I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os.
I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. Then I heard about the need for third party download needs and went to unetbootin and downloaded it both on my mac and another pc. (each of the following attempts are doubled because I have used both computers to create the live boot utilities) I have tried a new live dvd of 14.04, and a different usb, then I reformatted the first usb and loaded it with ubuntu 14.04...and then I reformatted the usb to the mac recommended loaded it once more with 14.04. all of these would not even show up as a boot option when restarting and holding the alt/option key. (also I have checked to see my hard drive is not encrypted and it showed that it was not.)
Can I just simply wipe the whole thing and start fresh with ubuntu like I did with my other pc's or is that not possible with apple? please help I really want my ubuntu back!