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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iMac 2007 (ATI Radeon 9200) dual screen problem under 15.10 (systemd / upstart)

Since installing Lubuntu 15.10 I have encountered a problem with my dual screen setup where the built-in monitor of the iMac seems to be turned off during the startup. The iMac screen turns black ...
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Unable to install firmware or apps, missing dependencies [duplicate]

I bought this computer, an iMac, from an auction and it already had ubuntu 11 installed to it. Now, the pc is going to be a gift to my sister, and most of the basic things she wants to do can be done ...
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Just install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 and have only a white screen with no Icons How can this be fixed?

I am a beginner at this and am having trouble with trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 just freshly installed on my powerpc imac G5. every time i turn on my imac it takes a bit for Ubuntu to come up but when ...
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(Mac) Kubuntu Cursor Hangs

I Am Running Kubuntu On My Macbook Pro 2008 And Every Once In A While The Cursor Wont Move But I Can Click And Use Keyboard Shortcuts
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Can I run Ubuntu 14 next to Mac OS X?

I would love to have Ubuntu but I would also like to keep my Mac. Is there anyway I can just put Ubuntu on a USB stick and then whenever I want to use Ubuntu just plug in the USB and use it.
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How Can I Install Lubuntu 14.04 on an iBook G4?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 on my iBook G4, 1.33 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM. I downloaded the image for PowerPC and burned a DVD. I cannot, however, find any way to get the iBook to boot from the DVD! I ...
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Using ubuntu server with nginx as proxy for personal mac osx

How can i just channelize the traffic through the vps while im on mac osx? Nothing fancy, just want it to route my traffic through itself. Don't want any online proxy page or stuff for public.
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rEFInd menu not showing on a dual Mac/Ubuntu machine

I'm having a little of a problem with rEFInd and couldn't find something specific about it. I succesfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 for dual boot with OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro 3.1 using rEFInd ...
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Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product? [duplicate]

I want to design a Ubunntu image customized for mac, but... dont have a macbook... Can I run and install Ubuntu (Mac iso) on a non apple product?
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How to get Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac G5 ALS version?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 ALS version, and I can't get my install CD to boot. I burned a DVD-R using disk utility at the lowest speed with the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO and verified it ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac with non-EFI GPU

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) with a non-EFI NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 GPU on which I'd like to install Ubuntu. I've created install media using the instructions here, (tried USB and DVD) but when I attempt ...
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Mac adreess changing back to the original(permanent) one

i changed the mac address using the mac changer. sudo ifconfig wlan0 down sudo macchanger -r wlan0 sudo ifconfig wlan0 up when i checked the mac using command ifconfig wlan0 the mac-adress was ...
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Convert and ubuntu.iso file into a .dmg file [duplicate]

Can anyone help me figure out how to convert an iso into a dmg file.. I'm sure it has something to do with the dd command, but I'm really not sure how to go about it.. I need to make a bootable ...
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How do I burn a bootable install disk that my MacBook Pro can read?

I have an old MacBook Pro 2,2 which doesn't run recent OS X versons and I'd like to wipe it and install Ubuntu Studio (ie. not a dual boot situation). I downloaded the ISO and burned a DVD with ...
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Doing ssh from Mac to Ubuntu

Finally having gotten ssh localhost to run successfully on my Ubuntu machine, I'm now failing to remote into Ubuntu from Mac. Preparation: On my router, forward port 22 to my Ubuntu machine. Copy ...
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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 stuff in the archive, I am little bit confused. How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to my IMac with MacOS El Captain. Is it necessary to use Refit? What about direct installing from an ...
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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 I'...
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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 $HOME/Media/...
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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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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 @ ?...