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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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Wireless doesn't work on my macbook with Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook 2009 (it is not "pro"). It works everything fine but Wireless. Apparently Kubuntu doesn't recognize wireless, but i can use ethernet. Can someone help ...
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RDP into ubuntu VM from macbook [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu VM that I usually SSH into, I have admin privs on this box. I need to install some things on the box and I'd like to actually RDP into the VM rather than just use the command line. ...
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Can I “dual boot” grub-efi and grub-pc?

I am currently running Ubuntu with grub-efi and rEFIt on a Macbook (8,3). I'd like to have the option to boot Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode as well. Is this possible? I guess I need grub-pc to write ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 OS is Guest Mac OSX (Lion) is Host, share folder

Ok I have the guest additions installed and setup. I have the shared directory all setup under the devices in virtualbox. In the Guest OS I can open a terminal go to /media and type ls and see the ...
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Create an image of a pure Ubuntu-Installation on Macbook Pro

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2009) as the only operating system, so theres's no Mac OS X oder Bootcamp installed. It runs fine and now i'd like to create an image of the current ...
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Turn off display on macbook 1,1 running ubuntu server 11.10

I am just getting started with my own server and thought I could put my old black macbook to some use. I installed Ubuntu server 11.10 as the only operating system and everything has been working out ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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Virtualbox Host is MacBook Pro Guest is Ubuntu 10.04 issues with github access

Ok trying to do what I have done a dozen times over on dozens of PC's (literally). I am trying to access a private github account. Works no problem on any one of several computers all PC that I have ...
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Run Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac but it doesn't work. When the system starts, a black screen appears with the message "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I also tried ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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Configuring French Macbook Pro (7.1) keyboard with Debian 6

I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a French keyboard. I'm trying to install a Debian 6 guest OS using VirtualBox on it and I can't configure the keyboard as it is in OS X. I tried dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Installing Ubuntu through USB on a Mac

My Superdrive is broken and I can't burn dvds. So, in order to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Macbook Pro 5.5 I thought of booting from a USB disk and install it that way. I have tried using dd and ...
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Booting Clonezilla from a LiveUSB on a Macbook running Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a Macbook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via grub despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's harddrive using Clonezilla. I ...
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Ubuntu live-USB does not start under MacBookAir3,1

I downloaded Ubuntu here http://www.Ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download and followed step 2 to create a bootable USB flash drive. But when I restart my MacBook Air and press 'alt' during the ...
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macbook rEFIt dual boot mbr issue

I have ubuntu and osx installed on my macbook. It was working fine up until recently. Now, when I boot I have a 20 second period where it makes the mac boot noise and then proceeds to show a grey ...
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Can I run ubuntu server 64 bit in a VirtualBox on a macbook host?

I have a macbook pro with Intel Core 2 Due (It's actually not Pro, but it's a January 2009 unibody macbook - when there were both a unibody macbook, and a unibody macbook pro). I'm a php developer. I ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook?

Will Ubuntu 10.10 run out of the box on my MacBook 7,1? What steps must I follow to get Ubuntu 10.10 running as a dual/triple boot with Mac OS/ Windows?
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Remotely connecting to Ubuntu server from a Macbook: can't run PyMol

My lab runs a Ubuntu cluster, and in general I interact with it on my personal Macbook using SSH. Recently I've been going beyond the command line and have been experimenting with getting graphical ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 on white 13" macbook - Want Fn Keys out the way!

I use shortcuts like Alt+F1 through to Alt+F10 on Ubuntu regularly, now on when installing on Macbook I need to do stuff like Alt+Fn+F2 to launch the run command etc as Macbook specials binding ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu 10.04 on my MacBook Pro from a USB hard drive?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 to my MacBook Pro (not the latest gen with i7, but one before that) on an external, USB harddrive (GRUB installed to the external as well). When I hold down the option key to ...
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Can't boot into Linux partition after installation

I just installed Ubuntu. I created a partition in MacOSx using Disk utility, then deleted the partition and installed Ubuntu on the free space created. After the installation, Ubuntu said it would ...
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Is VirtualBox really slow compared to the host OS? (for Ruby development)

I have VirtualBox running Ubuntu as a guest environment on my Macbook Pro running Leopard OS X 10.5. I timed the same batch of Ruby on Rails unit tests on both systems. The difference seems to be ...
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Laptop with good hardware, similar to a MacBook Pro

I love the Macbook Pro. It is a great hardware. The all aluminium without any screws is a turn-on :) . The display, keyboard etc make it awesomer. Now, I'd love to buy a Macbook pro itself, but I am ...
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493 views

French MacBook Pro keyboard on Ubuntu Karmic

I am trying to configure my Keyboard on Ubuntu Karmic, but the problem is that the gnome-control panel override my xorg.conf configuration. And it is a problem since gnome-control-panel doesn't ...
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Lirc + irexec config: Repeating keys doesn't work

I have an Apple remote under Ubuntu, and have installed lirc, and all is kinda working. irw output is like follows: 0000000087ee8104 00 PLAY Apple_A1156 0000000087ee8104 01 PLAY Apple_A1156 ...