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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Installing ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro 4,1

I've been reading lots of posts about how to create a bootable usb and how to install but I haven't been successful. I've created the "bootable" usb following this guide from Ubuntu site. When I ...
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Script to get mac and write in a file

My work needs to clone some Thin Clients and they use Ubuntu as base to the VMware Client, but the problem is we have to edit manually the line in the /etc/vmware/view-mandatory-config with the MAC of ...
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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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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Strange artifacts in 3D programs on Mac

I recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 on my MacBook 7,1. Now, in any 3D program, strange rectangular artifacts cover some of the screen; they seem to be dependent on displayed objects. This is, of ...
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Banding with intel HD 4000

I just installed 12.10 on a mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro and I've noticed that gradients on-screen exhibit slight banding problems. The system says it's running 24-bit colour but it seems more like 16-...
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Which Ubuntu 12.10 on Mac

I'm about to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac but I'm not sure which .iso I should download. I have a Macbook Pro intel core i5 64 bit. What of the following will suit best on my system? PC (Intel x86) ...
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Installing Ubuntu on PowerBook G4

I have a Mac PowerBook G4. It has the Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 on it. I would love to change it to Ubuntu but the last time I tried it wouldn't register the disc. Any ideas if I need an older ...
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Where is “Super” key for Ubuntu running on Mac OS X with Vmware Fusion

Host OS: Mac OS X Lion Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10 Virtualization: Vmware Fusion I am the type of person that relies heavily on shortcuts. The fact that I don't have "Super" key on my Mac keyboard really ...
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Can Ubuntu One work with Mac Time Machine?

Is is possible to set Mac's Time Machine to use Ubuntu One? There's no info on Mac Help.
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XKB error on a MacBook Pro 4.1 causes keyboard problems

I have just installed the newest version of the ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. Right from the start, after I had done the upgrade, the OS showed a error window with the following message: Error ...
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Accessing an Ubuntu share from Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

I have an external hard drive hooked up to my desktop running Ubuntu. I've shared the folder by simply right-clicking, going to Sharing Options, and clicking on 'Share this folder'. How can I access ...
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Docky customization

I modded my docky-sources, so i have no reflection anymore. Where can i remove the separators or change the metrics like this
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How to reinstall or recover GRUB/MBR on an Intel Mac?

I'm on a triple boot MacBook (OSX, Ubuntu, Windows). Windows started misbehaving and needed to be re-installed (as it often does). After reinstalling windows, the MBR now points to Windows directly ...
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Getting Wireless on a MacbookPro4,1 [closed]

I just put Ubuntu on my MacbookPro4,1, but I can't find or connect to any wireless networks. I've tried installing drivers from System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, as well as manually ...
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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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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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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 Mini....
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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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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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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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Triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu, & Mac on Acer z5g notebook

I'm planning to install Mac OS X using these instructions http://basshead.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/snow-leopard-on-acer-aspire-one-aoa150zg5/ on my Acer z5g notebook I have Windows XP & Ubuntu ...
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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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ATI Graphics - iMac 27 - incorrect graphics card reported

I using Ubuntu 16.04 on a new iMac retina 2015. (please don't ask me why) I am trying to get descent 3d graphics out of my card using AMDGPU. I boot using rerind. This is not about fglrx. I am ...
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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: /mnt/...
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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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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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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM VirtualBox[...
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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 ...