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How to prevent the catastrophic loss of ubuntu lvm drive encryption key?

In a previous install of ubuntu, my lvm encryption pw was no longer recognized and I lost it all! This occurred on a dual boot setup on a macbook pro 2010, from when I did a drive repair from within ...
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Pls Help.. think i lost my MAC HD (despered)

So... one of this days i decided to install ubuntu on my mac mini but not with dual boot... i just installed in mac HD.So today i wanted back my OS sistem and i tryed to format the HD ( from terminal ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Mac OS X, Ubuntu dual installed incorrectly; what is the preferred way to go back and try again?

I thought I had installed rEFInd Boot Manager correctly, partitioned my Mac HD to reserve 30GB for Ubuntu, and when I rebooted my computer, I could chose between operating systems. Unfortunately, ...
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How to open a picture from Ubuntu server, via [SSH on] my laptop Macbook? [on hold]

I am currently using Macbook iterm2 for ssh connection to my ubuntu server. I am image processing via terminal and want to open the result. What whould be easist way of doing this?
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ubuntu not working

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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Configuring aluminium Mac Japanese keyboard on 15.04

I have an aluminium Mac keyboard with Japanese layout. Using System Settings -> Text Entry, I can configure it easily as a regular Mac keyboard. However a lot of the non-alphabetic keys are mapped ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1,1

So I have a following problem: I have a Mac Pro 1,1 that I got from a friend for free. It had no hard disk, so I put one in. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on it, but so far I'm getting nowhere. ...
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Ubuntu error on MBP-Retina 2015 13" I5 128GB

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on a SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB, and when I try run it on a macbook pro retina 13" de 2015 it show me this message! If I use another usb stick 2.0 it worcking but with ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it into the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and said they could ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Mac using newest version of Yosemite

The good folks at Apple are not so helpful. So, hopefully the Ubuntu community knows what to do. Using my Macbook Pro, it appear the newest version of OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) does not allow mac ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Make Xubuntu 13.10 look like Mac OSX

I am trying to make my Xubuntu Saucy look like Mac OSX. Can anyone help me out?
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Differences between installer disc images? [duplicate]

Looking at the Quantal image download site I notice two different amd64 images. What's the technical difference between ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64+mac and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64? Of course the ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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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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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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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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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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Installation of Lubuntu 14.04 fails on PowerPC iMac G3 “mount: can't find /run in /etc/fstab”

I am trying to install Lubuntu on an iMac g3 because OS 9 stinks and that is about the only way to make one of these wastes of plastics useful. I burned a disk with the power pc version of Trusty ...
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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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Problems with Mac USB Linux Loader

I have been trying to boot Ubuntu with a USB stick on my Macbook Air. I have found several tutorials for this, but all with an older version of both the Mac USB Linux Loader and Ubuntu. Even though I ...
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How to dual boot linux and mac os x leapord on ppc?

I want to run ubuntu on my imac g5..... but i also want to keep mac os x 10.5.8 leapord... dual booting seems like a good idea but does anybody know how i would go about doing this? (P.S. does adobe ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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File sharing between Mac OS and Ubuntu

I am pretty new to Ubuntu so please if you can answer to this question explicitly. I have two laptops one is running on MAC OS X 10.8.5 (OS X Mountain Lion) and the other one running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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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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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on early 2011 Macbook pro using USB Stick: ''i8042 No Controller''

I have an early 2011 macbook pro. My primary hard drive location has a mac os X yosemite installation. I replaced the optical drive with a secondary hard drive, which has two partitions created with ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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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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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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what are the issues if any when installing Ubuntu only OS on a 2009 MacBook pro

I have recently purchased a MacBook pro cause I like the way it is built...but only want Ubuntu to run it. are there drivers and such to make it all work right?
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Does Not Recognize Mac OS X During Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) alongside Yosemite. Using this handy guide, I installed rEFInd and made a bootable USB drive. I had some problems starting the ...
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Java Oracle Installation /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file

Hi I've been trying for 1 day to get Oracle Java running on Ubuntu. I have a powermac g5 with Ubuntu 12.04 ppc64. uname -a : Linux LK37 3.2.0-53-powerpc64-smp #81-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 21:17:14 UTC ...
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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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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 very slow to start booting Ubuntu

Noobie Alert! Actually I already run Ubuntu on both my laptops as it gets more bang for my buck than Windoze. However I have just become the proud owner of a Mac Pro 1.1. Big thing with 5gb of ...
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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 ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Installing ubuntu on Mac Mini using refind: Do I use Logical or Primary for Ubuntu partition?

I'm trying to setup a dual boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and OS X using refind. I shrunk the OS X partition and have freed up enough space for Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to create the Ubuntu partition, but I'm ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 2,2

I currently have an old Macbook Pro 2,2. I'm typically a PC user (so I'm VERY new to Mac computers), but was given the Mac laptop to convert into a Linux computer. I wanted to know if it's possible to ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: how to? [duplicate]

I;m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on an iMac9,1 (with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) running a Mac os X 10.5.8. I burned the dvd smoothly. However after that, I'm not able to install Ubuntu after that. ...
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No NETWORK for any Linux (guests) on Mac (host) with VirtualBox

In my company I have a mac hosting an official VirtualBox 4.3.22. There is an official guest Win7 with NAT-network configured and working. I tried any linux distro (Ubuntu 14.10, Kubuntu, Mint, ...