I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (the 64-bit Mac variant) onto my Mac Mini. Thus I shrunk the main MacOSX partition and installed refind. Now I can boot into rEFInd and then select the usb stick, but it does not boot due to:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Sadly I cannot find anyone who tried a recent Mac Mini/Ubuntu version. How best to debug this issue?
So I figured maybe rEFInd does not provide the necessary driver and installed it again via
install.sh --drivers-all. Which lead to a WSOD.
Luckily I eventually could get back into restore via Command + R and am now reinstalling MacOSX.
After my MacOSX was working again I did:
- installed _rEFIt
- set up my future Ubuntu partition as FAT
- booted twice
- booted into Ubuntu Live CD
And that's where the next trouble started. While wireless and graphics work great in Ubuntu 13.04, they mount the FAT partition as
/cdrom, which makes installing on it impossible.