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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Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 without access to OS X

I have an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 which has already seen some years and I would like to install Ubuntu on it (any version) by overwriting the current OS X installation which I can't and don't want to ...
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Client to OS X Server

I have used Windows XP software for the networking about 6 computers which include both an OS X Mavericks machine and an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. This has worked OK for years but offers little securtity ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse gets detected but no signal gets send

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Mac mini (mid 2011) as second boot option using rEFIt and it works ok with wired mouse and wired keyboard. However apple wireless keyboard and mouse does not work. ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on Mac download

I've been trying to replace my MacOS in my iMac with Ubuntu 14.04. Initially, I downloaded the standard 64-bit and installed using a USB drive. Although the install says it's successful, I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a mac [duplicate]

I have installed Mavericks on my PC, now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not sure which file should I download: 64-bit or 64-bit mac.
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Ubuntu on old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz /512/?

I'm totally new in this subject... Is there a possibility to install Ubuntu on an old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz | 512 | without INTEL processor? If not does anybody have an idea for another system/OS?
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Dual booting Ubuntu on Mac, stuck in GRUB

I realise there are threads out there for this issue already, however I have tried those solutions to no avail. I am a Linux newbie trying to dual boot into Kubuntu/Ubuntu on my MacBook Air (Intel), ...
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how to eneter single user mode ubuntu 12.04 lts

I installed ubuntu 12.04lts precise pangolin without a hitch. Asked me to remove cd and restart which i did then I cannot get past Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16 boot: I want to fix the issues ...
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can't change my wierless mac adress [duplicate]

i have network wifi adapter "802.11 WiFi (eth1)" of lenovo g560 the mac address of this adapter never changes i have tried every thing every method in windows but still the same mac address of that ...
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Accessing NFS Export on Mac

I am new to Umbuntu and my first attempt is to set up home server using Server 12.04.4. I have the server 'running' and I have been following this guide- http://linuxhomeserverguide.com. My first ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac? (NO Dual Boot just Ubuntu)

I have googled for quite a while now and haven't found the answer. My question is, can I install Ubuntu on a mac and leaving out the Mac OS. I just want it to boot ubuntu and nothing else. Maybe a ...
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Share one FireWire connection over the other?

Here's my situation: I have an old video camera that exports over 4-pin FireWire. The problem is that all my cords in the house that have 4-pin FW go to FireWire 400 on the other end - and all the ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)

Back in the "old days" ubuntu had an installer that would work with the first Intel MacPro's (amd64+mac, I think 12.10 was the last version). Is there any chance someone could write a thunk to enable ...
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Can I access the 4 addresses provided in the mac header of wirless 802.11?

I am writing a module that hooks a function on OUTPUT hook of the kernel netfilter. I want to access the complete information inside the mac header of the packet esp all the 4 addresses or in some ...
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How can I extract the DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) of my notebook? [closed]

I am planning to convert my T420s notebook to a hackintosh notebook. But I currently can't boot the hackintosh installer. Someone said I could save and extract the DSDT in Linux, which would help me ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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Preparing to install Ubuntu hangs on Mac

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, the 5,5. I have one SSD and one hybrid drive, with 8GB of memory. I am installing the 64-bit Precise Pangolin from a DVD onto my hybrid drive, as OSX lives on my SSD. ...
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rEFIt menu problem

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook retina (Mid 2012) with USB. On the installation type, I chose "Install Ubuntu along with MAC OS X" instead of "something else". However, after ...
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Differences between installer disc images? [duplicate]

Looking at the Quantal image download site I notice two different amd64 images. What's the technical difference between ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64+mac and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64? Of course the ...
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Bootable usb - mac still useable

There is this tutorial on how to create a bootable usb stick here Will it still start with osx if the usb stick is not plugged in? Because I don't want to destroy osx, and I want to choose. Or I have ...
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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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ubuntu power button? [duplicate]

i have a problem i want to change power button's location instead of right side i want it to be on left side is it possible i want to look it like mac please help me. please if it is possible to ...
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Error While Installing Ubuntu on iBook G4 PowerPC (More info in post)

this is my first post. Here are my computer specs: iBook G4 PowerPC 512MB RAM 150 GB Harddrive blah blah blah Anyway, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this computer. I have the PowerPC ...
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ubuntu can't detect wifi mac

