Got a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, 500gb Hard Drive, 4gb memory. Made a massive screw up on dual install, luckily had already transferred files to Ubuntu one. Ok, trying to install from USB, boots from that perfectly. Currently using the "Try Ubuntu without installation". Looking at GParted:
/dev/sda1: fat32. No mount point. Size: 487Mb, Used: 4.27Mb. Flags: boot /dev/sda2: ext2. No mount point. Size: 244Mb, Used: 51.69Mb. No Flags /dev/sda3: lvm2 pv. Mount point: ubuntu-vg Size: 465.05Gb, Used: 465.01Gb. Flags: lvm Unallocated: Size: 1.02Mb
NB: This was after an attempted install using LVM(?) NB 2: I have no idea what any of these things mean :P I do physics (undergraduate), not computer science!
I keep seeing the install programme through. I have tried doing the install from the trial desktop, doing the install from boot, and doing the install with OEM.
Each time, whenever I restart (as required by installation), it just asks me whether I want to install (black screen with list of boot options). Never gives me the option to boot from currently installed Ubuntu.
I have even tried to take out USB before the restart and it comes up with a flashing file symbol with a magnifying glass in the middle!