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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upgrate to yosemite than upgrade from refit to refind

I had Mac OS X 10.8, Linux and Windows XP triple boot in refit. I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. The refit screen disappeared. I used command cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh Then refit screen comes but ...
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spoofed mac address changes when trying to connect to network

So I need to spoof my mac address to access a network. I can spoof it fine with the ifconfig commands, but when I try to connect to the network it gets reset back to the default mac address. Changing ...
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How can I restore my documents from a Time Machine backup?

I'm currently transitioning from OS X, and aside from finding replacement programs, what I miss the most about OS X is the use of the Time Machine feature. I currently have a drive that I used for ...
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Failure installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Mac Pro cylinder: Cannot mount /dev/loop0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the latest version of the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a black mini trash can). I basically followed the instructions on Installing on a Mac Pro - Cylinder (Late ...
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ZOMBIE project: Ubuntu 14 on g3 snow iMac

trying to revive a sturdy working snow iMac to give away. (sacrilege! installing Ubuntu on a Mac!) yes. monitor works, I see command code during upgrade. after restarting, blue screen Lubuntu 14.04 ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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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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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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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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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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Remove Grub Loader from Mac - USB Thumbdrive installation

I installed Linux from one bootable USB thumbdrive onto another bootable thumbdrive. That works. However, now my Macbook Air boots to "error: no such device: XXXXXXX... grub rescue>". If I hold ...
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Booting for IMac with only ubuntu on it

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac and removed the os x completely. Now my Ubuntu freezes repeatedly after installing the first patch of updates. I am trying to re-install Ubuntu again from the ...
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Why is there no +mac download for 32 bit systems or for GNOME?

When I was first toying with 64 bit Ubuntu I was led to try the +mac version of the installer and that solved some problems for me. Now however, I want to use GNOME; and want the 32bit version. ...
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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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Setting display on iMac 5K Retina

I'm currently running ubuntu within Parallels Desktop on my 27" iMac 5k Retina Display. Within the Display preferences in ubuntu, the resolution is "locked" as "Built-in Display" and the resolution is ...
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Randomizing host name and mac address on boot

I'm trying to set up a startup script to randomize my hostname and mac address on boot. Here is the script http://pastebin.com/qatdtbVH The random mac address is working fine, but the hostname ...
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I want to run commands after logging into the remote server using shh

#! /bin/bash read -p 'Username: ' user read -p 'IP: ' ip ssh "$user"@"$ip" osascript -e ' tell app "System Events" to display "Hello world"' This file will be ran automatically so it's not like ...
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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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arp -a shows my router has the same mac as a phone?

I've just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I'm having a very strange issue which I haven't been able to find out much information on (most likely due to lack of understanding). Anyway, long story ...
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How to create an Ubuntu bootable USB for a nonworking Macbook FROM a PC running Windows 7

This question is unique in that there are several available tutorials for using a Mac to create a PC-bootable Ubuntu USB, but no tutorials to create a Mac-bootable USB using a PC. I am attempting to ...
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How do I move the System Settings icon to the right. Or at least duplicate it to the right

What I want is the System Settings icon to look like Mac. That is the only thing that takes away the feeling of it being one. thanks!
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Where is 64-bit Mac (AMD64) version now?

Sometime ago on on download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) was an option for download "64-bit Mac (AMD64) version". Why it was deleted?
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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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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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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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sudo dpkg fails when trying to install wifi driver (on mac)

I finally created a persistent USB that runs on Mac, after a couple of weeks of failure after failure. However, now, I've run into the problem that the wifi doesn't work (because Ubuntu doesn't have ...
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Anyone know how to get rid of sound delay? (JBL speakers)

I have a JBL pulse, and I'd like to know how to get rid of the delay because it's about 3-5 seconds and bothers me. I am currently using a mac and if anyone could help me that would be great :) ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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control of ARP table update

Searching for a shortcut to update arp table Hi Ubuntu, I'm building a transparent Squid Proxy and using ebtables to DNAT received traffic (http requests from client browsers) to my local MAC ...
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Authenticate Ubuntu against OS X 10.9 Server: No passwd entry for user 'user'

I'm a computer tech at a school and having some issues. We're an all-Mac district running OS X Server 10.9. I have some Core Duo iMacs that are too old to run OS X, but they're perfectly good ...
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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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VNC Mac to Ubuntu on Trusted Network

I am only interested in getting into my system on my LAN. I've got my firewall set up so that it blocks incoming packets that are not from the LAN. I can SSH into my Ubuntu machine but I can't VNC ...
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Screen Problem on Ubuntu 14.04(mac)

Hello I have a macbook pro and i have currently only ubuntu 14.04 on it (i have instaled it is'nt on VM it is my OSX is deleted and ubuntu is installed) but the problem is evreything is in mini format ...
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Apple Ibook g4 1,2GHz with Lubuntu sound and wifi not working

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr on my old Mac laptop. Unfortunately, I can't get any sound, and wifi doesn't seem to work either. Is there any way for me to work the thing out?
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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I've tried installing ubuntu to my mac with rEFIT but it doesnt boot up with it and I dont have the “Install ubuntu alongside osx” button

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside with my mac for hours please help me it doesnt boot up with my mac and when I boot it with ubuntu disk (from holding c while its still booting up) I dont have ...
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Is there any command line equivalent for “Edit Connection” GUI?

I found that there are at least three methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Method (1): Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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Connection problem if I enable “Cloned MAC Address” on my Wifi

My wlan0 "Device MAC address" is: OO:OO:OO:OO:OO:OO, in "Edit Connection" window "Cloned MAC address" was empty. I entered a new MAC address in this field: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX. and saved it. After that ...
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Problem in mounting Ubuntu ISO file [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in a macbook pro, but when I try to open the file appears a text that say that this system of archive cant be mounted, and if I burn it in a dvd and try it, says that the ...
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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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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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Ubuntu macbook touchpad

i just want to make my touchpad on ubuntu 14.04 just like mac. I set everything up except for one thing. I want my touchpad to do the following things: 1 Finger, tap: Just move the "mouse" and ...
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problems getting files that are locked of a dead mac HDD

i got a 2008 mac book pro that boots but will not show any thing on the built in screen or the external one either. so i looked at it as dead, but the HDD still works properly. i got it mounted on ...
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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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Ubuntu Single Boot on Mac Mini (late 2011)

HDD of my Mac Mini (2011) died. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it -- single boot from a USB. So, I replaced the HDD with a working disk and created a bootable USB drive as mentioned here: ...
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Macchanger timed automatic (wlan0)

how can I make it so that every hour macchanger shuts off wlan0, changes mac address (macchanger) and turns wlan0 back on - repeat?
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Mac remote desktop (xrdp) to Ubuntu middle click

I have xrdp installed on a few Ubuntu 12.04 machines. I can access it from both Win7 and Mac OSX using the standard MS remote desktop client however, I can't seem to figure out how to copy/paste on ...
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Can I revert to OS X after installing Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu to my Mac but I want to make sure that I can get back to OS X whenever I want. I also wonder that if I can switch OSes with something like bootcamp? (for example you can ...