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I am trying to install Ubuntu again on a Macbook Pro (5.2) on which I had Ubuntu running about a year and a half or so ago. Since then I have removed my DVD drive and replaced it with a second internal HD.

I am therefore to install from USB stick. I tried a number of ISO's from Ubuntu and Kubuntu to no avail. Imho this one :kubuntu-12.04-alternate-amd64+mac: should boot.

I got refind install and can boot from the stick I create following http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx

However booting just results in a black screen and I can not even change to different kernel parameters for the boot or whatever.

I know that the usb stick creation works since I can actually create a Fedora 19 iso that will boot that way and fail later on. However no luck with Ubuntu, which is what I would like to use.

So is there some specific iso that I should try or some other trick I can use to get Ubuntu running again?

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Did you find a solution to it? I'm currently creating a Fedora boot stick but I'd honestly prefer Ubuntu as the community is bigger and it's a bit more linux beginner friendly :p –  AreusAstarte Dec 23 '13 at 21:18
I ended up trying Fedora as well and got it to boot .. but not far enough to proceed to an installer. Ultimately I gave up on dual booting and ended up running Linux only in a VM. A real shame but thats where I ended up. I am still dealing with trouble from mounting MacOSX filesytem from the VM and other issues. –  Manfred Moser Dec 24 '13 at 1:52
I finally got Ubuntu to work using these images: releases.ubuntu.com/raring (The mac 64bit version). To install alongside OS X You need to shrink the OSX partition via the Terminal and then just leave the rest as empty space. The ubuntu installer will do the rest. Good luck –  AreusAstarte Dec 28 '13 at 0:59

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