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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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 Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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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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Dual booting Ubuntu on Mac, stuck in GRUB

I realise there are threads out there for this issue already, however I have tried those solutions to no avail. I am a Linux newbie trying to dual boot into Kubuntu/Ubuntu on my MacBook Air (Intel), ...
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how to eneter single user mode ubuntu 12.04 lts

I installed ubuntu 12.04lts precise pangolin without a hitch. Asked me to remove cd and restart which i did then I cannot get past Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16 boot: I want to fix the issues ...
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Accessing NFS Export on Mac

I am new to Umbuntu and my first attempt is to set up home server using Server 12.04.4. I have the server 'running' and I have been following this guide- http://linuxhomeserverguide.com. My first ...
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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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Share one FireWire connection over the other?

Here's my situation: I have an old video camera that exports over 4-pin FireWire. The problem is that all my cords in the house that have 4-pin FW go to FireWire 400 on the other end - and all the ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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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 ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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Preparing to install Ubuntu hangs on Mac

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, the 5,5. I have one SSD and one hybrid drive, with 8GB of memory. I am installing the 64-bit Precise Pangolin from a DVD onto my hybrid drive, as OSX lives on my SSD. ...
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rEFIt menu problem

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook retina (Mid 2012) with USB. On the installation type, I chose "Install Ubuntu along with MAC OS X" instead of "something else". However, after ...
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Differences between installer disc images? [duplicate]

Looking at the Quantal image download site I notice two different amd64 images. What's the technical difference between ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64+mac and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64? Of course the ...
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Bootable usb - mac still useable

There is this tutorial on how to create a bootable usb stick here Will it still start with osx if the usb stick is not plugged in? Because I don't want to destroy osx, and I want to choose. Or I have ...
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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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ubuntu power button? [duplicate]

i have a problem i want to change power button's location instead of right side i want it to be on left side is it possible i want to look it like mac please help me. please if it is possible to ...
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Error While Installing Ubuntu on iBook G4 PowerPC (More info in post)

this is my first post. Here are my computer specs: iBook G4 PowerPC 512MB RAM 150 GB Harddrive blah blah blah Anyway, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this computer. I have the PowerPC ...
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ubuntu can't detect wifi mac

I have installed ubuntu(12.04.1 LTS) on my mac air 6.1, but it can't detect any wifi. I was told that I should install a network card driver. but I have tried to search on google but i got nothing. ...
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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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Can I disable the internal speakers while keeping the audio jack enabled?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my MacBook Pro 4,1 and it is working great. The only problem is that my broken speakers let out static all the time. I somehow broke the speakers while I was repasting ...
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I can´t access the data from my external hard disc drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Laptop and I want to copy my data from my iMac to my new Laptpo using an external hard disc drive (Elements 500GB). I did a BackUp on my Mac and when I check ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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Firefox renders wrong colors

I've got the following problem: I'm developing an website, so while I was testing around I've noticed that firefox and chromium display an css bar in different colors. When I switched between several ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was crap and was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it in to the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and ...
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install ubuntu as a dual system on mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air i followed this article and i have done all steps. to enter the ubuntu, just as this article said, i need: When the Grub menu ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...
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Computer missing firmware?

I have an iMac G5 that I'm looking to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc, and release of Ubuntu on to. Whenever I try to install any version (I've only tried 12.04 and above), I install the OS without ...
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Wireless not working on iMac G4

I have an iMac G4 running Ubuntu 12.4 PPC. When I try to connect to a wifi network, the computer doesn't seem to remember the SSID: # iwconfig wlan0 essid <SSID> # iwconfig ... wlan0 IEEE ...
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Delete GRUB after deleting Ubuntu from Mac Dual Boot

My question is a bot specific. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacMini (Mid 2010) and deleted it after some problems. I resized my Mac Partition so that there was no Ubuntu Partition anymore. But it ...
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PPC boot screen is basically white noise

I'm trying to boot a PowerBook G4 from a USB. I managed to get through the openfirmware shenanigans, and just when I thought I was in the clear, a bunch of orange warning text scrolled across the ...
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Where did /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf go?

On my Macbook I can only move the cursor while also pressing the touchpad after a default install. A per login session fix is to run "synclient FingerLow=10" and "synclient FingerHigh=20". In order ...
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How can I gain permission to upload photos from a Macintosh HD drive, an online cloud service

I used Ubuntu to recover files before, bit this time I'm stumped. My sisters Mac Book pro has a bad hard drive its 500gb. I boot Ubuntu through a flash drive, and I did not install it I'm using the ...