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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. ...
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Mac Icons on Ubuntu 13.04! [duplicate]

I have already asked question like that. It was marked for duplicate. I want to not I AM NOT ASKING FOR 12.10 or 12.04!! I am asking for 13.04! I use Gnome Cupertino theme etc. but not everywhere ...
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Getting Wifi to work on Ubuntu 12.10 for MacBookPro

So I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBookPro and I've tried installing various drivers such as Broadcom STA wireless, however when I install them or at least I think I've installed them, they ...
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Dynamic resizing of screen doesn't work in Parallels

I was already running the latest Parallels 7 build when I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Dynamic resizing of the screen was working in prior versions of Ubuntu. In the process of trying to fix this I ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Dual Boot Mac / Ubuntu Mac Single User Mode?

I have a MacBook Air running Mac Mountain Lion on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other. Whenever it takes me to the ubuntu startup option of: Ubuntu More Ubuntu Details Mac 32-bit Mac ...
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I ran 11.04 on a Mac and I loved it. Why does it look different on a PC?

I booted a Ubuntu 11.04 live CD on a Mac and I fell in love with the interface. So I decided to install it on my PC. Imagine my dismay when the interface was just the blah standard Windows style ...
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Can I install a PC-MAC DVD Rom application on Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

I bought by mistake a collection of sceneries for XPlane (Fligh Sim) but I didn't realise these DVDs are for PC and Mac only. Is there a way to install them on Ubuntu anyway? Thanks for your patience, ...
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MacBook Pro 6,2 12.04 running hot? AHCI

I've finally managed to get 12.04 running on my MacBook Pro with a 240GB SSD, I've heard that running an SSD in IDE on Ubuntu can make it run very hot, which I suspsect is what I'm experiencing. Is ...
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HELP! need admin password or how to reset!

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my macbook. i tried to do an update but it asked for an admin password that i dont have and never created. so i tried changing it through recovery mode, the only ...
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Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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Make a Linux install CD on a Mac but Use it to Install Linux on a Windows Machine

I've tried a couple of times to install Linux on my Windows machine using a CD created with Mac OS X... Have not been sucessful. Any idea why? Perhaps I'm downloading the wrong version of Linux?s
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Personal file sharing error, can't find webdav package

I want to share files from my ubuntu laptop to my mac pro (mac os x), my question is, what do I have to install to be able to use this program? I tried to install "WebDAV" but I couldn't find it. ...
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Choose the right step-by-step guide, based on your current operating system

I am confused... So I am trying to install ubuntu on a netbook that has been plagued by viruses. The confusion I have is... I currently have an Imac that I am using to download ubuntu. I then want ...
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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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CPU/GPU fan not working properly on Intel Macbook 4,1 under Ubuntu 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Intel MacBook 4,1 and I have noticed that the cpu temperature is getting very high and the fan, although working, is not increasing its speed to cope with the ...
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Mac OS X formatted Partitions says “Permission Denied”

So I have a 500GB External Drive split into 4 Partitions (Which I did in Mac OS X 10.5.8) in Disk Utility which are as followed. Mac External Drive: 155.00GB (Mac Extended) Ubuntu External: 155.00GB ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the backlight brightness on an iMac 12,2? [closed]

Problem: I can't adjust the brightness of my iMac and it's killing me. (My eyes! The goggles do nothing!). Has anyone gotten this to work? -Booting with rEFIt 0.14 -Product Name: iMac12,2 ...
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How do I get nVidia drivers working on new 2012 iMac?

I can't get nVidia drivers working on my new iMac. It has the GeForce GTX 680MX card and I believe it's currently using the nouveau drivers. Whenever I install the nVidia drivers (I've tried ...
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Taking screenshots with Mac keyboard

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP notebook for more than two years, and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac Pro. The problem of taking screenshots on a Mac is that there is no PrintScreen ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on G4 Mac?

I will be getting a Mac G4 laptop, will post the exact specs when I get it, and I was wondering if it would be safe to install Ubuntu alongside OSX (probably tiger) and would the hardware (graphics, ...