Questions relating to Apple's Macbook. Use this tag if you have trouble installing or using Ubuntu on the Apple Macbook. Please use the macbook-air or macbook-pro tag if the question is Macbook Air or Macbook Pro Specific.

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macbook 3.1 late '07 os10.5.8 & ubu 12.04.5 dual boot problems

so, hi guys.Here's the problem: @ first, optical drive on mac doesn't work, so booting from live cd is out of q. second, tried to boot from bootable usb iso img, says something along lines of firmware ...
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Macbook 5,1 with Ubuntu 14.04 goes black after waking from Suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook 5,1 and when I close the lid to suspend it for any amount of time my computer just goes black or freezes at the login screen. On the few occasions this hasn't ...
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Download on a MacBook [duplicate]

Currently, I'm taking Introduction to Linux from the Linux Foundation via edX. I need to do my course Labs using a distribution of Linux. I have a 2008 MacBook, which is upgraded to 4GB RAM and a new ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot system OSX,Windows 7,and Ubuntu,which took me 2 weeks to make it,i boot with rEFInd and Grub2 menu and now i dicovered i don't need windows anymore so what's the ...
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enable multitouch gesture on Mac using Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new on using Linux, however I have started using linux by installing UBUNTU on my mac machine. But i couldnt use all the mac trackpad gesture on UBUNTU. It would be great if anyone of you ...
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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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Cannot join wireless networks on Ubuntu 14.10. Macbook pro 7.1

I've got an Ubuntu 14.10 live usb I'm fiddling with. At some point in the 12.xx cycle my wifi started getting funky in Ubuntu, and it's never recovered. I've got a mid-2010 Macbook pro (7.1) using ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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How to boot from USB containing full ubuntu installation on a MacBook

I know this question has been answered earlier, but none of the answers were clear enough for a newbie in Ubuntu. So the problem is I have installed Ubuntu on a flash drive, using another flash drive, ...
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Having trouble booting into Ubuntu on macbook air (mid-2012)

so I am extremely new to all this, so please excuse my ignorance:) I have a macbook air (mid 2012) and I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 via usb and I'm having trouble with it all. I've installed ...
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Converting back to Mac OSX [closed]

My friend recently took my early 2007 MacBook and replaced OS X with Ubuntu. I need OS X back. I have the .iso for OS X Lion, now what? Please help, as my knowledge of computers is limited.
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3d accelerated virtualization with 14.10 on macbook 11,1 (Intel Iris Graphics 5100)

Has someone managed to get KVM, vmware or virtualbox running including 3d acceleration on ubuntu 14.10 yet? I'm on a macbook 11,1 (2014) with Intel Core i7-4578U and Intel Iris Graphics 5100. I need ...
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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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Creating Bootable USB from Mac

I am Macbook user and I am on current Yosemite OS X. I followed the directions provided on this http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx ... however I get errors. ...
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Intel GPU error on 2008 macbooks

After writing this all out I realize that its long as hell, so I've gone through and split everything into sections. BACKGROUND: A few years into owning my macbook I decided Mac OS was beginning not ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on White Clamshell Macbook 7,1

I installed the latest version of Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 on to my white mid-2010 macbook 7,1 and am getting some weird graphics issues (missing characters on strings and generally glitchy windows), ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu from Macbook 3.1

I am trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a macbook 3.1 and have been unable to get it to boot from either a dvd or a USB stick. It always boots from the HDD into OS X. I have tried holding down the ...
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Grub not responding

I ran into a problem after installing Ubuntu without rEFInd on my Macbook Air 2013 11". I used my macbook's own bootloader to install it, and everything worked fine (I could use the USB drive to boot ...
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First boot fail -Dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 / MacBook Pro Late 2011 / rEFInd

I have followed The recommended online instructions to the letter. Everything with my dual-boot set up on my MacBook Pro has gone according to plan. When I am finally ready to launch the OS, it hangs ...
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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...
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Key arrangement for Macbook with Right Command?

