Re: Ubuntu for Macbook Pro 4,1
Thanks for posting your experiences guys. I'm having a hell of a time installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 4,1 and I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to the video (nvidia) not loading properly. It just freezes while booting, and no combination of 'nomodeset', downloading nvidia drivers and swearing while hitting it have gotten it running properly. I started a thread here but I like the idea of having an MBP 4,1 thread as a catch-all so I wanted to post here too.
I'm going to try booting from the 13.04 +mac iso from here so we'll see. I'll post if anything works for me -_-
Using Linux instead of OSX is like driving a manual car instead of an automatic. It requires more knowledge of your hardware, but gives you more control and performance when used well.