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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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install debian based os on macbook pro

First I need to explain my situation. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2012 model. I use Windows 8.1 to replace MAC OS X. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my MacBook Pro. I replaced my optical drive with a ...
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Install Debian on MacBook Pro Late 2013 with pure EFI

I resized the OSX partition. I installed rEFInd from within OSX. rEFInd works fine. When I try to install debian from the netinstaller, I have the problem, that I cant get up the ethernet interface. ...
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Slow mac when compiling and running jobs in terminal

I am having numerous problems with the newest Macbook Pro 13 inch (16GB RAM i7 13inch Retina display) when compiling programs in the terminal. Every time I start a process, whether it is compiling a ...
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I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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Completely remap keys in Mac OS X

I'd like to remap some keys on my Mac OS X 10.7.5. Those mappings are not that trivial, for example I would like that 'W' key behaves as Return and right 'Apple cmd' behaves as Arrow down. Is that ...
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Installing linux onto late 2008 Macbook Pro and getting corrupted screen

This is a somewhat general issue that I've been running into while trying to install Linux onto my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I've tried the following distros: Linux Mint 10 Linux Mint 14 Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Install any Linux flavor on Macbook Pro early 2011

I am trying to install Linux on my MacBook Pro. I would prefer Fedora but XUbuntu or Ubuntu is fine also. The firmware does not support the last Linux versions. The only OS I could install was ...
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Triple-boot macbook pro (late 2011) with multiple drives

I own a 15" macbook pro, with a 120GB SSD. I would like to triple-boot (OSX, Windows 7, Linux) due to work reasons. However, due to some lack of foresight on my part, the remaining available space on ...
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How to know if the BIOS in my Macbook Pro is running in EFI mode or BIOS emulation mode when in Linux

I totally replaced OSX with Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10, how can I tell which mode the BIOS is running in? Is it better to have it running in EFI mode?
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Why is SSH finding remote keys for other accounts?

This is a strange issue I'm having with SSH from my Macbook Pro to a Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) server. I have a DSA key setup on the remote Linux server under my home directory like this: ...
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Ubuntu on Apple hardware (early 2011 MacBook Pro)

This isn't so much a "how do I install Linux on Apple hardware" question, but rather a "could this do any sort of damage" one. I've heard a few people speak of "burning out" the Apple hardware by ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux on Macbook Pro 7.1 - drops to recovery shell

My MBP fails to boot Arch. This is what I did to install ArchLinux. Install rEFIT. Partition using disk utility such that first one is Mac partition, second is Arch & the third ie the last one is ...
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How to set up Mac Os X like dragging behaviour on Linux

I would like to use Linux(Fedora) on a Aluminum MacBook Pro, but since the Touchpad on a MacBook Pro is only a giant button Apple does some custom tracking. When there is one finger placed, and a ...
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Is there any way to swap the fn (function) and control keys in linux on a macbook pro?

I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a ...
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How do I disable my built in Card Reader in Debian?

I am trying to disable the built-in card reader in my MBP (5,3) running Debian testing. I've noticed that powertop lists the card reader as a major contributor of wake up events and would like to ...
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Macbook Pro running Linux - only 3.6 GB RAM available

I've happily installed Linux on my MacBook Pro with 4 GB of RAM, but I only get 3.6 GB available: robert@raptor ~$ free -m total used free shared buffers cached ...