View Full Version : [ubuntu] "Missing operating system" on Installation?

October 21st, 2011, 08:47 PM
Hi guys - I followed the guide linked below carefully, but I cannot boot off the stick I made - it does not show up when I hit Alt and does not work in refit - I get a black screen with "Missing operating system"

I have tried two thumbdrives (a Lacie and a Sandisk U3) AND imaging the converted ISO to a partition on my drive using dd.

My hardware is a 2010 13" macbook pro FYI, and *no* cd/dvd drive.

Any help?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/How%20to%20install%20Ubuntu%20on%20MacBook%20using %20USB%20Stick

October 21st, 2011, 08:52 PM
Why is there no DVD drive in your Macbook pro?

October 21st, 2011, 09:04 PM
Did an SSD upgrade and got the backet to put a secondary HDD where the optical drive goes - since on a common day, I don't use the drive.


I don't have that brand of bracket (overpriced) but it's the same concept - main drive is a SSD for FAST performance, and secondary drive is a larger HDD for storage.

October 22nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
Try re-downloading Ubuntu. You might have downloaded a bad image.