Greetings my fellow Linux users!
Recently, I made the switch on my desktop to uBuntu and it was quite easy using Wubi to do a dual boot with Windows 7. I decided to revitalize my old Macbook and bring it up to speed with uBuntu.
I have another thread going, but I think the Apple Users forums might help me a bit more since I haven't been getting much of a response on my other thread (which I will close out).
My specs: Macbook, 3rd gen, 3.1, 1GB RAM, 2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo.
I made two LiveCDs. One using Windows 7 disc imager and another using Infra Recorder. First, when holding option key when booting with the LiveCD brings up my selection, but only for my HD and nothing else, not even the CD. I have tried making a partition with Bootcamp, but it says something about volume, journal, or disc errors. I checked, verified, and repaired my HD numerous times and I still get the error. I tried my 2nd CD to see if it would recognize, this time it didn't error me, but reported the disc as being unwritten or blank. I freaked when I saw this and put it in a 3rd windows machine I have access to... and low and behold the disc image was fine. Everything was there... So, Windows is reporting the CD as proper, but Mac is saying its blank?
I am trying not to completely reformat my system because I have lot of pictures and files on my Mac that I would like to save. I am having backup problems with that as well (exporting from iPhoto), but that is a problem for another day.
A while back I even imaged a USB drive via uBuntu's directions on their site using Terminal and it wouldn't even recognize the USB when holding option.
Here is the kicker... I repaired my Mac OS X installation this morning... and the Mac OS X CD was recognized then with no problem.
I also installed rEFit and that works fine, but its not seeing the CD either... you can hear the CD drive running and working, but it never shows. And as soon as OS X starts it ejects my CD.
I am about to give up on Apple as a source of every day computing. I find it trying too much to be "unique" and "main stream" while making it harder on people who want to do more than what they offer with their hardware. Its like they took every possible good thing about Linux and made it a horrible bastard child who hordes everything to himself.
Anyways... to sum up... LiveCD not showing when holding option when I start. The CD is showing fine and can be used to boot from a windows (bios) machine.
(note: my previous thread can be found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1562208 )