Ubuntu / Apple :: Running An App From Live CD/USB?

Jan 15, 2011

I'm going to create either a live CD or USB to demo Ubuntu on my Intel Mac Mini. I'd be doing this only to test one piece of software under Linux.

Is it possible to run the software from my live CD or USB just as I would running Linux (thus, without the need for the software to be installed on a HD)? If so, where do I need to save the software file(s) when creating my live CD or USB?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: The Default Option Is "live" Bla Bla Bla But In Case Of Problems Use "Live Video=ofonly"?

Apr 22, 2011

I've got an old iMac g3 on which I'd like to install Ubuntu Dapper Drake.Here's the problem:I insert the disk in the computer.Keep pressing "C" till this comes out:Quote:"The default option is "live" bla bla bla but in case of problems use "Live video=ofonly"I write "Live".The orange progress bar appears, but the the screen becomes black.I still can hear sounds: the classic ubuntu log-in music, but I can not see anything: I guess the live has started, but the screen is just black.By pressing CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE I'm able to come back to shell.

Once rebooted, I try "Live video=ofonly".Again the orange progress bar, but then this message comes outQuote:"Failed to start the X Server, It is likely that is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the server output to diagnose the problem?"Even if I dont select anything, some random words appear in the screen, too fast for me to read them.Then I'm back to shell.I read here (that the problem is caused by Xorg and that the solution can but editing his configuration by using Quote:sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.confBut I just don't know when to do that: Ubuntu is not installed yet and there is only MacOS 9.2 on that machine.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: How To Boot From Live CD

Jun 9, 2010

I keep running into things that say "Boot from the live CD" and I'm trying to expand one of my hard drive partitions right now using gparted, and I need to boot from the live cd.... but I can't seem to figure out how to do that.

Is this an easy thing?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Making A Live USB On Mac?

Aug 11, 2010

I am writing in order to find information on making a Live USB with Ubuntu with a Mac.
I have a laptop that Im going to install Ubuntu but I cannot use it to make the Live USB for various reasons.

In the past, I used on my laptop the "Unetbootin" software to make a Ubuntu Live USB and it did worked well. Now, I just realized that Unetbootin can only be used with Linux or Windows so I would really appreciate if someone could provide information and maybe name a software that could be useful to me to do this task.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Using 10.10 Live CD With G4 MDD 1.25GHZ?

Jan 13, 2011

trying to test out ubuntu 10.10 on my G4 mDD 1.25GHZ 2GB RAM and am able to boot the ISO file from disc and then get to the screen where you type in all that live-nosplash stuff and have tried all the diff combos with like video=ofonly and stuff and can't seem to get it to work. I've gotten as far as seeing the purple ubuntu screen with the white dots and then the screen blacks out and then i hear the ubuntu chime.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac G3 Will Not Boot From Live CD?

Feb 21, 2010

I can't install any flavour of Ubuntu 9.10 onto my new iMac G3. Here are its specs:

iMac G3 New World (Indigo)
350MHz G3 Processor
6GB Hard Drive
Slot Loader (CD only - not DVD)
Mac OS 10.3 Panther

The drive does work - I've played music from CDs on it, and it does allow me to view PDF files stored on data CDs. I can even view the Ubuntu CD through the Finder on the desktop. It just really doesn't want to boot from the CD.

I've tried multiple Linux distributions (all of them PPC compatible).

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Grub/rEFIt Can't Run A Live CD

Mar 16, 2010

I decided that I wanted to take Arch for a spin for the next week or so (I've had Ubuntu installed for a while) and so I thought the logical thing to do was to erase my partitions and start over with a new live cd...

Well.. that didn't work. I tried to do it from Disk Utility in OS X which succeeded in deleting most everything... EXCEPT grub is still in the mbr (or whatever it runs from through rEFIt). But all I see when I start up in the non-OS X partition is:


At any rate, no Live CDs work, I can't delete the partitions from OS X (including after booting up from the OS X Install disk).

If I hit F1 I can get the "grub>" prompt. But I can't figure out how to launch a live cd. To my knowlege, there's not a "bios" for rEFIt where I can force it to boot from CD, is there?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Backup From Live Cd To Extern HFS HD?

