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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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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MAC filtering for DHCP3 server

I am setting up a school network and i have an ubuntu 13.10 sever. I am looking for a way to deny all devices to get an ip, except for the devices which MAC address I specify in a certain list. As I ...
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How to save individual session on Ubuntu when remote login through RDP?

I have my Ubuntu installed on VMs, and I have Mac and Windows on my laptop. I frequently RDP to my Ubuntu, and it's really irritating when I have to open everything again after I login. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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Why does step 8 of making the bootable USB take so long for my MacBook Air?

I'm on my MacBook Air late 2008 model, I'm currently trying to make a bootable USB to add Ubuntu to but I have gotten to the final stage of adding the image to the disk and now it isn't doing anything ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro black cylinder fails

I just got the new Mac Pro black cylinder with AMD D700 GPU and I'm not able to finalize the Ubuntu install. I followed the steps from your instructions "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X" ...
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Why doesn't ubuntu install applications similar to mac? [closed]

I used a macbook a little while ago and was quite amazed at how easy it was to install applications. This method seemed easier to use than both windows and all other unix based operating systems I've ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Installing/Booting

I have a working desktop running windows 7. I also have an old MacBook that has a completely empty hardrive (no OS, no nothing). I have been told that I can make a bootable USB drive using ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Air 6,1

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 11' with a Haswell i5 and I want to replace OS X on it with Ubuntu. I do not want to dual boot, as I only have a 128GB SSD. I've been waiting for a proper guide to do this ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Powerbook G4

I've been trying to resurrect an old Powerbook G4. So I tried Lubuntu 12.04. It boots up to this error message: "ERROR: Firmware fload the correct version for this driver.ile "b43/ucode5.fw" is not ...
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Grub installed over refit after installing ubuntu 12.04 on imac7,1

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old imac7,1. The first thing I did was install refit from OSX. After that, I installed ubuntu from a liveCD and all went apparently fine. The problem is that GRUB ...
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How do I use an AOC monitor with a late 2009 iMac running Ubuntu 12.04?

When I go to System Settings > Displays it detects my AOC monitor but the monitor never actually receives the video input it seems. It just says "no video signal". I use a minidisplayport to HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 guest on Mac osx 10.9.1 host runs painfully slow (but much faster when use external monitor)

I installed Unbutu 12.04 in Virtualbox 4.3.2 on a Macbook Pro two months ago. It worked fine. Few days ago, I used migration assistant to move everything from the previous macbook to a new one. I ...
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Terminal in Cat Mode says -s: command not found

awhile ago i was installing something and doing some stuff with terminal, and i think i messed it up. on the terminal app it says "Terminal - cat - 80x24" then inside terminal it says: Last login: ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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How to boot into older kernel on Mac ibook [duplicate]

Anyone know how to boot into an older kernel on a Mac iBook G4? I know I have 2 kernels installed, but there is no menu to choose boot options from as I only have one OS installed (Ubuntu). Thank ...
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How do I get out of purple boot screen while installing Ubuntu on an iMac Intel Core i7 Haswell 2013?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to install but most importantly run Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my Intel Core i7 Haswell iMac Model (late 2013). Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot ...
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How to install a dual-boot Ubuntu in BIOS mode and Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode, not the native EFI firmware, on my Mac Pro (2010). I'm doing NVIDIA CUDA / OpenCL development and I require the NVIDIA proprietary graphics ...
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Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I met is how to install ubuntu in a very tricky enviornment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My OS now is Mac OS and a windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only have 256 ...
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Creating USB with 3 partition fails

I followed this guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a bootable USB Stick using OS X Mavericks. I created 3 partitions on the USB stick. I converted the ...
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Mac touchpad firefox problem

i have a problem with my Mac. it doesn't answer the multi-touch clicks in Firefox on Ubuntu. But i need to use it in Mall for customers, so what is the way to make it works for browser (touch-pad is ...
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How do i install ubuntu on a mac 11,1

I can't seem to find a ubuntu version that is good for the mac hardware 11,1, could someone please help me out. thanks already
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on a mac with 12.04, how does one Iock icons to the launcher?

