The Mac Mini (marketed as Mac mini) is a small form factor desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.

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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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No boot-drive available on Mac Mini (early 2009)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my Mac Mini (early 2009) with Intel Core 2 Duo. I have created my USB device and plugged it in, however, no bootable device is showing after starting with ...
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Two Monitors on Mac Mini

I recently installeed Ubuntu 14 with 3.16 kernel update in may Mac Mini (2011). But i have two monitors, one atached on Mac Mini HDMI out and the second atached ond the Thunderbolt port with an ...
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Mac mini late 2009 Ubuntu 14.04 since last update Sound problems

I have a Mac mini (late 2009 Model) with the following soundchip: 0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia HDA NVidia at 0xd3480000 irq 20 Codec: Realtek ALC889A My problem ...
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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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How to install ubuntu on an old mac-mini [duplicate]

I've got an old mac mini A1103, without airport, running on Mac OSX 10.5.8 I decided to install Ubuntu but I can't. Could anyone help me? Which is the proper version for my mac? my system: 1.25 Ghz ...
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Installing ubuntu on a mac mini using blutooth mouse/keyboard

I tried to install ubuntu on my mac mini. the first step is textual (we can choose to check hard drive, try ubuntu, install ubuntu, oem install) and my keyboard apple blutooth work just well but at ...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 14.10 Server won't boot after install

I have installed (and reinstalled multiple times) Ubuntu Server 14.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (late 2012). The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Mac Mini? [duplicate]

My Mac Mini crashed. I have iso file of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows machine. Can I create a bootable USB disc of Ubuntu using my Windows Machine and install Ubuntu in my Mac Mini? Your help will be ...
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MacMini Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 Headless Boot, Not Accessible, Not Booting

I have a 14.04 Ubuntu Desktop installation on a MacMini running headless in my closet. When I boot the server, it will not assign itself an IP address until I login to a user session. This means ...
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Why is there no sound(not even alsamixer) in my Mac Mini ?

I have a Mac mini early 2007. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 without using the bootcamp and just erasing all partitions(I mean there is no OS X on disk but only Ubuntu.). I have had no problems. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 crashing on MacMini2013

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64 on my MacMini and it worked great (graphic performance was way better than under OSX). After upgrading to 13.10, I have on average, one crash per day. The syslog ...
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How do I fix corrupt background in LightDM?

After a fresh installation of Lubuntu 13.10 the default background image is distorted (the provided image shows a part of it). All GUI elements are displayed correctly. If I then select a different ...
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Kernel 3.11.2-12-generic not booting on mac mini (late 2009) [closed]

after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 my Mac Mini (late 2009) won't boot the new kernel 3.11. After selcting the kernel in Grub the screen stays blank. There is no output. No messages show up in ...
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No sound 12.04 Mac Mini 4,1

I have a Mac Mini 4,1. I get no sound at all except when I play through the internal speaker. Currently sound is supposed to go through the HDMI cable to the TV. I can see the HDMI output in the sound ...
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Install 13.04 on Mac Mini (End 2012)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (the 64-bit Mac variant) onto my Mac Mini. Thus I shrunk the main MacOSX partition and installed refind. Now I can boot into rEFInd and then select the usb stick, ...
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Installing ubuntu onto mac mini

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and 13.10 onto my mac mini using every tutorial I could find using dd or even a program similar to UNetbootin for mac, and nothing seems to be working. ...
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini [duplicate]

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac Mini 6,2 ethernet port Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 not detected

The said network adapter is not recognized in 13.04. In 12.04 and 12.10 I had used the driver proposed from broadcom download site, configured as dkms package it was always updated. On the 3.8.x ...
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How do I get a StarTech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter working?

