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Problems with Mac USB Linux Loader

I have been trying to boot Ubuntu with a USB stick on my Macbook Air. I have found several tutorials for this, but all with an older version of both the Mac USB Linux Loader and Ubuntu. Even though I ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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File sharing between Mac OS and Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please if you can answer to this question explicitly. I have two laptops one is running on MAC OS X 10.8.5 (OS X Mountain Lion) and the other one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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what are the issues if any when installing Ubuntu only OS on a 2009 MacBook pro

I have recently purchased a MacBook pro cause I like the way it is built...but only want Ubuntu to run it. are there drivers and such to make it all work right?
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 very slow to start booting Ubuntu

Noobie Alert! Actually I already run Ubuntu on both my laptops as it gets more bang for my buck than Windoze. However I have just become the proud owner of a Mac Pro 1.1. Big thing with 5gb of ...
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“Bleached” screen after suspend on iMac with Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 works fine on my old iMac (Intel, mid 2007) except for suspend/resume. After wakeup the screen appears "bleached" by vertical white lines (half the screen pixels are white). This ...
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Installing ubuntu on Mac Mini using refind: Do I use Logical or Primary for Ubuntu partition?

I'm trying to setup a dual boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and OS X using refind. I shrunk the OS X partition and have freed up enough space for Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to create the Ubuntu partition, but I'm ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 2,2

I currently have an old Macbook Pro 2,2. I'm typically a PC user (so I'm VERY new to Mac computers), but was given the Mac laptop to convert into a Linux computer. I wanted to know if it's possible to ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: how to? [duplicate]

I;m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on an iMac9,1 (with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) running a Mac os X 10.5.8. I burned the dvd smoothly. However after that, I'm not able to install Ubuntu after that. ...
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No NETWORK for any Linux (guests) on Mac (host) with VirtualBox

In my company I have a mac hosting an official VirtualBox 4.3.22. There is an official guest Win7 with NAT-network configured and working. I tried any linux distro (Ubuntu 14.10, Kubuntu, Mint, ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on MacBook

I have a macbook that cannot get past the startup splash and the spinning wheel under the Apple logo. edit bodhi.zazen - removed extra information.
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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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Issue converting a .dmg to a .img

Just a slight issue with converting it to a .img from .dmg, it isn't corrupted and I have tried a few different ways being the ones pasted below. Oh, and I am using dmg2img. From home with complete ...
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I have a computer running Ubuntu and I have a mac os x snow leopard disk, can I dual boot them on 1 hd?

I would really like to be able to dual boot Ubuntu and mac os x snow leopard on the same computer. Is it possible? and if so, HOW? Thanks James
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Installing hd6750m driver ubuntu 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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installing wifi drivers on 2006 white imac [duplicate]

I recently purchased an imac on ebay and installed ubuntu on it but ther is no wifi available.I ran the command to find out the wifi card and this is what i got. ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Screen brightness not changing Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu on my mac and when I press the brightness keys the meter shows that it it decreases but the screen brightness remains the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Mac with PowerPC? [duplicate]

I have an iMac with a PowerPC chip in it. Can Ubuntu run on it? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on it right now. The brand is Apple.
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Can Linux-burned Installers boot on iMacs?

I know a version of this question has been answered concerning Windows, but I'm looking to burn a Linux installer.iso within Ubuntu on a PC, then boot the installer on my 2006 Intel iMac. The reason ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize new hard drive on my Mac

The original drive in my mid 2012 MBP 9-2 died and I replaced it with a completely new drive. Instead of re-installing OSX I decided I would give Ubuntu a try but I'm having some troubles installing ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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MacBook Pro (virtual machine) low resolution

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in a virtual machine (i am using Parallels Desktop 9) on my MacBook Pro. Before I install Ubuntu (like I am trying it from CD...) the resolution is normal (1920x1200), ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Pro a1186

First of all, please excuse my lack of understanding, but I need help. I bought a Mac Pro with Ubuntu 12.04 running, I created my own Admin account which worked for a while so I deleted the original ...
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Install Linux on Mac OS X 10.7.5 HD Partition?

I am having serious problems installing Linux (any flavor) on my 2006 5,2 Intel iMac. I have tried simply burning the .iso to DVD, converting the .iso to .cdr, then burning the .cdr, as well as ...
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Booting Lubuntu on Mac Book Pro

I have recently setup a lubuntu USB for my friend. I preloaded some programs and set it up so he would be able to plug it in a and just use it. I made it on my PC and briefly tested it out on my air ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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How can I clone MAC Address?

I am using cable broadband. I have a machine dual booted with Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have configured IPs correctly. But my ISP is showing MAC error. And they aske me to Clone.
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Mac: Installer Won't Boot (CD/DVD/USB)

I hope someone can help. I've been trying for weeks to install Lubuntu to my 2006 iMac 5,2 Intel Core Duo. I've gone through a stack of CDs and DVD, as well as a thumb drive trying to find the right ...
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Ubuntu installed on MAC has ethernet and WIFI problem

I have problems with my Internet connection and interfaces. I will give those info below to help and explain my problems. 1- Ethernet (cable): Internet works through cable but only if I boot ...
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combining or renaming files

I have a list of files in directory They are named: 2.pdb 3.pdb 14.pdb ... 200.pdb ... 1240.pdb I'd like to combine all of these in this specific order. When I use cat *pdb > pdb_all.txt it ...
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using cut in a loop script

I am using bash on my macbook pro. I have a list of files in a directory that I'd like to use the cut command on. When I use this command: cut -d " " -f 6- 2.ostat > 2.ostat1 it works nicely - a ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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Can not find Ubuntu Computer in Network

I have Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows in same local network. But there is no entry in Mac OS X Network folder about Ubuntu but Windows computer is visible. As far as I know, operating systems let them ...