I'm relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu (i.e. I mightn't understand overly detailed tech terms etc) and have come across the following problem:
I tried to install Ubuntu on a new (Jan 2016) MBP 11,5 with 16GB RAM in dual boot mode alongside OSX 10.11. I first installed rEFInd, which worked fine. Then I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.4 .iso and burned this to a USB stick. From this USB stick I can launch Ubuntu on the MBP without any problems, however, I cannot install Ubuntu due to the following errors:
When I tell the installer to update Ubuntu online during the install and download 3rd party apps, Ubuntu freezes during the
Preparing to install... screen and never even lets me select a destination etc. If I don't select any update/download options, the installer starts running but never goes beyond the
Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (amd64) (I've waited for almost an hour now) though Ubuntu remains responsive at this point
The last entry in the install log is
Mar 13 09:23:17 ubuntu ubiquity: DKMS: install completed." and "Mar 13 10:17:01 ubuntu CRON: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Three additional points to note:
- I tried installing Ubuntu both with System Integrity Protection enabled and disabled (as described on the rEFInd installation guide), this does not seem to have an effect on the Ubuntu install progress.
- The installer does not 'see' OSX, i.e. it does not provide me with the option of installing in Ubuntu alongside OSX; however, it does see the OSX partition. The installation attempts I mentioned above, all were done manually with a root partition (/) and a 16GB swap space partition
- I always launched the installer in Ubuntu (booted from the USB
stick) and tried installing it with and without typing
ubiquity -bin the terminal, neither worked.
Any help for a relative newbie would be hugely appreciated!