My wife has an airbook. How does one lock an icon to the launcher on a mac? With a normal PC, it is easy, right click and "lock icon to launcher". With mac, there is no right click, and the option ...
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Mac G5 issues with 12.04 booting

I retrieved a Mac G5 from a friend, he had no information about it his company was throwing them away so I picked one up. When I powered it looked liked a 12.04 CD was in the tray or the it was ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Mini Monitor Display

I have Ubuntu installed in two machines: a laptop and a Mac Mini. While in the Laptop the screen is fine, on Mac Mini the resolutions option showing are only two and neither match perfectly well. ...
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install ubuntu from USB on macbook

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old macbook (2008 model) and have followed the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. This however when I insert this ...
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Grub boot instead of any HDD

i was recently installing linux on my hard drive(sdc) and it caused problem during grub installation and i try to use boot-repair. but it doesn't work now whenever i start my system. it boots in grub ...
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How to view synced files and folders from remote device?

Setup I have installed Ubuntu One application on two machines: 1) Ubuntu 12.04.03 PC and 2) Mac Mini OS X Mavericks. On Ubuntu PC, I have added and synced locally the .../home/documents/-folder ...
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Looked around A LOT but can't avoid black screen after logging into Ubuntu VM from Mac 10.6 host

I've looked at many for ideas and suggestions (here are a few) My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM ...
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How do I create a live USB installer from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have a new PC and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I only have a Mac to create the installation medium. How can I create a live USB for installation?
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Troubles booting Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac OSX from USB

I created a bootable USB drive the other day with the full version of Ubuntu 13.04, not just the Live CD. I tried it out on my HP PC with Windows 8 by booting from the bios, but yesterday I tried it ...
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Is there script to migrate from mac

I am thinking to migrate from OS~X to Ubutun. I am making a list of alternate software I need ... all is ok. But ... is there any script which migrate all my own data from my mac home folder to ...
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Can I use the normal USB installation of ubuntu 12.04.3 on my mac mini 10.6.8?

Do I just use the instructions as they are? Do I need to do things a little differently? I just want to make sure to prevent the screwing up of my mac. Thanks!
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There is something similar to MailTab for Ubuntu?

I was using Mac OS for some days and this app (MailTab) is really usefull: http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/317000/317480/mailtab-for-gmail-5.jpg Anyone know anything similar?
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu and Mac os x Mountain Lion

I would like help on how to dual boot Mountain Lion 10.8. I already have free allocated space for the install. Would it break my ubuntu? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Cannot burn or use Ubuntu images on Mac

I'm trying to get a version of Ubuntu running on my old Intel Mac. However, my computers think all of the disc images I've tried so far (downloaded from Ubuntu.com, I've tried 32-bit versions of ...
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Swap left and right alt on Apple aluminum keyboard in 12.04

I am a total newbie and I use Ubuntu as a web development environment (Drupal, Wordpress) under VirtualBox : by far the best solution in my experience. For comfort and efficiency's sake, even if it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on and External Hard Drive and boot in a Mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an external drive and I have tried several ways of partitioning the drive and none have them have allowed me to boot up. The one that is featured in one of the ...
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Ethernet is not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a old PC. Its connected to my iMac with an ethernet cable. I followed this: http://outerware.blogspot.nl/2011/01/finally-internet-between-mac-and-ubuntu.html ...
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Dual booting OS X with Linux on an external hard drive

I have a Mac Mini and I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition on an external hard drive. However, I cannot boot it during start up. I've booted with a rEFInd CD in the drive and it ...
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Can Ubuntu's X work with Thunderbolt displays?

I have a mac mini with Ubuntu running on a USB thumb drive. The boot up secquence happens and output for efi and Ubuntu console is directed to thunderbolt monitor. When X starts, the thunderbolt ...
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How can I fix the graphical mode on Ubuntu 12.04 on PowerPC G4

Recently I got install Ubuntu on a Mac with the alternate-powerpc version, but at every start up the display shows that there is a problem with my graphical adapter and display and the system is ...