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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 ...
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Mac server.app equivalent for Ubuntu server?

In Mac OS X there is the server.app which makes all server related things simple and easy. Is there something like this for Ubuntu server, or at least something that easily sets up a domain name?
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Headphones not working in ubuntu 13.06 - mac laptop

I have a mac laptop with ubuntu installed on it. The version of the ubuntu os is 13.06. It is an old generation mac book. The mic and the speaker works fine but when I plug in the headphones, no sound ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core with nolapic booting option

The only way I can boot my Ubuntu (13.10) on my iMac properly is with 'nolapic' option. However, as far as I know, this option disables all the cores but one. I wonder, is there any way for me to boot ...
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leftover EFI files in hidden partition

So I have tried to install Linux (unsuccessfully) multiple times and when I run diskutil list, I get this: disk1 is my usb and disk0 is my hard drive (which is flash storage if that makes a ...
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Will the (non-Mac) Xubuntu installation DVDs boot on Intel Macs?

In the context of the Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) installation DVDs, it's been stated repeatedly that the developers couldn't create one DVD that would boot on both Intel Mac and non-Mac systems. On the ...
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Running graphical program on Ubuntu via Mac OSX Terminal - Keep program running?

I'm having problems knowing whether a program is running in the background. The program is run via command line, but the computer is just a server (apologies if terminology is incorrect), which we ...
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Use iMac 27" 2010 as display for Lenovo t440p laptop running 14.04

I have a Lenovo t440p with integrated graphics (Intel 4600), and it has a mini displayPort. My iMac is a mid 2010, and has the ability to accept a signal over mini displayPort and display it on it's ...
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Make Xubuntu 13.10 look like Mac OSX

I am trying to make my Xubuntu Saucy look like Mac OSX. Can anyone help me out?
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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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Having a issue getting files off a old mac HDD

So my mac died on me a while back. I was hoping I could connect it to my Ubuntu machine, although when I try to access my music i get a error telling me I don't have proper permissions. How could I ...
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Script to get mac and write in a file

My work needs to clone some Thin Clients and they use Ubuntu as base to the VMware Client, but the problem is we have to edit manually the line in the /etc/vmware/view-mandatory-config with the MAC of ...
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Just installed ubuntu on my 13" late 2013 Macbook Pro retina and failed!

Just installed ubuntu on my 13" late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. It boots through the boot up selection but stops at the black screen with the blinking >. Any help?