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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Mac Terminal - how to rename directory [on hold]

Misspelled last night and need to rename a drectory :) I created a direcoty and it misspelled. I would like to correct that.
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Mac Bluetooth Wireless keyboard and keypad

I am not very fond of Mac-devices except for the bluetooth keyboard. In Ubuntu 15.04 it was working great! Until I installed the 15.10... Before I upgraded Ubuntu it was possible for me to use the ...
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Mount my OSX Partition manually and read only

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a partition of a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to get access to my OSX partition files on the Ubuntu partition. I really just want to play music- pretty simple I ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Cannot boot ubuntu on a very old iMac

Background I've successfully installed Ubuntu 64bit 14.04.03 Desktop on my old White Core 2 Duo iMac Linux is a second OS, with OS X 10.7.5 still in place and usable. The only install recipe I ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Radeon X1600 Idles at 70 Degrees

I recently acquired an early 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with a mobility Radeon X1600. I installed 32-bit Lubuntu on it. The GPU is detected and identified correctly, and seems to work okay. But it's ...
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How to boot on Mac OS X? Emergency

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition of 50 GB.My main OS is El Capitan.I don't have rEFInd installed and now i cannot boot on my main partition even while pressing option key.I can also unmount or ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini

I have a working install disk which works perfectly fine on my MacBook, but when I boot to it on my Mac Mini and select 'Install Ubuntu' the monitor goes to sleep, and the computer stays on. The only ...
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Ububtu 14.04 Mac Mini recovery

I have been running Ubuntu on the system for a while. After an update a couple of months back it failed to boot. I just got the time to tear into the problem. I mounted the disk on another system and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot on mac machine after kernel panic and reinstall

I have a computer that was passed down to me. It's physically a mac, but doesn't have OSX, and doesn't appear to use an intermediate bootloader (which I thought was super difficult, but anyway), so it ...
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How can I change the kernel after installing ubuntu?

I'm trying to upgrade from lubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 because 14.04 is stable and may also have sound. I've already tried installing from yaboot; unfortunately, the lack of network access and the fact ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive as non-admin user and keep the ability to write to it?

I am trying to setup a Time Machine server on Ubuntu. I've managed to mount the HFS+ drive with hfsprogs so that I can write to it. I tried to use netatalk However, it requires root privilege to ...
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Can I install Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on a iMac 2010?

Surprisingly, I found out that Lubuntu is offering images for Apple computers. I always thought that there was no support of macs. So, does anyone have actually experienced an installation of Lubuntu ...
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Using Ubuntu computer as MAC server for itunes and pictures

So I have an Ubuntu desktop machine with 14 installed. We have one macbook air with a small SS HD (not enough space). I have one Win10 laptop that i got mostly for our updating a security device but ...
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No wifi internet acces with dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and os X

I have a strange wifi related issue. I dual boot os x and ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac. In osX, wifi works fine. In Ubuntu, I can connect and it seems everything's ok but I am not getting anywhere, browser ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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Slow WiFi on 14.04 w/ both ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007

Like the title says, I'm having really slow WiFi on both my ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007. Speeds on both go between 4 Mbits/s and 12 Mbits/s. I know what you might be thinking--it is my wireless' ...
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Fix bad battery level detetction

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Air, early 2014 model. The battery level detection has never been very good but at least it could properly detect when the computer was running on DC or AC power. ...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Issue with Ubuntu installed on Mac, El Capitan

I'm not entirely sure if this is a serious issue but while installing Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro I was presented with the following string in the field for computer name: Invalid entry length (0). DMI ...
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Ubuntu alongside MAC OSX

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Mac. The current operating system is El Capitan. I have made the flash disk and I can have Ubuntu with the flash drive but when I try installing it, it doesn't ...
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Can I run Android, Mac or Windows apps on Ubuntu Phone?

My situation is quite special, I like to buy an Ubuntu Phone for more safety and for having an open source OS. But I'm deaf and I need a special app for being able to telephone with a sign-language ...
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Cannot boot my mac partition

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Mac Mini. It works fine and using my Mac bluetooth keyboard I used to be able to enter the Mac boot menu by holding down the Mac Command key (so I could still ...
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Silence system sound on startup (mac)

I want to silence the mac startup sound on Ubuntu. I completely removed Mac OSX. My computer is a MacBook Pro 8.1 and I have installed refind as EFI boot manager.
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How do I install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on Mac? (OS X El Capitan)

I just downloades Ubuntu 14.04.3 (1GB) and I don't know exactly what to do next. Can someone please explain in detail what should I do. I also downloaded Virtual Box. Thank you so much for taking your ...
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Did not install rEFIt, can't boot back into OSX El Capitain Ubuntu 15.10

Recently I partitioned my Macintosh SSD to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX although I forgot to install rEFit. Now when I turn on my computer it automatically boots into Ubuntu properly. Although If I boot ...
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iMac screen too big for Ubuntu to use

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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PowerPC VHD image download?

