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Fedora 30 installed in BIOS/Legacy mode does not boot in MacBook Air

Hello I installed Fedora 30 using my MacBook Air in BIOS mode by booting the LiveCD in "Windows" while holding down the "alt option" key. I installed Fedora 30 to a portable external hard drive. So ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 is able to be detected in MacBook’s UEFI system and in PC’s Legacy BIOS, how so?

How is my MacBook Air which uses UEFI boot system is able to detect and boot Ubuntu 19.04 and how is my desktop PC with legacy BIOS boot system is also able to detect and boot the same exact ...
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Failed to import appliance NS_ERROR 80070057

I am trying to import Kali-Linux into my Virtual Box which is the latest version of Virtual Box and the most recent version of Kali Linux but get the following error: Failed to import appliance.......
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Ubuntu 19.04 USB installer only shows 2 “EFI” booth options at boot selection on MacBook Air

On my MacBook Air when I restart the computer and press the "option" key I can select what to boot. When I flash an image of Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.04 into a flash drive using either: "Unetbootin", "ROSA ...
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Where is the Mac OSX Mail blacklist / whitelist location(s)

For the record, I have asked a related question on the Ask Different exchange, but I don't think it's really the type of question they are used to over there. I am used to BASH line commands, and I'...
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Photorec 7.0 “Syntax error ,inter”?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to put this. Recently I've been using photorec 7.0 to try and find some old files on my macbook air(OSSX 10.10.7). After a while, when i went back to check on the ...
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Linux - Modify an efi var with efivar

I have a single boot Kali Linux installation on MacBook Air 2018 hardware. After solving some issues to make all working I'm in trouble with this: I'm trying to disable the startup sound before ...
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Processor frequency stuck at minimum despite using performance governor. Kernel and hardware disagree on the frequency?

I am using a MacBook Retina with four processor cores on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04): $ grep -E '^model name|^cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4258U CPU @ 2.40GHz cpu MHz : 799....
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MAC OS admin rights vs software removal

not sure whether it is the right place to ask but let's give it a try. I'm looking for a way to prevent users with admin rights on MAC OS to be able to uninstall a certain application as it is easy as ...
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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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Arch Linux frozen on Macbook Pro (12,1) while playing video?

I had a Macbook Pro early 2015 (12,1). Successfully installed Arch Linux on it, but one problem that I faced is frozen. As normal use, surfing the internet, use command line have no problem. However ...
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Repeated characters SSHing into archlinux machine from mac with iterm2

I'm SSHing into an arch-linux instance. The account in question uses the ZSH shell. When I type characters I get an inconsistent repetition of characters. It looks like this. As you can see, the ...
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queue-like behaviour for multiple one-core jobs on single machine? [duplicate]

I've got an old Mac with 24 cores, and I'd like to run several hundred/thousands one-core jobs automatically. I've made a bash script that runs the processes in the background, but if I set too many ...
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imac with second Apple screen on Ubuntu 18.04

After 2 weeks testing and failing to find a solution I decided to ask help. I'll summarize my situation. imac 27" (from 2014) + Thunderbolt display 27" + Linux It was working perfectly when I was ...
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Find (and delete) all files with hard link count = 1

I'm having a tough time trying to reclaim some unused disk space on one of my macOS 10.13 partitions. Thanks to GrandPerspective, I think I found out that every time I delete some items in Photos for ...
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How does the DHCP server sort the MAC addresses according to the physical order of the clients? [closed]

There are hundreds of servers, one of which serves as a DHCP server. The hosts file of the DHCP server specifies the IP address and host name for each client server. But the MAC address of the client ...
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identitys TCP outgoing connection for blackjack

Using macOS X 10.14 Mojave I have found this TCP outgoing connections for blackjack and cannot find any useful info for what it is and what for identitys daemon is using for on background Is it safe ...
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PCI Pass-through in MacOS

I'm trying to attach my PCI devices to my Debian installation, I'm on a Mac OS host I know there is official support for PCI Passthrough in VirtualBox on Linux hosts, but I don't know if there is ...
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How to free up space after kernel compile fail - where are the extraneous stuff

I need custom patch my linux kernel so it can access the MacBook Pro (2018/2019) SSD for Ubuntu installation. Luckily, someone made a patch that seems to work. I have a second computer with a 1TB ...
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backup - can I use git to backup /etc? [duplicate]

I am using mac, and /etc is just a symlink to /private/etc, which contains hundreds of (important) configuration files, and the total size of /private/etc directory is smaller than 1 MB. Is it a good ...
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Mac static routes with weight

We have a company VPN connection that I use on my Mac. They had it setup where only the company networks were advertised through the VPN. This meant that I was able to use my home network and the ...
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Missing space on partition

Few days back I started running into Disk Usage problems so I allocated more space on my partition (80 GB). However, I don't think it worked. If I run diskutil list I get this ("Unix" is the ...
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Strip the output of the ping command?

I would like to as if it is possible to strip the result of the 'ping' command form the last three lines which are always: --- domain.com ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received,...
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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Weak WiFi signal on Macbook pro 2017 with dongle and airport on Kali Linux and Tails

I have installed Tails on my MacBook Pro 2017 using Live Usb and the wifi signal is very weak. I purchased a WiFi dongle thinking that it might solve the issue but unfortunately it is the same case ...
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How to boot into existing Ubuntu drive on a new computer?

