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143 views

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), ...
0
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1answer
362 views

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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24 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
317 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
79 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
121 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
26 views

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All the guides that I've found so far are pretty outdated so wanted to rekindle the topic.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 ...
0
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1answer
545 views

Installing Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac G4 Powerbook

I recently got 3 powerbooks from a friend of mine, only one of which I intend on using. I installed Lubuntu dual boot with OSX and restarted. When the Powerbook restarts, I hear the beep, and then I ...
0
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2answers
36 views

Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
0
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0answers
423 views

How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...
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1answer
37 views

Copying hard-drive onto another machine

I have a Ubuntu machine (at work) and I have a macbook as well. Is it possible to copy the entire operating system (on my work ubuntu machine) over to the hard drive on the Mac? I don't really care ...
0
votes
0answers
337 views

Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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2answers
84 views

Why doesn't ubuntu install applications similar to mac? [closed]

I used a macbook a little while ago and was quite amazed at how easy it was to install applications. This method seemed easier to use than both windows and all other unix based operating systems I've ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
0
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0answers
246 views

Ubuntu on MacBook Air 6,1

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 11' with a Haswell i5 and I want to replace OS X on it with Ubuntu. I do not want to dual boot, as I only have a 128GB SSD. I've been waiting for a proper guide to do this ...
0
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1answer
767 views

How to install a dual-boot Ubuntu in BIOS mode and Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode, not the native EFI firmware, on my Mac Pro (2010). I'm doing NVIDIA CUDA / OpenCL development and I require the NVIDIA proprietary graphics ...
2
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5answers
2k views

Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I met is how to install ubuntu in a very tricky enviornment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My OS now is Mac OS and a windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only have 256 ...
0
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1answer
36 views

How do i install ubuntu on a mac 11,1

I can't seem to find a ubuntu version that is good for the mac hardware 11,1, could someone please help me out. thanks already
0
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0answers
44 views

install ubuntu from USB on macbook

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old macbook (2008 model) and have followed the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. This however when I insert this ...
0
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1answer
50 views

How do I create a live USB installer from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have a new PC and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I only have a Mac to create the installation medium. How can I create a live USB for installation?
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0answers
49 views

Troubles booting Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac OSX from USB

I created a bootable USB drive the other day with the full version of Ubuntu 13.04, not just the Live CD. I tried it out on my HP PC with Windows 8 by booting from the bios, but yesterday I tried it ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Can I use the normal USB installation of ubuntu 12.04.3 on my mac mini 10.6.8?

Do I just use the instructions as they are? Do I need to do things a little differently? I just want to make sure to prevent the screwing up of my mac. Thanks!
0
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1answer
749 views

Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
0
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0answers
56 views

Dualboot Ubuntu and Mac os x Mountain Lion

I would like help on how to dual boot Mountain Lion 10.8. I already have free allocated space for the install. Would it break my ubuntu? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).
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1answer
58 views

Cannot burn or use Ubuntu images on Mac

I'm trying to get a version of Ubuntu running on my old Intel Mac. However, my computers think all of the disc images I've tried so far (downloaded from Ubuntu.com, I've tried 32-bit versions of ...
1
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1answer
281 views

Install full Ubuntu 12.04 on USB and boot on mac

I will be very specific because I have tried asking this question multiple times and people get confused. I would like to install full Ubuntu 12.04 onto a flashdrive and be able to boot from the ...
0
votes
2answers
253 views

Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
0
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0answers
46 views

Ubuntu boot on mac - Cannot operate wireless keyboard

I installed Ubuntu on my Mac and have a wireless keyboard. I am using rEFIt and do not have access to the wireless keyboard to even boot into Ubuntu. I know this has something to do with the BIOS, but ...
0
votes
0answers
658 views

Ubuntu 13.10 i386 iso would not mount or burn in Mac OS X 10.9

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 i386 iso image numerous times, and when double-clicking the iso, it would come up with an "no mountable file systems" error. Disk Utility would successfully burn ...
0
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1answer
179 views

Issue making bootable usb of ubuntu for mac

I've gotten everything to work up until the 9th step, going by what is on the help.ubuntu.com page. When it says "Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m (replace ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

How do I install Ubuntu onto an unformatted HDD using a Mac and a SATA-to-USB adapter without messing with the Mac's OS?

