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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
325 views

why can't the iso be verified?

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mountain Lion. I am trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu for power pc, and after trying to burn the ISO onto the dvd, it says it could not verify the ISO. ...
2
votes
0answers
90 views

How can I tell ubuntu to ignore mouse movements while clicking?

I've got a Macbook Air and am trying out ubuntu on it. One thing that is really annoying is the behavior of the trackpad. Macs have those click-pads, where you have to press down the whole trackpad ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
2
votes
2answers
109 views

After uploading, how can I reorganize my files on Ubuntu One cloud storage using a Mac?

For example, I uploaded 13 files, now I want to put them in a folder for better organization. Right now I cannot see a way to move files around once uploaded. I would hate to have to reupload all my ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Using synergy between mac os x and ubuntu 12.04

I tried to get synergy working, here is the step that I have done: Installing quick synergy in Ubuntu Installing synergykm in mac os x Using IP address instead of hostname Using synergyc / synergys ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

Help editing GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So, how would I go about returning to single boot ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
17k views

Can't convert iso to img on mac

I followed the instructions here and I got a dmg instead. This is what I entered: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.img Then it ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
467 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
644 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Rsync between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
1
vote
1answer
204 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
150 views

Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
1
vote
2answers
505 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
59 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
518 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
741 views

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!
1
vote
1answer
506 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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.
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
391 views

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
1
vote
1answer
273 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
238 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
326 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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" ...
1
vote
1answer
765 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
305 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
183 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
671 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
448 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
894 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

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, ...