I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBookPro7,1, and have a few questions.

I successfully installed Ubuntu previously, but it failed to boot eventually; there was a purple screen with a black bar in the middle. I had to boot into OS X and nuke the partition via Disk Utility.

I have rEFInd installed.

I figured this was a problem with the graphics drivers, as Linux Mint (an Ubuntu-based distro) had MAJOR problems with graphics. The graphics card is an NVIDIA (I hate NVIDIA ;p) GeForce 320M. Upon installing the drivers on my current EFI install of Ubuntu, I experienced serious problems similar to the ones described here: http://korrekt.org/page/Note:How_to_install_%28K%29Ubuntu_14.04_on_Macbook_7,1

My question is, how do I get Ubuntu running with the proper NVIDIA drivers? I know how to get Wi-Fi working, but not full graphics support. According to the guide linked earlier, I need to get a Ubuntu install running in BIOS mode, but how do I do that? I don't understand the guide.

I'm willing to get technical with this; I need to get away from OS X Yosemite, it runs badly on my hardware.

  • In askubuntu.com/questions/616630/… you wrote I'm using a MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch Mid-2010) with the NVIDIA drivers installed.
    – karel
    May 1 '15 at 3:40
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    @karel I used a GRUB script to allow me to use the NVIDIA drivers in EFI mode.
    – arcetera
    May 1 '15 at 10:35

Using a simple GRUB script as detailed here: Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating should solve the problem.

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