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Persistance in bootable Ubuntu USB

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04. I use it in my mac but every time I reboot, I lose all settings Ive made. (resolution, wifi password, files, etc) What can i do to fix it? Also I cannot access ...
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“[Firmware Bug]: ioapic 2 has no mapping iomm” after kernel update

I'm on a macbook pro and I installed ubuntu alongside osx, it works really well except the handling of lid closure, so I upgraded the kernel to 4.4.8 in order to see if it can fix the problem. In ...
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Ubuntu does not boot - Mac OSX El Capitan

I want to boot Ubuntu 16.04 in an environment of Mac OX El Capitan. I followed Rod's answer in Dual Boot Mac El Captain along with Ubuntu 14.04 , but I am still having a problem. I disabled the SIP ...
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Imac ubuntu microphone not working

My microphone doesn't work. I have tried everything. I have tried to fix it in alsamixer, but nothing works. I have also used pavucontrol and its still not working. I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a ...
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Dual Boot Mac El Captain along with Ubuntu 14.04

Due to lots of old stuff in the archive, I am little bit confused. How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to my IMac with MacOS El Captain. Is it necessary to use Refit? What about direct installing from an ...
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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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Wireless stop working after MAC change

I am trying to spoof MAC with ifconfig wlan down macchanger --random wlan ifconfig wlan up MAC changes, but internet stops working. If I try to reconnect to wi-fi network, than internet begin to ...
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My mac hangs after finishing the installation

This is my 3rd time reinstalling ubuntu and I keep getting this message "no catching mode page found" and "assuming drive cache write through, "reboot; restarting
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Reliability of Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook Air >=2013-mid? [on hold]

I want to replace my OS X on Macbook Air 2013-mid with Ubuntu 16.04, so no boot-camp because limited SDD. I know the thread EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd and here old overview about ...
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Ubuntu Live USB showing completely black screen

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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Mac bootloader failure to install

I have a 2007 Imac with a broken hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on am external hard drive to boot from. I made an install CD that works fine. I get to the end of the installer each time ...
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What and where are backup files for Ubuntu install of LVM installation? (MBR, VG, LV)

SUCCESS; WILL CLEAN THIS POST SOON..... HISTORY: Ubuntu Install Helps Destroy MAC I have a Mac with OSX and wanted to install Ubuntu Studio on a 40GB USB drive. By carelessness (and being a victim ...
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What exactly is written to disk with an LVM basic install on 1T drive?

I need to reverse an LVM install to an Intel MAC 1T disk, if possible. Even if it's not possible, I still want to know what exactly is written to the disk after pvcreate, vgcreate and lvcreate are ...
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Will 16.04 Support Wlan driver of Mac air?

I can boot 14.04 and 16.04 on external HDD with my Macbook air 2013-mid. However, I cannot get the network settings work: no wlan and not even usb tethering from my phone. I run lspci -nnk | grep ...
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How to Restore Ubuntu 14.04 kernel and Replace `bcmwl-kernel-source`?

I followed unsuccessfully an advice in the thread Will 16.04 Support Wlan driver of Mac air? and run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get autoremove How can ...
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Writing ubuntu img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on USB on Mac

I've followed these instructions to the letter: hdiutil convert /path/to/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o /path/to/target.img Terminal gives the error message Cannot execute binary file.
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Macbook Air Touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air. Everything is working great except for one thing. The touchpad behaves slightly different than what it does on the Macbook. In OSX I can move the ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15 Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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How to Post threads [migrated]

How can I post a thread on a Ubuntu forum? Also, what the hell is a Tag? I can't even ask a question without going to school for questions.
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What is the correct way to share directories in Mac and Ubuntu with correct permissions?

In VirtualBox, what is the best way to share a directory between an OS X host and Ubuntu guest? Host: Mac OS X 10.7.3 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 Guest has a shared directory mounted via VirtualBox settings ...
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Installing gfortran and mpich for a new Ubuntu user

I am a long-term Mac user who is considering switching to Ubuntu. I am not a system guru. I program in fortran and mpi for cfd applications on high-performance computers. I am considering ...
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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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why I have to use a replacement for Mac OS X Terminal on Mac?

