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Thread: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

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    Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    Hi all! Im new in this forum.

    Im from Argentina, my english is very poor, so excuse me for that. I cant understand all that i read but my writing is awful.

    Here is my problem.

    I bought recently a Macbook pro 1,2 core duo and i want to install Lubuntu 18.04. Im already a user of linux, i used it since 10 years ago.

    I write the lubuntu iso to a pendrive, but i cant boot it. When i reboot the macbook pro and press the Option Key, there's no option to boot from usb, only to boot from hard drive. I tried to burn a dvd with the iso, and the problem is the same. I cant see nothing to boot. I tried various solutions that i found in internet but nothing works, i think because all of that solutions are for others models of macbook.

    can someone help me? its was more easy to install lubuntu 16.04 on a powerbook g4 with powerpc !

    many thanks!

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    I'm reaching waaaay back in the memory banks for this one, but if I recall correctly certain old models of Intel-based Macs had very limited boot pickers that didn't support many distros. Check out rEFInd as a replacement boot picker with better Linux support.

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    Hi Sergio, do you solved the problem ?
    I guess rEFInd its the soluction for for you.

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    Im gonna try rEFInd boot manager and see whats happend

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    well, in writing this post in the macbook pro 1,2 with lubuntu 18.04, thanks¡¡¡

    i have two problems more, i cant get the sound working. I see the chanells unmuted on the alsamixer, and i see the chanells working, but still no sound. in the powerpc, i have to add the sound module to etc/module, i have to do that?
    another thing is the webcam, ¿i need to install some special package?

    many thanksssss!!!!!!!!!!!

    EDIT: the webcam is working, only the audio is not working
    Last edited by sergio-rondan; 5 Days Ago at 05:02 AM.

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    I can only recommend this OLD info:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook1-1/Hardy

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    Re: Can't boot Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 1,2 (2006)

    that post didnt work, but this https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...uestion/289674 works

    thanks!!!!

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