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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Wired Ethernet on Mac Mini with ubuntu 16.04

I installed 16.04 as a double boot on my 2011 Mac Mini and all seemed to work - until I tried to connect to my network (wired and wireless). I get the message that the connection is established after ...
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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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Ubuntu on Macbook Pro11,4

I have a mid-2015 Retina Macbook Pro (11,4). I want to dual boot Ubuntu alongside MacOSX. Since the hardware is almost the same as the 11,3 will the instructions for that work on the 11,4? If not, ...
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I think I lost my MAC HD (despered)

So, one of these 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 system and I tried to format the HD ( from terminal ) ...
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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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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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MacBookPro11,3 wifi issue with Ubuntu 16.04

Good Day All, I have been having issues getting wifi to work in Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBookPro11,3. Installation of the Broadcom drivers found here leads to dependency issues. If anyone has any ...
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MacBookPro11,3 Thunderbolt Ethernet issue with Ubuntu 16.04

Good Day All, I have been having issues getting Thunderbolt ethernet to work in Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBookPro11,3. If anyone has any experience with this issue, I would appreciate the help! Regards, ...
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rEFIt Not Working with Ubuntu 12.04/MacOS dual boot after upgrade to El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 and the version of MacOS 10.7.2 Lion and I've always been using it no problem, so I didn't update to any of the newer versions of Yosemite, Mavericks, etc. On this Mac, ...
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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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Fixing smb login, disk permissions, and remote access

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to replace my hackintosh setup because my ZFS drive had slow connections. Since switching over, data seems to be transferring much smoother so I'm very happy. However,...
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Installed Xenial on Mac Mini mid-2011. No options in EFI boot menu

The install went well. I've had to download b43updated.zip with firmware for the wireless network card, otherwise it's fine except for one other issue: Ubuntu boots Alt during boot doesn't show ...
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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 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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Completed PDF Form not Visible on Other Computer

I filled out a form for my supervisor using Evince in Ubuntu 14.04 but she can't see my (typed) signature line and date. I can see it fine in both Evince and the Gmail viewer. She is using Adobe ...
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How do I type [ and \ with a Mac keyboard?

I am using a Mac with an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion. The keyboard setting of Ubuntu is as follows: And the preview is not exactly ...
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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence [closed]

I'm trying to create a live USB that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. I've attempted to follow the ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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Ubuntu Install Wont start Mac mini

My problem is, that I deleted the whole disk before installing windows on the machine, but it caused more problems, than it solved. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 (the computer doesn't meet the ...
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Wifi Ubuntu Mac

I have a Ubuntu PC and I want to send data to a Mac via Wifi. The best solution would be to have a sharing directory regardless from the Wifi I'm connected to. I didn't find any solution for the ...
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How to select default EFI boot entry from within Ubuntu (MacPro)

I have a Mac with Ubuntu, OSX and Windows (booting with rEFIt). I need a way to select which OS to boot on the next reboot. I can do that from within OSX and Windows (through Bootcamp) but I also need ...
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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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Upgrading to 11.10 on a Macbook 4,1? [duplicate]

So i want to run ubuntu on my old Macbook 4,1 from 2008 so i installed 11.04 natty and it all seems to work decently (except the touchpad being really unresponsive) but i want to upgrade it to ...
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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 download packages on Mac OS X to install to ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 16.04 LTS and a mac. I would like to know how could I do to downloads packages on my mac with internet to transfer it to my ubuntu without internet at work. I need packagees like eclipse ...
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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: on Ubuntu everything is ok and when I execute shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 ...
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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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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last one,...
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Ubuntu install problem on triple boot iMac

I have tried to install Ubuntu as a triple boot on my mac alongside OS X and Windows 10. I have made a bootable USB stick from an iso file, and when I restarted my mac while holding in the option ...
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Ubuntu install problem. Black/purple screen

I really need help, please. Im trying to start a bootable usb stick that has ubuntu on it to install it, and after that black screen with some options in the top, left corner where i press the second ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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16.04 in virtual environment

Running Ubuntu 16.04 in a (iMac) Parallels virtual environment, how do I access my Seagate Personal Cloud. In the Mac I can see it as Personal Cloud in Finder, but cannot seem to identify it in Ubuntu'...
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ubuntu usb not showing as mac bootable :(

I have currently the old old mac desktop or whatever it is called. Using os 10.4.11 and cannot be upgraded anymore. I decided to install ubuntu and followed the guide here http://computers.tutsplus....
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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 I install .pkg files?

A private bank has its net-banking facility provided with a software. Only when I install the software I will be able to use the facility. Now they have different versions of the software for Windows ...
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wifi problem on MacBook pro early 2015 running Ubuntu LTS 16.04

Abstract: Ubuntu detects wireless interface, but menu does not show any wireless network. Details: I have installed Ubuntu on MacBook pro early 2015. The appropriate drivers for my wifi are ...
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No internet despite being able to connect to network / 16.04 LTS / 2008 Black Macbook (Blackbook)

I'm trying to breath some life into an old macbook of mine and I thought I'd do that with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit. Everything seems to be running fine but I'm unable to connect to the internet via wifi....
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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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...