Ubuntu / Apple :: Maverick On MacBook Pro - Won't Boot After Today's Update

Oct 13, 2010

I have Maverick on Macbook Pro 7,1. Today I installed updates and restarted. When I select Linux in rEFIt, it shows penguin for a while and then black screen with blinking cursor, no grub. What can I do?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook 2,1 Maverick ISight?

Oct 30, 2010

I'm new to Linux, and I tried to use my iSight camera (especially for skype). It didn't look so complicated and I saw many posts about that so I decided to do it myself, but I can't get it to work.

I got the AppleUSBVideoSupport file, but when i type ift-extract AppleUSBVideoSUpport in the terminal (using Guake), it tells me : what does that mean ? DOes anybody have the same problem ?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Maverick: MacBook 5,1 (and Mac General): Mouse?

Nov 1, 2010

I've seen many (unanswered) threads about this, so I'm asking again, specifically relating to Maverick on a MacBook 5,1 (and probably others) regarding the following:

Touchpad sensitivity Horizontal tracking across multiple displays is 2-3x faster than vertical tracking. Note that vertical tracking stays the same regardless of multi-monitor orientation; horizontal tracking seems to be the only thing affected by multi-monitor placement. This problem does not exist in single-monitor mode--x and y tracking is 1:1. There are no GUIs, xinput or other parameters I can find to adjust the x tracking resolution in multi-monitor mode, unless I'm just missing something. At this point I've tweaked every available parameter in xinput to see what they did, and none of them affected only the x resolution the way I would like.

Magic Mouse scrolling I have found several unanswered threads about this problem. Magic Mouse scrolling is terrible, and can't be adjusted using any of the GUIs available, nor by xinput. The ONLY existing solution is exclusive to Firefox. As above, I tried every xinput parameter for the driver available and could not get the scroll tracking to adjust at all. It's still static, at roughly 3-5 "lines" per tick, and the tick resolution is too great (my finger slides nearly the entire length of the mouse for only three or four ticks).

I am willing to look at source and compile new drivers if someone can point me in the right direction. Google is useless here, as the top 100 or so results all refer to the same handful of threads here on this forum, all of which remain unanswered to this day. If anybody out there has any new information regarding these problems, I'd love to hear about it, even if it's tucked away in some obscure blog nobody reads (which is why it wouldn't show up in the first dozen pages of Google results).

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trackpad Not Working On Macbook Pro 5,3 After Update To 11?

May 25, 2011

I have a dual-booting MacBook 5,3 which I was running 10 on with no trouble. I just upgraded to 11, and the trackpad doesn't work at all - no clicks, no movement. I've restarted several times - no change. Any ideas as to what I can do?I did play with my drivers a bit in 10 to get the trackpad to behave a bit more smoothly - but that was a while ago, and I'm not sure exactly what I can do.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.10 On Macbook Pro 7,1 Hangs When Coming Back From Screensaver After Update

Nov 9, 2010

If I leave my Macbook Pro 7,1 updating and come back to it a while later and I press a button to turn the screen saver off, it just has has a black screen a cursor in the corner and nothing else. It hasn't automatically rebooted, I know, because I dual boot and it would've booted into OS X. When this happens I can usually press ctrl+alt+F2 or something and I get a command line prompting me to login but if I try and type nothing appears at the login prompt. The only way I can recover from this is to hold down the power button to turn it off.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.04 CD Doesn't Boot On MacBook 5,2?

May 14, 2010

I downloaded and burned the 32-bit desktop edition of Lucid Lynx (ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso) but can't boot it on my MacBook model 5,2. I've installed rEFIt. When I boot from the CD holding down the C key on hearing the boot chime, Ubuntu doesn't boot. A purple background with a keyboard and the accessibility icon shows up, then the screen goes black with a blinking underscore at the top left corner. After a little while, the marker disappears and the screen goes black. After that, nothing happens. I left my MacBook that way for a couple of minutes, but still nothing happened. Any clues about what the problem may be? Should I wait longer at the black screen? I burned the CD at low speed (16x) and verified the disc after burning.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Single Boot On Macbook Pro ?

Jun 16, 2010

I've recently wiped by hard drive of mac osx and installed ubuntu. My problem is that i have no proprietary drivers and i cant get internet (wired and wireless) to work. I was wondering if this problem could be due to the fact that i dont have drivers for my ethernet.

