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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 ...
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux 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. I select try ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 very slow to start booting Ubuntu

Noobie Alert! Actually I already run Ubuntu on both my laptops as it gets more bang for my buck than Windoze. However I have just become the proud owner of a Mac Pro 1.1. Big thing with 5gb of ...
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“Bleached” screen after suspend on iMac with Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 works fine on my old iMac (Intel, mid 2007) except for suspend/resume. After wakeup the screen appears "bleached" by vertical white lines (half the screen pixels are white). This ...
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Installing ubuntu on Mac Mini using refind: Do I use Logical or Primary for Ubuntu partition?

I'm trying to setup a dual boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and OS X using refind. I shrunk the OS X partition and have freed up enough space for Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to create the Ubuntu partition, but I'm ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 2,2

I currently have an old Macbook Pro 2,2. I'm typically a PC user (so I'm VERY new to Mac computers), but was given the Mac laptop to convert into a Linux computer. I wanted to know if it's possible to ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: how to? [duplicate]

I;m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on an iMac9,1 (with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) running a Mac os X 10.5.8. I burned the dvd smoothly. However after that, I'm not able to install Ubuntu after that. ...
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No NETWORK for any Linux (guests) on Mac (host) with VirtualBox

In my company I have a mac hosting an official VirtualBox 4.3.22. There is an official guest Win7 with NAT-network configured and working. I tried any linux distro (Ubuntu 14.10, Kubuntu, Mint, ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on MacBook

I have a macbook that cannot get past the startup splash and the spinning wheel under the Apple logo. edit bodhi.zazen - removed extra information.
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Use Zentyal on Virtualbox with Mac Mini host… Crazy?

We are looking at upgrading our current server system in my school. Right now we have Zentyal 3.* running on a standard desktop PC. We never upgraded since we didn't want to break anything on the ...
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Issue converting a .dmg to a .img

Just a slight issue with converting it to a .img from .dmg, it isn't corrupted and I have tried a few different ways being the ones pasted below. Oh, and I am using dmg2img. From home with complete ...
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I have a computer running Ubuntu and I have a mac os x snow leopard disk, can I dual boot them on 1 hd?

I would really like to be able to dual boot Ubuntu and mac os x snow leopard on the same computer. Is it possible? and if so, HOW? Thanks James
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Installing hd6750m driver ubuntu 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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installing wifi drivers on 2006 white imac [duplicate]

I recently purchased an imac on ebay and installed ubuntu on it but ther is no wifi available.I ran the command to find out the wifi card and this is what i got. ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Mac with PowerPC? [duplicate]

I have an iMac with a PowerPC chip in it. Can Ubuntu run on it? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on it right now. The brand is Apple.
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Can Linux-burned Installers boot on iMacs?

I know a version of this question has been answered concerning Windows, but I'm looking to burn a Linux installer.iso within Ubuntu on a PC, then boot the installer on my 2006 Intel iMac. The reason ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize new hard drive on my Mac

The original drive in my mid 2012 MBP 9-2 died and I replaced it with a completely new drive. Instead of re-installing OSX I decided I would give Ubuntu a try but I'm having some troubles installing ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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MacBook Pro (virtual machine) low resolution

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in a virtual machine (i am using Parallels Desktop 9) on my MacBook Pro. Before I install Ubuntu (like I am trying it from CD...) the resolution is normal (1920x1200), ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Pro a1186

First of all, please excuse my lack of understanding, but I need help. I bought a Mac Pro with Ubuntu 12.04 running, I created my own Admin account which worked for a while so I deleted the original ...
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Install Linux on Mac OS X 10.7.5 HD Partition?

I am having serious problems installing Linux (any flavor) on my 2006 5,2 Intel iMac. I have tried simply burning the .iso to DVD, converting the .iso to .cdr, then burning the .cdr, as well as ...
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Booting Lubuntu on Mac Book Pro

I have recently setup a lubuntu USB for my friend. I preloaded some programs and set it up so he would be able to plug it in a and just use it. I made it on my PC and briefly tested it out on my air ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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How can I clone MAC Address?

I am using cable broadband. I have a machine dual booted with Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have configured IPs correctly. But my ISP is showing MAC error. And they aske me to Clone.
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Mac: Installer Won't Boot (CD/DVD/USB)

I hope someone can help. I've been trying for weeks to install Lubuntu to my 2006 iMac 5,2 Intel Core Duo. I've gone through a stack of CDs and DVD, as well as a thumb drive trying to find the right ...
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Ubuntu installed on MAC has ethernet and WIFI problem

I have problems with my Internet connection and interfaces. I will give those info below to help and explain my problems. 1- Ethernet (cable): Internet works through cable but only if I boot ...