I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my old Macbook Pro 3,1. I have tried to install the following versions: 16.04, 14.04 and as last 15.10. (this one is still installed)
On my work I used 'Startup Disk Creator' in Ubuntu 15.10 to create an installation disk on an external SSD. The iso files are downloaded from the original ubuntu website. And selected the amd64 desktop versions (not mac versions).
When booting from my external SSD installation disk. In the grub menu I had to press 'e' to edit the boot command. Because without de option nomodeset Ubuntu would not start and the installation would not begin.
I have first tried to install Ubuntu with the option "Erase disk and install Ubuntu". But when I did this my MacBookPro did show a folder with a question mark (?). So I had to tried something else:
I started Ubuntu from my external SSD installation disk with nomodeset on. Here I configured my internal SSD with the following structure:
- /dev/sda1 | fat32 | 512MB | (efi)
- /dev/sda2 | ext4 | 1024MB | (boot)
- /dev/sda3 | lvm2 pv | remaining GB | (vg0)
- (lv)home | 50GB
- (lv)root | 30GB
- (lv)swap | 8GB
Then I started the installer and selected "Something else" for installation. In this installation I selected the correct partitions efi, boot, root, home and swap and configured them for the installation.
When the installation was done, I booted the machine and it "freezes" with a purple screen. In this purple screen I cannot use ALT + F2 for a terminal screen. (I tried more combinations of course, like the 'fn' key). And I have waited, but no change will appear in this purple screen state.
I have tried to set the nomodeset and noapic in the /etc/default/grub file or configured the DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL=(1, 2 or 3) in the /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf file of the lv(root) but no success either.
How can I fix this?
Thanks in advance!