I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air 5,1 a few weeks back, and it's been great, except that I couldn't figure out how to remap keys the way I want them. Most guides suggest swapping the command and ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Retina Trusty: suspend and resume doesn't work correctly

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook 13'' (with retina display) successfully. The only problem is that sometimes, when I close and then open the lid on my laptop (I have it set to suspend when ...
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Fix marvel ata bug on macbook air 6.2

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook air 6.2 for a while now and pretty much everything is working as it should. There is one major problem with the marvel ata chipset though. Every once in a ...
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Can't connect to encrypted network with late 2012 macbook pro

I recently dual booted my late 2012 macbook pro with Ubuntu 14.10 and initially upon installation my macbook couldn't detect any networks. I did some googling and found this previously asked question ...
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MBP 6.1 compatibility with 14.04 LTS

I installed 14.04 LTS on my MBP 6.1 (early 2010) and everything works flawlessly except for when I let my laptop go to sleep. It wakes up, but when I try to log back in, it just crashed and reboots. ...
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Grive deletes files from Google Drive server

I am probably going to sound like a complete moron but, after installing Grive-Tools (Version 1.12 beta) on a second laptop containing Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit), when I went to sync files that I had ...
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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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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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Can't boot into Mac after Ubuntu install

After installing Ubuntu, unable to boot into mac partition. Holding option at boot displays a mouse but nothing else. Letting go automatically boots into Ubuntu.
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Enabling high-dpi on ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM (Parallels) on a Macbook Pro here. One of the major issues I still have is to have Ubuntu running properly in high-dpi mode. I have already fiddled with unity-tweak-tool ...
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iLife installation help

I am a 7th grade student doing a documentary for school. My friend recently converted my Early 2007 Macbook with OSX Lion to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I was not aware that I would lose iLife '11. I need ...
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removing grub from old macbook

I got an old macbook from a relative asnd looked at it. It has a no longer supported mac os version and a discontinued windows xp. i installed lubuntu 14.04 to see if it would run faster which it did. ...
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Running ubuntu from USB hard drive in Macosx?

I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this ...
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Disk image difficulties for old macbook

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a single boot on a pretty old macbook (circa late 2006). I downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and DD'd it to a flash drive, but my old macbook wouldn't ...
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Reformat/Erase and Install Ubuntu on Old Computer

Okay! I'm completely new to Linux and here's what I want to do. I have MacBook that I use for my daily use that I don't want to change. I also have an old desktop that just sits there. It has windows ...
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Install UBUNTU into MacBook 13" of 2009 [duplicate]

I want a little help to consult some of the requirements to install Ubuntu into my Mac the model of my Mac are MacBook Late 2009, Memory of 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3 , 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo if i can ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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Apple macbook air model 1.1 - Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit - wifi Broadcom BCM4321 doesnt work

I was searching on the internet but I didnt find any answer. I have mabook air with wifi card BCM4321. 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Air 2013

I have tried referring to the steps given at Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but once it finishes writing the ISO into the USB, I get the following message instantly: ...
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Battery indicator displays same percentage, gets stuck on charging/discharging

I'm having a problem with my battery indicator on my MacBook running Ubuntu 14.04. It consistently shows the same percentage until I either restart the computer or resume from suspend. Additionally, ...
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System Issue(s) with my Trusty Tahr MacBook

I'm having a very odd issue (or possibly issues) with my Trusty MacBook. Let me give you as much info as I can: I am running 32bit 14.04 Ubuntu on an older Intel MacBook (if an exact model is needed ...
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What is the latest, tested, Ubuntu version which works on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006)

Which version of Lubuntu can I install on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006, Intel Dual Core with 2 GB of RAM)? Or should I go for an earlier Ubuntu, or Kubuntu? I would prefer an older version than the ...
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Use new 3.16 kernel alsa firewire with qjackctl

I just upgraded Ubuntu studio to 14.10 with 3.16 kernel on a 2008 MacBook because it should support a lot of new firewire audio devices natively in alsa. I plugged in my Behringer ufx1204 with its ...
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how to partition totally to 14.04 after breaking original OSX

I have a MacBook 2,1 and must have messed up somewhere in the partitioning, because now I can't run the original OSX 10.6, which just gives me an error when I try to boot OSX from rEFIt. I can run ...
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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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Remove Mac OS X entirely and install Ubuntu

I already formatted my hard drive in my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu. However, after installing it doesn't seem to boot. What am I missing? I created two partitions, 250GB each.
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Create Yosemite usb/dvd installer on ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on my Macbook and I did a mistake while installing so my hard drive is formatted. Now the OSX is gone. I just downloaded Yosemite.dmg and I want to create a usb/dvd installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...