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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Macbook air 4-2 Trusty Tahr post install script

When looking at the macbook air 4-2 install guide, there is a reference to a post install script. This wiki seems outdated, so I didn't want to run the script after I'd installed Trusty Tahr. I'm ...
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Mac Ubuntu from USB & Install WLAN driver

I have recently installed Ubuntu from my USB-stick on my Mac. Now I have no driver for a wifi-WLAN-connection. I have tried to install "backports-3.12-1" on it. But the program always says that ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac OS X Mavericks, MacBook Air

I was wondering if its okay to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, and if it is okay please let me know the procedure. I would prefer to do it by NOT using reFind (not sure what the name is). The ...
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How can I run a Mac program on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Occasionally I would like to run a program made for Mac on Ubuntu (example: Dash). What software can I use to run a single Mac program, like I'm able to do with Wine? I like the convenience of ...
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Easiest way to send data from Ubuntu 14.04 to Mac via bluetooth?

I got gnome-bluetooth in Ubuntu 14.04 to send some data via bluetooth. It functions perfectly fine with recent Android Smartphones (see pic 1) but I did not manage to send something to a (paired) Mac ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver on Macbook Pro 10,1 [duplicate]

I just installed 14.04 over my old 12.04 partition on my Macbook Pro 10,1 (which is dual-booting with OS X) by following the instructions here. The only difference is that I'm using rEFInd instead of ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 or 14.04 on Mac mini late 2012 (OS X 10.9.3)

Here is the deal. I got a mac mini late 2012 with latest OS X 10.9.3. Around a year ago, I used to have it dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 and it worked very well. However, for some stupid reason, I ...
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No interface in Ubuntu on Parallels

I'm a complete n00b to Ubuntu. I recently installed Ubuntu in the Parallels virtual machine (version 9) on OS X Mavericks. It was working fine for a while. Then it asked me if I wanted to update the ...
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Unable to make bootable ubuntu flash drive

I'm trying to dual boot my mac mini with ubuntu 14-1.04. I don't have a disc drive so i'm using a flash drive to host the info and boot from that but I can't get this to work. I downloaded the .iso ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu on Mac from external hard drive. Disk is no longer recognized by computer

I followed the instructions on the ubuntu website found here. After the final step in terminal, I got a pop-up on my desktop saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I shut ...
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Burning iso to usb in ubuntu on mac hardware [duplicate]

I am trying to "burn" (yes I know thats not the right term) an iso for xubuntu onto my usb pendrive. I am on mac hardware but I have ubuntu installed and I would like to be able to do it without ...
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Panel with apps from left to the bottom? [duplicate]

Is it possible to move the bar with the apps on the left corner to the bottom? Like Mac OS?
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How to install linux on mac mini 2010

I have a mac mini mid-2010 model I wiped out OS X and installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit mac. Except, it's really buggy. It freezes a lot and I have to restart. But someones it will work really smoothly ...
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After installing Ubuntu in a iMac, I cannot boot my system, why? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu Desktop (latest version) onto my iMac (latest version) via CD and following its instruction to remove the CD and to reboot my machine won't boot. It gives me a blinking ...
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how to install ubuntu on my macbook air? [duplicate]

hi I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 or the latest version in my MacBook air. I had formatted my hard drive and there is no other os's installed, so how I can install Ubuntu on mac directly. I also ...
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Following Symbolic Links with AFP Share

We have a networked Ubuntu machine currently sharing a folder via AFP to our staff MacBooks. I've added a second drive, automounted it via fstab and made it read and write by default. I've created ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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White screen on mac mini on startup

I have no idea where to start with this problem. I dual booted my mac mini with Ubuntu 13.10 by installing rEFIt. It worked awesome. My only problem was not being able to reboot but it didn't bother ...
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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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Headphones not working in ubuntu 13.06 - mac laptop

I have a mac laptop with ubuntu installed on it. The version of the ubuntu os is 13.06. It is an old generation mac book. The mic and the speaker works fine but when I plug in the headphones, no sound ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core with nolapic booting option

The only way I can boot my Ubuntu (13.10) on my iMac properly is with 'nolapic' option. However, as far as I know, this option disables all the cores but one. I wonder, is there any way for me to boot ...
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leftover EFI files in hidden partition

So I have tried to install Linux (unsuccessfully) multiple times and when I run diskutil list, I get this: disk1 is my usb and disk0 is my hard drive (which is flash storage if that makes a ...
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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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Running graphical program on Ubuntu via Mac OSX Terminal - Keep program running?

