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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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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Mac Office 2011 Spelling Check (Help) [closed]

How to install Microsoft Windows Office 2013 spelling check for Mac Office 2011 ?? I need my language library use on my Mac Office. Help please
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Can't boot ubuntu on mac [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a partition on my mac. but when i start my mac holding down the option key, my mac only shows "Macintosh HD" what to do??
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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 ...
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combining or renaming files

I have a list of files in directory They are named: 2.pdb 3.pdb 14.pdb ... 200.pdb ... 1240.pdb I'd like to combine all of these in this specific order. When I use cat *pdb > pdb_all.txt it ...
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using cut in a loop script

I am using bash on my macbook pro. I have a list of files in a directory that I'd like to use the cut command on. When I use this command: cut -d " " -f 6- 2.ostat > 2.ostat1 it works nicely - a ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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Can not find Ubuntu Computer in Network

I have Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows in same local network. But there is no entry in Mac OS X Network folder about Ubuntu but Windows computer is visible. As far as I know, operating systems let them ...
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After force shutdown, I can't click anything

This is again another problem with my Late 2006 iMac that I am in the process of turning into a Ubuntu machine with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. So a few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on this iMac, ...
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Upgrading 12.04. on ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on Parallels Desktop 10, Mac OS X 10.10.2: Parallels and/or Ubuntu update broke Terminal (no command-line prompt)

I am running Ubuntu Linux 14.04 via Parallels (10.1.4) in Mac OS X 10.10.2 on a MacBook Pro. Today I received update notifications for Ubuntu (first) and then Parallels and stupidly installed them (I ...
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How can I restore my documents from a Time Machine backup?

I'm currently transitioning from OS X, and aside from finding replacement programs, what I miss the most about OS X is the use of the Time Machine feature. I currently have a drive that I used for ...
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Failure installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Mac Pro cylinder: Cannot mount /dev/loop0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the latest version of the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a black mini trash can). I basically followed the instructions on Installing on a Mac Pro - Cylinder (Late ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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ZOMBIE project: Ubuntu 14 on g3 snow iMac

trying to revive a sturdy working snow iMac to give away. (sacrilege! installing Ubuntu on a Mac!) yes. monitor works, I see command code during upgrade. after restarting, blue screen Lubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Booting for IMac with only ubuntu on it

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac and removed the os x completely. Now my Ubuntu freezes repeatedly after installing the first patch of updates. I am trying to re-install Ubuntu again from the ...
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Why is there no +mac download for 32 bit systems or for GNOME?

When I was first toying with 64 bit Ubuntu I was led to try the +mac version of the installer and that solved some problems for me. Now however, I want to use GNOME; and want the 32bit version. ...
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Randomizing host name and mac address on boot

I'm trying to set up a startup script to randomize my hostname and mac address on boot. Here is the script http://pastebin.com/qatdtbVH The random mac address is working fine, but the hostname ...
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I want to run commands after logging into the remote server using shh

#! /bin/bash read -p 'Username: ' user read -p 'IP: ' ip ssh "$user"@"$ip" osascript -e ' tell app "System Events" to display "Hello world"' This file will be ran automatically so it's not like ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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spoofed mac address changes when trying to connect to network

So I need to spoof my mac address to access a network. I can spoof it fine with the ifconfig commands, but when I try to connect to the network it gets reset back to the default mac address. Changing ...
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How to create an Ubuntu bootable USB for a nonworking Macbook FROM a PC running Windows 7

This question is unique in that there are several available tutorials for using a Mac to create a PC-bootable Ubuntu USB, but no tutorials to create a Mac-bootable USB using a PC. I am attempting to ...
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How do I move the System Settings icon to the right. Or at least duplicate it to the right

What I want is the System Settings icon to look like Mac. That is the only thing that takes away the feeling of it being one. thanks!
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Where is 64-bit Mac (AMD64) version now?

Sometime ago on on download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) was an option for download "64-bit Mac (AMD64) version". Why it was deleted?
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Anyone know how to get rid of sound delay? (JBL speakers)

I have a JBL pulse, and I'd like to know how to get rid of the delay because it's about 3-5 seconds and bothers me. I am currently using a mac and if anyone could help me that would be great :) ...
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control of ARP table update

Searching for a shortcut to update arp table Hi Ubuntu, I'm building a transparent Squid Proxy and using ebtables to DNAT received traffic (http requests from client browsers) to my local MAC ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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Apple Ibook g4 1,2GHz with Lubuntu sound and wifi not working

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr on my old Mac laptop. Unfortunately, I can't get any sound, and wifi doesn't seem to work either. Is there any way for me to work the thing out?
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Is there any command line equivalent for “Edit Connection” GUI?

I found that there are at least three methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Method (1): Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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Problem in mounting Ubuntu ISO file [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in a macbook pro, but when I try to open the file appears a text that say that this system of archive cant be mounted, and if I burn it in a dvd and try it, says that the ...
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Setting display on iMac 5K Retina

I'm currently running ubuntu within Parallels Desktop on my 27" iMac 5k Retina Display. Within the Display preferences in ubuntu, the resolution is "locked" as "Built-in Display" and the resolution is ...
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Connection problem if I enable “Cloned MAC Address” on my Wifi

My wlan0 "Device MAC address" is: OO:OO:OO:OO:OO:OO, in "Edit Connection" window "Cloned MAC address" was empty. I entered a new MAC address in this field: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX. and saved it. After that ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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Ubuntu macbook touchpad

i just want to make my touchpad on ubuntu 14.04 just like mac. I set everything up except for one thing. I want my touchpad to do the following things: 1 Finger, tap: Just move the "mouse" and ...