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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Mac Terminal - how to rename directory [on hold]

Misspelled last night and need to rename a drectory :) I created a direcoty and it misspelled. I would like to correct that.
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Log into Ubuntu from my Mac over VNC

OK. Using SSL/SSH Viewer and tapping in the IP address, I can fully screen share my MAC Mini which is upstairs, in fact, I'm writing this question right now in the OSX environment on my Laptop screen ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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why can't the iso be verified?

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mountain Lion. I am trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu for power pc, and after trying to burn the ISO onto the dvd, it says it could not verify the ISO. ...
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Mac Bluetooth Wireless keyboard and keypad

I am not very fond of Mac-devices except for the bluetooth keyboard. In Ubuntu 15.04 it was working great! Until I installed the 15.10... Before I upgraded Ubuntu it was possible for me to use the ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Macs create invisible files when connecting to Ubuntu-server via AFP

This topic has also been posted in the Adobe Forum, since I do not expect this to be a Linux issue, I just want to make sure that is the case. We have just setup a Linux Server (Ubuntu - 14.04.3LTS) ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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Mount my OSX Partition manually and read only

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a partition of a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to get access to my OSX partition files on the Ubuntu partition. I really just want to play music- pretty simple I ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu on a very old iMac

Background I've successfully installed Ubuntu 64bit 14.04.03 Desktop on my old White Core 2 Duo iMac Linux is a second OS, with OS X 10.7.5 still in place and usable. The only install recipe I ...
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Can I run Android, Mac or Windows apps on Ubuntu Phone?

My situation is quite special, I like to buy an Ubuntu Phone for more safety and for having an open source OS. But I'm deaf and I need a special app for being able to telephone with a sign-language ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Radeon X1600 Idles at 70 Degrees

I recently acquired an early 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with a mobility Radeon X1600. I installed 32-bit Lubuntu on it. The GPU is detected and identified correctly, and seems to work okay. But it's ...
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How to boot on Mac OS X? Emergency

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition of 50 GB.My main OS is El Capitan.I don't have rEFInd installed and now i cannot boot on my main partition even while pressing option key.I can also unmount or ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini

I have a working install disk which works perfectly fine on my MacBook, but when I boot to it on my Mac Mini and select 'Install Ubuntu' the monitor goes to sleep, and the computer stays on. The only ...
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Ububtu 14.04 Mac Mini recovery

I have been running Ubuntu on the system for a while. After an update a couple of months back it failed to boot. I just got the time to tear into the problem. I mounted the disk on another system and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot on mac machine after kernel panic and reinstall

I have a computer that was passed down to me. It's physically a mac, but doesn't have OSX, and doesn't appear to use an intermediate bootloader (which I thought was super difficult, but anyway), so it ...
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“i8042 no controller found” error while trying to install ubuntu on Mac Book Pro early 2011

Trying to install ubuntu with rEFInd on a mac book pro 15 early 2011 model. "i8042 no controller found" error comes up and prevents installation. I have read the other answers regarding the topic but ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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How can I change the kernel after installing ubuntu?

I'm trying to upgrade from lubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 because 14.04 is stable and may also have sound. I've already tried installing from yaboot; unfortunately, the lack of network access and the fact ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive as non-admin user and keep the ability to write to it?

I am trying to setup a Time Machine server on Ubuntu. I've managed to mount the HFS+ drive with hfsprogs so that I can write to it. I tried to use netatalk However, it requires root privilege to ...
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how to properly install ubuntu on imac? (bootcamp)

I installed bootcamp on iMac few years ago. Two systems (Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.4) work just fine... I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04, burned it to the DVD and it works perfectly (I didn't install it ...
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Can I install Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on a iMac 2010?

