Ubuntu / Apple :: How To Get Livecd To Run

Apr 29, 2010

I'm trying to run Ubuntu off the Livecd but when I start my imac it ignores the cd in the superdrive. Any suggestions?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trying To Run 11.04 LiveCD On MacBook Pro 5,2

May 1, 2011

I have downloaded the 64 bit iso and burned the CD-ROM per the instructions. The CD is verified. When I boot the mac, holding down the C key, I get a menu of options relating to Ubuntu. If I choose the trial run from CD then the CD drive starts up but the screen goes blank and I end up with just a blinking underline cursor in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Does anyone known if one can, and if so how, to boot the live CD on a Macbook Pro 5,2?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Unable To Boot From LiveCD (MBP)

Sep 21, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro 6,2 that try as I might refuses to boot from live CDs. I have rEFIt installed, and both of the liveCDs I've burnt for 10.10 (32 and 64 bit) do not show up either in rEFIt or when I hold down "option" as my mac boots.

Both CDs will run perfectly as either liveCDs or Installations in Parallels, but I'm looking to (hopefully) someday replace Mac OS entirely with Ubuntu. Being completely unable to see these liveCDs presents a bit of a problem though..

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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 :: IBook G3 Dual USB Livecd On Fw Or USB Drive?

Sep 23, 2010

I have an old iBook G3 12" Dual USB (M7692LL/A) with 128Mb extra of RAM.

I was trying to boot Ubuntu from an external USB DVD and a FW CD drive, and the same thing happened. When I select the disc from the boot select screen and press enter, the colors get funky and it stays like that for minutes!

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Natty LiveCD Doesn't Start On MacbookPro 2.1

May 1, 2011

I wanted to try to Natty 64 on my wife's Macbook Pro 2.1 (Core 2 Duo + ATI X1600) and I got a FAIL.

Indeed the LiveCD doesn't start at all, I don't even get the Try/Install GUI, just a sort of choice:



Select CD-ROM Boot Type : And a blicking cursor, I have no keyboard control at all, and I can't get something other than switching off the Mac.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 20" 2009 Intel IMac Won't Boot LiveCD?

Mar 26, 2010

in an attempt to demonstrate just how compatible our college Macs are (please hold the tomatoes) I'm trying to install Ubuntu Karmic alongside Mac OS X Leopard and Windows XP Pro SP2. The problem is, I hold down 'C' to boot from the CD, and all I get is a black screen with a flashing DOS-style cursor. If I boot it without holding C, it works just fine, booting into either Mac or Windows (whichever I specified).This is understandably irritating, and I'm trying to figure out the source of the problem.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Gettting Apple Keyboard Function Keys To Work

May 7, 2011

Neither Ubuntu's Unity or KDE respond to the function keys on a regular Apple USB keyboard. I can plug in a non-Apple keyboard and they work just fine. What needs to be changed or configure so that F1 and company on the Apple keyboard work as on other keyboards?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Auto-load Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Apr 22, 2010

This morning I bought an Apple wireless keyboard and I got it connected through Blueman. It works like a charm, but I have on problem;

When I log out I can log back in by typing in my password. However, when I restart the computer it seems that bluetooth is not loaded yet and I cannot enter my password. So I have to log in using my wired keyboard, and then disconnect & re-connect to my wireless keyboard using blueman before I am able to use the wireless keyboard.

Is there any way that I can already auto-load bluetooth and connect to my keyboard before I log in?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Fn Key On Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Not Working

Mar 24, 2010

I'm trying to use an Apple wireless keyboard with Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) but the fn key is not working at all. If I start up xev and hit the fn key it generates no event. What do I need to do for it to work. It seems as if it should work when viewing pages like


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Ubuntu / Apple :: Apple Ibook Won't Boot

Dec 2, 2010

I have been given an Apple Ibook that wont boot

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Apple Ipod Not Recognized By 10.04?

Dec 4, 2010

i connected my apple ipod in ubuntu 10.04..its showing msg that" do no disconnect" but there is no trace of ipod in the system,not even any icon in desktop too

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Apple Keyboard On VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS?

Feb 1, 2010

I had a thread about installing on a Mac and decided to go the VirtualBox route and everything is running splendidly EXCEPT for the fnmode setting in /sys/module/hid_apple.

The problem is that the directory hid_apple does not exist for me to modify the settings for the apple keyboard. I'm assuming that when installing in VB, Ubu assumed it was a PC. Anyone know of a way to get the keyboard config directories in there so I don't have to hit Fn to do Alt-F2? Also, I tried to create the directory (sudo mkdir) and it returned "Cannot create directory...no such file or directory", but not in so many words.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Installing OS Apple Powerbook G4 Ubuntu?

