View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04 Installation on Macbook

July 6th, 2010, 07:10 PM
I just wanted to express my opinion of Ubuntu 10.4, so far I am extremely impressed with the OS. I have a Macbook with OSX and Windows 7 installed using refit as my EFI boot manager. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.4 and burned it to a CD and it installed perfectly with no problems! In fact, as far as I can tell all devices such as audio, Bluetooth, video, wireless, track-pad, and everything else I tested seem to work just great!

After using disktool in OSX to resize and add another free partition and installing Ubuntu 10.4 the refit manager automatically added the Linux partition and away it it went!

Kudos to the entire Ubuntu team!!!


July 6th, 2010, 07:24 PM
I just got a new Macbook and am interested in dual booting 10.04. I used bootcamp to create a 35 GB partition, then installed the refit boot menu. However, when I boot from the 10.04 disc and run the installation routine I get dropped to a busybox shell with an error that says something like:

No bootable system files found on media.

Sorry the message isn't exact. I wrote it from memory.

Thanks for any help you can give!