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Ubuntu Alongside Mac OS X - MacBook Pro 8,1

Has anybody installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I would install the 15.04 64 bit version on a MBP 8.1.I've seen in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWb2JeGI6zQ) that during the installation ...
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Problems with Mac USB Linux Loader

I have been trying to boot Ubuntu with a USB stick on my Macbook Air. I have found several tutorials for this, but all with an older version of both the Mac USB Linux Loader and Ubuntu. Even though I ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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File sharing between Mac OS and Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please if you can answer to this question explicitly. I have two laptops one is running on MAC OS X 10.8.5 (OS X Mountain Lion) and the other one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...
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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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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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what are the issues if any when installing Ubuntu only OS on a 2009 MacBook pro

I have recently purchased a MacBook pro cause I like the way it is built...but only want Ubuntu to run it. are there drivers and such to make it all work right?
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 very slow to start booting Ubuntu

Noobie Alert! Actually I already run Ubuntu on both my laptops as it gets more bang for my buck than Windoze. However I have just become the proud owner of a Mac Pro 1.1. Big thing with 5gb of ...
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Installing ubuntu on Mac Mini using refind: Do I use Logical or Primary for Ubuntu partition?

I'm trying to setup a dual boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and OS X using refind. I shrunk the OS X partition and have freed up enough space for Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to create the Ubuntu partition, but I'm ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on MacBook

I have a macbook that cannot get past the startup splash and the spinning wheel under the Apple logo. edit bodhi.zazen - removed extra information.
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Use Zentyal on Virtualbox with Mac Mini host… Crazy?

We are looking at upgrading our current server system in my school. Right now we have Zentyal 3.* running on a standard desktop PC. We never upgraded since we didn't want to break anything on the ...
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installing wifi drivers on 2006 white imac [duplicate]

I recently purchased an imac on ebay and installed ubuntu on it but ther is no wifi available.I ran the command to find out the wifi card and this is what i got. ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Mac with PowerPC? [duplicate]

I have an iMac with a PowerPC chip in it. Can Ubuntu run on it? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on it right now. The brand is Apple.
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Can Linux-burned Installers boot on iMacs?

I know a version of this question has been answered concerning Windows, but I'm looking to burn a Linux installer.iso within Ubuntu on a PC, then boot the installer on my 2006 Intel iMac. The reason ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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Ubuntu installed on MAC has ethernet and WIFI problem

I have problems with my Internet connection and interfaces. I will give those info below to help and explain my problems. 1- Ethernet (cable): Internet works through cable but only if I boot ...
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combining or renaming files

I have a list of files in directory They are named: 2.pdb 3.pdb 14.pdb ... 200.pdb ... 1240.pdb I'd like to combine all of these in this specific order. When I use cat *pdb > pdb_all.txt it ...
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using cut in a loop script

I am using bash on my macbook pro. I have a list of files in a directory that I'd like to use the cut command on. When I use this command: cut -d " " -f 6- 2.ostat > 2.ostat1 it works nicely - a ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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Can not find Ubuntu Computer in Network

I have Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows in same local network. But there is no entry in Mac OS X Network folder about Ubuntu but Windows computer is visible. As far as I know, operating systems let them ...
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Upgrading 12.04. on ancient mac book ('07)?

I just succeeded to install 12.04 alongside OSX 10.5.8 on an old MacBook. It was a very long & winding road. At some point, I also tried to install 12.10, without success at all., stuck at tux ...
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on Parallels Desktop 10, Mac OS X 10.10.2: Parallels and/or Ubuntu update broke Terminal (no command-line prompt)

I am running Ubuntu Linux 14.04 via Parallels (10.1.4) in Mac OS X 10.10.2 on a MacBook Pro. Today I received update notifications for Ubuntu (first) and then Parallels and stupidly installed them (I ...
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Failure installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Mac Pro cylinder: Cannot mount /dev/loop0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the latest version of the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a black mini trash can). I basically followed the instructions on Installing on a Mac Pro - Cylinder (Late ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Why is there no +mac download for 32 bit systems or for GNOME?

When I was first toying with 64 bit Ubuntu I was led to try the +mac version of the installer and that solved some problems for me. Now however, I want to use GNOME; and want the 32bit version. ...
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Randomizing host name and mac address on boot

I'm trying to set up a startup script to randomize my hostname and mac address on boot. Here is the script http://pastebin.com/qatdtbVH The random mac address is working fine, but the hostname ...
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I want to run commands after logging into the remote server using shh

#! /bin/bash read -p 'Username: ' user read -p 'IP: ' ip ssh "$user"@"$ip" osascript -e ' tell app "System Events" to display "Hello world"' This file will be ran automatically so it's not like ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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spoofed mac address changes when trying to connect to network

So I need to spoof my mac address to access a network. I can spoof it fine with the ifconfig commands, but when I try to connect to the network it gets reset back to the default mac address. Changing ...
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How do I move the System Settings icon to the right. Or at least duplicate it to the right

What I want is the System Settings icon to look like Mac. That is the only thing that takes away the feeling of it being one. thanks!
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Where is 64-bit Mac (AMD64) version now?

Sometime ago on on download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) was an option for download "64-bit Mac (AMD64) version". Why it was deleted?
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Is there any command line equivalent for “Edit Connection” GUI?

I found that there are at least three methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Method (1): Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or ...