I had an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with Ubuntu installed die on me, but the hard drive is still intact. I want to move the installation onto an old Macbook Air I have lying around but I'm having ...
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What does i386 mean on macOS Mojave?

I'm on a second-hand MacBook Pro from late 2013 (Mojave 10.14.3) and when I type arch on the Terminal, I get back i386. Shouldn't it be a x86_64? Did the seller misrepresent the item? Please see the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on a Mac mini 2018

When I boot Ubuntu from a USB key, I do access the Live Ubuntu but Ubuntu can't see the internal Mac mini 2018 disk even though it detects my extra external hard drive. So, it is impossible so far for ...
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WiFi Card Not showing Manjaro

I just installed Manjaro on my MacBook Air 2017. When i run ip link, i only see the lo device. I should have other devices such as eth0, etc. Is it a driver issue? I have tried the manjaro settings ...
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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...
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Bash - How to update what's inside the quotes, but only if it's a number?

For this project, we have hundreds of applications using composer.json. I'm using a Bash script to go through and update the version numbers of any file that contain an application that is getting a ...
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Internal wireless card setup VirtualBox on Mac

Is it possible somehow to access the wifi of the Mac from VirtualBox. I haven't found any useful tutorial yet. I'm using a Macbook Air late 2017
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Initial boot hangs after a successful install of ParrotSec

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro and I'm trying to boot Parrot Linux Security edition for the first time after a successful install. I've edited the boot options to eliminate all options EXCEPT ro and ...
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How can I reinstall php and apache on mac? I deleted some important php folders

How can I reinstall php on mac? I think deleted some important php folders. I can't find the great solution with even google. It's showing like this. macui-MacBookPro:~ mac$ sudo apachectl start ...
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How to send binary file URL in the curl command instead passing local path

I am trying to post a binary .apk file which is on s3 bucket to a POST API. Local way which I know is: curl -X POST https://xxx.example.com:443/api/storage/upload -H "Content-Type:application/octet-...
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How to screen share/vnc from Mac (10.11) to Linux desktop (Ubuntu 16.04)? + issues sshing

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac (so I'd like to view the Linux desktop on the screen of my Mac). Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu ...
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How to backup Mac image to another local partition?

I’m trying to backup my entire Mac disk over SSH, I’ve specifically partitioned the “Machintosh HD” to reserve space for my Mac. There are several “answers” floating around the web, but it all seemed ...
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How can I set the default editor as nano on my Mac?

I have vim as default editor on my Mac and every time I run commands on Mac terminal, it automatically opens "vim". How can I set up "nano" instead and make sure the terminal will open "nano" every ...
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Wireless drivers for macbook pro doesn't work anymore?

I've got a weird issue : I'm on kali linux on a macbook pro and the wireless drivers for mac are not working anymore. I think it has appeared since the latest update of the kernel or maybe the headers ...
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broadcom-wl driver (akmods) from RPMFusion does not compile a MacBook Pro 11, 1 (mid-2014 Retina model)

I have used Fedora wonderfully before on my MacBook Pro 11, 1 with working wifi set up as per this guide. It describes the process of adding the RPMFusion repos and installing the akmods broadcom-wl ...
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Want MBR install of Mint 19.1

There's a video driver problem with GPT, the Apple A1286 Mid-2010 MacBook Pro machines, and NVIDIA GT330M drivers, and running Nouveau has its own problems, so I want to install Cinnamon Mint 19.1 ...
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Display blacking out on boot (Macbook Linux)

(Please note that I am breaking this out as a separate question from this one I asked earlier: How exactly do the Linux display device files work?) I have a Linux From Scratch system that I've built (...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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Display keeps blacking out (i915)

I am experiencing a very annoying display problem on my laptop, which I am struggling to troubleshoot: The display is frequently blacking out. When it does this, the system keeps running in the ...
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How to replace multiple old file located at different location with the new files in Mac OS using script?

I've some new files in a folder A. I want to replace the old files which are located in different folders (ex. B, C, D), with the new files. Is there any way to do this in one shot by writing some ...
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How to read the file in remote server using local software?

Currently I am using MacOs, I've connect to a remote file server, and I have Matlab installed in my local MacOs. Can I use my local Matlab to open a file in the remote file server? Previously when I ...
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terminal flashing causing sd card to be unreadable

I am currently trying to flash my SD card, but keeps getting this error that the sd cards unreadable, I tried using etcher and dd, and it keeps doing it? I am trying to flash https://www.home-...
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Does AWK have similar ability as SED to find line ranges based on text in line rather than line number?

Resolution: the files were saved with CR rather than LF line breaks. Mosvy pointed this out, but only posted as a comment, rather than an answer, so I am unable to officially thank him for helping me ...
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how do i map the cmd key to ctrl on kubuntu 18.04?

I'm using an apple mac keyboard and I'm trying to map the "cmd" key to the "ctrl key but not having any luck can someone advise? I've tried setting the keyboard model to apple macintosh but that has ...