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Old 03-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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macmini wont start up linux

Hey guys, I've got a macmini with the Intel CPU and every time I install Crunchbang or Debian I get a folder with a question mark. But the problem goes away when I install Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I have tried to see if I might have set my partitions wrong so I installed Linux Mint then installed crunchbang and just used those partitions and that didn't help also.

The only way I can get around this problem is to have a Linux Mint cd in my drive then select boot from hard drive. Now this is not something I want to keep on doing then though I keep my computer on for as long as possible.

Putting OSX on a smaller partition is something I also don't want to do since I have a lot of files and only a 120G hard drive I would prefer to just have Linux on.


Old 03-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure that the folder with a question mark means that it can't find the right system files/partition. You may be able to solve the problem by holding down the Option key and selecting the boot partion.
Old 03-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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I have tried that and the only option that shows is my wifi and the Linux Mint cd.

here is a screenshot of gparted

I really want to know what Ubuntu/Linux Mint does that Crunchbang does since they pretty much all are Debian.


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