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Questions tagged [mac]

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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Convert Mac-like keystrokes into Linux keystrokes (remap)

I would like to configure my keyboard to work as close to a MacBook as possible. Here are some examples of what I would like to do: ---------------+------------------------------------------------ I ...
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Ubuntu startup is missing from macbook

I have a macbook that I had 3 OS installed and all was good. I have macUS!, Win10 and had ubuntu 16.04. If I did nothing at startup...the macbook would boot into ubutnu 16.04 without any problems! ...
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Boot from disc using Ubuntu on 2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I decided to install Ubuntu on without dual boot. I thought I'd just give it a try and see if I liked it, but I don't. I'd like to install another OS, but I can ...
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Read mac formatted HDD in ubuntu live

I tried to read a mac HDD with corrupted OS through ubuntu live to access it and backup photos but without success. I followed a lot of guides I found online but I'm still in trouble, I can't mount ...
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Ubuntu Bootable USB not showing up in boot menu on Mac Mini 2007

I am trying to install an Ubuntu server on a Mid 2007 Mac Mini and erase OS X off of it. I formatted the USB properly on OS X Lion using the dd command, but when I went to the boot menu the only ...
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Failing to install Ubuntu on an old Mac

I tried installing Ubuntu on an iMac G5. It seems to have the necessary requirements, and it's about 10 years old. Certainly useless to me as a Mac OS as completely unsupported at this point. So, ...
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Ubuntu on Powerbook G4 return to OSX

I installed ubuntu on my old Powerbook G4, however various things do not work very well (i.e. sound, keyboard light etc) therefore I would like to return to OSX (I think Mountain Lion or Leopard). As ...
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Where is ALT key for MacBook Pro?

I’m just switching to MacBook Pro. I am always using the SSH to remote Linux server terminal. However, I need to use Alt + T, Alt + Y, Alt + .. on the text menu driven terminal application but I ...
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Is it good practice to remove my mac's hard drive before installing ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu on an external drive, but I dont want to risk damaging the contents of my mac hard drive, so I am planning on taking it out of the computer before installing. Is this good to ...
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Xubuntu on 10 year old iMac - change to Ubuntu

Brand new Linux user here, eager to transition from macOS to Ubuntu. I have a ten year old iMac, and I successfully installed Xubuntu on this very old iMac, and it's worked like a charm. However, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on iMac G4

I’m trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 PowerPC on an iMac G4, however I’m running into much difficulty, despite following directions from other users. Attempt 1: DVD-R I purchased some 4.8 GB DVD-R disks ...
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Ubuntu Installation - “ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso: cannot execute binary file” on Mac [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 on mac and I was able to download Ubuntu Desktop file ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. The issue happens when I try to install this. As per the installation ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 wireless connections visible but won't connect BCM43602

Update: The problem is solved, I listed the solution that worked for me at the bottom. I have all wifi networks visible, but whenever I try to connect to one of them, the connection fails. I am ...
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Unknown filesystem type on a MacOS

I'm trying to mount a MacOS filesystem /dev/sda2 from a Linux machine, but trying to mount it fails with wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock when issuing sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda2 /...
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How to map print screen to a macitosh keyboard on Ubuntu 18.10

I have an old MAC keyboard. I like to map the printscreen function to one of the keys on the keyboard. There are plenty ways to do this BUT they make permanent change to my keyboard layout. I like to ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook6.1: where can I find amd64+mac iso

I am trying to install Xubuntu (or any other Ubuntu distribution) on my old Macbook6.1. I tried booting from USB sticks which I have prepared with Unetbootin on MacOS, with Rufus on windows, and from ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on an external SSD that will be booted from a 2013 MacBook Air. Unable to connect to the internet

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto an external SSD that will be booted from when plugged into my 2013 MacBook Air. I am using 16.04 because I will be using the kinetic version of ROS. I am ...
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Cannot share desktop 18.04.1 LTS

I am trying to share my Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS screen. I am trying to access it using Chicken of the VNC from a mac. I have turned on Screen Sharing on the Ubuntu computer via the settings and set a ...
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Partition APFS for dual boot

I want to partition my macOS SSD so I can dual boot into Ubuntu. I am running the latest version of Mojave and utilizing APFS. I created two more partitions on the SSD, for a total of three: the Mac ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2 A1644

I’m having trouble connecting my Apple Magic Keyboard 2 A1644 to my Ubuntu 18.10 machine (it’s not mac/imac…). I need your help to lay out for me the best practice of connecting it from the terminal ...
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Creating a Bootable DVD or USB stick for a Mac [duplicate]

I have an iMac 17 (Core Duo processor running OSX 10.6.8) which I want to load with Ubuntu, however I am struggling to create a bootable USB stick or DVD. The issue with the USB stick seems to be ...
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macOS Mojave boot option disappeared from rEFInd, grub error at boot

I’m seriously panicking right now. I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS in a second partition on my iMac (macOS Mojave) and after a couple hours of using it, I decided that I didn’t like it anymore. So I ...
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Is there anyway to use ubuntu keyboard like mac?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and standard keyboard in my house, I am using I-Mac and magic keyboard in my company. So I have to adopt two or both environments... I wanna eliminate the difference ...
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Trouble with display on IMac

I upgraded to the latest Ubuntu (18.04) on my repurposed Imac and I have been having several issues that I have not been able to find answers for as of yet. My screen at times shifts the color palette ...
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Accidental OSX Erasure [closed]

Can I get OSX High Sierra back on my late 2013 iMac after mistakingly erasing it using "etcher" to download Ubuntu Bionic Beaver to a 32GB SanDisk thumbdrive?
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Ubuntu 18.04 no sound on imac mid-2017 21,5"

A fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04 provides no sound out-of-the-box on an iMac mid-2017 with 21,5 inch 4K Retina display. Specs of the iMac: Intel core i5-7500 8GB RAM Radeon Pro 560 1TB Fusion drive ...
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Adding mac like gestures in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 18 and trying to use this guide to add mac like trackpad gestures, I did everything and nothing happens. my lenovo laptop supports multi gesture. What should I do?
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How to remap a mac keyboard inside virtualbox

I have to use a macbook so I'm using a VM (with VirtualBox) to run Ubuntu 18.04. I had no issue to install it but now, I'm struggling with the mapping of the keyboard. I have: Fn ; Ctrl ; Alt ; ...
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Create Tar On Ubuntu And Mac With Same MD5

I have a folder of files which I am trying to tar into an archive. I have the same files on a Mac and on a Ubuntu machine. If I run an rsync it shows that the directories are the same, but if I tar ...
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Network Issues: Ubuntu Server 16.04 on a Macmini 1,1 (Late 2006)

I'm having issues getting my old Mac Mini to connect to the internet or LAN in any way. Even pinging the router gives me Destination Host Unreachable. I'm using a 32 bit 16.04.5 Ubuntu Server iso (...
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MAC address getting reset with original one after restart the PC in ubuntu 18.04

I changed the address in the usual way (I tried ip link and ifconfig) according to standard procedure - I check the name of the device, shut it down, change address, set it up, check it. The address ...
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iMac Retina digital sound not working nor switching to analogue

I have a iMac 27" Retina (late 2015) on which I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I thought perhaps the internal speakers were not connected at all to the system, however, by using the speaker test in ...
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Renamed user and UID, now i cant log in

I know there are some similar questions around but i dont feel like i have enough info to proceed. So i have a dual boot mac/ubuntu 16. I was tired of not being able to access my mac hd in ubuntu due ...
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Windows and Boot camp launching Ubuntu

I have a MAC OS and Windows 10 already installed. I went ahead and installed Ubuntu via EFI, and I think I really messed something up. Every time I boot and select windows it goes to the purple ...
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iMac Hard Disk problem [duplicate]

I've got a friend with a 2007 iMac. His system wouldn't start anymore and I couldn't put it in recovery mode because of a damaged hard drive. My suspicion was that there was data lost because of a ...
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Keyboard/mouse/touchpad freeze at install of Ubuntu18.04 on Macook Pro

Just purchased a new MacBook Pro, and my attempts to install Ubuntu18.04 on my new computer by following Ubuntu’s online install direction are not working. I used etcher to create a bootable USB as ...
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Unlock the fn key on Ubuntu in Mac

My fn key is lock and I just want to have my f1 to f12 keys accessible without the fn key. I already checked in the parameters window but I found nothing.. Thanks for help!
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No Wifi in Lubuntu installed Mac Mini

I have installed Lubuntu 18.04 on my Mac Mini but it cannot find the wifi. I also tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 and it can find the wifi on my Mac Mini. I understand that Lubuntu is light weight and ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on Mac OSx 10.13

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro and I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu. I have been following this guide: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-mac/. I am using reFIND as my boot manager, and ...
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Ubuntu MATE boots in emergency mode after installation

I have installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS as the only OS on my iMac mid-2010. The installation went fine, but when it comes the time to boot, that's another story. It always boots in emergency mode. ...
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Paragon TNFS on Mac, no mountable file system

I got a 5TG movable hard drive and connected to my mac through USB. Also had to install Paragon NTFS in order to use this hard drive. What I want to do is to install ubuntu in this movable hard drive. ...
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Install Kubuntu 18.04 on MacBook Pro 2018

So I ran into the same problems described here: Install Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 on MacBook Pro 2018? Just that I've got the 15''. Booting works (after I disabled Secure Boot and allowing to boot from any ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on an iMac with a blank hard drive [duplicate]

I have an iMac 2009 model, and a new hard drive. I wanted to know what's the easiest way to get ubuntu installed on it. I've looked everywhere and found only old answers, or things that don't apply. ...
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Bootable USB stick works in newer MacBook Pro but not older one

Followed the instructions to create a bootable USB stick for MacBook Pro. It works on my 2015 (16GB High Sierra) but not on my 2008 (4GB El Capitan). On the older machine: Two different "EFI Boot" ...
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Problem booting from USB on Mac Mini single booting Ubuntu

A few years ago i used an old mac mini and installed Ubuntu on it (single boot). Recently I had a problem with Ubuntu and I wanted to reinstall it, but because it is a mac, I cant enter the bios to ...
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No Sound on 2016 IMac

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time on my mac, and there's no sound. I have done everything listed on this page: https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/ and it still doesn't ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 16 : when Network Adapter 1 is set to Bridged Adapter the VM doesn't seem to have internet

I'm new to using Virtual box. I created a vm running Ubuntu 16.04.1 server-amd64.iso When Adapter 1 is set to NAT, the internet works. ping www.google.com, works fine. When the Adapter 1 is set to ...
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I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 lts and now my mac wont reboot

I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 lts to my mac with double boot. I was able to switch between them easily. However, then I needed to upgrade my OS in my mac partition. When I did that, my mac restarted and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 UK Macintosh keyboard problem

I'm trying to apply the English (UK, Macintosh) input source on my physical Keyboard but no luck, I'm still getting ` and ~ on the top left button and < and > on the key next to the left shift. ...
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correct driver for MacBook? Driver is good?

From Lubuntu 18.04. I'm not sure where the problem lies with this older computer. Most likely culprits: driver or hardware. Since the Wi-Fi seems to keep a connection fine when booting to Mac OS, ...