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No GUI boot in a Mac PowerPC

I scored a mac G5, and I installed 12.10 lubuntu alternative powerpc on it this morning. Now, when I boot in, it goes to a black screen with text allowing me to log in. However, if functions like a ...
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PC BIOS doesn't “see” iso image

I've searched the previous issues thoroughly and don't see the problem I'm encountering. I'm trying to boot an older Dell 32-bit Intel machine from an ubuntu ISO dvd. The curve ball is that I don't ...
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Read Mac's HFS+ Read Only on Linux

The Problem that I have External HardDisk MyPassport 1TB, I formatted it using it's utilites application, and copied big data (~300GB), when I use it in window (after many tries and converted it from ...
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Gptsync failure on Macbook Pro 8,2, Ubuntu 13.10 dualboot

I'm having a very tough time dual booting with Ubuntu 13.10/OS X Mavericks on my Macbook Pro 8,2. Before this is closed as a duplicate, I've tried all popular solutions I could find to no avail, ...
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Issue making bootable usb of ubuntu for mac

I've gotten everything to work up until the 9th step, going by what is on the help.ubuntu.com page. When it says "Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m (replace ...
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No sound in mac os x guest in virtual machine

i recently move to ubuntu 12.04 from windows. I run mac os x in vmware workstation. In windows it runs properly but in ubuntu no sound at all. I googled the issue but cannot find an answer. If anyone ...
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How can I make CAPS LOCK act like the caps lock key on a mac?

For those of you who don't know, the ways the CAPS key on mac works as follows: when you activate the CAPS key, it sends a continuous pulse. On linux (and windows), it only sends one pulse to turn it ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto an unformatted HDD using a Mac and a SATA-to-USB adapter without messing with the Mac's OS?

I'm planning to install the HDD in a Dell laptop. I've had a bit of trouble trying to get the bootable USB to work for me when the HDD was in the laptop. Thought I might have an easier go of it this ...
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Cannot boot 13.10 on 2013 Mac Mini

Since the update to OS X Mavericks seems to have corrupted my grub on my Linux partition, I now would like to boot into a LiveCD and restore grub again. Sadly using the 13.10 Mac Desktop iso, I get a ...
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Is there a way to download all of my Ubuntu One files? [duplicate]

So, I have Ubuntu One on my mac, and is synced with the Ubuntu One website. I have folders within folders, within folders, and so on. If I needed to (If, I got a new computer, for example), would it ...
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Cannot burn Ubuntu to a CD on MacBook Pro

I have gone through the instructions carefully. Burning the ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso file using disk utility, however it keeps failing saying disk is not compatible. I am using DVD+R ...
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How do I recover files from U1 cloud

OK I have just stopped syncing a folder. This appears to have been a huge mistake. I did not realise the folder would disappear from my cloud storage. I assume (and hope) the sub-folders/files it ...
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Burn Ubuntu to CD on Windows, then boot on mac

Is it possible to burn the Ubuntu desktop disk image to a CD on Windows, then use the Live CD to boot on a Mac? I have a Mac at work and a Windows at my home, and it takes a very long time to ...
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Broken Display After Installing Kubuntu on Older Mac Pro

I downloaded the Kubunutu 13.10 64-bit installer and made a bootable USB stick. I want to install Kubuntu on a fresh partition on my Mac Pro 1,1 which is currently running Xubuntu 13.10 (as well as ...
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will ubuntu work on my ancient,pre-Pentium PowerMac G4 tower?

Sorry if I'm repeating someone else's question but I'm a techno-illiterate,.... no formal computer training of any kind. I need simple answers that aren't loaded with "terminology", please. I use ...
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How do I boot linux from a EFI partition on a USB drive

I managed to create a USB drive image for booting with EFI using Mac-Linux-USB-Loader(issue). The directory structure is as shown here. F:\>tree /f Folder PATH listing for volume NEW VOLUME ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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Failed Startup after Install on MacBook Pro

A while back, my OS X Install became corrupt and so I used the OS X recovery partition to backup my vital data onto an external hard drive before reformatting the disk. I then downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as a display for a Mac Mini

I have an iMac running Ubuntu, and a Mac Mini running OSX. I would like to use my iMac as a display for the Mac Mini by using using a target-disk mode equivalent for Ubuntu. I have my iMac and Mac ...
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Sharing external HDD from Mac - Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pulling my hair out trying to get my external HDD to read / write on Ubuntu and my Mac. Can somebody please please tell me what's the best file system to allow both operating systems equal and ...
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Copy VirtualBox image files from Mac OSX to Ubuntu using USB

I created a VirtualBox image on Mac OSX 10.9. I need to copy the files to a USB drive, in order to distribute it to Ubuntu computers. I tried it with USB drive formatted on Mac with HFS+ filesystem. ...
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Can't turn off backlight/display - 13.10 / iMac

