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    i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    i installed ubuntu onto my mac, as a dule boot, set the proportioner to "use free space. But i can't seem to get ubuntu to boot only mac osx 10.5 i think i need a boot loader
    plz help

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    on a ubuntu install normally grub gets installed to (this is a boot manager!) - so everything SHOULD work.

    pls be more specific
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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    Check out this article for dual-booting:
    Dual-Booting
    As the help article states, your best bootloader/EFI selector is rEFIt. It's what I use, and it works well.
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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    Quote Originally Posted by maclin View Post
    i installed ubuntu onto my mac, as a dule boot, set the proportioner to "use free space. But i can't seem to get ubuntu to boot only mac osx 10.5 i think i need a boot loader
    plz help
    What exactly does it do? Try rEFIt first and see if it works then, but you likely need to follow the steps here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=767677

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    well mac boot fine but it acted like ubuntu dose not exist

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    Quote Originally Posted by maclin View Post
    well mac boot fine but it acted like ubuntu dose not exist
    because the computer thinks it doesn't exist... see the link in my previous post. That should fix it.

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    well the proportions dose not show up on mac, in the disk utility it say that there is a error with the drive oh and i have leopard

    what i am try ing to do is have mac boot ubuntu when i hold down a button or hold down the option key and select ubuntu to boot

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    Quote Originally Posted by maclin View Post
    well the proportions dose not show up on mac, in the disk utility it say that there is a error with the drive oh and i have leopard

    what i am try ing to do is have mac boot ubuntu when i hold down a button or hold down the option key and select ubuntu to boot
    You need to reinstall the grub bootloader, as explained in the link that Cyberdork33 gave you.

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    coll i got it to work thy
    but how do you get airport to work?

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    Re: i installed ubuntu onto my mac it wont boot

    Quote Originally Posted by maclin View Post
    coll i got it to work thy
    but how do you get airport to work?
    you should start a new airport wireless thread if you need help with that, it depends what mac you have, but first you should read what is in the Sticky Thread at to top of this forum, it should be explained in there somewhere.
    Please mark this thread [SOLVED]

    Sticky: Apple Intel Users FAQ
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=493393
    Last edited by pxwpxw; December 6th, 2008 at 04:09 AM.

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