I'm having problems knowing whether a program is running in the background. The program is run via command line, but the computer is just a server (apologies if terminology is incorrect), which we ...
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Use iMac 27" 2010 as display for Lenovo t440p laptop running 14.04

I have a Lenovo t440p with integrated graphics (Intel 4600), and it has a mini displayPort. My iMac is a mid 2010, and has the ability to accept a signal over mini displayPort and display it on it's ...
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Make Xubuntu 13.10 look like Mac OSX

I am trying to make my Xubuntu Saucy look like Mac OSX. Can anyone help me out?
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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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Having a issue getting files off a old mac HDD

So my mac died on me a while back. I was hoping I could connect it to my Ubuntu machine, although when I try to access my music i get a error telling me I don't have proper permissions. How could 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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Just installed ubuntu on my 13" late 2013 Macbook Pro retina and failed!

Just installed ubuntu on my 13" late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. It boots through the boot up selection but stops at the black screen with the blinking >. Any help?
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14.04 - Mac Mini - wireless connects but no Internet

I was able to install 14.04 on a Mac Mini pretty easily. However, (and I have searched for answers, here and other sources), the behavior is as follows: 1) Able to connect to Internet via Ethernet ...
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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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Samba Slow between Mac and Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am having trouble with speed of access between iMacs running Mavericks and an Ubuntu Server using Samba. The server (12.04) is running on a former Dell PC with 3Gb RAM and a 2.8Ghz Pentium server. ...
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SMP with iMac 27" (2013/14)

I'm a sysadmin for a University, and I was setting up a new iMac 27" triple booting Mac OS, Windows 8.1, and Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I have all of the operating systems working and booting procedures fine, ...
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Make an Ubuntu bootable USB drive for a PC using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto. I do have a good Mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how to go about making it.
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Can I install Ubuntu/run Ubuntu live CD on an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 without access to OS X

I have an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 which has already seen some years and I would like to install Ubuntu on it (any version) by overwriting the current OS X installation which I can't and don't want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot) with MAC OS 10.9.2 [duplicate]

Can anyone could point me in the right direction for installing Ubuntu (the latest version...14.something) to dual boot alongside my existing MAC OS 10.9.2? I just want to make sure I do it right. ...
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Client to OS X Server

I have used Windows XP software for the networking about 6 computers which include both an OS X Mavericks machine and an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. This has worked OK for years but offers little securtity ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse gets detected but no signal gets send

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Mac mini (mid 2011) as second boot option using rEFIt and it works ok with wired mouse and wired keyboard. However apple wireless keyboard and mouse does not work. ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on Mac download

I've been trying to replace my MacOS in my iMac with Ubuntu 14.04. Initially, I downloaded the standard 64-bit and installed using a USB drive. Although the install says it's successful, I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a mac [duplicate]

I have installed Mavericks on my PC, now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not sure which file should I download: 64-bit or 64-bit mac.
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Ubuntu on old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz /512/?

I'm totally new in this subject... Is there a possibility to install Ubuntu on an old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz | 512 | without INTEL processor? If not does anybody have an idea for another system/OS?
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac? (NO Dual Boot just Ubuntu)

I have googled for quite a while now and haven't found the answer. My question is, can I install Ubuntu on a mac and leaving out the Mac OS. I just want it to boot ubuntu and nothing else. Maybe a ...
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Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)

Back in the "old days" ubuntu had an installer that would work with the first Intel MacPro's (amd64+mac, I think 12.10 was the last version). Is there any chance someone could write a thunk to enable ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...