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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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Java Oracle Installation /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file

Hi I've been trying for 1 day to get Oracle Java running on Ubuntu. I have a powermac g5 with Ubuntu 12.04 ppc64. uname -a : Linux LK37 3.2.0-53-powerpc64-smp #81-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 21:17:14 UTC ...
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How to share folders and how to mount flash drives on Mac OS X virtual machine using Virtualbox

I have searched literally the whole Internet.I found pretty much ..... nothing! The problem with details : VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I created a virtual machine to run Mac OS X Lion. I ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04 on mac w/ unbootable mac os x

I read that installing ubuntu on macs does something bad with some efi (?) Thing so it get unusable but my mac cant boot of mac os x so i cant fix it and install ubuntu, what do i do?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac 21.5 using wireless keyboard!

Good evening everyone. I am planning to dual boot Ubuntu and Mac OS on my iMac however I faced an issue. Mostly everyone seggest to use wired keyboard while installing Ubuntu on Mac however I don't ...
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I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot [closed]

I have a macbook pro 8,1 running ubuntu 11.10 on it. Before I wiped osx clean off it, i was running osx lion. This computer was shipped with snow leopard on it so i know it will work on it, but ...
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Creating Bootable Ubuntu USB from Mac

I downloaded the iso file of Ubuntu 11.04 (32 Bit) from Ubuntu download page and followed the instruction of creating Bootable USB Memory Card. from the same download page ...
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Make Fn key from mac keyboard work on 11.10

I am using a mac keyboard slim aluminium with Ubuntu 11.10, the keyboard has F11 and F12 as controls for increasing and decreasing the volume. On boot the keys work as F keys but I would like them to ...
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Ubuntu Apps to match Apple's OS X Lion?

I'm writing a post about how the software updates Apple sent out have been on Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) for ages (like the app store and the new "Mission Control" feature) from here: ...
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Will the (non-Mac) Xubuntu installation DVDs boot on Intel Macs?

In the context of the Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) installation DVDs, it's been stated repeatedly that the developers couldn't create one DVD that would boot on both Intel Mac and non-Mac systems. On the ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
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How Much Ram Does Ubuntu Need To Run

Well i have an old eMac and i wanted to replace the operating system with Ubuntu but I don"t want to break it.
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How to get Ubuntu download for a Mac?

I am trying to download Ubuntu to put it on my daughter's MacBook (just installed new HDD, so no operating system on it) But from my Windows PC all I can see is the Windows Ubuntu. Can I use that, or ...
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How can I share the Ubuntu screen to Mac?

I'd like to know how can I share my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS screen with a Mac OS X 10.8.2 machine. Is there a easy way to do this?
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Picking a Partition in installer

I was installing Ubuntu and I had no idea which partition was the one I created for Linux. I called it Linux and its a "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I think thats what it's supposed to be but I can't ...
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Creating flash drive from OS X broke my USB?

I downloaded Ubuntu .iso file from ubuntu.com and wanted to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I followed instructions from here. When I did do the sudo ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Can I use Ubuntu installed on external HDD on Macbook Air?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on external USB hard drive. Can I use that same installation (on same USB HDD) on Macbook Air? Can you give me some advices how to boot it? Thank you in advance!
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Why the Enter key in a Mac keyboard is mapped to Level?

Just installing Ubuntu for the first time, glad to ditch Win 7. I have a KVM switch and also a Mac, hence I'm using a Mac keyboard (the full size alu one) Main problem is the Enter key on the keypad ...
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Why is Lubuntu 12.04 so slow to start up and shut down on my Mac Powerbook G4?

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac Powerbook G4 12 inch laptop (G4 867 MHz Powerbook with 640 Megs RAM and an 80 gig HD). It works, but just barely, with a painfully slow shutdown (about 3 ...
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Blue iMac running Debian will not boot Ubuntu from cd drive

I have a older blue iMac that is running Debian linux.(An old version of about 3 years ago without update. Doesn't run well after loading) At the choice of loading linux from from hd or cd, I ...
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How do I get 2560x1440 resolution within VirtualBox on a Mac?

I'm trying to get a functional Ubuntu instance running in VirtualBox on my iMac 27". The iMac has a resolution of 2560x1440, and I'd like to run Ubuntu in full screen at that resolution. I've ...
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How to remove ubuntu from mac?