I got an iBook G4 off of eBay for $30 the other day but when I got it, the hard drive was dead. I've looked it up, and the hard drives cost more than the computer itself! So I went to install Ubuntu ...
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Mac bluetooth keyboard and mouse in Ubnutu 15.10?

I have a Mac bluethooth keyboard/mouse that I am trying to get to work on a Mac Mini running Ubuntu but it does not work. Bluetooth is active in Ubuntu, is this a know issues in Ubuntu and do I have ...
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How to connect Ubuntu system to mac OS computers on ethernet LAN?

I have a local network in the house that has Apple computers with Mac OS on it, except the Ubuntu 14.04.3 system I now have on one computer (an Intel Macmini). The mac's connect using either IP ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot loader for dualboot with OS X El Capitan

I want to install Ubuntu 15.10 for dualboot with OS X. I made the partitions (Ext2 for /boot, Ext4 for / and /home and SWAP) with gparted from the live stick; starting the installation Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Bootable Linux on external hd (mac/pc) [duplicate]

i've got my new external hd samsung m3, so the question is: is it possible to install linux on a partition that can be bootable on mac also on a pc? (sorry for my bad english -.-' )
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iMac 2007 (ATI Radeon 9200) dual screen problem under 15.10 (systemd / upstart)

Since installing Lubuntu 15.10 I have encountered a problem with my dual screen setup where the built-in monitor of the iMac seems to be turned off during the startup. The iMac screen turns black ...
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Unable to install firmware or apps, missing dependencies [duplicate]

I bought this computer, an iMac, from an auction and it already had ubuntu 11 installed to it. Now, the pc is going to be a gift to my sister, and most of the basic things she wants to do can be done ...
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Just install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 and have only a white screen with no Icons How can this be fixed?

I am a beginner at this and am having trouble with trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 just freshly installed on my powerpc imac G5. every time i turn on my imac it takes a bit for Ubuntu to come up but when ...
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(Mac) Kubuntu Cursor Hangs

I Am Running Kubuntu On My Macbook Pro 2008 And Every Once In A While The Cursor Wont Move But I Can Click And Use Keyboard Shortcuts
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Can I run Ubuntu 14 next to Mac OS X?

I would love to have Ubuntu but I would also like to keep my Mac. Is there anyway I can just put Ubuntu on a USB stick and then whenever I want to use Ubuntu just plug in the USB and use it.
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How Can I Install Lubuntu 14.04 on an iBook G4?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 on my iBook G4, 1.33 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM. I downloaded the image for PowerPC and burned a DVD. I cannot, however, find any way to get the iBook to boot from the DVD! I ...
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Using ubuntu server with nginx as proxy for personal mac osx

How can i just channelize the traffic through the vps while im on mac osx? Nothing fancy, just want it to route my traffic through itself. Don't want any online proxy page or stuff for public.
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rEFInd menu not showing on a dual Mac/Ubuntu machine

I'm having a little of a problem with rEFInd and couldn't find something specific about it. I succesfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 for dual boot with OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro 3.1 using rEFInd ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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How to get Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac G5 ALS version?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 ALS version, and I can't get my install CD to boot. I burned a DVD-R using disk utility at the lowest speed with the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO and verified it ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac with non-EFI GPU

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) with a non-EFI NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 GPU on which I'd like to install Ubuntu. I've created install media using the instructions here, (tried USB and DVD) but when I attempt ...
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Mac adreess changing back to the original(permanent) one

i changed the mac address using the mac changer. sudo ifconfig wlan0 down sudo macchanger -r wlan0 sudo ifconfig wlan0 up when i checked the mac using command ifconfig wlan0 the mac-adress was ...
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Convert and ubuntu.iso file into a .dmg file [duplicate]

Can anyone help me figure out how to convert an iso into a dmg file.. I'm sure it has something to do with the dd command, but I'm really not sure how to go about it.. I need to make a bootable ...
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How do I burn a bootable install disk that my MacBook Pro can read?

I have an old MacBook Pro 2,2 which doesn't run recent OS X versons and I'd like to wipe it and install Ubuntu Studio (ie. not a dual boot situation). I downloaded the ISO and burned a DVD with ...
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Doing ssh from Mac to Ubuntu

Finally having gotten ssh localhost to run successfully on my Ubuntu machine, I'm now failing to remote into Ubuntu from Mac. Preparation: On my router, forward port 22 to my Ubuntu machine. Copy ...
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Mac disk creation error 'permission denied'

Whenever I try to execute command: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m I get an error : permission denied how do I remedy this issue?