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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 ...
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How to view synced files and folders from remote device?

Setup I have installed Ubuntu One application on two machines: 1) Ubuntu 12.04.03 PC and 2) Mac Mini OS X Mavericks. On Ubuntu PC, I have added and synced locally the .../home/documents/-folder ...
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Looked around A LOT but can't avoid black screen after logging into Ubuntu VM from Mac 10.6 host

I've looked at many for ideas and suggestions (here are a few) My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM ...
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How do I create a live USB installer from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have a new PC and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I only have a Mac to create the installation medium. How can I create a live USB for installation?
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Troubles booting Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac OSX from USB

I created a bootable USB drive the other day with the full version of Ubuntu 13.04, not just the Live CD. I tried it out on my HP PC with Windows 8 by booting from the bios, but yesterday I tried it ...
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Is there script to migrate from mac

I am thinking to migrate from OS~X to Ubutun. I am making a list of alternate software I need ... all is ok. But ... is there any script which migrate all my own data from my mac home folder to ...
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Can I use the normal USB installation of ubuntu 12.04.3 on my mac mini 10.6.8?

Do I just use the instructions as they are? Do I need to do things a little differently? I just want to make sure to prevent the screwing up of my mac. Thanks!
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There is something similar to MailTab for Ubuntu?

I was using Mac OS for some days and this app (MailTab) is really usefull: http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/317000/317480/mailtab-for-gmail-5.jpg Anyone know anything similar?
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu and Mac os x Mountain Lion

I would like help on how to dual boot Mountain Lion 10.8. I already have free allocated space for the install. Would it break my ubuntu? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Cannot burn or use Ubuntu images on Mac

I'm trying to get a version of Ubuntu running on my old Intel Mac. However, my computers think all of the disc images I've tried so far (downloaded from Ubuntu.com, I've tried 32-bit versions of ...
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Swap left and right alt on Apple aluminum keyboard in 12.04

I am a total newbie and I use Ubuntu as a web development environment (Drupal, Wordpress) under VirtualBox : by far the best solution in my experience. For comfort and efficiency's sake, even if it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on and External Hard Drive and boot in a Mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an external drive and I have tried several ways of partitioning the drive and none have them have allowed me to boot up. The one that is featured in one of the ...
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Ethernet is not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a old PC. Its connected to my iMac with an ethernet cable. I followed this: http://outerware.blogspot.nl/2011/01/finally-internet-between-mac-and-ubuntu.html ...
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Dual booting OS X with Linux on an external hard drive

I have a Mac Mini and I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition on an external hard drive. However, I cannot boot it during start up. I've booted with a rEFInd CD in the drive and it ...
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Can Ubuntu's X work with Thunderbolt displays?

I have a mac mini with Ubuntu running on a USB thumb drive. The boot up secquence happens and output for efi and Ubuntu console is directed to thunderbolt monitor. When X starts, the thunderbolt ...
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How can I fix the graphical mode on Ubuntu 12.04 on PowerPC G4

Recently I got install Ubuntu on a Mac with the alternate-powerpc version, but at every start up the display shows that there is a problem with my graphical adapter and display and the system is ...
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Install full Ubuntu 12.04 on USB and boot on mac

I will be very specific because I have tried asking this question multiple times and people get confused. I would like to install full Ubuntu 12.04 onto a flashdrive and be able to boot from the ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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Black screen with white text on startup

I'll preface by saying the 'questions that may already have your answer' haven't helped me. Ok, about a month ago I installed Ubuntu onto my Mac Mini, it worked. Then the Mac Mini went under my bed ...
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Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
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Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
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What would happen if I deleted the Ubuntu partition from OSX?

What would happen if I delete the Ubuntu partitions from Apple's Disk Utility? I read that the bootloader would stay on the drive and I wouldn't be able to delete it any more or something like that. ...
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Exception: 300 at tumbler_detect_headphone+0x1c/0x50 on iMac G4

I've made a live CD of Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from here, which I'm trying to run on my iMac G4. However, upon typing live into the command line at boot, the nice startup screen shows up (with the ...
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Ubuntu boot on mac - Cannot operate wireless keyboard

I installed Ubuntu on my Mac and have a wireless keyboard. I am using rEFIt and do not have access to the wireless keyboard to even boot into Ubuntu. I know this has something to do with the BIOS, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 i386 iso would not mount or burn in Mac OS X 10.9

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 i386 iso image numerous times, and when double-clicking the iso, it would come up with an "no mountable file systems" error. Disk Utility would successfully burn ...
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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 ...