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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Connecting Ubuntu Server 12.04 to iMac

I've got a Dell machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS with samba and I want to be able to transfer files to and from my iMac. I have it hooked up with a static IP address. I can see the server in ...
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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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Can you get Ubuntu Server on a mac? [duplicate]

I looked around for a bit and I haven't found the correct thread that fits my needs, I have an old mac Powerbook G4, I want to run Ubuntu Server on it, can I wipe out the entire harddrive and just run ...
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How to install Ubuntu in USB to boot in a Mac system?

Hello everyone I have a quick question. I'm interested in Ubuntu and would like to put Ubuntu on a 32GB USB drive I have so I can boot it on my mac 10.8.4. I don't have room on my local drive at the ...
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I want to delete Ubuntu from the Partition on my Mac, but I cannot access my Mac OS system

I made a partition on my iMac to install Ubuntu, which I did by DVD. I've been using it for a while but, I wanted to switch over to my Mac OS and When I restart my comp and hold down the "alt" button ...
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Ubuntu Darling - dyld: Failed to load native library: libSimpleWebKit.so

I'm attempting to use Darling directly built from source on Github, I ran in to a few issues with building and dependencies, but with the help of apt-file I got through all the little problems. Now, ...
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Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation

I installed Linux from one bootable USB thumbdrive onto another bootable thumbdrive. That works. However, now my Macbook Air boots to "error: no such device: XXXXXXX... grub rescue>". If I hold ...
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How can I mount my Mac Superdrive? Running 13.04 on a mac mini

I have been running 13.04 for the last few months with few issues. Just had cause to use my Superdrive, and I can't seem to get Ubuntu to see it. If I try to insert a disk, the drive will not accept ...
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Problems installing ubuntu 12.04 ppc on imac G5

I have an iMac G5 PowerPC which I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on. I'm following this guide and installing the Ubuntu from USB flash disk. However, I can't go further than "Stopping system V ...
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vmware fusion not loading 12.04 or 13.04

I get a tiny window that never loads when I try to boot 12.04 or 13.04 with vmware fusion.
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MAC crashed - Installing Ubuntu as single boot

My new mac book pro crashed. Yes, I have the warranty & apple guys will replace the hdd but I do not want this crappy apple now. I'd rather consider setting up ubuntu on this hardware. I've taken ...
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Which version of Ubuntu for Mac? [duplicate]

The download page only mentions desktop pcs, so what version do I get for a Mac?
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Can't Install Ubuntu onto USB for MacBook

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on a USB hard drive so I can run the OS off it. I am going off the instructions on this site. ...
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When buying a computer for Ubuntu, what should I look for? [duplicate]

I am buying a computer with the main intent of running Ubuntu, would I get the best compatibility and performance with a Windows based computer or a Mac based computer? If it runs better on ...
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iMac keyboard not connecting to GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu on my late 2011 iMac 27'on a separate partition to OSX Mavericks and found after accidentally disabling Bluetooth in Ubuntu and rebooting, my keyboard not being recognized ...
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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?
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I can't get my snow leopard mac to boot from thumb drive

I downloaded the iso and made it an img (dmg). Now the macbook says that it can't recognize the drive, and it doesn't show up for me to boot from system preferences or when I reboot with the option ...
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Completely remove Ubuntu and partitions from Mac OS X Lion [duplicate]

I couldn't make the WiFi work on Ubuntu 12 after installing alongside OS X for a try. I tried everything and nothing worked, now I'd like to completely remove it since it's too complicated, is it safe ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook Air 6,2

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Air 6,2 without any success. I installed refit and from within macos deceased the mac partition. In order to create a boot medium, I followed the section ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac

I did look around (including other websites) and couldn't find any solutions to my issue installing ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook pro (mid 2010). Basically I had my macbook and decided it was getting ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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Install Ubuntu on PPC Mac G5

I have an Apple I Mac G5, Power Mac 12.1, Power PC G5 (3.1GHz), Processor Speed 2.1GHZ, L2 cache (per CPU) 512KB, memory ram 512MB, Bus speed 700MHZ, HHD 6L250 MO Ata 233.8GB. I downloaded from here. ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu from USB- Mac

I follow the tutorial on Ubuntu website to install Ubuntu on a USB on my Mac. When I restart and press Alt, the Mac doesn't boot into the USB. Any idea what might be wrong?
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Can't Install Ubuntu on mac

I'd like to install ubuntu on my mac - so i followed the manual (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). But after I entered that, it shows nothing in Terminal. Not even ...
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Issues during install

After I boot onto my USB disk, ubuntu seems to start up okay, but after selecting a language, and then choosing to install 3rd party software, it seems to hang for a moment, and then goes to a ...
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iMac G4 (desk lamp) live install won't boot - Kernel Panic unable to mount root fs. Suggestions?

