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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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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After boot from live CD, no usable desktop

I have an old iMac G4 which I am trying to get Ubuntu installed on. I have a live CD and can boot from that. Everything loads and is running but there is some sort of graphical error and there is just ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 live CD not booting on iMac G5 (Intel)

My iMac G5 isnt booting the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD (32 bit version). When I press the up key, the last line is "* Starting bluetooth daemon". It does not have the [OK] next to it. If I dont press the ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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How can I download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 + remote fs)

I need to download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5 Early2005 DP 2.0GHz, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 8GB with real total storage 5.37GB). How should I do that? Thanks in advance, Michał ...
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Help on Ubuntu for powermac G5

Here's my problem I have the powermac G5 tower. When I tell Ubuntu 12.04 to install I get to tell it to install the screen gos white then black. After in 2mins the screen is still black and the tower ...
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How to transform Ubuntu 12.04 into mac [duplicate]

can anyone help me how to make ubuntu look like mac ? i tried using the ubuntu tweak tool. It didn't do me that good...
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Display issue on PowerBook G4 running 10.4

I today I installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my 13in PowerBook G4 from a live CD. When I first booted from the CD I had no problems. I clicked Install Ubuntu and went through the process normally. When I ...
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Sound is outputting through both the built-in speakers and external speakers

I'm using Xubuntu on a iMac. When I have a output device attached (whether that be headphones or speakers) it plays through both the built-in audio, along with the device and I'd like to prevent this ...
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How can I get Ubuntu working on my G4 Powerbook 1ghz 17"

Completely new to Linux but very keen to get it working on my G4 Powerbook 1Ghz 17 Have tried install of MintPPC 11 which failed to boot xorg and gave error: [drm] failed to open device Fatal ...
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installing ubuntu on 700mhz power PC g3 Snow i Mac -w DVD

I have tried installing several Ubuntu install versions with no success, using info found here. i have tried: lubuntu-14.04 ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64+mac 12.04 alternate 12.04-alternate-powerpc ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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Can I load this ubuntu on a mac ppc laptop running osx 10.5.8 and if not is there a version that I can?

Can I load this ubuntu on a mac 1.5 ghz ppc g4 laptop with 1.5 gb ddr sdram running osx 10.5.8 and if not is there a version that I can? It is a 17" non intel silver power pc.
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Mac with NO internal hard Drive/brokenEfi and ubuntu

a few years ago I got an old Mac (2009 version). I tried to fix it but I gave up after days of workimg. Last week i tried it once again. It seems that there is no (totally broken, I dont know) Hardd ...
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Mac wireless keyboard doesn't work in GRUB 2

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I cant boot into Mac OSX anymore. I am using the standard wireless keyboard that all Apple computers come with and it doesnt work at all in the grub 2 menu ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 64bit Mac(AMD64) on a AMD 64 Dual core 4200+

please clarify that 64bit MAC (AMD64) runs only on MAC books or it can install on any system having AMD64 processor. I am using AMD X2 64 bit 4200+ processor with dual cores........Thanks for info
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After the launcher autohides, windows do not resize top full screen in ubuntu 14.04

After the launcher auto hides the windows do not resize itself to full screen .Instead a rectangular space is left on left side of Ubuntu 14.04. Like this How can I fix it so the window resizes to ...
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How to formate Seagate 2 TB External Hard disk for Mac OS X

I Have a Seagate 2 T.B External H.D.D.How do I format it so that I can use it for cross plateform O.S(Windows;Linux;OS X.) Is it possible?
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alt-f2 stops working and other issues when using a mac keyboard on 12.04

Trying to switch to an apple keyboard on Ubuntu 12.04 brings up a number of issues. There's lots of old information out there on google, I'm going to post this as the current solution. 1) On a ...
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creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OS

So, I'm really excited to get my hands on my first Linux system. I did all the steps required for downloading Ubuntu, until the step with creating a bootable USB stick, wher eI have a problem. I ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro 4,1

I've been reading lots of posts about how to create a bootable usb and how to install but I haven't been successful. I've created the "bootable" usb following this guide from Ubuntu site. When I ...
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install ubuntu 14.04 on macbook without rEFIt laptop unable to boot [duplicate]

I have downloaded the and created a life usb for ubuntu 14.04. Now I know that I would normally install rEFit on the laptop however the operating system on the macbook is not currently functional. So ...
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iMac G5 new hard drive

Please bear with me, as I'm not the best with computers. I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2011 model) currently running Mavericks. I also recently got a free iMac G5 PPC (A1076) that came without an ...
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Can't install Mac OS X 10.8.5 in VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded the Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5.dmg and tried to install it in VirtualBox. When I loaded the image into the virtual DVD ROM I got this error: Failed to open the optical disk ...
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How do i create a bootable usb on a mac on a hard drive that is partitioned? [closed]

I'm a noob, so can someone walk me through a set of steps to run Ubuntu on my Mac off of a 50 gig partition on my external hard disk?
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Macbook 10.5.8 2ghz core 2 duo and 2gb RAM. Which ubuntu version? [duplicate]

I have an impossible to update macbook 10.5.8 2ghz core 2 duo and 2gb RAM. Which ubuntu version should I use?64 mac/32/64?
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WiFi Not Working with ubuntu 14.04 dual boot on Mac Mini

I am a novice ubuntu user, and just set up dual boot on mac mini, and I am having the same problem as this guy, but I'm not sure if his solution applies to me, or how to apply it in my case. Wifi ...
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Can I access files between a ubuntu 14.04 guest and a mac host on virtualbox guest additions?

