A couple of months ago, I was able to install Ubuntu on my wife's Macbook Air. At the time it was still running Lion when I wiped it. About a week later, we wiped Ubuntu and installed Mountain Lion. Recently, I decided I wanted to stick with Ubuntu and so went through the process of wiping OSX to install Ubuntu. However this time I was not able to because I can't seem to create an EFI partition any more.
I run the live USB disk, using this method this method to get it running. Use gparted to create a gpt partition table and create a 200 MB Fat 32 partition, giving it the boot option. When I then go through the install process, the option for making this particular partition an EFI partition doesn't show.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong as I'm fairly certain this is what I did last time. My concern is that maybe installing Mountain Lion has changed the MBA's BIOS, which is causing this issue. The live USB tends to hang fairly often too which it never did before.
I've tried installing with Ubuntu 12.04.1 (no EFI partition), Ubuntu 12.04.1 DVD (freezes on Ubuntu loading screen), Ubuntu 12.04.1 +mac (no EFI partition, Ubuntu 12.10 beta (no EFI partition), and Ubuntu 11.10 (freezes on Ubuntu loading screen). Last time I did it with just 12.04 and so I'm not sure if that's a possibility but not sure where I can get a hold of that.
I really would appreciate any help. Thanks!