I am attempting an install of Ubuntu 12,10 on a non retina MacBook Pro 9,1. This is an Ubuntu only install without the use of refit or refind. The install disc boots and the installation proceeds without any problems. Once complete, I bless the boot partition under OSX from the install media and reboot.
Upon rebooting, I get dumped to a black screen with flashing cursor. From this ask thread, it sounds like the Nvidia drivers are failing. Attempted this driver installation through a chroot mount to no avail.
I am convinced the boot failure has more to do with EFI that graphics drivers. Does anyone have any suggestions?