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cesarse
April 28th, 2008, 01:29 PM
Hi.

I've been using a single boot installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) on my macbook with a MBR partition for a while and everything works fine (though 20 secs delay at boot time).

I've made the same with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and it worked like a charm.

Then i've installed it in a GPT formated disk, but now a folder with a question mark inside appears and nothing else happens.

I thought Ubuntu 8.04 (gparted + grub + kernel) could handle GPT partitions as well as MBR ones.

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance
CÚsar

(sorry for my bad english, ask me if something is not clear :-))

cyberdork33
April 28th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Hi.

I've been using a single boot installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) on my macbook with a MBR partition for a while and everything works fine (though 20 secs delay at boot time).

I've made the same with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and it worked like a charm.

Then i've installed it in a GPT formated disk, but now a folder with a question mark inside appears and nothing else happens.

I thought Ubuntu 8.04 (gparted + grub + kernel) could handle GPT partitions as well as MBR ones.

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance
CÚsar

(sorry for my bad english, ask me if something is not clear :-))grub still relies on MBR for booting. Technically, I lwould that what you have done would still work, but I would guess that you may have changed where the gpt boot flag is located which it doesn't like for some reason.

cesarse
April 29th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Initially, there was no flag at all, then I used gparted do set boot flag in /dev/sda1, finally, I ran the following commands in grub console: "(hd0, 0)" and "setup (hd0)".

I think I have to wait till Ubuntu 8.10 and grub2. :-(

cyberdork33
April 30th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Initially, there was no flag at all, then I used gparted do set boot flag in /dev/sda1, finally, I ran the following commands in grub console: "(hd0, 0)" and "setup (hd0)".

I think I have to wait till Ubuntu 8.10 and grub2. :-(
for some reason the Mac doesn't like it unless the EFI partition is set as bootable only in the GPT (and your normal bootable partition in the MBR).

you will probably have to wait a lot longer than that for grub2 / booting from EFI.