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I have failed countless times to install this OS and I have no other means of installing it. I have tried to boot from a USB and it displayed an error saying "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" and I have ran sudo dd on my usb about 6-8 times now with a few different versions of Ubuntu but still no progress. I don't want to have to result to using Virtual Box as I want the actual operating system to boot from. I am using refind and rEFIt as it boots as the one and I have the option to boot to the other. I have tried to use a wireless DVD drive but I found out it doesn't work and I don't have the time or money to buy a USB optical drive. Can someone please tell me if my Macbook Air is actually compatible with Ubuntu. I am running Mac OSx 10.6.8.

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Yes it's compatible. You can find a HowTo here. It's quite an old guide (ubuntu 8.04) but there's no shame in trying

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ubuntu 14.14 works fine exept of the wireless network adapter, it wont be recognized. I tried the instruction with installing a broadcom driver from the bootcamp disc like described in howto from above. Didnt work. So im using a non apple usb to ethernet adapter now this works well, but still no wireless and this is a shame... dont know how to fix that, i even have the proprieatary broadcom STA driver from bcmwl-kernel-source installed. I hope so but im not the fittest in checking that..

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sorry i forgot, i had the same problems booting to the usb stick. so i connected it with a usb hub this worked much better!! it recognized all the prepared sticks everytime! maybe it worth a try –  daniel Jul 28 at 12:05

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