I also had a slight problem when installed ubuntu. The install itself when through fine, but after completion, i received a prompt saying that I needed to restart. after clicking ok to restart, i received a string of error, and my cd ejected. when i retstarted after that, ubuntu loaded fine, but no wired or wireless internet for me.

I've reinstalled a few times and i have the same problem. Everyone i talk to says its strange that ethernet doesnt work.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Just Refuses To Boot?

Oct 2, 2010

Have a 4.1 Macbook. Tried to install Ubuntu 10.4 on it. Looked at everything I can find to no end. Downloaded rEFIt, didn't help just comes up with black screen and blinking line.Then tried to boot it through Virtualbox, get an error about my Intel core not being capable of 64 bit, called apple they said that it is and the version i downloaded was the Ubuntu 32 bit anyway

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Won't Boot From Installation CD?

Dec 2, 2010

I have both a bootable USB install of 10.10 Desktop, which I've confirmed on my netbook (which runs Ubuntu) works fine, and a CD install disk, and my MacBook will not boot the USB and the CD isn't working right. I have a flaky superdrive, which is why I'm attempting the USB approach as well. I burned the CD from my son's computer and I'm sure it's fine.

I'm running Leopard 10.5.8.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Successful 10.10 Boot On MacBook Pro 5,3

Apr 12, 2011

Thought that I would share my story of trying to get a USB thumbdrive to boot ubuntu on my MacBook Pro. I originally bought a 32Gb flash drive thinking that it would be as simple as throwing ubuntu on and pressing go. I soon found out the hard way that Apple won't let you boot BIOS(Legacy) OS's from a thumbdrive. A long learning curve later, I could successfully boot the ubuntu Kernel from my thumbdrive alone. I partitioned my drive into 4 partitions an EFI boot partition(1) a fat32 boot partition(2) an ext4 filesystem(3) and a HFS+ rEFIt partition(4).

After following the steps put forth on [URL] I was able to configure grub to properly load the ubuntu kernel, however, it would crash every time I tried booting. I edited my grub.cfg file to load /bin/sh on startup, and that got me to boot into an SH shell, but nonetheless startx would not properly load. A headache and a half later, I discovered that ubuntu does NOT like being booted from EFI. I could have continued these shenanigans and tried to get ubuntu to boot using EFI, but I took the lazy route out.

Apple does not let you boot USB from BIOS, but it does, however, let you boot CD's from BIOS. I burnt a copy of the "Super GRUB2 Disk" from [URL]. Poped it in my CD tray, held 'C' when booting, grub2 loaded, pressed 'detect os' and it booted. Everything works great, video drivers, usb drivers, everything is exactly like if ubuntu was on my HD, and to be honest the speed is GREAT - I would almost go far enough to say that it is faster than booting from a HD, the only issue is that without a SWAP partition, the memory fills up rather fast, and sometimes you have to wait for that to catch up.

To recap:
Step 1: Install Ubuntu to a thumbdrive just like you would a HD
Step 2: Burn the "Super GRUB2 Disk" from supergrubdisk
Step 3: Hold 'C' when booting -> detect OS's
Step 4: Boot from Ubuntu on you Flashdrive, Enjoy!

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Ubuntu / Apple :: MacBook Pro 8,1 Cannot Boot From LiveCD

Jun 18, 2011

I've got a Macbook Pro with rEFIt and Windows 7 installed (I'm not sure if this is relevant), and I'm running into an issue when I try to boot from the LiveCD or a USB (64 bit, due to 4GB RAM).

If I boot from the CD, the Ubuntu splash shows fine, but I run into the error message:
"(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

I tried then to boot from the USB using rEFIt, but it just gets stuck at the grey screen with tux. The disk images both are OK.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Air 3.2 Doesn't Boot Usb Installer?

Nov 2, 2010

Trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on new Apple Macbook Air 3.2 with USB key. I'm able to partition and install REFIT fine, but when I tell REFIT to boot from the USB key, it goes to black and says "boot error".I then tried dd'ing the USB key partition to a local partition on the Macbook Air and booting that via a suggestion from another thread. It actually started loading the purple Ubuntu bootsplash-looking background then went straight to black even before the screen to select "try" or "install". Anyone know how to get the install USB to boot?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: MacBook Pro Boot Time Very Slow

Nov 4, 2010

How do I speed up the Macbook Pro boot time? In OSX when I boot it goes directly to the mac logo. In Ubuntu there seems to be a 10 second or more hesitation before it access my hard drive. Is there anyway to change some settings in the BIOS / EFI?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook 7.1 - Single Versus Dual Boot?

