I am simply trying to install a single boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my old MacBook Pro 4,1. (Also tried 17.04 but I get an error that APT not working)
There are a few issues but the one that seems to be the most problematic is that the Grub does not install correctly.
I have tried doing the regular install on the drive and letting Ubuntu installer create the partitions etc. Much like the accepted answer here... EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd And that did not work.
I tried creating my own partitions much like this 16.04 new installation gives grub-efi-amd64-signed failed installation /target/ ubuntu 16.04 at the end and here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Creating_an_EFI_System_Partition
What I did was with Gparted on the try ubuntu I formated to drive to the following
fat32 size 250mb flags boot, esp
ext4 size 10000mb
ext4 size 200gb
And then specifying in the installation process that the fat32 is an efi partition the ext4 is / and the second ext4 is /home
Set the boot installation location to the EFI
and I get this error:
grub-efi-amd64-signed failed installation /target/ and then crashes the installer.
I am connected to the network, I have chosen to install 3rd Party Software and Update the ubuntu during the install.
I have also tried to setup the drive partitions alone in the ubuntu installer and same results.
What am I doing wrong?
Okay so I was able to install 17.04 following these instructions which solved the CD error... https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=126351
but now I am stuck at the following
/dev/sda2: clean, 222460/14622720 files, 3071159/58476288 blocks
I tried nomodeset just like I had to to get the usb ubuntu to work, but it did not fix it. Any ideas?
EDIT 2: Reinstalled again, and updated everything this time around. Still nothing. Also tried to boot into GFX Safe Mode and Also nothing beisdes a blinking cursor
I was able to get in. I followed this post, Blank screen Ubuntu 15.04 update with NVIDIA driver (nomodeset does not work), but when I reinstalled the nvidia drivers it stopped working again. And that does not seem ideal to run without the GFX Card. So is there something wrong with the NVidia-340 driver?