Mar 14, 2011

I've had a Apple Powerbook G4 for a while now, but being mostly a Windows user I've never used it. I remember when it ran it's native OSX (Which I can't for the life remember) Probably Tiger? Anyways... I tried installing Ubuntu on it about a year and a half ago, the installation was botched and I left it sitting there with no purpose in life. :O

So I've decided to dust the laptop and give it another go. I've progressed a little further with my Linux experience, having installed and tested a few distros and even switching over to Ubuntu 9.10 for about 4 months. Enough of my life story and more to the point.Has anyone installed Ubuntu, or any distro for that matter on the Apple Powerbook G4? I know there are different versions of the G4 and I'm not entirely sure what my version is, It's the 1.6Ghz version with The Nvidia card (Err I think) and extra Wireless card installed. I am not very capable with Mac - After checking Apples website I believe it's the 15inch.

I've read the FAQ thread and will begin trying to install Ubuntu tonight at home, I just wanted some suggestion and some pointers in the right direction. What distro would be most suitable for my hardware? and What is easiest to set up?

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Ubuntu :: Way To Cut A LiveCD ?

Jun 11, 2011

I have Ubuntu installed on my pc and it's just the way I like it setup. I want to make a LiveCD.

There was a tutorial (sorry can't remember URL) for remastersys but it was obviously obsolete as the lines to add to the repository were no longer live.

What is the absolute easiest way to create a LiveCD, hopefully something that is GUI based.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 LiveCD Will Not Run

Apr 4, 2010

I have a Ubuntu, Kubuntu 9.10 live CD which I know work because I have installed on my other computer, (HP Pavillion ze2000), and also linux mint 8 and openSUSE 11.2, which also run/work. However when I put them in my current computer and restart, the computer simply ignores them and carries on with vista. I have been testing out the live CD's on VirtualBox and on my second computer and they look pretty nifty But the computer just ignores them as if they weren't there.

Specification :
Hp Pavillion dv6 notebook PC
Windows Vista service pack 2
AMD athlon X2 Dual Core
2.00 GB RAM
32 bit
X86-based PC

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Ubuntu :: Using 9.04 LiveCD But Cannot Connect To Net?

Jul 14, 2010

I'm using kubuntu 9.04 live cd to see how it works but cannot connect to the internet. I've put in the proper WPA passkey, although it calles it password, ame thing i hope, and added the ip address along with everything else and still cannot connect. Btw, this is on an Acer Aspire 5610 laptop.

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Ubuntu :: LiveCD Customization On A Mac?

Jan 24, 2011

I can change the bootup screens, but is it possible to unsquash the filesystem on a Mac?

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Ubuntu :: Install Over SSH With A LiveCD?

Apr 7, 2011

how do you install Ubuntu over SSH with a liveCD? OpenSuse allow you to do this (well, they used to - maybe it was browser based).

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Boot Into 9.10 LiveCD?

Mar 20, 2010

Recently I got a new computer:
Intel core 2 duo E7500 chipset
Gigabyte s-series GA-G41M-Es2l
Intel G41 express chipset.
I inserted the ubuntu 9.10 disc in and I clicked on livecd option and few seconds latter I got a trace back report. Is it that my motherboard doesn't support ubuntu or what is wrong. Why can't I boot into livecd?

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Ubuntu :: Low Level Format Via LiveCD

Mar 9, 2010

I have an old office PC that I need to shred the drive on. Problem is, I have no monitor for it. I do have the 9.10 LiveCD however. Can anyone walk me through how to do a format without actually seeing it? And to have it shutdown after?

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Ubuntu :: BT LiveCD Wiped 9.10 Install?

Mar 13, 2010

As with almost every time I try to simultaneously install two operating systems, I have incurred the wrath of GRUB. It's probably more to do with my laptop's terrible hard drive, but here's my problem: I had a 9.10 install and a swap space on this hard drive, then I used GParted from the BT live CD to resize shrink the Ubuntu partition to make space for a BT install. I booted into Ubuntu just to make sure it was working fine. it was. Then I went back in to the BT live CD to install it on the free space.

When I booted up after install, the GRUB screen had changed (obviously), but now only the BT installation (which appeared as Ubuntu 8.10 for some reason) would boot, The previous Ubuntu installs had stopped working, and now came up with "file missing" or "file not found" (cant remember). I tried fsck -v /dev/hda1 (where my 9.10 installation was), and it didn't seem to have any errors. What's wrong with my computer (or GRUB)?

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Ubuntu :: Installing Over Network From LiveCD?

