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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How to create an Ubuntu bootable USB for a nonworking Macbook FROM a PC running Windows 7

This question is unique in that there are several available tutorials for using a Mac to create a PC-bootable Ubuntu USB, but no tutorials to create a Mac-bootable USB using a PC. I am attempting to ...
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How do I move the System Settings icon to the right. Or at least duplicate it to the right

What I want is the System Settings icon to look like Mac. That is the only thing that takes away the feeling of it being one. thanks!
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Where is 64-bit Mac (AMD64) version now?

Sometime ago on on download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) was an option for download "64-bit Mac (AMD64) version". Why it was deleted?
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Anyone know how to get rid of sound delay? (JBL speakers)

I have a JBL pulse, and I'd like to know how to get rid of the delay because it's about 3-5 seconds and bothers me. I am currently using a mac and if anyone could help me that would be great :) ...
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control of ARP table update

Searching for a shortcut to update arp table Hi Ubuntu, I'm building a transparent Squid Proxy and using ebtables to DNAT received traffic (http requests from client browsers) to my local MAC ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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Apple Ibook g4 1,2GHz with Lubuntu sound and wifi not working

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr on my old Mac laptop. Unfortunately, I can't get any sound, and wifi doesn't seem to work either. Is there any way for me to work the thing out?
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Is there any command line equivalent for “Edit Connection” GUI?

I found that there are at least three methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Method (1): Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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Problem in mounting Ubuntu ISO file [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in a macbook pro, but when I try to open the file appears a text that say that this system of archive cant be mounted, and if I burn it in a dvd and try it, says that the ...
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Setting display on iMac 5K Retina

I'm currently running ubuntu within Parallels Desktop on my 27" iMac 5k Retina Display. Within the Display preferences in ubuntu, the resolution is "locked" as "Built-in Display" and the resolution is ...
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Connection problem if I enable “Cloned MAC Address” on my Wifi

My wlan0 "Device MAC address" is: OO:OO:OO:OO:OO:OO, in "Edit Connection" window "Cloned MAC address" was empty. I entered a new MAC address in this field: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX. and saved it. After that ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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Ubuntu macbook touchpad

i just want to make my touchpad on ubuntu 14.04 just like mac. I set everything up except for one thing. I want my touchpad to do the following things: 1 Finger, tap: Just move the "mouse" and ...
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problems getting files that are locked of a dead mac HDD

i got a 2008 mac book pro that boots but will not show any thing on the built in screen or the external one either. so i looked at it as dead, but the HDD still works properly. i got it mounted on ...
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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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Ubuntu Single Boot on Mac Mini (late 2011)

HDD of my Mac Mini (2011) died. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it -- single boot from a USB. So, I replaced the HDD with a working disk and created a bootable USB drive as mentioned here: ...
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Macchanger timed automatic (wlan0)

how can I make it so that every hour macchanger shuts off wlan0, changes mac address (macchanger) and turns wlan0 back on - repeat?
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Mac remote desktop (xrdp) to Ubuntu middle click

I have xrdp installed on a few Ubuntu 12.04 machines. I can access it from both Win7 and Mac OSX using the standard MS remote desktop client however, I can't seem to figure out how to copy/paste on ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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I've tried to download ubuntu alongside with osx but I couldn't please help

when I try to install ubuntu there should be a choice that says "install ubuntu alongside with osx" but there isn't I did everythin in this tutorial step by step but it didnt work ...
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Can I revert to OS X after installing Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu to my Mac but I want to make sure that I can get back to OS X whenever I want. I also wonder that if I can switch OSes with something like bootcamp? (for example you can ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly?

How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly? The official documentation does not give precise instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro6-1/Precise ...
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Mac to Ubuntu VPN server

My VPN is up, and I can connect to the server from my iPhone and my Mac, but I can't access any internal resources. My server is .50, and I have Plex running on it. I'm hoping to VPN into my network ...
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How to install or run Mac programs on Ubuntu?

