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    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Grub won't load (ubuntu server 12.10 on MacBookPro5,5)

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to install ubuntu-server-amd64+mac ver 12.10 on a MacBookPro 5,5.
    after installation, booting ubuntu hangs during grub.

    the steps i have taken:

    A) i installed refit

    B) i used diskutil to partition the drive as:
    1) EFI partition - didn't touch it
    2) mac's original HFS+ partition
    3) ubuntu
    4) another FAT partition used to transfer files between osx and ubuntu

    C) i ran (server) install cd (i verified the checksum after downloading it and burned it with diskutil)

    D) i have no swap and chose to simply install root (/) on /dev/sda3 (after formatting it with ext3)

    E) i chose to not install grub to the mbr but rather to /dev/sda3

    F) i re-synced the partitions with refit

    now when choosing to boot from the "windows" partition (/dev/sda3) grub writes
    on the screen followed by a blinking cursor.

    do i have to reinstall grub somehow?
    Last edited by minsf; January 13th, 2013 at 01:50 AM.


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