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    ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    hi every body
    i have tried today to install ubuntu 8.04 rc on my macbook
    every thing goes ok with the installer
    but the problem appears after restarting and booting into ubuntu
    it gives me an error :
    no bootable hard disk
    or something like this
    my partition table is like this:
    209 mg for efi
    60 gb for mac osx
    13 gb for ubuntu 8.04 "/" the root directory
    2 gb swap
    so what i have done wrong?
    please help!!!
    thanks in advance
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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    how are you booting to Ubuntu? Also how did you install ubuntu?

    I have a MBP rev2 and installs fine with 8.04 X64 RC Alternative Install.

    neway

    in OSX download and install rEFIt. Its a boot manager. Reboot and dont hold alt or c or d or anything. Let rEFIt install, and choose Partitioning tool. It will run and ask to update the MBR
    choose "y"

    this will rewrite the drives MBR allowing grub to boot. Will also allow you to use fglrx or nv drivers and enable glx (glx requires BIOS functions and requires mbr to be enabled)

    hope this helps

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by JediPottsy View Post
    how are you booting to Ubuntu? Also how did you install ubuntu?

    I have a MBP rev2 and installs fine with 8.04 X64 RC Alternative Install.

    neway

    in OSX download and install rEFIt. Its a boot manager. Reboot and dont hold alt or c or d or anything. Let rEFIt install, and choose Partitioning tool. It will run and ask to update the MBR
    choose "y"

    this will rewrite the drives MBR allowing grub to boot. Will also allow you to use fglrx or nv drivers and enable glx (glx requires BIOS functions and requires mbr to be enabled)

    hope this helps
    I have installed holding "c" no problem but rEFIt works nice too.

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by mabovo View Post
    I have installed holding "c" no problem but rEFIt works nice too.
    you need refit to use gptsync

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    i have refit already
    i will try the steps u wrote and tell you the result
    thanks very much
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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    ok i have updated mbr
    but now when i boot into linux from refit the tux image shows and freeze
    i have waited a lot but it didn't changed !
    so what is wrong now??
    thanks in advance
    arabic tutorials for The Gimp

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by yousufinternet View Post
    ok i have updated mbr
    but now when i boot into linux from refit the tux image shows and freeze
    i have waited a lot but it didn't changed !
    so what is wrong now??
    thanks in advance
    good question, but it sounds like an issue with refit since you never make it off the refit splash page.

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    thanks every one
    i am writing now from ubuntu 8.04 rc
    and every thing works fine except isight of course
    the trick was
    1- update mbr.
    2- shutdown the computer.
    3- turn it on and boot into mac osx.
    4- restart and enjoy linux!!

    arabic tutorials for The Gimp

    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing. See here for more info

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    Quote Originally Posted by yousufinternet View Post
    i am writing now from ubuntu 8.04 rc
    and every thing works fine except isight of course
    To get iSight working in Hardy, you need iSight-Firmware-Tools:

    http://bersace03.free.fr/ift/

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    Re: ubuntu 8.04 rc on a macbook, problem with instalation

    i have tried this
    it installed currectly
    but when i try in gstreamer-properties
    it gives me this error:
    Video for Linux 2 (v4l2): Cannot identify device '/dev/video0'.

    please notice that i haven't restarted the system
    i have just restarted hal
    arabic tutorials for The Gimp

    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing. See here for more info

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