During my work, I use Ubuntu, but sometimes I work at home with Mac OS. My question is following: When I connect to the cluster (with Ubuntu) with my Mac terminal and compile package, eg. VTK, I ...
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Cannot connect as Guest to ubuntu usershare from MAC OSX Yosemite?

I cannot connect to my shared folders on my Ubuntu server from my Mac. My Windows computer can connect without any problems. Giving Ubuntu credentials as opposed to using "Anonymous" used to work, ...
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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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MacPro GPU upgrade compatibility [duplicate]

I am going to upgrade the GPU in my MacPro 3,1 (early 2008). For now I have GeForce 8800 GT and I want to upgrade it to GeForce GTX 970. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and would like to know if there are ...
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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 to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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Is anyone got Ubuntu Mate PPC working properly on a 2004 eMac G4?

I have got a 2005 17" CRT eMac G4 with 512k ram running 10.4 Tiger and I am thinking of putting Ubuntu Mate on it. I already use it on my Raspberry Pi and on some old intel based notebooks at work (I ...
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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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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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How do I get wireless internet working after duel booting Ubuntu/mac OS X [duplicate]

I just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 along side the mac operating system. The only problem now is my computer is not detecting any kind of wireless networks while using ubuntu I'm not that ...
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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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Migrating iphoto library to Ubuntu

What's the best way to migrate an iPhoto library to linux So I have approx. 80,000 photos on an external Mac OSX journaled HDD that have been used with iphoto 6 (yes its old!), I now need to migrate ...
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can't install ubuntu on mac

I'm going to start by describing my configuration. MacBook Pro mid 2012 13 inches, ubuntu live Usb containing the following files, boot.iso bootX64..efi. Now that that is over with, here is the ...
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How to admin samba 4 domain controller from Mac client

That's my question. I want to admin a ubuntu samba 4 domain controller from mac the same way (as it's possible) i do it with windows with RSAT. Can I do it? Does anybody knows any tool? Thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Screen turns black on MacPro 3,1

I was using a 3D modeling software when a white dialogue box appeared with no buttons or anything on it. After trying to close it I restarted my PC but screen turned black after boot process. No ...
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How to install(not live cd!) Ubuntu on USB flash that will be bootable on mac

I have a mac book pro 13 retina. I have 2 USB flash drives. I've uploaded a live usb image of Ubuntu on the first flash drive and it works. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the second flash drive ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO on Mac OS X Lion?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop iso and I'm trying to burn it to a disc to install onto a Windows Vista Laptop but it keeps giving me an error saying that It couldn't be burned properly because ...
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Installing ubuntu on a Mac OS X V10.3.4

I have an old PowerBook G4 17" which will no longer do hardly anything, period. It has Mac OS X V10.3.4 and will not update. It will not go to anywhere except to an Apple site. I would like to ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LST (64 bit) on Mid 2014 macbook pro

I follow the directions on the ubuntu website (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx) to create a bootable USB stick. I then restarted my mac and tried to boot up the ...
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How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
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How to copy data from a Mac formatted hard drive to local hard drive [duplicate]

I am a Windows user and new to Ubuntu, the reason I installed Ubuntu because I need to copy data from a Mac formatted (3.5" internal) hard drive (hd) (via an USB hard drive enclosure) to local hard ...
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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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Why do I have to edit xorg.conf to get onboard crt display to work on my old Imac G3 400mhz?

When I turn on the system, the lubuntu boot screen shows just fine, but when the logon screen pops up, the screen shuts off. only whenever I plug in an external monitor, I could get a display. It ...
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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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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt while installing Ubuntu 15.10 on Mac El Capitan

I chose to download and install Ubuntu 15.10 instead of chossing the long-term support version, which is 14.04.4. So I followed an instruction which tells how to make a live USB (here) and ...