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Can not choose Mac OS mavericks because rEFIt menu not appearing.

I recently ran software updater on Ubuntu 14.04. I rebooted for the changes to take place but this time, while starting up, I was directly taken to the Ubuntu Grub loader. Before the running software ...
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Trying to install on Macbook Pro Yosemite but nothing works

I have downloaded and burned the 64 bit 14.04 twice, and the 32 bit 15.04 once. Each time the machine reports that disk was burned successfully, but then none will read in my Mac and keep getting ...
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How to install Grub from Ubuntu?

Am new to this. Trying to set up a headless NAS machine. So I created a bootable USB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with persistence and SSH setup using my MacBook Pro. So how do I make it such that when I ...
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Audio problems and CD issues

I have recently converted a MAC G5 to Ubuntu. I can't get any sound at all and the CD/DVD will not work. I am a complete novice and need very basic answers so I can understand and learn from them. I ...
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How would I set up dual-booting on a 2009 Mac Mini with Ubuntu as primary partition and OSX as secondary?

I have an old 2009 Mac Mini that I am going to switch over Linux (Ubuntu Mate to be more accurate). However I would like to have the ability to boot to OSX still having Ubuntu as the main partition ...
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rEFInd cannot be found after resetting smc on MacBook Pro

I had rEFInd 0.9.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 13(mid 2014) and after resetting the smc the computer no longer booted into rEFInd and went directly into OSX. I checked the partions which it is installed ...
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How does Ubuntu run on a Mac [on hold]

How does Ubuntu run on a Mac? I do web design off and on for a small company and I am going to start pursuing web site security in my spare time in case we choose to shift towards a more backend type ...
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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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Setting up Ubuntu to run dual boxed on my 2015 Macbook pro. Problems with partitioning and installing? Help, thanks

Pre-Problem info summarized: So I started by looking at this tutorial; http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I downloaded the latest Ubuntu I could find. I ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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Dual Boot Mac OS on Ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

I have PC that has installed UBUNTU 15.04 on it. How do I install MAC OS on it (Dual Boot).
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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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Vnc control Mac from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Im developing some ios apps but cant stand having to switch from my pc to the not so attractive mac. So I want to try remote control it instead. Now I've understood this is doable using vnc. But I ...
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MacBook Pro 12,1 Trackpad Issues

I am a little lost here. I have removed xserver-xorg-inputs-synaptics and installed xserver-xorg-inputs-mtrack for my MBP trackpad, however I can't get the driver to be loaded because for some reason ...
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MAC 10.6.3 (CONTRASEÑA E IMAGEN )

BUENAS TARDES : Tengo un mas version 10.6.3 un poco antigua pero quiero actualizar por medio de ubuntu quiero dejarlo desde ceros, pero el mi pc tiene una contraseña al momento de instalar ubuntu la ...
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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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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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Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu?

Is there a MAC OS Yosemite theme for Ubuntu? I only know of eOS having such a theme, but naught for Ubuntu... Some sort of package like Mac4Lin would be good, but not a necessity.
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Meizu ubuntu / Connect to macbook per USB / Filetransfer

I have a new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu and it is not possible to mount the device on an macbook or imac. How I can transfer my music, photos etc. from/to the Ubuntu phone? I think this I quite very important ...
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Ubuntu installer freezes on Mac

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an 11,5 Macbook Pro. I created a live USB (with dd) and booted to it without a problem. (Well, the Wi-Fi doesn't work, but that seems unrelated.) When I try to ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu Usb stick on Mac [duplicate]

I have followed the instructions from various posts at the forum and I when I execute in the terminal sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m then it requires the password but ...
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFInd and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Manually partitioning 15.04 Server for RAID 0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server (15.04) on a 2012 Mac mini with two 240GB SSDs. I recognize that Macs can be tricky with EFI v. BIOS, but that's another issue. I'd like to install Ubuntu Server on ...
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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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When trying to install on Mac: “No mountable file system.”

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 - desktop. When I try to open the file, I have the following error message: NO MOUNTABLE FILE SYSTEM. What should I do to solve this problem?
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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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mac mini 2014 monitor wake up issue

My 2014 ubuntufied macmini wakes up from sleep but the monitor doesnt. i guess the mini is missing out sending a signal to it. i had the same issue in osx but after the latest update that went away ...
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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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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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Fixing brightness levels in 15.04 with systemd

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 model; MacBookPro9,2), dual-booting OS X Yosemite with Ubuntu 15.04, and I'm having an issue with the keyboard backlight brightness. Apparently this issue has been ...
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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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Can't get Ubuntu to boot from EFI in Mac

I am trying to get an old ca. 2006 macbook (technical specs here) to boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I'm on day two of this now, having wiped the hard drive numerous times and reinstalled from the disk ...
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How to change the boot menu icons + rename on my MacBook Air for a liveUSB

So I have a liveUSB with persitence installed with unetbootin from my mac (using this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwrrQ36yqM ), and it works perfectly. However, when booting my mac ...
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updates hang on download, both from gui and apt-get command - Mac Book Pro 2009, Ubuntu Precise

I recently installed Ubuntu Precise on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. I followed the instructions from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation It took quite a bit of ...
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Setting permanent MAC address in Ubuntu 14.04

Due to the unusual way my ISP set up Internet, I need to manually set up MAC address to go online. So far I've been using: sudo ifconfig eth0 down sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx sudo ...
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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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Wine, but for mac .apps? [duplicate]

Is there such a program like wine, but one that runs Mac / OSX .app(s)? I would find it very interesting to run mac .apps and see the result on such a program.
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How to install Ubuntu on Second internal drive on mac?

Basically, i have a macbook with a 2nd internal hard drive, I want to dedicate that whole 2nd drive to Ubuntu and install it just on that drive. Is it possible? I can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac with unbootable Mac OS X

I read that installing Ubuntu on Macs does something bad with some efi (?) thing so it get unusable. But my Mac can't boot off Mac OS X, so I can't fix it and install Ubuntu. What do I do?
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Live Ubuntu USB drive with persistence - headless install

I am looking for a way to make a Live USB with Persistence that can be run headless (i.e. by a bash script, therefor with no GUI interaction), either from Mac OS or Ubuntu. I need this to be able to ...
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How to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume with Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm attempting to mount a Mac OS X 10.10 shared volume via Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. I've set this up successfully between two Macs but I'm having a problem Ubuntu to Mac. I've setup the shared volume ...
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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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Unable to access NFS share from Mac OS X

I am trying to use NFS to share an external drive mounted on an Ubuntu server with a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I cannot access the mount point from the Mac. The relevant line in /etc/exports is: ...
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Screen brightness not changing Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu on my mac and when I press the brightness keys the meter shows that it it decreases but the screen brightness remains the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on iMac not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my iMac 27". I use the full install .iso with error checking returning positive with no errors on a PC, and bootable on PC, but the iMac gives me a lifeless, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...