Mar 31, 2010

I know, it's a common Problem but I just can get it right. Im pretty new on Linux and some Commands confuses me a lot. Though, I managed to made me a root account to read any files on both HD. But I still cant write on the external HFS+ formatted HD. ReadOnly Filesystem. I cant set up an internet connection in order to install files. Is there some workaround?

MacBook 5.1, Live-CD Ubuntu 9.10, external HD via USB

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Get Wireless To Work With Live CD 10.04 On PB G4?

May 17, 2010

So I have been testing out the Ubuntu Live CD 10.04 on my PowerBook G4 and most everything seems to be working fine (with the exception of wireless and the dim/brighten buttons.) When connected to the internet via ethernet cable, I was able to download the broadcom hardware (I guess needed to make wireless work??) This is pictured below. However, even after the hardware thing was activated, when I unplugged the ethernet cord and clicked on the icon for wireless internet under wireless, it says, "Device not ready." Can you get wireless to work with the live cd?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Create A Live USB With Or Without Persistence For Mac And Pc?

Jun 7, 2010

First things first, you will need:1GB or larger flash drive rEFIt (Link at the bottom) A linux installation, virtual machine, or live cdA Mac OS X installation/installation disk Administrator permissions gparted (comes on most linux live cd's) hfsplus/hfsprogs for hfs+ support in linux Alright Step one (in linux):Format your USB key with an MBR partiton table. Add an 8MB ext3 partition named "GRUB" for simplicity. Add a 16MB hfs+ partiton. Use the rest of your disk as FAT32. Step two (also in linux):Mount your ext3 GRUB partiton Open terminal and do "sudo grub-install --root-directory=<mountpoint> /dev/myusb", of couse replacing <mountpoint> with the mount point and myusb with the correct sdX. If you get an error saying that there is no bios boot partition (which you shouldn't), open gparted and select the grub partition and select the flag "bios_grub". Close GParted if it is open and reopen it.

Set the boot flag on the GRUB partition. Copy all of the contents of your live cd iso or cd (including the hidden folder ".disk") to your fat partiton. Skip the following steps in the step two if you don't want persistence In terminal create a zero'd out file called casper-rw in the fat partiton with "dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/LIVE/casper-rw". Replace the /media/LIVE with the mountpoint again.

Now type "mkfs.ext4 /path/to/casper-rw" and follow the instructions if there are any Step three (in mac):Open the rEFIt dmg and copy the "efi" folder to the hfs+ partiton. Locate the file called "enable.sh" in the efi folder Open a terminal and type "sudo " and then the path to the enable.sh. (You can find it by dragging the file into the terminal) Step four:Reboot your computer holding the option key Select rEFIt on your USB drive (If it doesn't appear take it out and plug it back in or boot all the way up and then reboot again) Select "Linux on HD" that has a picture of a flash drive on it. You will now be at the GRUB prompt, so type the following:


root (hd0,3)
linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper persistent
initrd /casper/initrd.lz

Of course take out the persistent part if you didn't use the persistence file. [URL]

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac G4 Will Not Boot From Live CD?

Aug 15, 2010

I presently have an iMac G4/700Mhz machine I want to try Ubuntu on, but I cannot get it to boot using the 10.04 PPC Live CD. I get to the boot prompt, and no matter what I type, the system halts when the screen clears and comes up, and each time it does so, it comes up different colors (I've seen green, red, yellow, and grey so far). I've tried the special boot arguments that apply to this system when you press the TAB key, and all of them end the same way, so I'm at a wee bit of a loss here.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: How To Create A Bootable Live Usb

Sep 1, 2010

I am using osx on my macbook wanting to create a bootable ubuntu usb pendrive so that i can install ubuntu on my hp laptop. Is anyone aware of any similar tools for osx such as Unetbootin?, or how i can go about creating a bootable live usb.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Boot 10.4 Live CD On New IMac?

Sep 18, 2010

I'm trying to boot ubuntu10.4 live CD on my new iMac (iMac 11,2, core i3). The screen goes black at start of boot and stays black. The CD stops reading after a few minutes and that's that. Just to see what else doesn't work I tried ubuntu10.10 beta live DVD. That boots the splash screen - already better than 10.4 - and gives the language menu and the boot option. The boot starts and some text scrolls up the screen quickly. Then the screen goes black, etc. Tried to set boot option vga=771 - no good. Boot option nomodeset - no good. Booting suse11.3 live CD also gives scrolling text and a black screen. All these discs worked on my old Mac Mini Solo (2006). Looks like something's different about booting a live CD on the new iMacs. Anyone else trying this?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 11.10 Live CD On IMac G5 Freezes?

