Macbook pro: mavericks, 5.2, graphics: nvidia geforce 9600M
I followed the guides from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture and http://www.rodsbooks.com/ubuntu-efi/.
What I have is the following:
- apple partitions
- / (root)
When installing ubuntu, I did not install the boot loader during installation but did so in a chroot environment after installing grub-efi. I installed grub to /dev/sda1 (efi) which created the grub64.efi file in efi/ubuntu. This allows the refined boot manager to bring up grub and select ubuntu however, the graphics does not work. Even after adding nomodeset and removing quiet/splash from the kernel parameters.
Any ideas on what could be wrong?
To be clear, if I remove quiet/splash, I can see all the text startup messages being printed out however, the display manager doesn't appear to start (the screen stays black). Oddly enough though, the ubuntu startup sound can be heard.
should have specified this better.
As per my answer I was able to get ubuntu to boot with the nvidia drivers however, the one thing happening now is that I am not getting the virtual ttys (ctr-alt-f[1234..]). Attempting to switch to one of these results in a black screen