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    8.04 won't boot

    I have an intel dual core MacBook from last year.

    I downloaded ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso, burned it using Toast, and let the verification complete. No problems.

    I put the disc in, reset the Mac and hold down the C key. When the computer starts up, it reads the disc for a bit, then resumes booting into OS X.

    Did I download the wrong image? Or should I burn with Disk Utility? Or? I can't get the CD to boot.

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    Re: 8.04 won't boot

    you should download the amd 64 version for that machine. Also, I personally burned mine through disk utility. Had better luck there than I did through Toast for some reason. Hope that helps.

    Josh

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    Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Quote Originally Posted by piano08man View Post
    you should download the amd 64 version for that machine. Also, I personally burned mine through disk utility. Had better luck there than I did through Toast for some reason. Hope that helps.
    You do not have to use the amd64 version, but you can if you want to.

    Burn the slowest possible speed.

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    Re: 8.04 won't boot

    Yep, I get the same non-booting result from the AMD64 iso. I'll try burning at 8x instead of 24x this time.

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    Re: 8.04 won't boot

    try burning at 2x

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    Re: 8.04 won't boot

    8X was as low as Disk Utility would allow.

    I managed to boot finally. I had to hold down the OPTION key to get the CD to show up as a choice, and then I booted from there. My Mac's been doing that a bit lately. I've been loosing the ability to boot off of Firewire drives unless I hold down the option key. I haven't had trouble booting off of OS X install CDs though by holding down the C key. Weird.

    Does that sound like a partition corruption from my last Bootcamp install crash, or a PRAM zap opportunity?

    So I'm going to try installing Ubuntu now and see how I fare. I don't know how to use the airport on this Macbook using Ubuntu yet. That's another challenge for another day.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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