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Trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on iBook G4 from a USB key

I want to install Ubuntu on my iBook G4, but I cannot use liveCD because a CD is stuck in the drive lol... It's been a year or so. I've tried everything excepted opening it up but yeah... I've thought ...
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Single yellow characters on Mac when Ubuntu is booting

I have burned a Ubuntu disk and am booting from it on my Mac. However, it keeps going to a black screen with a single yellow character on a burgundy background. Usually an S and a weird ñ. When ...
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IPTABLES > MAC Filtering

I am newbie. I tried DHCP Mac filtering is not enough to secure our networks and I think iptables will... This is my concept: I set a new laboratory (LAB) network. My other network is connected to a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a powerbook G4 667- unable to boot

First of all, thanks for your time. I see that every time this question was asked, the thread was closed before it got an answer. so please, can you at least point me in that right direction? When ...
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why can't the iso be verified?

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mountain Lion. I am trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu for power pc, and after trying to burn the ISO onto the dvd, it says it could not verify the ISO. ...
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Firmware/driver for Broadcom wifi card, PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

This is my first time working with Ubuntu (or Linux), so please be patient. I am running Ubuntu 12.04-powerpc "Precise Pangolin" on a Mac PowerBook G4 with 1.67GHz processor. The firmware/driver for ...
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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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Ubuntu One saved after hard drive wiped?

I am pretty sure the answer is "yes" to this question, but I felt I had to ask anyway. If I am using Ubuntu One for Mac, and my hard drive might be wiped, will Ubuntu One keep the files I synced most ...
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Copy files from remote Ubuntu to local Mac

I've searched all around and can't seem to find this... I'm trying to copy a private key to my local machine which is a Mac. When I fire up terminal on my mac, I get Jamies-iMac:~ jamie$ So after ...
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“Serious errors found HF checking the drive for /home” After Moving /home to external HFSplus partition

I just installed Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and Ubuntu 11.10 on my MacBook Pro using these instructions: Creating a shared home partition between Linux and Mac OS X. After changing the location of my home ...
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Is there way to check if users use Ubuntu Desktop amd64 or amd64+mac?

I believe uname -a on installation from both regular 64-bit and mac iso outputs the same info string. Is there way to tell apart their architectures?
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Mac Book Air runnign Mac OS, Windows8, and Ubuntu

I hear of people installing Ubuntu side by side with Mac OS but I must have Windows 8 too for my work. Is it possible to boot all three OS's in a Mac Book Air? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless trouble macbook pro

I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro mid 2012 alongside Mountain Lion using rEFIt boot. I am having trouble connecting to wireless network. When I click the internet icon at the top of ...
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Using synergy between mac os x and ubuntu 12.04

I tried to get synergy working, here is the step that I have done: Installing quick synergy in Ubuntu Installing synergykm in mac os x Using IP address instead of hostname Using synergyc / synergys ...
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iMac Bluetooth keyboard problem with ubuntu

My problem is that I install Ubuntu 13.04 on my iMac , but when I restart my computer a screen asks me to choice between OSX or Ubuntu. The problem is I can't use the keyboard to choose OSX, so I ...
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Files are locked on ubuntu when copied from my mac or pc

I have installed ubuntu on my old computer, fresh install etc. etc. hope to use it as a central store for media, backups as well as use xbmc on it to play stuff on my TV. Problem i am getting at the ...
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New to Ubuntu and can't connect to wifi

I'm pretty much brand new to using Ubuntu and for the life of me I can't figure out how to connect to my wifi network. I have no idea what kind of information I should post. Browsing other similar ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac after Partition Resize

Ok, I've read a few posts about that, but either the people who wrote had a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu, or I didn't understand the solution in the end... Anyway I'm just too scared of doing something ...
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iMac Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot Live CD Hangs Bluetooth

I have a brand new iMac OS 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion). It's the $1799 one as of this writing (5/30/13). I want to be able to dual boot to ubuntu using rEFIt. The installation of rEFIt worked just fine and ...
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How can i safely remove extra GRUB installs?

I am using a Macbook Pro 6.2. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. I Re-sized my partitions (to make more space for Linux) and of course messed up GRUB. This is fine. I corrected the ...
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How Much Ram Does Ubuntu Need To Run

Well i have an old eMac and i wanted to replace the operating system with Ubuntu but I don"t want to break it.
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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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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 ...
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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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Wired ethernet on a Mac mini 2012 with Ubuntu 12.10 problem

I have a issue with a late mac mini 6.1 2012 Ubuntu: 12.10 Kernel: 3.5.0-25 generic lspci -nnk | grep -i net -a3: 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus ...
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Should I choose 32-bit or 64-bit to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Laptop?

