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Mar
6
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Sorry what do you mean by "normal disk"?
Mar
5
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Not the root /dev/sda (with on number). Then I think you have to click the check box of the Ubuntu partition in the "Format" column, then continue with installaiton. The good thing about this method is that you assured not to harm any of the rest of your computer. In this process, *don't touch the other partitions AT_ALL. Do all the resizing in OS X diskutility. Then, in the Ubuntu installer, create a partition from the free space for Ubuntu. All the bootcode will be installed on the Ubuntu partition, not mucking up your other partitions. Got it? Also, always backup before you do this.
Mar
5
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Cool. To try 12.04, 1) Make sure you have room after your Mac OS X and Recovery Disk partitions. 2) Install 12.04 just like you did 12.10. If I were you, I would choose "Something Else" when you have the option to do that or "Install Ubuntu alongside OS X." See the video I posted a couple comments back. Then, you know, create a partition in the empty space following your other partitions for Ubuntu with Mount Point "/". (again, see the video). For the option "Device for boot loader installation" make sure to choose the Ubuntu partition you just created, i.e. something like /dev/sda4.
Mar
5
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
This issue (I linked to it before) looks like it particularly might affect you: answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/221910. Guy has a Graphics issue with 12.10 on a Mid 2010 (albeit, 13") with a Nvidia GeForce 320M. Is that your graphics card? Do you have a 13" or a 15"/17" (the graphics cards differ between the 13 and the 15/17)
Mar
5
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Also, maybe your specific graphics card is giving you issues... You could Google "graphics issue <your graphics card>" ubuntu 12.10 (optionally, Macbook Pro 7,1 Mid 2010). See here for more information on that year's graphics cards (looks like their were two options, you can find out which you have in OS X -> System Profiler) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. Thing is, I don't know much about graphics problems, just boot/partition/install stuff. I can only google; I would suggest finding graphics-knowledgeable people on launchpad or ubuntu forums
Mar
5
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
You might get a little warning message, but that is what Ialwaysdo.......... BUT ANYWAY THIS MAY NOT EVEN HELP YOU! Sorry. I am thinking perhaps your boot is messed up, which is why you are having this problem. But many other people probably do it your way, so your way is fine. I would try my way if you can, and see if it resolves the problem. Otherwise, try 12.04. Otherwise, you have a Graphics issue. I would post on Launchpad, they are more knowledgeable, or the ubuntu forums. The shot of the weird overlapping graphics problem is priceless though because its hard to describe in words.
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Ok See youtu.be/ba9Wv-XU_4M?t=1m53s for what I mean, the whole video and that particular moment. When you do an install of Ubuntu, select the third option - not "install Ubuntu alongisde OSX, but 3) Something Else. Your partition map (as seen in the video) should be something like 1) /dev/sda1 EFI system partition (FAT) 2) /dev/sda2 Mac OS X (HFS+) 3) /dev/sda3 Recovery Disk (HFS+) 4) /dev/sda4 Ubuntu (EXT2/3/4). Then, for the option "Device For Bootloader installation", you should choose your /dev/sda(4?), or whichever one Ubuntu is installed on.
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
One question: where did you install all of your Boot stuff to when it prompts you in the installation?
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Another thing to try would be see how 12.04 works, and go from there.
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Also, as for resizing Mac OS X, you should probably not expand it to fill the whole disk. If you do that, where will your recovery disk and ubuntu partition go? Sorry I just saw that comment up above from Feb 28 at 1:42.
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
By launchpad I mean here: answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/221910 or bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu. I really don't know what's going on with your graphics, I'll do some more research and get back to you. As for Mac and the EFI disk, see here: askubuntu.com/questions/37999/… and answers.launchpad.net/mactel-support/+question/162838. I have never used it, as support for EFI booting in Ubuntu (versus the normal, stable legacy MBR booting) is more experimental. Please just ask for more explanation
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
1) Ok sounds good, I guess do that. If I were you, I would still do the Mac App Store method, but your choice man. I would check online to make sure it doesn't wipe out settings + docs. 2) As for the icon still being there, I remember that was an issue but unfortunately a quick google search reveals naught. I would suggest keep googling. Or, try rEFInd. rEFIt is no longer maintained, and rEFInd is much more advanced. It's what I use now. As for the graphics issue, I don't know. I would post a bug on launchpad if it is an issue.
Mar
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comment URL is redirecting to HTTPS?
@EliahKagan Alright thanks! Then if it is not off topic, I might suggest moving it to Serverfault.com
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Ok 1) I would just download it from the Mac App Store. I did that, and it did not affect any docs / configs. Also, will CMD+R even work now that the recovery partition is not there? I'm not sure. I was pretty sure it was tied to the Recovery Partition. 2) In rEFIt, you need to sync the mbr partition table.I think you need to, instead of selecting an OS, select the Partition Tool, and it will prompt you to sync your MBR so that it is up-to-date (i.e., it knows that Ubuntu is not there.
Feb
28
comment URL is redirecting to HTTPS?
Is this question appropriate for Askubuntu? I might suggest moving / reposting your question to Stackoverflow.com or Serverfault.com.
Feb
28
comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Just one thing: before doing anything like this, you should back up your computer with Time Machine. There is no excuse not too. Also, on a lighter note, here are two resources that I used to learn that you can just reinstall OS X with no harm to your installed apps / docs / configs, but recreate the recovery disk: alanghamilton.com/2012/07/20/… and ivanexpert.com/blog/2012/09/…
Feb
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Ok so your partition layout should be just Mac OS X, with a bunch of freespace after it (however much you want to allocate for the Recovery Partition (which is pretty small) and Ubuntu). What version of OS X do you have installed? I had 10.8 Mountain Lion, and downloading OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store, and installing it left everything the same.
Feb
26
answered Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Feb
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
Then your recovery partition will be back where it started. Then you can reinstall Ubuntu. Also, when installing, at least when I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Mac, I did not use a swap partition. Typically 4GB is enough (default on Macs, maybe you have 8?) You can later create a Swap file which acts like swap but is just a file on disk in Ubuntu. I'm adding an Answer with all the info in the comments, which I'll update as your problem progresses.
Feb
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comment Ubuntu 12.10 grahical issues when dual booting with OS X, Mac OS X left unbootable
2) I, too, have accidentally removed my recovery partition. Bummer. The only (safe) way to recreate the partition (or any way that I trust; you can Google the problem, but some of the ways online with custom scripts from other people seem a little sketchy) is to reinstall Mac OS X. This is actually not as bad as you think; you need to re-download your version of OS X (I assume Lion or Mountain Lion) from the Mac App Store, rerun the install. All your files and configs will be the same. Make sure you wipe out all the partitions after your main Mac one, though, first (including swap).