I'm planning to install the HDD in a Dell laptop. I've had a bit of trouble trying to get the bootable USB to work for me when the HDD was in the laptop. Thought I might have an easier go of it this ...
0
votes
1answer
188 views

Broken Display After Installing Kubuntu on Older Mac Pro

I downloaded the Kubunutu 13.10 64-bit installer and made a bootable USB stick. I want to install Kubuntu on a fresh partition on my Mac Pro 1,1 which is currently running Xubuntu 13.10 (as well as ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How do I boot linux from a EFI partition on a USB drive

I managed to create a USB drive image for booting with EFI using Mac-Linux-USB-Loader(issue). The directory structure is as shown here. F:\>tree /f Folder PATH listing for volume NEW VOLUME ...
0
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0answers
83 views

Failed Startup after Install on MacBook Pro

A while back, my OS X Install became corrupt and so I used the OS X recovery partition to backup my vital data onto an external hard drive before reformatting the disk. I then downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ...
0
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1answer
921 views

Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
0
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1answer
576 views

How to Install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Mac OS X?

Will this work on a Mac? I want to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 but I'm pretty sure apt-get isn't compliant with the fruit shell. Is it possible to install using Mac OS X?
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0answers
210 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on an iMac

This is my second time to try to install Ubuntu on my iMac. Currently, I'm downloading the AMD64 Mac version of Ubuntu 13.04 because months ago, my iMac just lost all it's data and I don't have a Lion ...
0
votes
0answers
322 views

Initial: Ubuntu 13.10 Installation on a MAC Stationay machine

System installation from iso and dmg (MAC) - files. Is it possible to install MAC OS 10.8.3 alongside Ubuntu 13.10 when ubuntu is initially installed on the machine? The main question is therefore: ...
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1answer
421 views

“missing operating system” error from bootloader on a Mac

I used a usb image, and followed all the instructions on ubuntu.com. When I try restart it does not have a linux or ubuntu option. It has a windows option but I don't have windows installed, if i ...
0
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1answer
305 views

install Ubuntu on a Mac book single boot

I have a Mac Book (2006) 2 gb ram 2.2 GHz processor core 2 duo (intel-based processor) 80 GB hdd loaded with Windows 7 x86 only (single boot) - I've deleted the Mac X OS completely before and I ...
0
votes
2answers
8k views

How do I install .pkg files?

A private bank has its net-banking facility provided with a software. Only when I install the software I will be able to use the facility. Now they have different versions of the software for Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
355 views

Setting up an Ubuntu partition on a Mac

Look, I'm trying to set up a Linux partition on my Macbook Pro. I did exactly like what everybody says: I partitioned the hard drive, Downloaded rEFit, and installed that. Then, I burned Ubuntu to ...
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2answers
358 views

I want to delete Ubuntu from the Partition on my Mac, but I cannot access my Mac OS system

I made a partition on my iMac to install Ubuntu, which I did by DVD. I've been using it for a while but, I wanted to switch over to my Mac OS and When I restart my comp and hold down the "alt" button ...
0
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1answer
396 views

Problems installing ubuntu 12.04 ppc on imac G5

I have an iMac G5 PowerPC which I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on. I'm following this guide and installing the Ubuntu from USB flash disk. However, I can't go further than "Stopping system V ...
0
votes
1answer
152 views

MAC crashed - Installing Ubuntu as single boot

My new mac book pro crashed. Yes, I have the warranty & apple guys will replace the hdd but I do not want this crappy apple now. I'd rather consider setting up ubuntu on this hardware. I've taken ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Install Ubuntu on Macbook Air 6,2

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Air 6,2 without any success. I installed refit and from within macos deceased the mac partition. In order to create a boot medium, I followed the section ...
12
votes
3answers
11k views

Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
1
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1answer
164 views

How to boot ubuntu on mac

I tried many ways to boot Ubuntu on my mac os. I do not have an internal cd drive but wen I tried to install it using the external cd drive(from apple), the drive does not work (Apple made it clear ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

I want to intall ubuntu on a windows 7 PC from a usb on a Mac. What do I do?

I have a PC that i want to wipe the harddrive and install ubuntu on it. The only other working machine i have is a Mac. So i was wondering how i could install ubuntu onto a flash-drive and then ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How can I install Ubuntu 13.04 on a Mac (using disk)? [duplicate]

I called a local computer store and they said Ubuntu 13.04 "doesn't like Mac" and it's very hard to do and requires lots of "codes". They said they would charge me $99 to do it. But I have read some ...