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Old 11-13-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Can't boot MacBook with 64-bit Ubuntu install disk


I haven't been able to boot my MacBook with a 64-bit Ubuntu CD. The 32-bit one boots fine, but when I try the 64-bit, it gets stuck on a screen that says

"1.

2.

Select CD-Rom Boot Type:"

and then freezes and ignores all my input.

I found this blog on how to fix this problem for Vista 64:
http://jowie.com/blog/post/2008/02/2...-iso-file.aspx

They said to recreate the iso without the ";1" versioning scheme, but when I tried it on Ubuntu, the new cd seemed to load ok, but then gave me an "invalid checksum" error. Has anybody else run into this and managed to fix it?

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Old 11-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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sounds more like a corrupted file on the CD
 
Old 11-13-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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sounds more like a corrupted file on the CD
I download a fresh copy and burned a new CD 4 different times with different CD programs. I think it has something to do with the Mac EFI stuff not being able to read the CD.
 
Old 11-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Did you download the iso and burn it directly to a disk? It may be your Mac not recognizing the CD ,another possibility might be the file was corrupted .Any of these would cause you to not get Linux running.
 
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Did you download the iso and burn it directly to a disk? It may be your Mac not recognizing the CD ,another possibility might be the file was corrupted .Any of these would cause you to not get Linux running.
The CD is fine. It boots my PC no problem. It's just the MacBook that can't recognize it. I've read about similar problem with Vista 64 that people have resolved by making a new ISO without the ";1" versioning scheme. I think I need to somehow change the iso but I'm not quite sure how.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 03:00 AM   #6
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The Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit CD boots my MacBook. I just installed that and then upgraded to 10.10. Hopefully this can be useful to somebody else.
 
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Thanks, this info saved me from nerd-rage..
 
  


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