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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 6,1 nr_cpus=1

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side OSX with refind, selecting Ubuntu (or previously Xubuntu), then Ubuntu from the Grub menu just gives a purple screen. I changed the Grub config from "quiet ...
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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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New install of 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro (triple boot) won't boot after install

I got my Macbook Pro 2009 to successfully dual boot to Windows 7 and Yosemite. I installed Mint and it wouldn't boot so then I tried Ubuntu LTS. When I boot up and select Ubuntu in Refind, it hangs ...
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Can't load GRUB menu on MacBook 1,1

I have a first-generation MacBook that I had turned into a single boot Ubuntu (13.04) machine sometime last year. I pulled it out for the first time in a while, and found I had forgotten the password. ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo laptop. It worked perfectly but screen resolution was terrible so I wanted to use it on my old 2009 unibody MacBook. I transferred the SSD hard drive ...
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Bless doesn't fix white boot screen boot delay for single-boot Xubuntu 14.04 on Macbook 4,1

I still have a 30-second delay on the white boot-up screen before Xubuntu loads after trying various combinations of bless --device as recommended here: ...
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Blank screen booting Ubuntu 14.04 iso on 2011 Macbook Pro 17"

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 ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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changed Graphic Driver on MacBook, cant boot now

So hello first, a few days I had the great idea to put ubuntu on my Macbook (Mid 2010, non-pro), because I needed a couple of programms for studying and the professor suggested using Ubuntu. I than ...
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MacBook Pro boots from 8GB start-up USB, but not from external drive

I have what seems to be an odd anomaly on my hands. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'd like to run it externally. I used my desktop installation of 12.04 and my 12.04 LTS ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on macbook pro 5,3

I can't seem to properly install Ubuntu on my older macbook pro 15" as a singleboot and, when I load the grub in refind and press on either try or install I get a blackscreen that doesn't go anywhere ...
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MacBook Air: Blinking cursor after GRUB

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air (6,2, mid-2013 13") and when the installation was complete I had to reboot my computer. I am using rEFIND and dual booting Ubuntu with OS X Mavericks. Then I ...
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macbook pro retina refit problem after Mavericks update

I have a problem that others do seem to have had, but have had not success following their suggestions. Updating to the Mavericks added another partition which put refit/grub out of sync and dumps me ...
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Can't access Ubuntu or reinstall it on Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation on a Macbook Pro. I can't figure out how to solve this. The problem is that i've installed Ubuntu 13.04 and i can't access my Ubuntu OS because the disk is ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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Installing 13.4 on macbook dualboot: grub bootloader installation failed

Previously I had Ubuntu 12.4 running as second OS on a second boot partition, installed with bootcamp (no rEFIt). Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.4 (amd64) from USB but it failed to install Grub ...
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13.04 on Macbook Air 2011 - Ran update and now boots into osx recovery

Recently I wiped OS X completely from my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu 13.04 alone. This worked great because it even booted automatically into Ubuntu without needing to hold any keys. Today, I ...
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How to get windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 to boot on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina and I have apple, refit, windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I first installed Ubuntu I got the error missing operating system. But windows 7 and mac was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Grub on Macbook

Several months ago I installed Ubuntu in an external 500MB USB disk (and on an old MacBook4,1). with a GPT Partition table and partitioned as following: swap swap an unique ext4 partition for ...
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622 views

Why won't my install on Macbook work?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook. The CD drive is broken, so I am going from a USB flash drive I created. I can get it to "Try Ubuntu" perfectly fine, as a matter of fact I'm using ...
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How to add a command permanently to grub2

I have a fairly special setup, using Linux on a MacBook Laptop. to switch off my secondary graphics card in it I'm required to add these lines to my grub outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb ...
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Boot from USB w/ Grub2… computer is useless right now… help!!!

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air, and after a botched update attempt the OS won't boot & recovery mode won't boot. The only thing I can do is drop into the Grub2 prompt. I have a USB ...
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Make bootable Win8 USB on and for Ubuntu MacBook

(Some time ago, I bought a new HDD for my MacBook 2,1. I put it in and installed Ubuntu on it, using a CD. Everything went fine, didn't have to setup any special Apple stuff, didn't need to bless my ...
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Macbook can't boot to linux partitions. Forced to use install dvd to boot [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2008 MacBook and removed Mac OSX completely so that it would just be Ubuntu. At first I was having issues with booting. I would have to hold option/alt on ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot

So, this is my problem: I was able to install Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot in my MacBook Pro 5.1 with rEFIt. I had to do it twice because first time I installed GRUB in /sda instad of in /sda3. Anyways, ...
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How can I create a live USB with persistant storage that will run on a Macbook Air without using rEFIt?

Sometimes I have to use a MacBook Air (2,1) at work. I'd like to be able to have an Ubuntu USB stick with persistent storage space for it, that does not require any modification of the machine's ...
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How to install Grub2 on Macbook Pro with the grub-install command without warning about “blocklists” requiring the use of --force?

I have a Macbook Pro 5,2 and I've had a sporadic problem with having to reinstall GRUB after a system update. This has happened with several of the recent versions of Ubuntu, although I don't have an ...
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Boot straight to grub without holding 'Option' on Macbook?

I am dual-booting Lucid and Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro 5,3. I have uninstalled rEFIt, and I am wondering if there is a way (without reinstalling rEFIt) to boot automatically to the GRUB menu ...