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 disk creation error 'permission denied'

Whenever I try to execute command: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m I get an error : permission denied how do I remedy this issue?
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Dual Boot Mac El Captain along with Ubuntu 14.04

Due to lots of old staff in the archieve, I a little bit confuse, how I install Ubuntu 14.04, to my IMac with MacOS El Captain. Does it neccesary to use Refit? What about direct install from USB Live ...
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Trying to make USB Drive Bootable with Ubuntu!

so I have an old IBM Thinkpad T42 I'm trying to be able to make boot to Ubuntu via a flashdrive (the laptop doesn't have a HDD.) That being said my main computer is an iMac with OSX and that's how ...
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Read/Write Mac Disk From Ubuntu USB

I have loaded Ubuntu on an USB key to try to recover all my files on my Mac. I have installed hfsprogs and I am trying to run: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sda2 ...
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Upgrading OLD model Mac Mini A1176 (32bit firmware) to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking for answers here. I've tried a number of options. I have an A1176 mac, I'd like it to run the latest stable version of Ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) on account that it will only run Snow Leopard, ...
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imac 5.1 late 2006 ubuntu installation

I have an iMac 5,1 (late 2006 model 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running OS lion). I've installed refind and I am trying to install ubuntu linux 14.04.3 LTS (32bit version) from my USB. This is the ...
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MAC MINI INTEL CORE 2 DUO AND UBUNTU

I have been following every instruction manual and everything I found online and haven't been able to boot up using a burned dvd as the instructions on the ubuntu page specified. I have burned several ...
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Can't copy directories from mac over network

In Ubuntu 14.04 I need to copy from a Mac over an ethernet LAN (through a router, both computers connected by ethernet cable). I want to copy files from the Mac HD to an internal ext4 drive mounted in ...
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Optimising Ubuntu for Mac (CPU Usage to reduce overheating)

Recently installed Ubuntu Gnome (dual boot) on my girlfriend's 2009 white unibody macbook (2gb ram, 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo), because any newer version of OSX provided no better performance compared ...
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Macs create invisible files when connecting to Ubuntu-server via AFP

This topic has also been posted in the Adobe Forum, since I do not expect this to be a Linux issue, I just want to make sure that is the case. We have just setup a Linux Server (Ubuntu - 14.04.3LTS) ...
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is there an UBUNTU distro for a motorola chip Mac?

i hate that a perfectly good hardware goes unused. I have a few old motorolla chip laptops/desktops that are "obsolete" Is there something I can use to reformat them to open source?
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Trying to make VLC/Quicktime stop but loop

Really hoping to make this possible in VLC (2.1.0) or Quicktime (10.4) at a Mac: Play (lets say) 5 films Each film should stop playing at the end Than by a so called hotkey the next film should ...
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Bootable Ubuntu install on external drive for Mac *and* PC

I would like to install Ubuntu on an external drive that is bootable from both MAC and PC platforms. A similar question was raised here but remained unverified: Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from ...
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
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Running Ubuntu on Parallels. Change video driver from parallels to Intel Iris 6100

So I'm new to ubuntu. I'm trying to run a graphically intense programme that keeps crashing. When I check what my video driver settings are on terminal it shows this: *-display description: ...
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When I start my terminal it start with the mention description

I tried to install CakePHP console through terminal but it did not install properly after that every time start terminal it always start like this and my terminal ls and other function are also not ...
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unable to install or run from a live disk 14.04.02 on a iMac using refind

I am trying to install 14.04.02 on a iMac using refind. I am getting two different errors: kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block an error log shows up where the kernel ...
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lsusb not detecting Android device

Background: I am trying to install CM12 on my Motorola XT907. I plugged the XT907 into the computer, expecting to see it in adb. Instead, I get this. ku@kubuntu:~$ adb devices List of devices ...
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macbook pro ubuntu install fail

Long story short is: I tried to install ubuntu on my macbook pro over and over and it doesn't work. In case it's indicative, I just shrunk my ubuntu partition. I tried with 14.04.03 and 15.04 , ...
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Booting ubuntu from a mac

First note: I AM NOT USING A USB HARD DRIVE!!! I AM USING FIREWIRE!!! I am wondering how to boot ubuntu from an external hard drive on a mac. When I hold option when booting up, only one partition ...
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Ubuntu Read Write External Harddrive Mac - MountPoint Unclear

This is a very basic thing and I cannot get my Ubuntu on mac book pro to write mac external hard drive. It is read only. I followed the instruction on the website below in parentheses and reached ...
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ssh into VirtualBox Cloudera on Mac

I just installed VirtualBox on my mac, created a new Ubuntu Virtual Machine with "Use an existing virtual hard disk file" of the Cloudera Hadoop disk image. I'm able to start and run the virtual ...
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Is there a program similar to Wine that runs Mac software?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and I have got a Mac program in the Mac installation format (I believe it to a .dmg) which I wish to use, however I don't really have a functioning Mac to use it on ...
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Macbook Pro “No Bootable device found”

I have installed ubuntu alongside macintosh 10.8.5 (mountain lion) with rEFIt boot. I have been using ubuntu for a few months with no problems. rEFIt tends to not work, and I always have to run ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 on mac book pro Yosemite