I have tried every PPC live CD I can get my hands on - Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Minimal 10,12.04,12.10 yadda yadda. Same result every time - boots to prompt. Type any flavor of startup (with and ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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20in iMAC-iSight - 12.04 Black Screen with Mouse Icon after boot

I recently installed 12.04 onto a iMAC G5 2.1 GHz PPC. The install went fine and I am able too successfully boot, however upon boot I only see a black screen with a mouse pointer. My issue is the ...
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installing Ubuntu on a mac

I've downloaded the ISO file and followed the instructions to burn it on a DVD, but now my machine (Macbook Pro 2009 under Mac OS X 10.5.8) tells me it won't read or even recognize my DVD. Any clue ...
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When I attempt to boot my LiveUSB it isn't recognized by my Mac

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro, for this I followed this procedure, but when I restart my computer, my computer doesn't see my USB stick, only my ...
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Xbox 360 gameplay recording

Hi I have a climax digital vcap 303, its a av recorder for my xbox 360. I currently have be using ArcSoft Showbiz to record (capture) my xbox's gameplay. this app is window/mac only. is there any ...
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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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How do I load the “Kernel” in grub? (Mac Lion)

I put ubuntu 13.04 on a flash drive and then restarted my mac. It went to grub and it won't let me boot because i need to load the kernel... Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thanks!
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install ubuntu on my mac

i would like to know if ubuntu 13.04 will work on my early 2.8 ghz intel core 2 due 17" mac book pro with 8 gigs of ram and a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB graphics card
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Garbled graphics and/or black screen after 12.04 install

I am having issues with either garbled graphics or a black screen following the install of 12.04 on my 2009 Mac Mini, connected to a Philips 42" LCD TV via HDMI. During install I first encountered ...
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don't have permission to access mac HD on dual boot MBP

I've tried changing the sharing permissions in OSX to allow my ubuntu 12.04 to access the mac hd, but it still says i don't have permission to do so while on the ubuntu boot. I also tried to find out ...
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Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from mac and windows

I have an external 2T HDD, an iMac intel, a windows laptop and a router (Airport Extreme). I'd like to install ubuntu on the ext HDD and have access to it either from the iMac or windows machine ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as monitor for MacMini running OSX

So, what I want to do is use my iMac (which is running Ubuntu) as a monitor for my MacMini. I am using the HDMI out on the MacMini. I have the HDMI cable being converted to MiniDisplayPort and have ...
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How do you run ubuntu desktop alongside Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I'd like to have ubuntu desktop but I'd also like to keep my Mac OS X because my parents wouldn't let me change it, and on the download page it said you could run alongside your current os instead of ...
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MacBook 2,1 Won't Boot from USB and Won't Recognize or Burn LiveCD. Any help?

I have an Intel MacBook 2,1 running Snow Leopard. I would like to get rid of OS X and install Ubuntu on it. Here are the obstacles: Every time I try to burn a live CD it fails. I've tried several ...
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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 ...
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Up to date instruction for installing on Mac Pro 2,1?

I've been looking into installing Ubuntu on a Mac Pro 2,1 (2007 model), but all the relevant material I found was outdated and pointed to broken links for special disk images. I tried the USB boot ...
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Black screen from USB stick on Mac

I was trying to boot up and install Ubuntu from a USB stick (to burn Ubuntu onto the USB stick, I followed the directions on the website exactly), but my Mac notebook went black for several minutes ...
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Danish Mac keyboard layout isn't correct

No matter which one of the 5 available Danish keyboard layouts I choose from, the @ symbol (at) is always alt2 instead of the alt', which is normal on Danish Mac keyboards. The answer to No keyboard ...
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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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Mac Mini Wifi issue

I am on a Mac Mini and I am trying ubuntu out on my mac and there is no wifi showing up at all. I tried connecting with ethernet but that didn't work either. I am new to ubuntu so any steps you might ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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How to boot ubuntu on mac

I tried many ways to boot Ubuntu on my mac os. I do not have an internal cd drive but wen I tried to install it using the external cd drive(from apple), the drive does not work (Apple made it clear ...
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Ubuntu One saved after hard drive wiped?

I am pretty sure the answer is "yes" to this question, but I felt I had to ask anyway. If I am using Ubuntu One for Mac, and my hard drive might be wiped, will Ubuntu One keep the files I synced most ...
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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?