I am trying to install Ubuntu (13.04) on a Mac (Intel 64-bit) running Lion but am having some problems. This is what I have done so far:
a. Download rEFInd 0.7.1 (successor of rEFIt) and installed it on the Mac.
b. Insert a Ubuntu boot disk and reboot the machine. This seems to be working because I can see boot menu from rEFInd instead of Mac's boot menu.
c. Use the 'esc' key to force eEFInd to re-scan the boot loader in the CD and a new Bootcamp icon with a small CD image shows up next to Apple's logo.
d. Use the cursor key to move the highlight box to the Bootcamp icon to boot.
e. Screen goes blank and a new message shows up like this

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Select the CD ROM type to boot:

The text cursor stays at the end of the line but the machine does not respond to any keyboard input no matter what I try.
I also try Centos 6 boot disk with the same result. However, I can use the same ISO image to installed the system on VMware's VM machine running on a Windows machine, therefore the ISO image itself seems to be fine.

Has anyone seen this problem?

Thanks for any help.