Surprisingly, I found out that Lubuntu is offering images for Apple computers. I always thought that there was no support of macs. So, does anyone have actually experienced an installation of Lubuntu ...
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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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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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Using Ubuntu computer as MAC server for itunes and pictures

So I have an Ubuntu desktop machine with 14 installed. We have one macbook air with a small SS HD (not enough space). I have one Win10 laptop that i got mostly for our updating a security device but ...
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Fix bad battery level detetction

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Air, early 2014 model. The battery level detection has never been very good but at least it could properly detect when the computer was running on DC or AC power. ...
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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mac nvram from ubuntu

How can I read and write nvram values on a 2014 mac mini from ubuntu? ie the equivalent of MacOS's nvram program. The particular thing I am trying to set is SystemAudioVolume to get rid of the ...
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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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No wifi internet acces with dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and os X

I have a strange wifi related issue. I dual boot os x and ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac. In osX, wifi works fine. In Ubuntu, I can connect and it seems everything's ok but I am not getting anywhere, browser ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Can't convert iso to img on mac

I followed the instructions here and I got a dmg instead. This is what I entered: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.img Then it ...
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Slow WiFi on 14.04 w/ both ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007

Like the title says, I'm having really slow WiFi on both my ThinkPad x201 and Mac mini 2007. Speeds on both go between 4 Mbits/s and 12 Mbits/s. I know what you might be thinking--it is my wireless' ...
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rEFInd menu not showing on a dual Mac/Ubuntu machine

I'm having a little of a problem with rEFInd and couldn't find something specific about it. I succesfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 for dual boot with OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro 3.1 using rEFInd ...
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How do I disable the Mac startup sound?

The "bong" sound Macs make when starting up are very annoying. Although they serve a purpose as a POST confirmation, I'd rather not have it alert everyone in the room. There are ways to either quiet ...
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Issue with Ubuntu installed on Mac, El Capitan

I'm not entirely sure if this is a serious issue but while installing Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro I was presented with the following string in the field for computer name: Invalid entry length (0). DMI ...
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Silence system sound on startup (mac)

I want to silence the mac startup sound on Ubuntu. I completely removed Mac OSX. My computer is a MacBook Pro 8.1 and I have installed refind as EFI boot manager.
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot loader for dualboot with OS X El Capitan

I want to install Ubuntu 15.10 for dualboot with OS X. I made the partitions (Ext2 for /boot, Ext4 for / and /home and SWAP) with gparted from the live stick; starting the installation Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Cannot boot my mac partition

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Mac Mini. It works fine and using my Mac bluetooth keyboard I used to be able to enter the Mac boot menu by holding down the Mac Command key (so I could still ...
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Ubuntu alongside MAC OSX

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my Mac. The current operating system is El Capitan. I have made the flash disk and I can have Ubuntu with the flash drive but when I try installing it, it doesn't ...
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Did not install rEFIt, can't boot back into OSX El Capitain Ubuntu 15.10

Recently I partitioned my Macintosh SSD to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX although I forgot to install rEFit. Now when I turn on my computer it automatically boots into Ubuntu properly. Although If I boot ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on Mac? (OS X El Capitan)

I just downloades Ubuntu 14.04.3 (1GB) and I don't know exactly what to do next. Can someone please explain in detail what should I do. I also downloaded Virtual Box. Thank you so much for taking your ...
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Ubuntu on a (mid) 2007 Mac Mini?

I have a 2007 Mac Mini that has reached the end of it's useful life, It wont run anything newer than OSX 10.7.5. The built in CD drive is questionable (last time used it scratched the disk up pretty ...
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iMac screen too big for Ubuntu to use

Contrary to most questions, my 27" iMac is too big for Ubuntu to display on. Pre-startup messages show, but no text, no splash, and no desktop ever appears, just a black screen. I do hear the bongoes, ...
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PowerPC VHD image download?

I got an iBook G4 off of eBay for $30 the other day but when I got it, the hard drive was dead. I've looked it up, and the hard drives cost more than the computer itself! So I went to install Ubuntu ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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“Bleached” screen after suspend on iMac with Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 works fine on my old iMac (Intel, mid 2007) except for suspend/resume. After wakeup the screen appears "bleached" by vertical white lines (half the screen pixels are white). This ...