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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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.
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Meizu ubuntu / Connect to macbook per USB / Filetransfer

I have a new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu and it is not possible to mount the device on an macbook or imac. How I can transfer my music, photos etc. from/to the Ubuntu phone? I think this I quite very important ...
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Ubuntu installer freezes on Mac

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an 11,5 Macbook Pro. I created a live USB (with dd) and booted to it without a problem. (Well, the Wi-Fi doesn't work, but that seems unrelated.) When I try to ...
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Manually partitioning 15.04 Server for RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (15.04) on a 2012 Mac mini with two 240GB SSDs. I recognize that Macs can be tricky with EFI v. BIOS, but that's another issue. I'd like to install Ubuntu Server on ...
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“i8042 no controller found” error while trying to install ubuntu on Mac Book Pro early 2011

Trying to install ubuntu with rEFInd on a mac book pro 15 early 2011 model. "i8042 no controller found" error comes up and prevents installation. I have read the other answers regarding the topic but ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu Usb stick on Mac [duplicate]

I have followed the instructions from various posts at the forum and I when I execute in the terminal sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m then it requires the password but ...
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When trying to install on Mac: “No mountable file system.”

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 - desktop. When I try to open the file, I have the following error message: NO MOUNTABLE FILE SYSTEM. What should I do to solve this problem?
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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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How to change the boot menu icons + rename on my MacBook Air for a liveUSB

So I have a liveUSB with persitence installed with unetbootin from my mac (using this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwrrQ36yqM ), and it works perfectly. However, when booting my mac ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to boot from EFI in Mac

I am trying to get an old ca. 2006 macbook (technical specs here) to boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I'm on day two of this now, having wiped the hard drive numerous times and reinstalled from the disk ...
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Fixing brightness levels in 15.04 with systemd

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 model; MacBookPro9,2), dual-booting OS X Yosemite with Ubuntu 15.04, and I'm having an issue with the keyboard backlight brightness. Apparently this issue has been ...
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updates hang on download, both from gui and apt-get command - Mac Book Pro 2009, Ubuntu Precise

I recently installed Ubuntu Precise on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. I followed the instructions from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation It took quite a bit of ...
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Wine, but for mac .apps? [duplicate]

Is there such a program like wine, but one that runs Mac / OSX .app(s)? I would find it very interesting to run mac .apps and see the result on such a program.
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How to install Ubuntu on Second internal drive on mac?

Basically, i have a macbook with a 2nd internal hard drive, I want to dedicate that whole 2nd drive to Ubuntu and install it just on that drive. Is it possible? I can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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Live Ubuntu USB drive with persistence - headless install

I am looking for a way to make a Live USB with Persistence that can be run headless (i.e. by a bash script, therefor with no GUI interaction), either from Mac OS or Ubuntu. I need this to be able to ...
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How to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume with Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm attempting to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume via Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. I've set this up successfully between two Macs but I'm having a problem Ubuntu to Mac. I've setup the shared volume "...
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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Networking disabled after resuming from suspend in 14.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS onto my MacBook Pro Mid-2014, which is now plagued with driver problems. Damn you Apple and restrictive marketing in general. One of my main annoyances is ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an Macbook pro intel

How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB drive on a Macbook pro intel
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error while booting off imac

I have some problems while trying to boot from my iMac 2007 Specs: 20" 2GHz Core 2 Duo 4gb ram 128mib gpu1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxpSSIf6jydvN2dSQ2NWaGFmMWc/view?usp=sharing
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Is there a GUI Keyboard Remapper App?

Running Ubuntu 15.02. Tried finding the keyboard layout tab and now I'm convinced it's gone missing with this latest release. Thus, I'm looking for a simple app that does the same thing... I'm a Mac ...
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Cannot connect to any networks after spoofing MAC address

So I want to spoof my MAC address. However when I do so I am unable to connect to any networks. After changing it back to the physical MAC address of the network card, it works just fine. It worked ...
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mac mini 2014 monitor wake up issue

My 2014 ubuntufied macmini wakes up from sleep but the monitor doesnt. i guess the mini is missing out sending a signal to it. i had the same issue in osx but after the latest update that went away (...
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Installing Ubuntu on a new HDD in a Mac

I just recently installed a second hard drive in my late 2009 Macbook Pro. I want to boot Ubuntu from that drive. How would I go about installing it? I used UnetBootin to create a boot able USB from ...
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I have a mac tower with no HDD I want to install ubuntu

are there any other things I need other than a USB drive with ubuntu on it and a new hard drive? What do I need to do software wise?
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How to change MAC address “permanently”?

I am using Kubuntu 15.04. I was using macchanger eth0 -rto change my mac address. But there were two problems: Every time I disconnect and again connect to the network, the mac changes to the ...
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Extremely slow wifi

I'm having an issue with my wireless network connected to my home wifi. It's wpa2 protected and after 1-10 minutes of wifi usage my connection speed with go from 12mbps to 500kbps. If i stop and start ...
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Transferring SSH keys

4 months ago I generated a public key from Ubuntu operation system to be used in github. Recently, I bought a new mac laptop, and I am thinking of using the same public key. Is there a way to transfer ...
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Battery indicator on MacbookAir 4,2 incorrect

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. My computer and it's battery is a tad old (2011) and typically doesn't last longer than an hour. The battery indicator % never seems representative of the actual status ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 with USB

controller found and freeze I am trying to install ubuntu to my old mac. I have portioned the Memory and added the ubuntu.dmg to the USB Drive. I have tried both Ubuntu 64 and 32 bit, and so far both ...
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Install Mac Os X on Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a computer running ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the dmg file of a Mac OS X version. Can I install it in dual boot with ubuntu?