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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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Ubuntu 14.04 single install not booting Mac Pro 4.1

So this is what has happened so far... I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 Mac version and now the Intel version on my Mac Pro 4.1. Installation succeeded each time yet when I restart the computer it ...
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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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IPTABLES > MAC Filtering

I am newbie. I tried DHCP Mac filtering is not enough to secure our networks and I think iptables will... This is my concept: I set a new laboratory (LAB) network. My other network is connected to a ...
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Is there way to check if users use Ubuntu Desktop amd64 or amd64+mac?

I believe uname -a on installation from both regular 64-bit and mac iso outputs the same info string. Is there way to tell apart their architectures?
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can't detect my wifi network ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 32bit on my iMac (21 inch). I can see some networks, both wep and wpa, but not mine and some others. mine is on channel 13, I think is that the problem. I've tried ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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My ubuntu installation directory is not bootable on my intel mac

I have a intel mac, I previously had linux mint, I wanted to switch to ubuntu I made a usb install disk using UNetBootin and it boots fine, but I install it to my hard drive, but when I go to the boot ...
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How can I tell ubuntu to ignore mouse movements while clicking?

I've got a Macbook Air and am trying out ubuntu on it. One thing that is really annoying is the behavior of the trackpad. Macs have those click-pads, where you have to press down the whole trackpad ...
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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 get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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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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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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MAC Hard Drive in Ubuntu

How to mount a MAC OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) Hard Drive in Ubuntu? I use this HD as Time machine for my mac book backup, also I have some other files in it. But when I connected to my Dell ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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Mac with NO internal hard Drive/brokenEfi and ubuntu

a few years ago I got an old Mac (2009 version). I tried to fix it but I gave up after days of workimg. Last week i tried it once again. It seems that there is no (totally broken, I dont know) Hardd ...
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Following Symbolic Links with AFP Share

We have a networked Ubuntu machine currently sharing a folder via AFP to our staff MacBooks. I've added a second drive, automounted it via fstab and made it read and write by default. I've created ...
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Samba Slow between Mac and Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am having trouble with speed of access between iMacs running Mavericks and an Ubuntu Server using Samba. The server (12.04) is running on a former Dell PC with 3Gb RAM and a 2.8Ghz Pentium server. ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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Preparing to install Ubuntu hangs on Mac

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, the 5,5. I have one SSD and one hybrid drive, with 8GB of memory. I am installing the 64-bit Precise Pangolin from a DVD onto my hybrid drive, as OSX lives on my SSD. ...
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PPC boot screen is basically white noise

I'm trying to boot a PowerBook G4 from a USB. I managed to get through the openfirmware shenanigans, and just when I thought I was in the clear, a bunch of orange warning text scrolled across the ...
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Creating an Ubuntu boot drive boot-able on Mac from Ubuntu?

Is there any way to create an Ubuntu boot drive compatible with a Mac computer without using said Mac to create it? I tried using the boot drive I usually use, but that did not work. My friend's Mac ...
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Macbook Pro 5,3 - Install Problems - 12.04.4

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my MBP 5,3, however I have run into some issues regarding the process. Attempting to fix the second is made more difficult by my fix for the first, so ...
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How to save individual session on Ubuntu when remote login through RDP?

I have my Ubuntu installed on VMs, and I have Mac and Windows on my laptop. I frequently RDP to my Ubuntu, and it's really irritating when I have to open everything again after I login. Is there a way ...
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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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How can I fix the graphical mode on Ubuntu 12.04 on PowerPC G4

Recently I got install Ubuntu on a Mac with the alternate-powerpc version, but at every start up the display shows that there is a problem with my graphical adapter and display and the system is ...
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Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
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Exception: 300 at tumbler_detect_headphone+0x1c/0x50 on iMac G4

I've made a live CD of Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from here, which I'm trying to run on my iMac G4. However, upon typing live into the command line at boot, the nice startup screen shows up (with the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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Using iMac running Ubuntu as a display for a Mac Mini

I have an iMac running Ubuntu, and a Mac Mini running OSX. I would like to use my iMac as a display for the Mac Mini by using using a target-disk mode equivalent for Ubuntu. I have my iMac and Mac ...
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Not recognizing USB key board

I am trying to load ubuntu server from a disk to an older Mac mini. I have a dell key board that connects by USB and it is not being recognized to type in any commands. Any advice would be great. ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Can you 'mount' an Ubuntu Touch (nexus 4/7) device as a disk?

Is it possible to mount a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 which is running the latest Ubuntu Touch dev preview as a disk via USB with MTP or similar? I can adb and/or ssh into these devices, no problem, but I ...
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How can I mount my Mac Superdrive? Running 13.04 on a mac mini

I have been running 13.04 for the last few months with few issues. Just had cause to use my Superdrive, and I can't seem to get Ubuntu to see it. If I try to insert a disk, the drive will not accept ...
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Issues during install

After I boot onto my USB disk, ubuntu seems to start up okay, but after selecting a language, and then choosing to install 3rd party software, it seems to hang for a moment, and then goes to a ...
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Using Synergy between Mac OS X and Ubuntu 13.04

I'm having problems between Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mac Mini) and Ubuntu 13.04 (HP Pavilion DM1 Laptop). The former being the server and the latter, the client. I cannot utilise Synergy if the HP-DM1 is ...
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Finished Install 13.04 on my Mac but can't boot on it

After installing the ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air(with usb disk), I press my power key on my mac an hold on the "option" button an comes out only the "Macintosh HD" and "Windows"(and i didn't setup ...
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Dual Boot Mac / Ubuntu Mac Single User Mode?

I have a MacBook Air running Mac Mountain Lion on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other. Whenever it takes me to the ubuntu startup option of: Ubuntu More Ubuntu Details Mac 32-bit Mac ...
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Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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Gnome shell: how do I map super-tab to app switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 under Parallels on a macbook8,1. I have a Norwegian keyboard, so I have set the alt key to choose 3rd level, so I can acces square and curly brackets (like on the mac). ...
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WiFi and sound not working and trackpad acting strange on Macbook 5,2 with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm pretty much completely new to Ubuntu but felt like I wanted to explore it to see what all the fuzz was about so I went through the hassle on installing it on a 32gb partition on my mid 2009 ...
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Trying to install ubuntu on mac. Black SCreen of DEATH

There is no purple screen. Straight to black screen with endless blinking cursor. All of the solutions to this black screen suggest that I see a purple screen before this black one. Is there a way ...
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Why can't I get Ubuntu to work on my G5 Powermac?

I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work for literally days now on my new G5 Powermac. I've read up on some things but I'm new to Macs. I've downloaded the ISO file and burned it to a CD using ...
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Can I make an existing Live USB Persistent?

I'd really love to make my Ubuntu USB persistent. I've tried every possible thing on the internet I could find that I was able to do. (I'm on OS X.) I've gone through easily 36 hours of constant ...