I've been reading lots of posts about how to create a bootable usb and how to install but I haven't been successful.

I've created the "bootable" usb following this guide from Ubuntu site.

When I boot with Refind, my usb is not even listed.

Pressing alt/option key when rebooting I manage to have my usb listed and boot. However I get the following error message:

Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 error: file `/boot/' not found.

However, a grub screen appears with the options for:

  • install
  • trying ubuntu without installing
  • check memory

But after choosing any option I get stuck with a black screen.

Thanks for your help.

  • Have you got rEFIt or rEFInd installed? rodsbooks.com/refind – lordqwerty Jun 24 '14 at 18:16
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    I've tried both. Now I have Refind since I've read that Refit is no longer maintained. – theme Jun 24 '14 at 18:40
  • which guide did you use? I don't see a link here. thanks! – Elder Geek Jun 24 '14 at 20:02
  • Sorry @ElderGeek I've fixed the link. – theme Jun 24 '14 at 20:14
  • did you check the md5 on the iso you downloaded to insure it matched before converting to img and making the usb stick? – Elder Geek Jun 24 '14 at 21:21

It seems that you would be better served installing 10.04 in accordance with this guide as it's the most recent LTS release tested on your hardware. Older versions of Ubuntu are available at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

If you would be interested in helping the Mactel Support team you can look here

you may also be interested in the Apple Users Ubuntu Support Forum

  • I'm downloading the ubuntu Lucid Lynx distro. Tomorrow I'll try to install it and I'll report the results. Thanks @ElderGeek . – theme Jun 24 '14 at 23:58

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