I have installed ubuntu(12.04.1 LTS) on my mac air 6.1, but it can't detect any wifi. I was told that I should install a network card driver. but I have tried to search on google but i got nothing. ...
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Tri Boot on an iMac [closed]

I have a 2013 iMac (desktop) which is running OS X Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Raring. I am using rEFInd to do the initial boot up but there are a few problems with this setup: it takes a long ...
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Can I disable the internal speakers while keeping the audio jack enabled?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my MacBook Pro 4,1 and it is working great. The only problem is that my broken speakers let out static all the time. I somehow broke the speakers while I was repasting ...
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I can´t access the data from my external hard disc drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Laptop and I want to copy my data from my iMac to my new Laptpo using an external hard disc drive (Elements 500GB). I did a BackUp on my Mac and when I check ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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Not working ubuntu-12.04.4-destkop-amd64.iso at mac os x 10.8.5 [closed]

When i double click the .iso file it says that that the (drive copy?) can't be opened because there are no activatable filesystems. my mac is from late 2008. anyone knows how to fix this problem?
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Firefox renders wrong colors

I've got the following problem: I'm developing an website, so while I was testing around I've noticed that firefox and chromium display an css bar in different colors. When I switched between several ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was crap and was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it in to the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and ...
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install ubuntu as a dual system on mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air i followed this article and i have done all steps. to enter the ubuntu, just as this article said, i need: When the Grub menu ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...
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Computer missing firmware?

I have an iMac G5 that I'm looking to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc, and release of Ubuntu on to. Whenever I try to install any version (I've only tried 12.04 and above), I install the OS without ...
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Wireless not working on iMac G4

I have an iMac G4 running Ubuntu 12.4 PPC. When I try to connect to a wifi network, the computer doesn't seem to remember the SSID: # iwconfig wlan0 essid <SSID> # iwconfig ... wlan0 IEEE ...
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Delete GRUB after deleting Ubuntu from Mac Dual Boot

My question is a bot specific. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacMini (Mid 2010) and deleted it after some problems. I resized my Mac Partition so that there was no Ubuntu Partition anymore. But it ...
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PPC boot screen is basically white noise

I'm trying to boot a PowerBook G4 from a USB. I managed to get through the openfirmware shenanigans, and just when I thought I was in the clear, a bunch of orange warning text scrolled across the ...
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Where did /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf go?

On my Macbook I can only move the cursor while also pressing the touchpad after a default install. A per login session fix is to run "synclient FingerLow=10" and "synclient FingerHigh=20". In order ...
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How can I gain permission to upload photos from a Macintosh HD drive, an online cloud service

I used Ubuntu to recover files before, bit this time I'm stumped. My sisters Mac Book pro has a bad hard drive its 500gb. I boot Ubuntu through a flash drive, and I did not install it I'm using the ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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Complicated genisoimage HYBRID for MAC/Linux/Windows

I need to create an ISO with a folder that is common on all OS and with OS specific folders&files. The OS specific folders&files need to be visible only on that OS. So the MAC user should not ...
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How do you load USC Image in VirtualBox for Mac?

I'm attempting to set up my Ubuntu Server Cloud image before porting it to an Amazon AMI. Realizing that I can't load an .img as a disk to a VM in VirtualBox (4.3.8) I've tried a few ways of ...
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IP address has incomplete MAC

I have a case of clients on my LAN losing its MAC address. This seems to happen randomly to clients even though they had both an IP address and MAC addresses (when "arp") during the initial boot up. ...
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Installing ubuntu on mid 2012 iMac

All the guides that I've found so far are pretty outdated so wanted to rekindle the topic. I've read about the differences in bootloaders(which I've no idea is still a problem or not) which can make ...
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Ubuntu-Mac Dual-Boot - after deleting Ubuntu GRUB blocks my way

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu (I think 12.0.8) on my MacMini (it was 10.6.8 than and is now 10.9). Since then I have reshaped my partitions about two times - including overwriting them with ...