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    Booting into Ubuntu on Intel iMac

    I've followed the instructions on the FAQ page and when I reboot I get the option for OSX of Linux if I choose Linux the 'penguin' icon appears but nothing happens - OS X boots OK.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    This is the report from Partition Inspector


    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 421675047 Mac OS X HFS+
    3 421675048 437675048 Linux Swap
    4 437675049 488395752 Basic Data

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 409640 421675047 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 421675048 437675048 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    4 * 437675049 488395752 83 Linux

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: GRUB

    Partition at LBA 40:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

    Partition at LBA 409640:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

    Partition at LBA 421675048:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: Unknown
    Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Linux Swap
    Listed in MBR as partition 3, type 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition at LBA 437675049:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: ext3
    Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
    Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 83 Linux, active

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    Re: Booting into Ubuntu on Intel iMac

    See this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=767677

    You have the second issue mentioned.

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    Re: Booting into Ubuntu on Intel iMac

    Thanks for that I can now boot into Linux. I do now one OSX and two linux options (one says boot from HD the other boot from linux) is this normal?

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    Re: Booting into Ubuntu on Intel iMac

    Quote Originally Posted by awills View Post
    Thanks for that I can now boot into Linux. I do now one OSX and two linux options (one says boot from HD the other boot from linux) is this normal?
    Yes/No. There is should not be two, but considering the steps taken, yes. It now sees to ways to boot grub, one at the MBR and the other at your Ubuntu partition.

    Try this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=800698
    Last edited by cyberdork33; May 28th, 2008 at 02:56 PM.

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