I bought a Startech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and looking for linux drivers. I did google search and did not come up with anything. Startech.com has only windows drivers. Any help on ...
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Ubuntu on Mac mini (late 2012)

I installed Ubuntu on my late 2012 Mac mini, but now I can't find/install the correct WiFi/Ethernet driver. Does anyone have a link to the correct driver and how to install it? Thanks! The network ...
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My Mac Mini (late 2012) will not show any wireless networks. Ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new to ubuntu so a step by step answer would be appreciated. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4331. Thank You. I also have no way to connect to the Internet on it except my original osx ...
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Mac mini 6,1 Ubuntu Server

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu Server on my mac mini 6,1. It does boot on the USB stick, install run smoothly but then after I have a 'No Operating System Found' message when i try to boot. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac mini and refit

I have successfully installed Ubuntu pangolin 64 bit on a mac mini 2011 5,3 ( server version ). I have used the Ubuntu iso which I then converted to .dmg and dd'ed into an usb stick. I didn't want to ...
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Problems with 12.10 and Mac Mini 2012

When installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (2012 model), it doesn't detect any network interface. How can I fix this?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Mac Mini (End 2009)

I am trying to installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini (End 2009). This sounds like a often asked question and I all ready read lots of stuff about it, but now I am confused. While some people say, ...
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Ubuntu won't install on a Mac Mini G4 due to an error trying to install the `linux-powerpc-smp` kernel [closed]

Trying to install the Alternate Install 12.04 [ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc (MD5 c57149dc4f31372912aab2856c08107b).iso] on a Mac Mini G4 meant to be a home server, I am getting this error message: ...
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Broadcom BCM4331 not working on new Mac Mini 5,1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Broadcom BCM4331: “device not ready firmware missing” error I can't seem to get my wireless card working on my Mac Mini 5,1. Lspci returns: 03:00.0 Network controller: ...
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HD 3000 graphical artefacts 12.04 [closed]

I installed 12.04 on a brand spanking new Mac Mini 5.1 yesterday and earlier today I noticed a couple of artefacts that appeared on random. It is like parts of the screen gets scrambled. And a couple ...
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12.04 on Mac Mini 4,1?

Is Ubuntu 12.04 usable on Mac Mini 4,1 machines? The Ubuntu Mactel support pages seems to be rather out of date (they list 10.04 as the latest supported, but 11.10 runs just fine).
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Ubuntu 10 or 11 installation on MacMini Server 5,3

I have the latest MacMini Server with the i7 Quad core running OSX lion server. Has anyone had any luck getting Ubuntu 10 or 11 to run on the latest MacMini's? (5,3)
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Choppy sound via HDMI on Mac Mini 4,1

I get choppy sound output over hdmi with the command. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav My current configuration can can be found here: alsa-info.sh output Sound worked after some ...
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Trouble getting Ubuntu 11.10 working on new mac mini [closed]

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2011) - and while the live cd works great - once ubuntu is installed, it will either freeze during bootup - or as soon as the gui is ALMOST all loaded up. (the icons appear on ...
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New Mac Mini 5,1 wireless & Bluetooth not working

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name Macmini5,1 I have the newest available Mac Mini at time of this writing. Installation of Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 goes ok only bluetooth and wireless is not ...
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How can I install Ubuntu Server on an PowerPC Mac?

I have an original mac mini (pre-late 2005 model) that I bought at an auction. The computer was completely wiped clean. There were no disks given with the computer. I turn the computer on and it loads ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? How can I install Ubuntu without CD? So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) ...
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Does Ubuntu 10.10 work well on mac mini?

Does Ubuntu 10.10 work well on mac mini? Are there any known issues?
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Turn a mac mini g4 - 1.4 ghz, 2 gb ram - into a home server

I'd like to build a small home server (backups, download station and media server with dlna). Anybody knows if this spare mac I have is worth for the specified jobs using Ubuntu Server (I've already ...
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Virtual Terminals messed up with proprietary NVidia graphics driver

At the current moment if I press ctrl + alt + F1 I get a blank screen for a few seconds then the bottom is filled with a mess of pixels (mainly white and a bit of brown). When I put in the open source ...
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Black screen when booting on a Mac mini 4,1

I have a Macmini4,1 (most recent variant) with a Mini DisplayPort connected to a DVI monitor, and HDMI connected directly to a projector. Both monitors are on but black when booting of the ‘Natty ...
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How can I make my Mac Mini start headless?

My Mac mini doesn't boot without a monitor connected to it. As I've read in various forums on the internet, Mac OS X lets the Mac Mini boot without an attached monitor if SSH is turned on. Obviously, ...