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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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Error while trying to boot from USB stick on OS X

I have downloaded Ubuntu and created a bootable USB, but when I try to boot from the USB I simply get a black screen with the message "Error loading operating system". I cannot figure out how to ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks

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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Why does step 8 of making the bootable USB take so long for my MacBook Air?

I'm on my MacBook Air late 2008 model, I'm currently trying to make a bootable USB to add Ubuntu to but I have gotten to the final stage of adding the image to the disk and now it isn't doing anything ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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1answer
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Problems with creating a bootable USB stick on OS X

I followed this guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a bootable USB Stick using OS X Mavericks. I created 3 partitions on the USB stick. I converted the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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148 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 ...
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Copy VirtualBox image files from Mac OSX to Ubuntu using USB

I created a VirtualBox image on Mac OSX 10.9. I need to copy the files to a USB drive, in order to distribute it to Ubuntu computers. I tried it with USB drive formatted on Mac with HFS+ filesystem. ...
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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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external wifi card that supports monitor mode

Does anyone know of an external wifi card that works with Ubuntu (preferably out-of-the-box) and supports monitor mode? I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a retina Macbook Pro (64-bit) and the built in card ...
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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Not recognizing USB key board

I am trying to load ubuntu server from a disk to an older Mac mini. I have a dell key board that connects by USB and it is not being recognized to type in any commands. Any advice would be great. ...
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Format Flashdrive (Mac)

I followed the instructions to create a bootable USB on mac, but it didn't work, it said "can not read the flash drive". It was formatted as Mac OS Extented, in the tutorial, you don't say what format ...
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86 views

USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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272 views

Can't Install Ubuntu onto USB for MacBook

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on a USB hard drive so I can run the OS off it. I am going off the instructions on this site. ...
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1answer
181 views

I can't get my snow leopard mac to boot from thumb drive

I downloaded the iso and made it an img (dmg). Now the macbook says that it can't recognize the drive, and it doesn't show up for me to boot from system preferences or when I reboot with the option ...
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Issues during install

After I boot onto my USB disk, ubuntu seems to start up okay, but after selecting a language, and then choosing to install 3rd party software, it seems to hang for a moment, and then goes to a ...
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178 views

When I attempt to boot my LiveUSB it isn't recognized by my Mac

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro, for this I followed this procedure, but when I restart my computer, my computer doesn't see my USB stick, only my ...
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153 views

Black screen from USB stick on Mac

I was trying to boot up and install Ubuntu from a USB stick (to burn Ubuntu onto the USB stick, I followed the directions on the website exactly), but my Mac notebook went black for several minutes ...
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1answer
144 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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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How to create a persistent USB Installation from MAC?

With current instructions in ubuntu.com I know how to create an USB to boot from MAC. It works but it is not a persistent installation. How can I make a persistent Ubuntu 13.4 Installation in a USB ...
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1answer
41 views

external USB drive getting mounted as ro

mount displays: /dev/sdc2 on /media/My Book type hfsplus (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks) Is there a way to mount this as rw, and copy data. This was working with Mac OSX, and on Mac its no loger ...
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375 views

USB Boot on imac

I'm having issues installing ubuntu on my apple late 09 27" iMac. First thing i have to tell you is that my disc drive isn't working anymore. My only chance to boot on ubuntu is by USB or SD card... ...
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Problems Booting Ubuntu From iMac!

I have a problem booting Ubunutu 13.04 on my iMac. When i start my Mac i'll hold the option key but when the menu that let's you choose startup disk, My Ubuntu USB dosn't show up ;( Please help me.
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1answer
774 views

Installing Ubuntu onto MacBook Pro via USB

I am new to this forum, and to Ubuntu. But I am trying to get it installed onto my MacBook Pro (late 2009 - with an installed Samsung SSD). I have attempted to follow the tutorial on the Ubuntu ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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1answer
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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1answer
554 views

Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
0
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1answer
250 views

Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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I'm trying to install ubuntu on my mac on a USB drive and dont know how to do the weird terminal thing

I get messed up on step #3, how do I turn it into a .img file? Also would like help with rest of instructions pls
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1answer
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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1answer
106 views

I am stuck on step 8 of Creating A USB boot Disk Mac Style

I coverted the file from ISO to dmg. I tried to step 8 I get this message. dd: /Desktop/2ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.dmgof=/dev/rdisk1s1: No such file or directory Over and over again. I try to ...
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Why can't we just use Diskutil app for step 8 bootable USB Mac Style [closed]

After converting the file from iso to dmg why can't we use diskutil app to transfer the file to the USB. because I am having problems. It is saying that my file does not exist but i see it right there ...
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“operation is not supported” when creating a bootable USB on MAC

The command I'm using is: sudo dd if=/Users/Ben/Desktop/ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.dmg of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m It then says that the operation is not supported.
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can't make bootable usb on mac

I've been trying to do this since yesterday, following the instructions given on ubuntu.com's official page here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I can complete ...
4
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1answer
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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1answer
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Impossible to boot Ubuntu on a USB stick (OS X Montain Lion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? I know this has been discussed over and over but I still cannot run Ubuntu on a USB stick. Here's the step I ...
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1answer
459 views

Creating flash drive from OS X broke my USB?

I downloaded Ubuntu .iso file from ubuntu.com and wanted to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I followed instructions from here. When I did do the sudo ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I get Ubuntu 11.10 to recognize my external drive?

I have a Seagate external drive that I've used with my Mac (firewire). I've just installed Ubuntu on a new netbook, so I've had to use the USB cable for the drive. When I plug it into the netbook, I ...
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2answers
2k views

Imac g5 with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Ubuntu on a g5 Imac. What I have: An empty PC (Intel g5 17" Imac) with broken CD drive. Its model is A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Vista partition. a usb flash drive. ...
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Install ubuntu on a PowerMac G5 with no CD drive

The PowerMac G5 is a 1.6GHz model. I do not have access to a CD. Can I use usb or a partition to install Ubuntu on a PowerMac G5?
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1answer
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How should USB stick in Lion for 12.04 be formatted initially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? To create an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS USB stick in Mac OS X Lion, how should be the stick formatted initially?
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313 views

why did the sudo command mess up my friends mac? [closed]

I followed the commands to make a bootable usb drive on my friends mac. Everything worked fine and then he left on spring break and gives me a call saying that his OS wouldnt load anymore. I assume it ...
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1answer
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USB: Missing Operating System - MAC

Have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on USB using Live CD. Followed the steps as provided in below link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation After installation is ...