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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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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Tri Boot on an iMac [closed]

I have a 2013 iMac (desktop) which is running OS X Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Raring. I am using rEFInd to do the initial boot up but there are a few problems with this setup: it takes a long ...
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How do I install .pkg files?

A private bank has its net-banking facility provided with a software. Only when I install the software I will be able to use the facility. Now they have different versions of the software for Windows ...
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Is there an MAC emulator?

I really like the wine, a complete .exe emulator. But I would like to use an Mac OS X theme, so, I would like to use the "Made for Mac" programs. Where can I download this emulator - if it exists? ...
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Should I choose 32-bit or 64-bit to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Laptop?

Which installation do I choose for Apple Macbook Pro Laptop, 32-bit or 64-bit? My computer specs: 15-inch - Mid/Late 2007 - 2.4/2.2GHz
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Booting Linux from external HD connected to USB port on a Mac Mini

I have an external disk (usb) with Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I connect it to any of my Windows pcs to run Linux when necessary (modifying the BIOS to boot from the usb drive). I recently acquired a Mac ...
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How do I troubleshoot “no medium found” error on installation on Mac?

Specifically, it says /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: no medium found I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my intel iMac. I have 1 Mac partition, 1 FAT32 partition with Windows installed on ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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My Mac Mini (late 2012) will not show any wireless networks. Ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new to ubuntu so a step by step answer would be appreciated. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4331. Thank You. I also have no way to connect to the Internet on it except my original osx ...
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Terminal tab autocompletion like in Mac OS

I could not find a screenshot, but i've seen a colleague of mine doing this: he has a terminal open in his MacBook Air, starts typing a file name, presses Tab and is given a list of suggestions, like ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Mac Mini (End 2009)

I am trying to installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini (End 2009). This sounds like a often asked question and I all ready read lots of stuff about it, but now I am confused. While some people say, ...
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Will Ubuntu run smoothly on my 2012 MacBook Air?

Tech Specs: 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L on-board memory Intel HD Graphics 4000 64GB flash storage
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Reinstall OS on a dual-boot system?

I have an old (2005) iMac G5 with a PowerPC processor. It currently runs MacOSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I believe that the bootloader I use is yaboot. Anyway, Ubuntu 12.04 runs really sluggish so I ...
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Reveal File in File Explorer

I have a Java application in which I need to "reveal" a file to the user (i.e. open the containing folder of the file in an explorer and highlight the file). I have configured it to do so in both ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my iBook G3?

How can I download Ubuntu on my PC, burn it to a disk, and install it on my iBook G3?
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New Mac Mini 5,1 wireless & Bluetooth not working

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name Macmini5,1 I have the newest available Mac Mini at time of this writing. Installation of Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 goes ok only bluetooth and wireless is not ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on MacMini Server 5,3

I've gotten hold of a neat new Mac Mini, i7 processor, 2x500GB hard drives and so on - model MacMini5,3. (from sysctl hw.model) I now want to install Ubuntu Server on it as I am not super comfortable ...
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Incorrect screen resolution on login on a MacBook Pro 7.1 [closed]

I'm having trouble with x11...when I restart my laptop, the screen resolution is always reset to 1024x768. I set the resolution to the appropriate 1280x800 and everything is fine for that session, ...
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iMac screen too big for Ubuntu to use

Contrary to most questions, my 27" iMac is too big for Ubuntu to display on. Pre-startup messages show, but no text, no splash, and no desktop ever appears, just a black screen. I do hear the bongoes, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu on Mac black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mid 2010 iMac. When I don't set the nomodeset kernel option I'm getting a black screen. It does actually boot because I can hear the login screen sound. The screen ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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Setting permanent MAC address in Ubuntu 14.04

Due to the unusual way my ISP set up Internet, I need to manually set up MAC address to go online. So far I've been using: sudo ifconfig eth0 down sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx sudo ...
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Mac server.app equivalent for Ubuntu server?

In Mac OS X there is the server.app which makes all server related things simple and easy. Is there something like this for Ubuntu server, or at least something that easily sets up a domain name?
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“Not downloading file in useable form” error when trying to make a Live USB stick on a Mac

I have downloaded ubuntu onto my Mac but when I click on the file I get message that The Following Disk images couldn't be opened.. Image ubuntu-14.04 reason no mountable file systems. What do I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 single install not booting Mac Pro 4.1

So this is what has happened so far... I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 Mac version and now the Intel version on my Mac Pro 4.1. Installation succeeded each time yet when I restart the computer it ...
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Macbook Air Touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air. Everything is working great except for one thing. The touchpad behaves slightly different than what it does on the Macbook. In OSX I can move the ...
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IPTABLES > MAC Filtering

I am newbie. I tried DHCP Mac filtering is not enough to secure our networks and I think iptables will... This is my concept: I set a new laboratory (LAB) network. My other network is connected to a ...
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Is there way to check if users use Ubuntu Desktop amd64 or amd64+mac?

I believe uname -a on installation from both regular 64-bit and mac iso outputs the same info string. Is there way to tell apart their architectures?
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can't detect my wifi network ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 32bit on my iMac (21 inch). I can see some networks, both wep and wpa, but not mine and some others. mine is on channel 13, I think is that the problem. I've tried ...
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how to properly install ubuntu on imac? (bootcamp)

I installed bootcamp on iMac few years ago. Two systems (Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.4) work just fine... I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04, burned it to the DVD and it works perfectly (I didn't install it ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Files are locked on ubuntu when copied from my mac or pc

I have installed ubuntu on my old computer, fresh install etc. etc. hope to use it as a central store for media, backups as well as use xbmc on it to play stuff on my TV. Problem i am getting at the ...
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How can I enable brightness control on my iMac 11,3?

I have Apple iMac 11,3 (27" LED, purchased in 2011) with a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, everything works fine except brightness control. I want to mention that I ...
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Boot my Mac into External USB Ubuntu Server 12.10

I recently downloaded ubuntu server 12.10 and created an install disk. I then proceeded to boot into the disk and install the server onto an external usb flash drive. After the installation was ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac powerbook g4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used? How do i install Ubuntu on a mac power book g4 running snowleapard step by step instructions would be great.
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Safari style animations

Anybody know if it's possible to get mac book style animations on ubuntu? Specifically the back, forward, and exit tab animations.
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My ubuntu installation directory is not bootable on my intel mac

I have a intel mac, I previously had linux mint, I wanted to switch to ubuntu I made a usb install disk using UNetBootin and it boots fine, but I install it to my hard drive, but when I go to the boot ...