I don't even know if this is possible but, can I run mac programs on Ubuntu? I have already tried Darling but still no success.
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Mount External “My Passport for Mac” to VM Ubuntu 14

I am struggling trying to figure out how to mount my external mac drive to my virtual Ubuntu 14 Desktop. I am using VM Workstation 10 and have updated my Ubuntu desktop to the most current release. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac - use 32-bit or 64-bit image? [duplicate]

So, I'm about to install Ubuntu on my brand new Mac. Looking at the available release packages, though, I'm a bit confused: I believe all modern Mac's are 64-bit now, but I know for a fact that my ...
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Switch eth0 to eth1 after restarting

I Have eth0 with the Original MAC And eth1 With another MAC After Restarting is Switch eth0 To eth1 Or eth1 to eth0 I want the same a choose After Restarting Not Up And Down ( eth0 , eth1 ) I use ...
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No operating system found - Attempting to dual boot Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro with Retina Display

I've been following a couple of different guides to install Ubuntu on my Mac. (Mostly this one: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy, but I've also been looking into using rEFInd to ...
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ISO to IMG converting error

I'm having trouble converting, with the following output only a single input file can be specified. Anyone know where the issue is? NAMEZs-air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ...
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Connect Linux to Mac Samba (Windows like sharing)

Hello I want to create samba share folder between Linux (Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and Mac OS X (v 10.7.5) but this is what I get from a command: smbclient -L //192.168.1.18/ Output: Enter mareeke's ...
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There is a bug in ubuntu (cannot find a medium containing a live file system) [duplicate]

I cannot install ubuntu, and there is no way for me to submit a bug report, because I don't have ubuntu, because I can't install ubuntu. I've followed all the instructions several times, and it just ...
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Installation error: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I get the error noted above when I try to install ubuntu on my mac. I follow the instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a usb stick with the ...
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Cannot burn ubuntu 14.04.1 on Late 2006 iMac

I am having issues burning the .iso of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my late 2006 iMac running on Snow Leopard. I am attempting to burn this .iso using Disk Utility on a Memorex DVD-R that has 4.7 GB on it. ...
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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Can't connect to encrypted network with late 2012 macbook pro

I recently dual booted my late 2012 macbook pro with Ubuntu 14.10 and initially upon installation my macbook couldn't detect any networks. I did some googling and found this previously asked question ...
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Installing Ubuntu on early 2011 Macbook pro using USB Stick: ''i8042 No Controller''

I have an early 2011 macbook pro. My primary hard drive location has a mac os X yosemite installation. I replaced the optical drive with a secondary hard drive, which has two partitions created with ...
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Purple screen on boot, with nomodeset, different every time

After installing 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5 1, I rebooted, and then now I sometimes get a black screen then two little purple lines show up on the top of the screen, but other times it will get to a ...
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Using Ubuntu to access Mac HDD

Edited What i want to Do : Run ubuntu via a DVD-r on an iMac to retrieve data, because a system file has corrupted What I've Done: Put the ubuntu disk in my working Macbook Pro to try retrieving ...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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mac nvram from ubuntu

How can I read and write nvram values on a 2014 mac mini from ubuntu? ie the equivalent of MacOS's nvram program. The particular thing I am trying to set is SystemAudioVolume to get rid of the ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Mac (no dual boot), now am stuck in grub rescue mode

Prior to attempting to totally eliminate OS X from my Macbook Pro, I had had a dual boot through rEFIt. rEFIt gave the option for either OS X or Linux Mint. It worked fine until I updated my OS X to ...
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Need to dual-boot Ubuntu with Yosemite

I initially followed this guide. I installed rEFInd. I booted from my USB, installed Ubuntu, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen with a blinking _ and nothing really happens. ...
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Unable to access NFS share from Mac OS X

I am trying to use NFS to share an external drive mounted on an Ubuntu server with a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I cannot access the mount point from the Mac. The relevant line in /etc/exports is: ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Mac install problems - stalls during boot

I'm trying to install v 14.04.1 LTS on my Mac - it's the first time I have installed Ubuntu so I am being a bit cautious. I created a USB installer and managed to boot OK and reached the install ...