Re: Black screen and blinking underscore on Ubuntu Installation.
Originally Posted by baloo101
This blank screen with the flashing underscore has been plaguing me recently and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my 2008 MacBookPro 4,1. For a while I've always, always thought it's the disk at fault but after burning a dozen disks with all the versions available I've came to one conclusion... My drives faulty.
To prove this, I popped open my macbook and replaced the internal drive from another machine and guess what? Every single disk I've previous burnt booted, even those AMD64 only versions.
Weirdest discovery, the original slot-loading drive worked for reading and writing, even bootable with MacOS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Window Ultimate... Just refuses to boot with any Linux installations
Specs: Macbook(4,1), Dell 2408WFP, 2Gb Ram, Maverick & Natty