I have mac book pro core I5 with OS X Yosemite and I created bootable USB drive and installed Ubuntu 15.04 using terminal and the rebooted the laptop and started Ubuntu through the usb flash drive ...
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MAC cloning does'nt work in a MAC filtered WiFi network

I have a WiFi connection which is MAC filtered. The internet connection can be used by devices with a few selected MAC addresses. My mobile is one of them and I can use the connection through it. Now ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to external hdd Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to boot full ubuntu 14.04 from an external hard drive. I don't know much about linux, my last experience was not so good (had to install a million 3rd party drivers ...
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Ubuntu on Mac installation

I would like to install Ubuntu 64 bit on Intel Mac with Yosemite. I would like to continue using both OS X and all the applications and Ubuntu. Since the latest version of Ubuntu allows double ...
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Why does my TP link adapter disconnects from the AP when I change the mac address of wlan1

I have TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi Adapter(Atheros Chip). I have tried changing mac address of using macchanger and some inbuilt commands. But every time I connect to the AP, the Wifi Adapter disconnects ...
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No audio on Mac G4 & G5

We changed over a G4 iBook, a G4 Mac Mini and a G5 Dual Processor to Ubuntu and get no audio. Also, put 15.04 on Lenovo PC in dual with Windows 10. Wireless keyboard doesn't work properly. HELP. I'm ...
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Booting to a Ubuntu USB Drive on a Mac

I want to install Ubuntu onto a USB drive and boot into an actual installation of Ubuntu using my MacBook Air, but I'm not sure if this is possible. To clarify, I don't want to install a live version ...
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How can I install software(made for Mac OS) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my hp compaq 6910P Notebook.Now I want to use mac based software,since I can use windows based software through Wine. But I do not know how to install and run Mac ...
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dual boot / mac10.10 & ubuntu14.04.3 with SWAP and shared data partition

The 128GB SSD on my macbook air (mid 2011) crashed. I'm getting a new SSD frow OWC with 480GB. Should be installed tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to grow back towards Ubuntu, ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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iMac 27" (Late-2012) Headphone audio not working

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working for the life of me! The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound comes out of them. I ...
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Change terminal name [duplicate]

I have a Mac When I log into Ubuntu the terminal says: myname@myname-macbookpro-invalidentrylength-dmi-table-is-broken-stop~$ This is not a good work station. How do I change the part after the @ ...
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Setting up wifi connectivity mac

I am very very very new to setting up another system on my mac, so if this question seems very off base... I apologize in advance. I just installed Kali linux on my usb and then I booted it on my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac

I am installing Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro. I don't like using reefit, I like booting into a default operating system I configure. So I installed Ubuntu to a partition I created from osx, set first file ...
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MAC changes back after 30 min or earlier

I have lubuntu 14.04 system and need to change MAC for internet conncetion to work. I've done this: ifconfig eth0 down ifconfig eth0 hw ether MAC_ADRESS ifconfig eth0 up But repeatedly after 30 ...
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Can not choose Mac OS mavericks because rEFIt menu not appearing.

I recently ran software updater on Ubuntu 14.04. I rebooted for the changes to take place but this time, while starting up, I was directly taken to the Ubuntu Grub loader. Before the running software ...
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Trying to install on Macbook Pro Yosemite but nothing works

I have downloaded and burned the 64 bit 14.04 twice, and the 32 bit 15.04 once. Each time the machine reports that disk was burned successfully, but then none will read in my Mac and keep getting ...
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How to install Grub from Ubuntu?

Am new to this. Trying to set up a headless NAS machine. So I created a bootable USB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with persistence and SSH setup using my MacBook Pro. So how do I make it such that when I ...
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Audio problems and CD issues

I have recently converted a MAC G5 to Ubuntu. I can't get any sound at all and the CD/DVD will not work. I am a complete novice and need very basic answers so I can understand and learn from them. I ...
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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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rEFInd cannot be found after resetting smc on MacBook Pro

I had rEFInd 0.9.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 13(mid 2014) and after resetting the smc the computer no longer booted into rEFInd and went directly into OSX. I checked the partions which it is installed ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Vnc control Mac from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Im developing some ios apps but cant stand having to switch from my pc to the not so attractive mac. So I want to try remote control it instead. Now I've understood this is doable using vnc. But I ...
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MacBook Pro 12,1 Trackpad Issues

I am a little lost here. I have removed xserver-xorg-inputs-synaptics and installed xserver-xorg-inputs-mtrack for my MBP trackpad, however I can't get the driver to be loaded because for some reason ...
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MAC 10.6.3 (CONTRASEÑA E IMAGEN )

BUENAS TARDES : Tengo un mas version 10.6.3 un poco antigua pero quiero actualizar por medio de ubuntu quiero dejarlo desde ceros, pero el mi pc tiene una contraseña al momento de instalar ubuntu la ...
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Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu?

Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu? I only know of eOS having such a theme, but naught for Ubuntu... Some sort of package like Mac4Lin would be good, but not a necessity.