Jun 2, 2011

I have a 20" 2.0 GHz iMac G5 Rev B and I'm trying to boot the live CD on it. I used to have a small ubuntu partition before on this computer, but I repartitioned it to OS X only when I left it as a family computer. I had no problems with it back then (I think it was 10.04). I've tried booting with several options. Booting by typing in live or live-powerpc64 get the computer to a blue screen with the top bar and cursor, before the cursor stops moving, the computer freezes, and the fans kick up to full. Trying with video=ofonly gets the new left bar thingy to show but freezes as soon as I try to click anything.

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Apple :: Unable To Boot Mac After Trying Out Ubuntu Live Cd / Sort It?

Jun 12, 2010

I have a serious problem! I downloaded and burnt Ubuntu 10.04 and then chose it as start up volume in Snow Leopard's start up disk preference dialogue and although Ubuntu runs successfully from the cd (I'm typing from it now) I can no longer boot into OS X at all.

I have tried all of the different short cuts at boot up to no avail, even trying 2 keyboards. It insists on looking for the Ubuntu disk and if it is not in the drive comes up with an error message stating that a system disk cannot be found.

Is there any kind of tool on Ubuntu that will let me change the start up disc/interact with the Mac's efi settings? I previously had refit installed but this disappeared just before I booted the cd, is it worth using the live cd?

I tried booting from a Tiger dvd but it wouldn't let me do so, it just returned me to the ominous "System disk not found" message.

Does anyone have any kind of idea? Perhaps some kind of shell script that will reinstall refit? I'm guessing that any kind of dvd designed for PC will prob boot, any kind of OS X recovery disk compatible with MBR available?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Live Boot Black Screen

Sep 1, 2011

I have a 8.2 MBP with a 1680x1050 screen and a 6490M graphics card. I'm trying to boot from a usb stick ubuntu live. I'm able to get to the ubuntu menu, asking to install or start live boot, but when I select live boot I get a black screen( backlight is still on but entire screen is black). I've waited at that screen for quite some time with no luck.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Couldn't Boot From Live CD Using Reboot And Holding Down 'c'

Jul 22, 2011

i got 2 live cds with 5 distros on each. i decided to test the distros on my macbook but I couldn't boot from the Live CD using reboot and holding down "c", so I selected the Live CD as my startup disk. so i experimented with fedora, tested mint, and played with pradus.

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General :: Live Cd To Install On An Apple G3 Ibook ?

Jul 24, 2010

I am having trouble finding a live cd to install on an apple g3 ibook. I have 256 mg ram, and want to erase hard drive and install linux. How can I find a live cd to install. I am thinking about debian or slackware.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac Display - Screen Will Just Go Black When Boot From A Live CD

Nov 18, 2010

I've been installing Linux Mint with OSX on a bunch of iMacs, and its been working perfectly excpet for one of the iMacs. The screen will just go black when I boot from a live CD, but I can hear the login sound play. It's strange because all of the other iMac's run the live CD just fine. What could the problem be? I don't know what I can do to troubleshoot this problem.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Unable To Find A Medium Containing A Live File System?

Jul 27, 2011

I am as much of a noob as you could be. I have trying to install ubuntu for 2 days now, I have tryed several versions and several of mint, but I always get this message ending with 'Unable to find a medium containing a live file system' when I start the installation process from the disk.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Low Display On G3 Running 10.04

Jul 9, 2010

I have been reading others experiences of similar Low-Display 800x600 minimal color issues on G4 and other PPC computers, Thought I had it close but still can't get it really gworking as it should, I believe it is all to do with the framebuffers (that don't exist and I don't know how to make these files and keep them on reboot. mine is a really old G3 with the Slot Load R128 Rage ATI graphics, 40 GB HDD, 256 MB RAM,740/750 processor.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook 7.1 - Unable To Find A Medium Containing A Live File System

Apr 26, 2011

I'm on a Macbook 7.1, and I got that every time I tried to boot Linux off a CD & tried to install it.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Imac G3 Running 10.04 100% With Wireless Net?

Jan 27, 2011

So here is how i got the Old Imac G3 running.

