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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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How can I list created virtual machines in virtualbox and start them with root?

I installed Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Macbook Pro. I installed cpufrequtils and its indicator under Ubuntu, but they don't start correctly when I restart Ubuntu in Virtualbox. So I guess I should ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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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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imac 5.1 late 2006 ubuntu installation

I have an iMac 5,1 (late 2006 model 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo running OS lion). I've installed refind and I am trying to install ubuntu linux 14.04.3 LTS (32bit version) from my USB. This is the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Second time I've been trying to Install Ubuntu on my Mac, I received this and got stuck on this screen

Here is the error message: I did a hard reboot and when I hold opt I see, my mac partition and a partition that says Windows. My Ubuntu Partition is nowhere to be found.
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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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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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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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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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Mac Like Keyboard for Ubuntu

I work with lot of Devanagari text - my Macbook started showing blue screen of death because of GPU issues, its a good machine and I did not want to spend another 2k so decided to wipe OSX Clean and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a IMac G5

I have an old iMac g5 and it can't be upgraded anymore for OS X so I wanted to put Ubuntu on it. I just can't figure it out. I had watched a video that told me to look for Boot Camp Assistance but it ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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How to connect Ubuntu system to mac OS computers on ethernet LAN?

I have a local network in the house that has Apple computers with Mac OS on it, except the Ubuntu 14.04.3 system I now have on one computer (an Intel Macmini). The mac's connect using either IP ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 14 next to Mac OS X?

I would love to have Ubuntu but I would also like to keep my Mac. Is there anyway I can just put Ubuntu on a USB stick and then whenever I want to use Ubuntu just plug in the USB and use it.
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Install Ubuntu on Mac with non-EFI GPU

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (4,1) with a non-EFI NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 GPU on which I'd like to install Ubuntu. I've created install media using the instructions here, (tried USB and DVD) but when I attempt ...
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Upgrading OLD model Mac Mini A1176 (32bit firmware) to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking for answers here. I've tried a number of options. I have an A1176 mac, I'd like it to run the latest stable version of Ubuntu (Trusty Tahr) on account that it will only run Snow Leopard, ...
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MAC OSX like offline dictionary on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.10

I have seen this Mac OS X-like built-in dictionary in Ubuntu question's answer but goldendict is no more compatible with 14.04. It's dependencies can't be resolved due to older version. MAC OSx has a ...
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MacBook Pro 12,1 Trackpad Issues

I am a little lost here. I have removed xserver-xorg-inputs-synaptics and installed xserver-xorg-inputs-mtrack for my MBP trackpad, however I can't get the driver to be loaded because for some reason ...
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Meizu ubuntu / Connect to macbook per USB / Filetransfer

I have a new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu and it is not possible to mount the device on an macbook or imac. How I can transfer my music, photos etc. from/to the Ubuntu phone? I think this I quite very important ...
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Networking disabled after resuming from suspend in 14.04 LTS

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS onto my MacBook Pro Mid-2014, which is now plagued with driver problems. Damn you Apple and restrictive marketing in general. One of my main annoyances is ...
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mac mini 2014 monitor wake up issue

My 2014 ubuntufied macmini wakes up from sleep but the monitor doesnt. i guess the mini is missing out sending a signal to it. i had the same issue in osx but after the latest update that went away (...
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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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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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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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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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Use Zentyal on Virtualbox with Mac Mini host… Crazy?

We are looking at upgrading our current server system in my school. Right now we have Zentyal 3.* running on a standard desktop PC. We never upgraded since we didn't want to break anything on the ...
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Can Linux-burned Installers boot on iMacs?

I know a version of this question has been answered concerning Windows, but I'm looking to burn a Linux installer.iso within Ubuntu on a PC, then boot the installer on my 2006 Intel iMac. The reason ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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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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ISO to IMG converting error

I'm having trouble converting, with the following output only a single input file can be specified. Anyone know where the issue is? NAMEZs-air:~ NAMEZ$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /Users/NAMEZ/...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...