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i have a macbook air (late 2008)
I burned the ubuntu iso file (32 bit )to a blank 700mb cd using disk utility (the proper way)
When i booted into the cd i got a black screen then a black screen with ubuntu logo and 4 options :- "Try without install" "install" "Check disk for errors " "boot from 1st hard drive "
Which ever option i choose makes my mac reboot back to my initial hard drive
I really want ubuntu but am not able to install it :/
What am i doing wrong??
Please help
P.S-i tried the following things with both the softwares (11.10 and 10.04)
and i am not able to make a bootable pen drive
btw i downloaded the iso from the official site ,the download said it is 695 mb but it was 729 mb (Is there something wrong with this? )

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Don't press any keys when the disc is booting. This will take you with a livecd. See if that works. –  William Nov 11 '11 at 14:05
    
That doesnt work at all it makes the situation worse –  1sttimeubuntu Nov 11 '11 at 14:28
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did you download the +mac cd image?

That is not the one you download from the frontpage FYI, you have to go into a mirror to choose it.

Fx: http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/release/ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso

Notice the +mac at the end. This basically makes sure the mac boots with legacy bios instead of EFI.

Bootable USB stick does normally never work, I have been unsuccessful with all the guides that claim it works.

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Hey Thanx Hope it works can you please give me the link to 32 bit version for mac ? –  1sttimeubuntu Nov 11 '11 at 18:01
    
I downloaded the iso with the "+mac" at the end and its still the same <br> What to do ? Plz help –  1sttimeubuntu Nov 12 '11 at 10:14
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