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Why do I get an error whenever I install the bootloader?

I'm on an iMac which also boots Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I get to the part of installing the bootloader I get an error. Previously I continued ...
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dual boot on mac, purple screen

Fairly new to this so sorry if there is a duplicate question. I dual booted ubuntu on my macbook air. Now ubuntu boots perfectly fine but when I try to boot OSX it gets stuck on a purple screen... I ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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1answer
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after OS X repair disk operation on MacBook Pro 9,1

After upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.2 I experienced problems with the camera: basically wasn´t detected at all in OS X. After google it, seems the problem would be solved by repairing the disk with OS X ...
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grub rescue prompt after mac osx update

last night i updated osx on the mac i dual boot with ubuntu (i'm unsure of the version, but if it helps i installed it Nov 2013) when i try to boot ubuntu i get thrown into the grub rescue prompt. ...
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Resized Ubuntu 14.04 partition will not boot

First, a little background info: I intended to install Ubuntu alongside OS X, but I accidentally erased my entire hard drive and was left with Ubuntu alone. Yesterday, I finally tried to create a ...
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634 views

OS X no longer visible in rEFInd boot after installing Ubuntu

I installed rEFInd to ESP on my Macbook Pro Retina running Mavericks (with FileVault on). Here is my partition info: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an empty hard disk, using OSX

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on an empty hard disk in my desktop computer, using a DVD, burned from an .iso. I used a Mac to download and burn the DVD several times again, using fresh ...
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0answers
19 views

Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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1answer
44 views

Bootable usb - mac still useable

There is this tutorial on how to create a bootable usb stick here Will it still start with osx if the usb stick is not plugged in? Because I don't want to destroy osx, and I want to choose. Or I have ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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1answer
306 views

Grub support for Triple Boot

Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I ...
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440 views

How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...
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Can I partition my Ubuntu drive to also install bootable OS X? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 running on a 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM and I was wondering if I could partition the hard drive to also download OS X (Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion) and then upon booting up ...
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702 views

Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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Ubuntu not on bootdisk

Okay. I'm trying to usb boot ubuntu 12.4.3, and the current os (OSX mavericks) will not allow me to do so from the boot options. Might be a new feature of OSX, but I doubt it. I followed every ...
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634 views

rEFInd menu dual-boot into Ubuntu issue

I've just recently installed rEFInd on my rMBP using this tutorial (read: I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux). I've managed to get my machine to dual-boot into OSX and Ubuntu but I'm having a strange problem ...
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1answer
77 views

Not able to install from USB on a Mac

I did everything correctly. I ran the iso (rebooting the Mac, then booting from USB), and then chose the option to install Ubuntu. I then got a black screen for about 10 seconds, and then received the ...
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2answers
524 views

Downloading Ubuntu to OS X, installing on a laptop with no OS

As it says in the title, I want to install Ubuntu on a Windows laptop with no OS. I'd prefer to use a USB boot rather than a DVD. How can I create an appropriate USB boot stick from OS X?
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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1answer
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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1answer
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How to finish setting up to boot from LiveUSB?

Katies-iMac:~ KatieBaer$ sudo dd if=/Users/KatieBaer/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.dmg of=/dev/rdisk4 bs=1M WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion ...
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How to make Ubuntu ISO bootable on a USB stick with OSX?

I have a Macbookpro and I'm planning to create a multiple boot. I've already created the necessary partitions and downloaded image file (i386) When I try to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO ...
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2answers
3k views

How do you make a bootable usb stick on OSX with a corrupted harddrive`?

I cant access the desktop because my harddrive is corrupted. Therefore I want to make a bootable USB stick so i can transfer all of my important files to my External HD. Problem is that Im stuck on ...
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2answers
654 views

Unable to start GRUB2 on Triple boot Macbook Pro with OS X Lion, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. Then I created a partition from the empty space in the Windows partition and another 4GB partition for the linux swap using GParted. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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0answers
650 views

Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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1answer
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Wanting to Dual Boot to Mac OS X as my second boot, Ubuntu as my first - How do I restore single boot to Ubuntu?

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So how would I go about returning to single boot ...