Mar 14, 2010

I've asked this in another forum, but I'm not sure I phrased it very well. I have a desktop and a "server" at the house. The "server" is sitting across the room, with no keyboard or mouse. If I were to boot the server from a LiveCD, could I then get in with SSH and kick off the setup remotely? I'm getting "Connection refused" when trying to ssh in, so I'm guessing that the service is probably not turned on.

I checked into Reconstructor, and I think that may be the way to go, if I can figure out what I need to do. I'm thinking all I need to do is install an SSH key and start the service, then I can get into it from my desktop and proceed with the install.

Is this possible to do? Or is there a better way? I know I could lug the keyboard, mouse and monitor over to the other machine to do it, but that would mean that I couldn't do anything on my desktop (since that's where the keyboard, etc. would come from).

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Ubuntu :: Skype Usabel From LiveCD?

Apr 8, 2010

Is skype available and usable from the live CD/DVD? Before meddling on the hard drive with anything, I'd like to see if my mom's aging PC is up to Skype at all, worth upgrading, or needs completely replaced. She has Win98SE on it, I think it's some breed of Athlon but can't remember and it's to far away for me to look at it right now...

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Ubuntu :: Installing Gnome From Livecd

Apr 15, 2010

I managed to mess up GNOME on my ubuntu laptop. Now, I can't connect to the internet because the network manager applet is removed. Is there anyway to reinstall gnome from the livecd of ubuntu? Also, I want to uninstall GNOME and install LXDE, is there anyway to do this without uninstalling any of the applications that are installed by default with gnome, such as openoffice.org or firefox?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot From USB LiveCD

Apr 18, 2010

I'm trying to boot off a USB LiveCD of Ubuntu 9.10 in order to save some data off a botched UNR install. However when I try to boot off said USB drive, I get this error:

process 2425: arguments to dbus_pending_call_set_notify() were incorrect, assertion "pending != NULL" failed in file dbus-pending-call.c line 596 The error repeats constantly until I turn off the netbook (EeePC 1008HA).

I've tested the USB drive using the "Check disk" option in the boot menu, and it comes up clean.

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Ubuntu :: No LiveCD Options On Lucyd RC?

Apr 25, 2010

I just downloaded the Release candidate, for 10.04, and as I was testing it on VirtualBox, I notice that the LiveCD option, (or Test ), is missing? Should I re-download, or it's an error from VBox?

I don't have unlimited bandwith, I was lucky enough to download 2 ISO's yesterday, cause there was nobody where I live, so I could use the WiFi all I could. What do you think, bad ISO, or problem with VBox?

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 LiveCD - No GUI (Blank Screen)

May 3, 2010

Last week I very eagerly downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 and burnt it to a CD. I just want to try out the new version using the Live-CD. I tried it on both my home desktop and my work notebook. I was able to get the initial screen where I can select the language and keyboard, etc.. But when I tried to start the program I ended up with a blank screen one both computers.

So I just thought, I will wait until they get these problems fixed then I will download and burn a new cd. Question, have their been fixes to the ISO file since it first was released that would fix these kind of problem? How does one know if the ISO file has been upgraded; is there something after the 10.04.01 or something like that?

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Ubuntu :: LiveCD Will Not Detect Ext4 HDD That Had 9.10

May 4, 2010

I am trying to do a fresh install on the HDD that had 9.10, a 80GB ext4 drive. All that shows up is my other HDD, a 160 GB ext3 drive. Why is this happening? "ls /dev/|grep sd" only returns sda and sda1. My 80GB drive has a few partitions, one for swap for instance.

Edit for clarification:
2 harddrives in 9.10:
80 GB HDD /dev/sda
1 ext4 partition that has ubuntu installed (/dev/sda1)
1 extended partition (/dev/sda2) for swap (/dev/sda5)
160 GB HDD /dev/sdb
1 ext3 partition /dev/sdb1

Only the 160GB HDD is detected when using the liveCD (as /dev/sda and /dev/sda1). I can mount it just fine, but my 80GB HDD is not detected. After ejecting, I can boot my 80GB HDD just fine...

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Ubuntu Security :: Sealing Off The LiveCD?

May 9, 2010

I'm rolling my own version of the LiveCD (directly, not using the apt-based tools) and I'm trying to lock it down. I'm doing things like setting up iptables to only allow network activity with tor and whatnot, but I can't figure out how to lockout root. I've set the password for root and commented everything out of sudoers, but when I boot from the resulting iso, the sudoers file suddenly has "%admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL" appended to the end, which tells me that somewhere is in the boot process the file is modified to have that.How can I disable this process? I really want to lock down the system so that root is impossible to reach.

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