using the utility in 15.04 which is bootable on my Mac Book Air. Then I use a 150Gb USB2 drive to create a startup disk. It too booted on mac book air allright. My ...
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Battery indicator on MacbookAir 4,2 incorrect

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. My computer and it's battery is a tad old (2011) and typically doesn't last longer than an hour. The battery indicator % never seems representative of the actual status ...
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Wifi does not automatically reconnect after sleep on macbook air

I am currently running a pretty much stock Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacbookAir 4,2. Every time my computer goes to sleep and wakes up, I need to manually uncheck and check "Enable Wi-Fi" to ensure that it ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Install Mac Os X on Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a computer running ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the dmg file of a Mac OS X version. Can I install it in dual boot with ubuntu?
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Impossible Challenge? Yosemite and Ubuntu both on SSD flash drive

I have been googling around without much success - I hope somebody knows if this is possible? I have a 128 GB SSD drive that I use for recovery and problem solving. I would like to have both Yosemite ...
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Problem with MAC Spoofing

I am changing/spoofing my MAC using sudo ifconfig wlan0 down sudo ifconfig wlan0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx sudo ifconfig wlan0 up But the problem is When I try to connect the AP it do not allow ...
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Ubuntu on a (mid) 2007 Mac Mini?

I have a 2007 Mac Mini that has reached the end of it's useful life, It wont run anything newer than OSX 10.7.5. The built in CD drive is questionable (last time used it scratched the disk up pretty ...
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Pls Help.. think i lost my MAC HD (despered)

So... one of this days i decided to install ubuntu on my mac mini but not with dual boot... i just installed in mac HD.So today i wanted back my OS sistem and i tryed to format the HD ( from terminal ...
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How to prevent the catastrophic loss of ubuntu lvm drive encryption key?

In a previous install of ubuntu, my lvm encryption pw was no longer recognized and I lost it all! This occurred on a dual boot setup on a macbook pro 2010, from when I did a drive repair from within ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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How to open a picture from Ubuntu server, via [SSH on] my laptop Macbook? [closed]

I am currently using Macbook iterm2 for ssh connection to my ubuntu server. I am image processing via terminal and want to open the result. What whould be easist way of doing this?
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ubuntu not working

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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Configuring aluminium Mac Japanese keyboard on 15.04

I have an aluminium Mac keyboard with Japanese layout. Using System Settings -> Text Entry, I can configure it easily as a regular Mac keyboard. However a lot of the non-alphabetic keys are mapped ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1,1

So I have a following problem: I have a Mac Pro 1,1 that I got from a friend for free. It had no hard disk, so I put one in. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on it, but so far I'm getting nowhere. ...
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Ubuntu error on MBP-Retina 2015 13" I5 128GB

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on a SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB, and when I try run it on a macbook pro retina 13" de 2015 it show me this message! If I use another usb stick 2.0 it worcking but with ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Mac using newest version of Yosemite

The good folks at Apple are not so helpful. So, hopefully the Ubuntu community knows what to do. Using my Macbook Pro, it appear the newest version of OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) does not allow mac ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on iMac not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my iMac 27". I use the full install .iso with error checking returning positive with no errors on a PC, and bootable on PC, but the iMac gives me a lifeless, ...
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Ubuntu Alongside Mac OS X - MacBook Pro 8,1

Has anybody installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I would install the 15.04 64 bit version on a MBP 8.1.I've seen in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWb2JeGI6zQ) that during the installation ...
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Problems with Mac USB Linux Loader

I have been trying to boot Ubuntu with a USB stick on my Macbook Air. I have found several tutorials for this, but all with an older version of both the Mac USB Linux Loader and Ubuntu. Even though I ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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File sharing between Mac OS and Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please if you can answer to this question explicitly. I have two laptops one is running on MAC OS X 10.8.5 (OS X Mountain Lion) and the other one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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what are the issues if any when installing Ubuntu only OS on a 2009 MacBook pro

I have recently purchased a MacBook pro cause I like the way it is built...but only want Ubuntu to run it. are there drivers and such to make it all work right?
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...