I can find no way to completely turn off the display on a late 2013 iMac running 13.10 (Saucy). In the power management settings, I configured the display to "turn off" after one minute to see what ...
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Mac Mini 12.04.3 LTS Boot Issue

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS as single boot on my Mac Mini using USB after a problem with OSx and no CD drive. It's been a real pain but am able to boot the system, disabled X and have added SSH to ...
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ubuntu 13.10 freezes on purple screen when restart only

I have a 24inch early 2009 imac with triple boot(mac, windows 7, linux), ubuntu was the last one i installed, everything is running fine on all 3 systems except when i restart with ubuntu, it doesn't ...
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Macbook pro black screen on install 13.10

I've tried booting via bios emulation and efi with the anti card turned off but either way I end up with a black screen. Efi hangs after the kububtu splash creeen and bios hangs shortly after Grub. ...
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iTunes for Ubuntu Studio

I have finally gotten my old Mac HDD sorted out, and now I would like to know if anybody has either: a) a way to run iTunes without wine, as it did not work out well for me the last time I tried it, ...
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Should I put Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Lubuntu on my PowerPC Mac?

I own an iMac G4 computer, and I was wondering which form of Ubuntu would work best? I was going to go with Ubuntu for PPC, but I heard that there wasn't going to be any more OS's ported to PPC and ...
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Change super keyboard for mac [duplicate]

I am using 13.10 and I cant seem to figure how to change the super from option/alt to command. I've tried autokey and this, both to no avail. I'd really like to switch the copy/paste and alt tab to ...
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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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Set up nvidia drivers on iMac 21.5 (Ubuntu 13.10)

I am new to iMacs. I have set up dual boot on my new machine, Ubuntu 13.10 loads fine. Though, I clearly see that there are problems with graphics drivers. I have tried to follow some instructions ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks update rEFIT broken

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How to get my Macbook 2008 Trackpad working?

My Macbook 2008 Trackpad won't work under Ubuntu 12.04. It happened 2 min after I had logged in, the mouse stopped working. What can I do?
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Mac mini ubuntu 13.10 wifi not working

10 on late 2012 Mac mini from USB drive can't get wifi card working. So many solutions on here but can't seem it get them working, why does it work in LiveUsb 'try ubuntu' mode but not when installed? ...
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external wifi card that supports monitor mode

Does anyone know of an external wifi card that works with Ubuntu (preferably out-of-the-box) and supports monitor mode? I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a retina Macbook Pro (64-bit) and the built in card ...
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Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
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after suspend, screen milky, misty

I installed a dual boot with 'ReFIT' on my very early intel imac ('7,1')... Ubuntu 13.10 works very well - except, if I let the machine go to suspend, then when I come back from suspend the screen ...
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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select text with double click

I'm a former mac user and I was used to select a word in a text just by double clicking on it, and selecting the whole paragraph by triple-clicking any word of the paragraph. This feature works on any ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Mac OS X?

Will this work on a Mac? I want to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 but I'm pretty sure apt-get isn't compliant with the fruit shell. Is it possible to install using Mac OS X?
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on an iMac

This is my second time to try to install Ubuntu on my iMac. Currently, I'm downloading the AMD64 Mac version of Ubuntu 13.04 because months ago, my iMac just lost all it's data and I don't have a Lion ...
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Initial: Ubuntu 13.10 Installation on a MAC Stationay machine

System installation from iso and dmg (MAC) - files. Is it possible to install MAC OS 10.8.3 alongside Ubuntu 13.10 when ubuntu is initially installed on the machine? The main question is therefore: ...
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Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
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“missing operating system” error from bootloader on a Mac

I used a usb image, and followed all the instructions on ubuntu.com. When I try restart it does not have a linux or ubuntu option. It has a windows option but I don't have windows installed, if i ...
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How to control screen Brightness Ubuntu 12.04 64bit in iMac 2011

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a 2011 iMac computer. Everything is working properly, but I'm struggling with the control of screen brightness. I have tried several solutions and none of them work. ...
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How to I repair ubuntu? It suddenly stopped booting!

I am running ubuntu 13.10. It has been working really well for a couple of weeks. all of a sudden it wont boot. I get the Grub or what ever its called menu to select the operating system to boot, ...
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Not recognizing USB key board

I am trying to load ubuntu server from a disk to an older Mac mini. I have a dell key board that connects by USB and it is not being recognized to type in any commands. Any advice would be great. ...
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how can i rewrite url to a specific ip or another domain in dnsmasq? [duplicate]

i added two lines: address=/dev/127.0.0.1 address=/g.cn/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf file, and i have nginx listened 80 port. open urls like http://xxx.dev/, i can see nginx's default site. ...
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Name of the lubuntu screen brightness programme

I have lubuntu 13.04 on a couple of year old iMac and using the screen brightness keyboard buttons works great out of the box. However, I tend to use i3wm as my primary windows manager and the buttons ...