I have an old MacBook Pro 2,2 which doesn't run recent OS X versons and I'd like to wipe it and install Ubuntu Studio (ie. not a dual boot situation).
- I downloaded the ISO and burned a DVD with Disk Utility but it was not recognizable in Mac OS, nor bootable.
- I then used "the Unarchiver" to get at the files in the ISO (which Disk Utility doesn't recognize as a valid ISO) and burned all the contents of the folder to a DVD by selecting them all, right clicking on them, and choosing ""Burn 13 items to disk"". This version is readable but not bootable.
- Next I tried to use a USB stick, following these directions for Mac OS X. The resulting stick is not recognized from within Mac OS X and also is not bootable.
- I've also tried creating a USB stick using UNetbootin but the USB stick is readable on Mac OS X, but when I reboot while holding Option/Alt it doesn't come up as a boot option (just the Harddrive shows, same as #2).
- I installed rEFInd to help with booting and the DVDs made above still don't work. (See below for further detail on the rEFInd attempts)
- The disk burned in #1 above gives the following screen but nothing is selectable and no keypresses are registered:
- The disk burned in #2 above still doesn't load.
- The USB stick in #4 begins to boot and then crashes as follows:
I have yet to try @dsefvonz's suggestion (hopefully tonight) but am also open to any other ideas!