Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Installation on MacBook Pro 8,2

It’s difficult to install Ubuntu on Macbook8,2 for some issues that don’t exist normal intel based CPU.


First of all, Only Ubuntu 10.04.03 is possible to install.



Choose 64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop CD

One might burn a DVD at a lowest speed such as x2 or x4.

Then you could install ubuntu on your Macbook Pro8,2.

But lost all ethernet connection such as wired ethernet and wireless.

Following link provides manual install a Broadcom WIFI modul on your machine.

Copy these files into your USB disk

Then load wireless driver to upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 or Ubuntu 11.04.

It’s quite painful to install Ubuntu version that you want on a Macbook Pro.


Restore Failure, Could not restore – resource busy.

When I was trying to burn a bootable Lion USB, one of the problems that I was having was that I was getting the following message all the time;

Restore Failure

Could not restore – resource busy.

This was despite following the steps as outlined in the various articles on MacworldCult of Mac and so on. One of the things that I initially thought, was that there was something in Lion preventing me from doing this, as I was trying to create the image in Lion (I had already copied the installer to a backup drive and installed Lion first) but I realised that was nonsense.

After a bit of thinking though, the solution came to me, the problem was due to the fact that the USB disk that I wanted to restore the disk to was mounted in finder. The solution therefore was in Disk Utility, to click on the partition beneath the disk and select unmount. Note it’s important to unmount just the partition and not the disk. You can see an example in the screenshot below, The 16GB Kingston DataTraveler is the device/disk and beneath it, is the Mac OS X Installer partition that was created on it. By unmounting this partition, you enable Disk Utility to restore the Lion Image to the device.


So in short, select the partition, right click on it and choose unmount and then follow the steps through in any of the articles online for creating the USB disk, such as those from Macworld or Cult of Mac.


Keyboard input setting in Ubuntu.

Update for Ubuntu 14.04.01

After installing Ubuntu, go to language support. Choose Korean to add language.Then, restart the system and go to “text entry” and choose “korean (hangul)”, not just “korean”.

If you choose just korean from text entry, you can’t see korean characters even though the input language already has been changed to korean.

Please have a look the following link.

After Korean language pack installation, one might need to set up input method in the Language support window.

Log out also is required.




The above page is deprecated and no longer valid.

Updated version is

Install Korean keyboard layout by going to System Settings> Keyboard Layout. Click on “+” sign at the left bottom corner, select Korean from the list and close. Click on Options button and select Keys to change layout, then select from drop-down list of checkboxes Left Alt + Left Shift and close the window.

Enable Korean language support by going to System Settings> Language Support. Click on Install / Remove Languages, select Korean from the list and Apply Changes. Select ibus as the Keyboard input method system.


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Type ibus in the dash and run Keyboard Input Methods application. The IBus preferences window will be opened. Select ‘Input Method’ tab, then ‘Select an input method’ combobox and Korean from dropdown menu.


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To switch between Korean Hangul mode and English ‘Roman’ mode: use Ctrl – Space keys combination (set by default).

You need to reboot the Ubuntu.