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I had the same problem with the optical drive in my MacBook from late 2006 after pouring milk into it late one night and did get a working install this way. Booting from USB is hit or miss with Macs (both PowerPC and Intel). I have made it work on an iBook Clamshell after running late versions of Tiger (but not after running earlier versions), but I have ...


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On linux, when it asks you for password it is normal - letters are not showing (for safety reasons I think). If that is your problem simply type your password and press enter. :)


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There are two ways of installing Ubuntu on a Mac. Legacy Boot - Use the Mac variant of Ubuntu which you can download from here. Install rEFInd before you install Ubuntu. Now, create a partition for Ubuntu using either Disk Utility or GParted and install normally. When you reboot after the installation finishes, rEFInd will load and give you an option to ...



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