I suspect it cannot be done. The closest 'answer' I found was VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest but I would like to go with Ubuntu 14.04 guest on a iMac host. I have not been successful in ...
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Questions about Mac Book Pro Keyboard and shortcuts

I have been researching a lot about this and I cannot seem to find any useful information about this topic, what so ever. I have now been using Ubuntu in one week, and have gotten pretty confident ...
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Macbook air 4-2 Trusty Tahr post install script

When looking at the macbook air 4-2 install guide, there is a reference to a post install script. This wiki seems outdated, so I didn't want to run the script after I'd installed Trusty Tahr. I'm ...
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Mac Ubuntu from USB & Install WLAN driver

I have recently installed Ubuntu from my USB-stick on my Mac. Now I have no driver for a wifi-WLAN-connection. I have tried to install "backports-3.12-1" on it. But the program always says that ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac OS X Mavericks, MacBook Air

I was wondering if its okay to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, and if it is okay please let me know the procedure. I would prefer to do it by NOT using reFind (not sure what the name is). The ...
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How can I run a Mac program on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Occasionally I would like to run a program made for Mac on Ubuntu (example: Dash). What software can I use to run a single Mac program, like I'm able to do with Wine? I like the convenience of ...
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Easiest way to send data from Ubuntu 14.04 to Mac via bluetooth?

I got gnome-bluetooth in Ubuntu 14.04 to send some data via bluetooth. It functions perfectly fine with recent Android Smartphones (see pic 1) but I did not manage to send something to a (paired) Mac ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver on Macbook Pro 10,1 [duplicate]

I just installed 14.04 over my old 12.04 partition on my Macbook Pro 10,1 (which is dual-booting with OS X) by following the instructions here. The only difference is that I'm using rEFInd instead of ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 or 14.04 on Mac mini late 2012 (OS X 10.9.3)

Here is the deal. I got a mac mini late 2012 with latest OS X 10.9.3. Around a year ago, I used to have it dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 and it worked very well. However, for some stupid reason, I ...
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No interface in Ubuntu on Parallels

I'm a complete n00b to Ubuntu. I recently installed Ubuntu in the Parallels virtual machine (version 9) on OS X Mavericks. It was working fine for a while. Then it asked me if I wanted to update the ...
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Unable to make bootable ubuntu flash drive

I'm trying to dual boot my mac mini with ubuntu 14-1.04. I don't have a disc drive so i'm using a flash drive to host the info and boot from that but I can't get this to work. I downloaded the .iso ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu on Mac from external hard drive. Disk is no longer recognized by computer

I followed the instructions on the ubuntu website found here. After the final step in terminal, I got a pop-up on my desktop saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I shut ...
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Burning iso to usb in ubuntu on mac hardware [duplicate]

I am trying to "burn" (yes I know thats not the right term) an iso for xubuntu onto my usb pendrive. I am on mac hardware but I have ubuntu installed and I would like to be able to do it without ...
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Panel with apps from left to the bottom? [duplicate]

Is it possible to move the bar with the apps on the left corner to the bottom? Like Mac OS?
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How to install linux on mac mini 2010

I have a mac mini mid-2010 model I wiped out OS X and installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit mac. Except, it's really buggy. It freezes a lot and I have to restart. But someones it will work really smoothly ...
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After installing Ubuntu in a iMac, I cannot boot my system, why? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu Desktop (latest version) onto my iMac (latest version) via CD and following its instruction to remove the CD and to reboot my machine won't boot. It gives me a blinking ...
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how to install ubuntu on my macbook air? [duplicate]

hi I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 or the latest version in my MacBook air. I had formatted my hard drive and there is no other os's installed, so how I can install Ubuntu on mac directly. I also ...
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Following Symbolic Links with AFP Share

We have a networked Ubuntu machine currently sharing a folder via AFP to our staff MacBooks. I've added a second drive, automounted it via fstab and made it read and write by default. I've created ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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White screen on mac mini on startup

I have no idea where to start with this problem. I dual booted my mac mini with Ubuntu 13.10 by installing rEFIt. It worked awesome. My only problem was not being able to reboot but it didn't bother ...
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Setting permanent MAC address in Ubuntu 14.04

Due to the unusual way my ISP set up Internet, I need to manually set up MAC address to go online. So far I've been using: sudo ifconfig eth0 down sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx sudo ...