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    [all variants] Re: Intel Macs with Hardy 'no bootable devices'

    For me, with Bootcamp as the partition solution, I would get a Windows startup icon while holding down the option key too, but pre-resync I would be brought to a "no operating system found" error on...
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    [all variants] Re: Intel Macs with Hardy 'no bootable devices'

    When I used refit's partition tool to sync the mbr, the behavior went from displaying the blank screen with white text "no bottable device" error, to sitting on a grey screen with the penguin image...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    I have. No luck. I even got a new error screen I had never seen before.

    After Boot Camp split my drive into two partitions, I booted the live ubuntu cd and ran gparted. It showed that Bootcamp...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Klondike, the only thing I've done differently is not use Bootcamp.

    When I let refit sync the mbr, it displays an error about gtpar(something).efi, and says "won't touch this disk".

    Does...
  5. Thread: 8.04 won't boot

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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda


    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255...
  6. Thread: 8.04 won't boot

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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Ok, I'm in the advanced section to see where GRUB is going. The installation summary screen says that I'm installing to partition #3 and #4 of SCSI3 (0,1,0)(sda) as ext3 and swap.

    But in the...
  7. Thread: 8.04 won't boot

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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Thanks cyberdork33. I'm off to try just that.

    I have tried the option key technique after each ubuntu installation attempt, and 'windows' never appeared as a boot choice. We'll see if that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    That's what I kept trying to do, but I didn't go to advanced.

    Do I have to change the partition format from OS X at all? It's ok to stick with GUID in the options section of Disk Utility when the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    mrsteveman1, what kinds of steps are required to tell a linux system to use a swap file on the main partition instead of a dedicated swap partition?
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    I've since gone back to one partition for OS X until my next attempt, but here goes:



    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: ...
  11. Thread: 8.04 won't boot

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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Good to know. If you figure it out before I do, be sure to share. :) I'll do the same.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    mrsteveman1, doesn't Ubuntu need two partitions for itself, one for the OS+software (ext2) and the other for virtual memory (SWAP) ? So there would be:

    EFI
    OS X
    ext2
    swap

    (I'm not saying I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Before I let refit update the tables, I would bet a black screen with "no bootable device" errors. When I let refit update the tables, it wouldn't get past the centered penguin on grey background...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    I noticed it installing GRUB at the end of its install process. It may not have marked the boot partition as bootable.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    The CD shows up in the Startup disk part of System prefs now too. All that is solved.

    Not that I can get it installed and booting, even with refit. :)

    From the live cd, I used gpartition to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    8X was as low as Disk Utility would allow.

    I managed to boot finally. I had to hold down the OPTION key to get the CD to show up as a choice, and then I booted from there. My Mac's been doing that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Yep, I get the same non-booting result from the AMD64 iso. I'll try burning at 8x instead of 24x this time.
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    [ubuntu] 8.04 won't boot

    I have an intel dual core MacBook from last year.

    I downloaded ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso, burned it using Toast, and let the verification complete. No problems.

    I put the disc in, reset the...
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