I installed ubuntu and linux mint into my mac. I want to remove it because I gave it too less space. Now, I don't know what to do now.
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Remote desktop from Mac to Ubuntu without logging in first?

this has been asked before but I dont see a response just yet. I was wondering if there is a way to remote desktop from my mac to Ubuntu 11.04 without logging in first? My ubuntu is set up as my media ...
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How do I get the touchpad on a MBP 7,1 working?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 and now my touchpad doesn't work. Please explain how to fix it thoroughly, because I'm a newbie. Thanks
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creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OS

So, I'm really excited to get my hands on my first Linux system. I did all the steps required for downloading Ubuntu, until the step with creating a bootable USB stick, wher eI have a problem. I ...
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Can't install Mac OS X 10.8.5 in VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded the Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5.dmg and tried to install it in VirtualBox. When I loaded the image into the virtual DVD ROM I got this error: Failed to open the optical disk ...
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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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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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Install full Ubuntu 12.04 on USB and boot on mac

I will be very specific because I have tried asking this question multiple times and people get confused. I would like to install full Ubuntu 12.04 onto a flashdrive and be able to boot from the ...
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Gptsync failure on Macbook Pro 8,2, Ubuntu 13.10 dualboot

I'm having a very tough time dual booting with Ubuntu 13.10/OS X Mavericks on my Macbook Pro 8,2. Before this is closed as a duplicate, I've tried all popular solutions I could find to no avail, ...
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How can I make CAPS LOCK act like the caps lock key on a mac?

For those of you who don't know, the ways the CAPS key on mac works as follows: when you activate the CAPS key, it sends a continuous pulse. On linux (and windows), it only sends one pulse to turn it ...
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How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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Convert Ubuntu 13.04 to mac theme error

I'm following this tutorial and also this youtube tutorial. On executing this command: sudo apt-get install mac-os-lion-theme mac-os-lion-cursors mac-os-lion-icons I'm getting this error: Reading ...
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Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu 12.04 for purchase?

Is there a Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu that one can purchase? Specifically, I have the 64 bit 12.04 version that would act as a host.
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Worth installing Ubuntu on 15" Powerbook G4?

I trying to figure out whether or not if i should install Ubuntu on my 15" Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz and I pretty sure the RAM is maxed out at 2 GB and also its currently running Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8 ...
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Ubuntu on 2013 iMac 27" with Fusion Drive?

I know I could trawl the internet for information about how well the iMac 2003 runs on Ubuntu but every time I bought a new iMac all the problems everyone had where non existent, possible as we get ...
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Taking screenshots with Mac keyboard

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP notebook for more than two years, and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac Pro. The problem of taking screenshots on a Mac is that there is no PrintScreen ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on G4 Mac?

I will be getting a Mac G4 laptop, will post the exact specs when I get it, and I was wondering if it would be safe to install Ubuntu alongside OSX (probably tiger) and would the hardware (graphics, ...
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Can't get Mac to detect installation media

Note: I am following these instructions: Dual Boot OS Ubuntu -OMG Ubuntu. So, for the past few days I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Mac OSX because I would really like that extra option of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable

I have been trying to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro 7,1 and have found a few issues. First of all, I am using this guide. ...
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Wired ethernet on a Mac mini 2012 with Ubuntu 12.10 problem

I have a issue with a late mac mini 6.1 2012 Ubuntu: 12.10 Kernel: 3.5.0-25 generic lspci -nnk | grep -i net -a3: 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus ...
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Which line of Apple Mac hardware is traditionally the most compatible with Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

I need a new Mac for some specific OSX requirements that I need 1% of the time but for the rest of the time I need Ubuntu, I usually I stick to the LTS releases. I am open to the Mac mini, Macbook ...
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How to get mac mini 3,1 ubuntu 12.10 hooked up to internet? compiling 802.11 Linux STA driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) I just managed to get ubuntu 12.10 installed (couldn't get 12.04 LTS to work) on my mac mini 3,1 (early 2009) but ...
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GParted is stuck on “shrink file system” (hfs+)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on am mac book pro 8.2 as a dual boot. After disabling journaling on the mac hfs+ partition, I booted from the ubuntu mac cd and started gparted. There, I resized ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on iMac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my iMac 17", but when it asks what I want to do, I can't install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X 10.6.8; all it says is just to replace OSX with Ubuntu. What can I do?
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How can i safely remove extra GRUB installs?

I am using a Macbook Pro 6.2. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. I Re-sized my partitions (to make more space for Linux) and of course messed up GRUB. This is fine. I corrected the ...
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Is there an iMac brightness gadget/widget?

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 on an iMac G5 with PowerPC architecture. I know there's this thing called fblevel that can adjust screen brightness, but I don't really know how to use it, and I really ...
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Macbook Pro wifi won't work

I opened xdiganose and it told me to go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware in order to download and install the wireless driver. I followed the instructions for Ubuntu ...