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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How well is the HFS+ filesystem supported?

How well does Ubuntu support HFS+ (i.e. Mac formatted) filesystems? Can it read and write to them, and are there any potential problems to watch out for?
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How do I type [ and \ with a Mac keyboard?

I am using a Mac with an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion. The keyboard setting of Ubuntu is as follows: And the preview is not exactly ...
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How do I get out of purple boot screen while installing Ubuntu on an iMac Intel Core i7 Haswell 2013?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to install but most importantly run Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my Intel Core i7 Haswell iMac Model (late 2013). Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot ...
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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?
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Xbox 360 gameplay recording

Hi I have a climax digital vcap 303, its a av recorder for my xbox 360. I currently have be using ArcSoft Showbiz to record (capture) my xbox's gameplay. this app is window/mac only. is there any ...
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How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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How do I choose Ubuntu install size on Mac?

When I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Mac OS I saw no option to choose how big I wanted my install to be. It installed it and booted from the installed Ubuntu, and It looks fine, but how can I ...
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Problems installing on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro in which I created a Ubuntu live CD on an external Hard-drive. I completely removed MAC OSX from the hard-drive and just installed Ubuntu. Later realising that I had installed a ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot after Bootcamp Expansion

I have installed Windows 7 on a Bootcamp Partition, I had only 50 GB assigned to the partition but recently I expanded it with Camptune X, after finishing the expansion nor Windows nor Ubuntu wouldn't ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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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 ...
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MAC filtering for DHCP3 server

I am setting up a school network and i have an ubuntu 13.10 sever. I am looking for a way to deny all devices to get an ip, except for the devices which MAC address I specify in a certain list. As I ...
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Create a bootable USB drive for installing Linux

I have a netbook that I would like to start using agan and and need to reinstall things (I think an update broke a bunch and it is faster to rebuild vs figuring it out. Anyways I have my Macbook Air ...
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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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How do I copy from a Mac OS X partition to my Ubuntu desktop via root access?

I've installed the package nautilus-gksu in order to open files on the mac partition via right-click. However, I cannot manage to copy files from my Macintosh HD to my ubuntu desktop! It appears as ...
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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 ...
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Terminal in Cat Mode says -s: command not found

awhile ago i was installing something and doing some stuff with terminal, and i think i messed it up. on the terminal app it says "Terminal - cat - 80x24" then inside terminal it says: Last login: ...
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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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No sound in mac os x guest in virtual machine

i recently move to ubuntu 12.04 from windows. I run mac os x in vmware workstation. In windows it runs properly but in ubuntu no sound at all. I googled the issue but cannot find an answer. If anyone ...
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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Installing/Booting

I have a working desktop running windows 7. I also have an old MacBook that has a completely empty hardrive (no OS, no nothing). I have been told that I can make a bootable USB drive using ubuntu ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Grub installed over refit after installing ubuntu 12.04 on imac7,1

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old imac7,1. The first thing I did was install refit from OSX. After that, I installed ubuntu from a liveCD and all went apparently fine. The problem is that GRUB ...
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Set up nvidia drivers on iMac 21.5 (Ubuntu 13.10)

I am new to iMacs. I have set up dual boot on my new machine, Ubuntu 13.10 loads fine. Though, I clearly see that there are problems with graphics drivers. I have tried to follow some instructions ...
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How would I dual boot Ubuntu as Primary and Mac OS X as secondary on a 32bit PC?

I'm wanting to install Mac OS-X on my 32bit PC as a secondary boot - is this possible to do on a 32bit PC system? would I need to repair GRUB as well so I can use Ubuntu again as my primary? I'm ...
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Ubuntu One for MAC 10.6 or higher says on 10.6.8 “Ubuntu one cannot run on this type of MAC”

I downloaded the Beta and installed Ubuntu One. There is a "No Entry" sign on the UO logo, try to run but gives the above error message. This is an intel mac book pro with a core duo and MAC OS ...
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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 ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen

I recently download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto my Macbook Pro 5-5. Everything worked seamlessly, save for the brightness control. I couldn't change the screen brightness from the hardware buttons, nor from ...
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What would happen if I deleted the Ubuntu partition from OSX?

What would happen if I delete the Ubuntu partitions from Apple's Disk Utility? I read that the bootloader would stay on the drive and I wouldn't be able to delete it any more or something like that. ...
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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
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How can I share the Ubuntu screen to Mac?

I'd like to know how can I share my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS screen with a Mac OS X 10.8.2 machine. Is there a easy way to do this?
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on a mac with 12.04, how does one Iock icons to the launcher?

My wife has an airbook. How does one lock an icon to the launcher on a mac? With a normal PC, it is easy, right click and "lock icon to launcher". With mac, there is no right click, and the option ...
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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 ...
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How to view synced files and folders from remote device?

Setup I have installed Ubuntu One application on two machines: 1) Ubuntu 12.04.03 PC and 2) Mac Mini OS X Mavericks. On Ubuntu PC, I have added and synced locally the .../home/documents/-folder ...
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Looked around A LOT but can't avoid black screen after logging into Ubuntu VM from Mac 10.6 host

I've looked at many for ideas and suggestions (here are a few) My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM ...
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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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Trouble transferring files to Ubuntu server from mac

I am trying to setup my first home server and haven't had too much trouble so far. However I can't seem to find a way to transfer files from my laptop (Macbook Pro) to the server. I have been able ...
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There is something similar to MailTab for Ubuntu?

I was using Mac OS for some days and this app (MailTab) is really usefull: http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/317000/317480/mailtab-for-gmail-5.jpg Anyone know anything similar?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I make CAPS LOCK act like the caps lock key on a mac?

For those of you who don't know, the ways the CAPS key on mac works as follows: when you activate the CAPS key, it sends a continuous pulse. On linux (and windows), it only sends one pulse to turn 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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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 to Mac Mini 2011

I'd like to try installing Ubuntu onto my Mac mini 2011 but I have a few reservations. The b43-fwcutter drivers need to be installed via offline since I can't ethernet. I'm worried if I wipe the OS ...
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How can I upload folders from my mac to Ubuntu One

I use Ubuntu One to move files and documents from my Mac to my Acer and/or iphone. I can easily move individual files but I have a folder with about 200 files that I want to upload. Can this be done?
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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Exception: 300 at tumbler_detect_headphone+0x1c/0x50 on iMac G4

I've made a live CD of Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from here, which I'm trying to run on my iMac G4. However, upon typing live into the command line at boot, the nice startup screen shows up (with the ...
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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 ...