Can't install Ubuntu on new iMac
At least two of us are having the same problem. I have an iMac 27" (11,1) and he has an iMac 11,2.
We have tried Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD, openSUSE 11.3 Live CD, Ubuntu 10.10 beta (2010.09.18) and Linux Mint 9 (32 bit).
Neither the "try" option nor the "install" option work. In both cases the screen goes completely black and stays black.
The installer screen with the language option comes up initially. But as soon as a language is selected, the screen goes black. The drive is still being accessed and it sounds like the installer is being loaded, but you can't see anything on the screen.
The CD stops reading after a few minutes and that's that.
Tried to set boot option vga=771 - no good. Boot option nomodeset - no good.
The other guy said all these discs worked on his old Mac Mini Solo (2006).
Looks like something's different about booting a live CD on the new iMacs. Anyone else trying this?
(BTW, I had to create a new post because a spammer caused the original thread to get locked.)
Desktop: KX Studio (Kubuntu 12.04)
Laptop & Netbook: Kubuntu 12.04
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Phone: Nexus 4 Cyanogenmod