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shawnlyu
September 16th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Hi guys
I'm new to Ubuntu. I got a MacbookAir3,2 (Late 2010 13') using Mountain Lion.
I followed this thread:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation
• I paid attention to entering "nomodeset" mode upon "try Ubuntu".
• During the installation I created a 2G swap partition and another root partition.
• I installed the boot loader to the root partition of Linux.
Still I got the partition table problem --- rEFIt won't sync the partition table. The exact error is:


Status: Analysis inconclusive, will not touch this disk.
Error: Not Found returned from gptsync.efi


Then I followed this thread to solve that one:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11215214&postcount=185
* Different from the author of that thread, I didn't see the "Recovery HD" partition while using gdisk. Still I followed the instructions.
After that I rebooted the Mac and it hanged at Tux. Another couple reboots, still hanging…

Then I knew I may need some help from you experts. Here is my partition table under rEFIt.


Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 409640 170309735 Mac OS X HFS+
2 170311680 174505983 Linux Swap
3 174505984 236976127 Basic Data

Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
1 1 409639 EE EFI Protective
2 409640 170309735 AF Mac OS X HFS+
3 170311680 174505983 82 Linux swap / Solaris
4 * 174505984 236976127 83 Linux

Status: Analysis inconclusive, will not touch this disk.
Error: Not Found returned from gptsync.efi

I've worked from Friday night till today to install a Linux on my Mac but no success. I've tried SUSE 12.2 and Ubuntu 12.04, no success, I'm right now extremely frustrated and tired. Hope someone can help. I used SUSE on my old PC before, but didn't expect Linux on Mac to be this hard.

Thank you guys, I'm waiting for your kind reply!