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I burned a fresh copy of Ubuntu 16.04 on DVD (as well as USB) and am trying to boot a live version of Ubuntu. The system ends up eventually booting fine, but during the initial boot phase before entering grub, I get an error on my screen that reads

error: file ‘/boot/' not found

What does this error mean and imply? Why am I getting this? if the live CD can't find the boot directory, how is it still booting?

See link below for pic https://imgur.com/gallery/FQZ93my

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  • @mook765 I suppose I meant DVD. I will make edits. Thanks. – DanRan Jul 29 '19 at 0:01
  • Anyone have an answer? – DanRan Jul 30 '19 at 20:07
  • Corrupted download (always verifiy the downloaded image, instructions are on the downloade page) or something went wrong when burnimg image to USB, which software did you use? There is no other way than to start over. – mook765 Jul 30 '19 at 22:37
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    I think the error message comes from your firmware, it expects MacOS installed which is still the first entry in the boot order, fails to boot, and jumps to next entry in the boot order which is the Ubuntu installer. Explore your firmware settings. You save a lot of time if you mention such things in the question from the beginning. – mook765 Aug 1 '19 at 23:28
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    Edit your post and add some more details so your question will be bumped to the home-page. Another good place to ask might be apple.stackexchange.com as your question may be more related to your hardware. – mook765 Aug 24 '19 at 21:15
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Change the BIOS to Legacy first and not UEFI did it for me.

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  • how do you do that on a mac? – DanRan Sep 26 '20 at 9:31

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