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Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)

I've tried booting from the official Ubuntu-14.04 desktop iso, and I can get to the grub menu, however choosing either "try ubuntu" or "install ubuntu" results in a blank screen, indefinitely. One peculiar thing is that before the grub menu loads, I see the following message for about a second:

Could not open "\EFT\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14
error: file "/boot/" not found.

Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this issue? It obviously seems to be video related, but I'm not sure what's causing it.

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Try the boot parameter "nomodeset"? –  bain Jun 4 at 11:40
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