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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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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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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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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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 do I get my Apple Mighty Mouse to work on Ubuntu 12.04 PPC edition?

I had some trouble pairing the device but I finally got it to pair. So far, only the mouse cursor and the scroll wheel work. When I try to click, it doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated. ...
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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 avoid shutdown freeze on a MAc with Ubuntu 12.04?

I just installed my old MacBook white with a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 as single OS on the machine, all runs pretty good, but every time I shut it down or restart the machine gets stuck in the "ubuntu ....." ...
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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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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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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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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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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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PC BIOS doesn't “see” iso image

I've searched the previous issues thoroughly and don't see the problem I'm encountering. I'm trying to boot an older Dell 32-bit Intel machine from an ubuntu ISO dvd. The curve ball is that I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Extracting data from Mac OS resource forks

I have some data in old Mac OS resource forks/files that I would like to resurrect. What tools exist on Linux that would allow me to peruse and extract individual resources from the resource forks of ...
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Trouble with booting from DVD on a Mac

So I just downloaded the latest edition of Ubuntu 32 bit onto a blank DVD. I went through the whole disk terminal and set it up the way the website showed. However when I inserted the disk it said it ...
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USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
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Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
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“operation is not supported” when creating a bootable USB on MAC

The command I'm using is: sudo dd if=/Users/Ben/Desktop/ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.dmg of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m It then says that the operation is not supported.
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Bootable Ubuntu Studio USB flash drive is reported to be not readable on Mac OS X

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and I'm trying to set up my computer to dual boot with Ubuntu Studio. In order to create a bootable USB flash drive with the installer, I followed the steps from this ...
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Install ubuntu on external drive to boot on iMac and PC's

I'd like to install ubuntu on an external HD I just bought. The downside of it is that one of the computers I might boot the external ubuntu HD is an iMac 21". If I install ubuntu from a PC, will it ...
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Change the bootload so it is linke bootcamp

Hi I have installed bootcamp in the past and love the way it boots quickly and automatically to macOS and only if you hit a button during the boot it presents you with an option to load windows. Can ...
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Create bootable flash drive on mac for PC

I've got a PC with a crashed HD, which I am replacing with a new HD. I want to create a bootable flash drive ubuntu to install ubuntu on that PC. Obviously I can't do that on the dead PC and the only ...
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How can I run ubuntu 12.10 on a MBP running Lion?

I'm new to linux and was wondering if I could get some help. I have the CD and rEFIt on my comp. I have installed Ubuntu and even got through the set up. But when I restarted my machine and selected ...
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Synergy with Wired Computer

I have a MACBook (OS 10.6) and a PC (Windows XP)sharing Keyboard and Mouse through SYNERGY. Up until now they have done it thorugh the wireless network - flawlessly, but I 'm getting ready to have ...
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Step 3 of the 'booting from usb' (mac)

When I copy and paste the download into terminal and then copy and paste the example after it, it should comvert from an iso file to an img file. It just says on terminal 'permission denied'. Not sure ...