Which installation do I choose for Apple Macbook Pro Laptop, 32-bit or 64-bit? My computer specs: 15-inch - Mid/Late 2007 - 2.4/2.2GHz
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Can't Install Ubuntu on my iMac

Apparently, my late-2009 iMac screwed up, and ruined everything. I was forced to reformat, but my iMac is second-hand, so I can't reinstall Mac because I don't have an Apple ID that has Lion ...
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Switching from Mac OSX Lion Theme back to 12.04 easily

So I was thinking about installing a Mac OSX Lion theme onto my ubuntu 12.04 computer (just for fun). I have never installed a theme before but I have watched videos and know in general how it is done ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable

I have been trying to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro 7,1 and have found a few issues. First of all, I am using this guide. ...
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How to use Ubuntu disk on Mac

How do I use the DVD I burned to Run Ubuntu on Mac 10.6.8? Tried "C", then "option" at restart and DVD is ejected. I want to Run, to take a look, before I install.
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Installing Ubuntu 13 on Clean Mac?

I have a cleanly wiped MacBook Pro. When I say cleanly wiped I mean the only way the computer will turn on is if I run it in recovery mode. I was given it for free the other day from my friend as he ...
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How to use Czech Macintosh keyboard?

I just installed ubuntu on my Mac. However, I found out there is no "Czech (Macintosh)" keyboard, despite there being "Dutch (Macintosh)", "German (Macintosh)" and so on. Since I am a programmer, I ...
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Booting Mac OS X from Grub? [duplicate]

We installed Ubuntu 12.04 and updated to 12.10 (Raring Ringtail) on a separate partition of our Mac tower. However, when trying to load Mac OS X from Grub, we get an immediate kernel error along the ...
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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 ...
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What filesystem for an external Harddrive (Linux/Mac/Windows) [closed]

What Filesystem should I use for an external USB harddrive (500GB), with possibility to share with a Mac and Windows systems, for example at the office. Now it is NTFS but back in the day the NTFS ...
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Digital Audio Output light on on MacBook Pro

I don't know if this problem happened when I installed Ubuntu before. Recently I noticed that when I boot Ubuntu, the Digital Audio Output light automatically switches on. Digital Audio Output light ...
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What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my mac with Mountain Lion, but whenever I decide to boot Ubuntu I can make it all the way to the log in menu but when I log in it will freeze up. I am not sure ...
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How can I enable brightness control on my iMac 11,3?

I have Apple iMac 11,3 (27" LED, purchased in 2011) with a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, everything works fine except brightness control. I want to mention that I ...
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Change GRUB2 boot device

I have a MacBook Pro, and I use rEFIned to dual-boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X. In case I ever messed anything up, I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive. However, I messed up the setup so I installed ...
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Filemaker pro on Ubuntu

I am seriously considering migrating to an Ubuntu OS for my small business. I currently use Filemaker Pro for my invoices and reports, and I was wondering if I could use that in an Ubuntu environment. ...
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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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Stuck partition on Mac.

After I used rEFIt to put Linux on my mac, it tried installing windows, but I stopped it. The partition doesn't show up in terminal or disk utility. It's like a 'ghost' partition and it shows up when ...
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Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu 12.04 for purchase?

Is there a Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu that one can purchase? Specifically, I have the 64 bit 12.04 version that would act as a host.
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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Hard drive doesn't go to sleep when is not in use

is there a way to stop the hard drive when its not in use? Like an energy saver feature? I have a Mackbook black series. Thanks in advance. l.
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Macbook Pro 5.5 brightness settings work, are remembered, but are not used on startup

This question's similar to various others in the forum where users' brightness settings either don't work or are not remembered: Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu ...
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How can I access my Mac OSX home folder on my macbook?

First of all, I'm not under ubuntu, but Pear OS 7, (quantal based). I have a macbook pro 5,5 (late 2009) with an SSD where there are the OSX and Pear OS partitions, and an HDD where I store my OSX ...
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Is there a supported Mac Theme available? [duplicate]

The default themes in ubuntu like ambiance, radiance are good but old. So I want a mac theme for my ubuntu 12.10. I tried some mac themes but they were either not full supported or not good. ...