Mar 10, 2011

I have a Macbook 7.1 (the white one)
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 memory
250GB hard drive

I'd like to install Ubuntu on it because I really love the way Ubuntu is developing and becoming much more user friendly. My use will mainly be for browsing, working with wordprocessors and maybe downloading series from torrents. My question is, should I dual boot or single boot? My personal preference is to single-boot, I just like the idea of having one OS running on the machine. What are the cons of doing that? Also, If I want to dual boot just to keep the firmware updates. How much space should I designate for Ubuntu and how much for Mac OS?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Can't Dual Boot Maverick?

Jan 26, 2011

I have one machine in my house which doesn't run Linux, and that is a new iMac (a few months old). It has 4GB DDR3 Ram, an intel core i3 chip @ 3.06GHz, and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card.I want to dual boot Ubuntu (I have a disk with Maverick on it).But I have read the wiki and I dont really understand alot of it. Right at the beginning, it says:"This information will not work for iMac (11,1) users and recent versions of Ubuntu (e.g., Maverick). The presence of the bios-grub partition that the Ubuntu installer creates by default (e.g., sda3) causes a conflict that prevents syncing the GPT and MBR partition tables."Does this mean that I can't dual boot Maverick? What does it mean by 'iMac(11,1)'?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Install Mac Os X On Macbook Alongside Existing Single-boot?

Nov 2, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 as the only OS on my Macbook 2,1's entire hard drive (used Live CD to reformat and install). Now I am wondering if it is possible to add a partition and install Mac OS X Snow Leopard alongside Ubuntu, for dual boot purposes. I have seen a lot of documentation for doing this the other way around--adding a Ubuntu partition to an existing Mac OS X installation, but I haven't found an answer for adding OSX to existing Ubuntu. If anyone knows anything about this

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Install With REFIt On MacBook Pro: Grub Apparently Messed Up My Windows 7 Boot?

Mar 10, 2011

This seems to be a variant of a problem many people have had, but after several hours trawling through various forums, I haven't seen a reliable match for my situation.In brief:Adding a third boot partition (of Ubuntu) to my existing dual boot of OSX 10.6 and Windows 7 seems to have crippled the Windows boot from working, because Grub apparently takes over the process. Yet Grub does *not* appear to be on the Windows partition.

More verbose:I have an older MacBook Pro (3.1, running Snow Leopard) that I recently refitted with a new 240GB SSD HD. With the extra space (it was previously only 120GB) I decided to add a dual boot with Windows 7 using bootcamp. This all went swimmingly well.Encouraged, I decided to follow this Lifehacker article's suggestion and triple-boot the machine with Ubuntu (I'd never used Linux before):So I now have the nice rEFIt boot partition selection screen, and, indeed, I'm up and running in Ubuntu, and enjoying it.

Only one problem: I can't get into Windows any more. If I try to go in through rEFIt *or* by holding down OPT at startup and selecting the windows partition directly, the result is the same: I get thrown into Grub's selector, and selecting the Windows partition from there leads to an error message and a dead end.Having read through numerous postings, I get the impression that Grub is doing something or living somewhere that it ought not to be, but in most cases I've seen, people had accidentally installed Grub onto the Windows partition (or indeed onto EVERY partition). So far as I can tell, this isn't the case with me. Here's my boot summary:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================


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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Pro Sees Ubuntu As Windows, Won't Boot?

Nov 20, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro 3,1 (2007, Santa Rosa) and I'd like to install Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS which I downloaded from this site and burned to CD on an Intel iMac.urn seems fine, as CD appears as Ubuntu 10.0.4 on the iMac desktop. Upon trying to boot my Macbook Pro from the Ubuntu CD, whilel holding down the Alt key, my boot options are the Macbook Pro hard disk and a CD icon that says Windows. (Why does it say Windows?)After selectinghis CD as the boot device, the CD starts to load, the screen goes almost darkyou can faintly see the desktop), then after about a minute the screen goes black. Throughout this time I can hear the CD spinning up and down

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Air Can't Boot / Natty Ubuntu Disk

Jul 9, 2011

I tried using C and I get No bootable device insert boot disk and press any key. I tried fn+option (alt) and got the boot menu..The disk loaded and came up as windows. I click it and then enter key and it loads to a black screen again saying No bootable divice. I tried another disk and same deal.

