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Hey guys,

so i've loaded 11.04 onto a USB using universal usb installer on WINDOWS. It works fine on my mom's imac but when try to boot off it on my Macbook pro i am able to select install ubuntu but not go any further. This screen pops up



On my mom's imac, this popped up for a few seconds and then went to the Ubuntu bootloader screen. But on my macbook pro it just sits there. Anybody know whats up?

So the sequence of events is:

hold down alt >select EFI Boot> Boots off USB> Select "Install Ubuntu"> This screen

TIA
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what is the graphics card in the macbook?
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what is the graphics card in the macbook?
Its a 9600M GT but a similar kind of artifacting occurred when i booted on my moms mac but it only lasted for 2 seconds and then went straight to the boot loader
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at the "install ubuntu" section, if it allows you to edit it, replace "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" or "nomodeset=0".
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at the "install ubuntu" section, if it allows you to edit it, replace "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" or "nomodeset=0".
Wow thanks that worked! Unfortunately because my mouse became super sensitive i mistakenly hit forward twice and installed ubuntu over my partitions and i lost 160 gigs of essential information rofl. Now i don't have Mac os nothing.

Sigh all those pictures
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Wow thanks that worked! Unfortunately because my mouse became super sensitive i mistakenly hit forward twice and installed ubuntu over my partitions and i lost 160 gigs of essential information rofl. Now i don't have Mac os nothing.

Sigh all those pictures
you sure you "deleted" them, as ubuntu installer should've warned you about deleting existing partitions and given you one last chance before it installed to change your mind.

check in the file explorer in ubuntu to makes sure the partition is completely gone (if not, you will be able to mount it, but not write to it.) if it is still there, then your stuff isn't gone, grub2 overwrote your bootloader, and i'm not a 100% sure that grub2 can boot mac os x, as i've never installed ubuntu on an actual mac before.

plus there are programs out there, that should be able to recover your pictures if the partition has been removed, just don't be saving a whole lot of stuff atm till you find out either way.
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you sure you "deleted" them, as ubuntu installer should've warned you about deleting existing partitions and given you one last chance before it installed to change your mind.

check in the file explorer in ubuntu to makes sure the partition is completely gone (if not, you will be able to mount it, but not write to it.) if it is still there, then your stuff isn't gone, grub2 overwrote your bootloader, and i'm not a 100% sure that grub2 can boot mac os x, as i've never installed ubuntu on an actual mac before.

plus there are programs out there, that should be able to recover your pictures if the partition has been removed, just don't be saving a whole lot of stuff atm till you find out either way.
Yea thats the strange thing it never asked me "are you sure" and because it hung for a few seconds i tapped the mouse pad twice which is why it forwarded straight to install on the whole HD.

Once i replace my CD drive tomorrow i should be able to sort it out from the Mac boot loader, try and restore mac os x. Thanks for your help again.


Just another question, do you prefer KDE or ubuntu?
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my personal preference right now is xfce, it is very lightweight.. i use it mainly due to the fact i also run a minecraft server and play minecraft, which eats plenty of ram i figured once this phase of minecraft passes, i will return to using KDE.
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Yea thats the strange thing it never asked me "are you sure" and because it hung for a few seconds i tapped the mouse pad twice which is why it forwarded straight to install on the whole HD.

Once i replace my CD drive tomorrow i should be able to sort it out from the Mac boot loader, try and restore mac os x. Thanks for your help again.


Just another question, do you prefer KDE or ubuntu?
KDE is a desktop environment. Ubuntu is a linux distribution. I prefer lollipops.
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