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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Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
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lubuntu in a macbook pro

Once I installed ubuntu on a macbook pro and had a terrible experience : - I couldn't close the laptop , I mean put down the screen ( sorry , bad english ) . If I closed , I had to kill the session ...
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“Missing Operateing System” MacBookPro Triple boot Troubles

(This was posted on February 17th 2014) **My actual question is at the bottom under the other double asterisks the rest is a fairly detailed account of what I have done so far. Thanks!! :D Hey ...
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MAC OSX 10.9.1 can not detect a specific directory created in Ubuntu 12.04

I created a directory on an external hard drive, named "All_Movies" using my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 installed. This directory is pretty large(almost 560 GB) because of a lot of files. Now, ...
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Mac Mini 2007 ubuntu 32 or 64 bit

I'm installing ubuntu server on a 2007 Mac mini. According to the specs it's 64bit but I have tried to install the 64bit server version and it hangs on boot. Same thing happens with Fedora x64 ...
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Error while trying to boot from USB stick on OS X

I have downloaded Ubuntu and created a bootable USB, but when I try to boot from the USB I simply get a black screen with the message "Error loading operating system". I cannot figure out how to ...
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How do I choose Ubuntu install size on Mac?

When I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Mac OS I saw no option to choose how big I wanted my install to be. It installed it and booted from the installed Ubuntu, and It looks fine, but how can I ...
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Macbook Pro 5,3 - Install Problems - 12.04.4

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my MBP 5,3, however I have run into some issues regarding the process. Attempting to fix the second is made more difficult by my fix for the first, so ...
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Log into Ubuntu from my Mac over VNC

OK. Using SSL/SSH Viewer and tapping in the IP address, I can fully screen share my MAC Mini which is upstairs, in fact, I'm writing this question right now in the OSX environment on my Laptop screen ...
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Problems installing on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro in which I created a Ubuntu live CD on an external Hard-drive. I completely removed MAC OSX from the hard-drive and just installed Ubuntu. Later realising that I had installed a ...
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broadcasting from 2014, Imac G5 PowerPC

i´ve got this Imac G5 PowerPC 2Ghz & 2GB SDRAM and i got it for free! i´m not an fan of apple but i thought that the specs were pretty nice for emulating snes gba and psx, however there are no ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot after Bootcamp Expansion

I have installed Windows 7 on a Bootcamp Partition, I had only 50 GB assigned to the partition but recently I expanded it with Camptune X, after finishing the expansion nor Windows nor Ubuntu wouldn't ...
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Copying hard-drive onto another machine

I have a Ubuntu machine (at work) and I have a macbook as well. Is it possible to copy the entire operating system (on my work ubuntu machine) over to the hard drive on the Mac? I don't really care ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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Mapping Mac OS X's Mission Control Key to Ubuntu's Workspaces, with Synergy

How can I map my Mission Control key ( which is alternatively F4 if fn is pressed ) to be my command under Ubuntu to show all active workspaces? When I press that key under Ubuntu, in the Keyboard ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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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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How to save individual session on Ubuntu when remote login through RDP?

I have my Ubuntu installed on VMs, and I have Mac and Windows on my laptop. I frequently RDP to my Ubuntu, and it's really irritating when I have to open everything again after I login. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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Why does step 8 of making the bootable USB take so long for my MacBook Air?

I'm on my MacBook Air late 2008 model, I'm currently trying to make a bootable USB to add Ubuntu to but I have gotten to the final stage of adding the image to the disk and now it isn't doing anything ...
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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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Why doesn't ubuntu install applications similar to mac? [closed]

I used a macbook a little while ago and was quite amazed at how easy it was to install applications. This method seemed easier to use than both windows and all other unix based operating systems I've ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Installing/Booting

I have a working desktop running windows 7. I also have an old MacBook that has a completely empty hardrive (no OS, no nothing). I have been told that I can make a bootable USB drive using ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Air 6,1

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 11' with a Haswell i5 and I want to replace OS X on it with Ubuntu. I do not want to dual boot, as I only have a 128GB SSD. I've been waiting for a proper guide to do this ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Powerbook G4

I've been trying to resurrect an old Powerbook G4. So I tried Lubuntu 12.04. It boots up to this error message: "ERROR: Firmware fload the correct version for this driver.ile "b43/ucode5.fw" is not ...
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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 ...
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How do I use an AOC monitor with a late 2009 iMac running Ubuntu 12.04?

When I go to System Settings > Displays it detects my AOC monitor but the monitor never actually receives the video input it seems. It just says "no video signal". I use a minidisplayport to HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 guest on Mac osx 10.9.1 host runs painfully slow (but much faster when use external monitor)

I installed Unbutu 12.04 in Virtualbox 4.3.2 on a Macbook Pro two months ago. It worked fine. Few days ago, I used migration assistant to move everything from the previous macbook to a new one. I ...
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Terminal in Cat Mode says -s: command not found

awhile ago i was installing something and doing some stuff with terminal, and i think i messed it up. on the terminal app it says "Terminal - cat - 80x24" then inside terminal it says: Last login: ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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How to boot into older kernel on Mac ibook [duplicate]

Anyone know how to boot into an older kernel on a Mac iBook G4? I know I have 2 kernels installed, but there is no menu to choose boot options from as I only have one OS installed (Ubuntu). Thank ...
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How do I get out of purple boot screen while installing Ubuntu on an iMac Intel Core i7 Haswell 2013?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to install but most importantly run Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my Intel Core i7 Haswell iMac Model (late 2013). Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot ...
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How to install a dual-boot Ubuntu in BIOS mode and Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode, not the native EFI firmware, on my Mac Pro (2010). I'm doing NVIDIA CUDA / OpenCL development and I require the NVIDIA proprietary graphics ...
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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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Creating USB with 3 partition fails

I followed this guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a bootable USB Stick using OS X Mavericks. I created 3 partitions on the USB stick. I converted the ...
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Mac touchpad firefox problem

i have a problem with my Mac. it doesn't answer the multi-touch clicks in Firefox on Ubuntu. But i need to use it in Mall for customers, so what is the way to make it works for browser (touch-pad is ...
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How do i install ubuntu on a mac 11,1

I can't seem to find a ubuntu version that is good for the mac hardware 11,1, could someone please help me out. thanks already
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on a mac with 12.04, how does one Iock icons to the launcher?

My wife has an airbook. How does one lock an icon to the launcher on a mac? With a normal PC, it is easy, right click and "lock icon to launcher". With mac, there is no right click, and the option ...
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Mac G5 issues with 12.04 booting

I retrieved a Mac G5 from a friend, he had no information about it his company was throwing them away so I picked one up. When I powered it looked liked a 12.04 CD was in the tray or the it was ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Mini Monitor Display

I have Ubuntu installed in two machines: a laptop and a Mac Mini. While in the Laptop the screen is fine, on Mac Mini the resolutions option showing are only two and neither match perfectly well. ...
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install ubuntu from USB on macbook

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old macbook (2008 model) and have followed the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. This however when I insert this ...
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Grub boot instead of any HDD

i was recently installing linux on my hard drive(sdc) and it caused problem during grub installation and i try to use boot-repair. but it doesn't work now whenever i start my system. it boots in grub ...