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Ubuntu :: Bug In Today's Update?

Apr 1, 2011

After this morning's Ubuntu update, the folder I was working in all day yesterday is missing. Also, all icons on the top were missing except the date until I restarted. Folder's still missing though. I was wondering if this is a bug or if it's something with my computer. Also, I didn't look that close at the update, but I thought it looked a lot like the previous update (had chrome in it again).

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Ubuntu :: Mysql Stop Working After Today's Update

May 26, 2010

I'am using ubuntu lucid, after today's system updates, mysql stop working at all. Log file at /var/log/mysql/error.log does not say anything about today, and whe I try to start it the terminal hang also in verbose mode.

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Fedora :: After Update Today No Gui Just Terminal Login?

Feb 12, 2011

after update i can not longer see the splash login gui screen but i can only see the log in terminal... works ok but how can I enable the gui login

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Fedora X86/64bit :: Yum Update Failes Today?

Apr 12, 2011

Trying to run yum update fails with this error msg..:

Running rpm_check_debug
ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:


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OpenSUSE :: Today's Knetworkmanager Update Not Working

Apr 28, 2010

after updating knetworkmanager today (and it's dependant pkgs), it won't launch anymore. I've attached the screencap of the DBUS error it throws.

here's the repos I'm running:

>zypper lr -Ppu
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | URI


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Ubuntu / Apple :: Why Is Macbook Using So Much Ram

Apr 2, 2011

The highest I see is kernel_task at 362 mb.

I was running Cafe World with the latest Google Chrome and I doubt that Cafe World would use 7 gigabytes of ram.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Can't Get Started On Macbook Air?

Feb 20, 2010

I've got a Macbook Air and a verified 9.10 liveCD in the external superdrive. I can successfully boot to the CD, but when I choose "try ubuntu without installing", all I get is a blinking cursor in the upper-left of the screen forever. Any idea why it won't start? CD works fine on my Dell, that's why I say it's verified.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Switch GPU On Macbook 5 , 1?

Feb 21, 2010

Is there any way to switch to the nVidia 9400 controller in Ubuntu 9.04 on Macbook 5,1?

When i run lspci i can't see the 9400 controller code...

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Won't Load On Macbook

Mar 27, 2010

Today i went ahead and installed ubuntu on my windows desktop pc. I tryed the live cd and tested it out and everything was fine i then installed it using wubi. I then wanted to install it to my macbook ( bought in june 2009 ) and i booted the live cd and chose try ubuntu without any change to your computer. It booted a black screen with a white _ at the top then the screen went white and did nothing. I tryed it several times and nothing happend. I then said ok il maybe just try install it through wubi on my bootcamp partition and it all went fine until i got to the windows bootloader and chose ubuntu, it camp up finishing linux installation and where its meant to change and show the ubuntu symbol after ( i know because i've installed ubuntu on the pc) the screen went white. Nothing.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Replacing Os X Entirely On A Macbook 1.1

Apr 30, 2010

I have a first generation Macbook that shipped with Tiger. I don't often use the os x partition anymore, as I installed Windows XP on a 15 gig partition back when bootcamp was still in beta and I normally use that when I'm on my laptop. Since Tiger is rather old and the only reason I would want to upgrade to leopard is to have access to bootcamp again (they disabled access to the bootcamp application in os x, but I can still boot into windows), I have been thinking about wiping out my os x installation and using ubuntu instead. Does anyone have any thoughts on the pros and cons of totally removing os x?

The main reason I hesitate to just jump in and do it is because if I decide to install os x again I won't be able to install bootcamp again, unless I buy leopard. If I wipe out os x and install ubuntu, will I still be able to access windows in the same way? Windows uses bootcamp drivers to run properly, so I have never quite been sure if it is pulling something off of the os x partition or if it is totally standalone.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Wake On Lan On Macbook?

May 4, 2010

I have a macbook5,1 with ubuntu 9.10 on it. Does anyone got wake-on-lan working on this type of machine (or any other intel macbook?)

At startup, ethool sets the wake on lan parameter. I tried sending the magic packet with the wakeonlan utility.

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