Just in case you are wondering, I am asking this from "try Ubuntu without installing".
This is where I'm at:
I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 (according to terminal).
I have completely got rid of Mac OS X (Personal files backed up on Ubuntu One).
I have done an install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD that I mounted the .iso file onto.
After advice from another post, I made a point of partitioning the 500GB Hard Drive as follows:
dev/sda1: fat32 Size - 953Mb. Used: 3.94Mb. Flags: boot dev/sda2: linux-swap Size - 7.45Gb. Used: -- Flags: -- dev/sda3: ext4 Size - 37.25Gb. Used: 3.81Gb Flags: -- dev/sda4: ext4 Size - 420.13Gb. Used: 6.80Gb Flags: --
When doing the partitioning I intended to make sda4 a /home thing.
Also it recommended creating a EFI boot thing. This I believe to be sda1.
So I completed the installation, and no issues/errors were presented.
At the end of it, the system told me to restart. So I pressed "Restart Now" (only option).
Subsequently it told me to remove the installation media and hit enter, I obliged.
It then restarted, and I got a white screen (typical of an OS X boot up).
After a while it came up with a blinking file logo, indicating that it has not found the Operating System???
Anyone got any clues?