My spec are:
Imac G3 Ubuntu 10.04

XORG.CONF file this file is a cut and copy of two xorg.conf files


Next, open up WICD which should be in your applications area, find your network, click properties and enter the password in. Click connect.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Getting ANY Network Connectivity On Macbook 5,5 Running 10.10

Oct 24, 2010

Anyone have success setting up either wireless or ethernet connectivity on a Macbook Pro 5,5 on the 10.10 Maverick install? Normally in the past with 10.04, etc... I just plug in my ethernet cable and update my wireless using "sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source", but I can't even get my ethernet to work. I tried to load it from the live CD once logged in but couldn't figure it out.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Can't Eject Disc Or Get IMac Running?

Dec 26, 2010

I started by running ubuntu 10.10 live CD and I did an install on my iMac. I went the route of just deleting all the data off of the iMac (I have a time capsule backup) and ran the install. Well when i booted the computer back up then Ubuntu did not come up as expected.After a few trial and errors I decided to just reinstall the Mac OS. I put the wrong disc in (it was an upgrade disk and not the disk that came with the iMac) so I wanted to eject it. That was a no go. Keep in mind i was using LOGITECH KEYBOARD and not the wireless keyboard that came with it. So when my computer boots up now all I get is the grey screen. After a while it tried to boot up Ubuntu. The screen has a flashing cursor, and then it disappears and the screen stays black.

I can get the computer to the point where if I hold the option key (alt on my logitech keyboard) then the option to boot to windows or the CD comes up. I can't boot to either.I've tried the command (windows key on the logitech keyboard) ctrl+o+f start up keys to try and get the command prompt up and that didn't work eitherI've tried a few other things and they didn't work. I'm not even sure my wireless keyboard works on bootup. I've tried to hold down the option key for the dual boot selection screen and it doesn't pop up, but it pops up when I use the logitech keyboard.Oh someone PLEASE help me. I have an Intel core iMac which was bough with the last year I believe. I would like to get the disc out or at least get Ubuntu up and I can eject the disk from the Ubuntu OS.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.04 (64bit) Running Under VMWare Fusion

Jun 24, 2011

I currently have a full install of Ubuntu 10.4 64-Bit running under VMWare Fusion on my MacBookPro. I works fine but I am looking to streamline things a bit. All I actually need is to be able run commands from the command line.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Mac Mini Running 11.04 Constantly Crashes?

Aug 14, 2011

Anywhere from 2 -> 6 times a day, my computer will freeze up. If any audio was playing, it will repeat the last few seconds over and over again. I've been dealing with the problem for a couple of months now, with no solutions.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Build 10.04 Desktop Running Through VMWare Fusion?

May 4, 2010

I've always been interested in Linux and it seems that the new version of Ubuntu (10.04) is pretty good. Now I want to build an Ubuntu desktop to use as my main computer. I've been running it through VMWare Fusion and I haven't had too many problems at all on my iMac (27" i5). Unfortunately, I still need my iMac since the new Steam client is coming out for OS X and I must have some of my Steam games. I guess I don't mind running it in VMWare, but I do miss the excitement of building a new computer with a nice case and fans, and throwing a fresh clean OS on it. Anyone else been in the same dilemna? I feel though I have spent enough money on computers recently. Plus, I don't have room on my desk for another widescreen monitor. I'm not sure where I would put my iMac.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: While Running A System Check It Says No Internet Connection

Jan 24, 2011

So I just installed ubuntu from a net install, and updated from the internet and posted on this site through firefox while installing vlc wich just froze at 90%.....

but when I try to add community repos it comes up with errors. And while running a system check it says I have no internet connection...

I'm connected through ethernet on a router wich works with the g5 in the other room running osx, and the pc upstairs running ubuntu meerkat. Now I had this same problem with SUSE 11.1 and worked around it by adding through terminal but I was never able to add from the GUI.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Live CD Failure - Goes To The "Log In" Page And Not The Live CD Page On Running

Aug 22, 2010

Just got back to attempting to play with 10.04 using its Live CD. It consistently goes to the "Log In" page and not the Live CD page on running. I saw a Post specifying a F key to be pressed on boot-up to get to the desired starting point some time ago, but did not write it down. Some advice did say press Any Key but this does not seem to do the job. Tried to use the search function here but no joy. Can anyone remember which F key? Note that as a check, I tried to use 9.10 Live CD and this worked fine, so it is not a machine problem.

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