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June 27th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Hey guys, I have a macbook running a CoreDuo 2.0Ghz And I can't get Ubuntu to install properly on it. Every time I do get it to install my mouse (usb or the touch pad) doesn't work. It is really jerky and slow. I ran into thenetduck yesterday, and he said there is a script available that fixes the problem. Also, what should I use for a boot loader? I can't get the installer for 7.04 to allow me to select no boot loader or lilo. Any help you can give me would be awesome!

June 27th, 2007, 08:42 PM
The standard installer wont let you continue without installing a bootloader. It defaults to GRUB, but you can just uninstall it after its done and install LILO instead, if thats what you want.

June 27th, 2007, 11:51 PM
The problem is that Grub doesn't load. So I can't just replace it. :) I need to mount my install on the HD and chroot into bin/bash but I can't remember how to do that. Sometihng like mount -t proc none /target/proc etc etc... But I just can't remember the commands. If someone could tell me those I will be set. :)

June 28th, 2007, 12:18 AM
I am running Ubuntu on a macbook. I am putting together a tutorial on installation. If you can wait a day or so I'll try to get that posted for you on my blog...

sounds like you might be looking for rEFIt though. Check out http://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook for some tips in the meantime.

June 28th, 2007, 01:47 AM
to chroot into an Ubuntu install:

Change to root:

sudo bash
make a dir for your root partition:

mkdir /mnt/ubuntu
mount your system:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/ubuntu
mount -t proc none /mnt/ubuntu/proc
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/ubuntu/dev

chroot in:

chroot /mnt/ubuntu /bin/bash

June 28th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Benanzo, you're a saint. :P

June 29th, 2007, 04:00 AM
This is what I used to get everything up and running. Worked nicely ;)
http://www.mikesplanet.net/ubuntu-704-on-a-macbook-pro/ - Thank you Mike

June 30th, 2007, 05:53 AM
that worked perfect netduck. Thanks. :) I'm sure glad I happened to run into you.

June 30th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Bah I just had the link Mike is the real hero ;)