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Old 11-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Distribution: Slackware, Redhat, buntus
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Grub Alloc Magic error

I have a 17" macbook pro circa 2010. Core i7, 8gb ram, 512gb ssd. I've successfully loaded Slackware 14 - 32bit before, but wiped that off a few months back. Excited to load 14.1, but upon boot of the DVD I get Grub Alloc Magic error..etc.. I just finished downloading 14.1 64-bit. I've tried booting while holding the 'C' key, which automatically boots from the DVD drive. I've also tried the 'ctrl' key, which allows me to select the DVD from a menu. Both result in the same. Any ideas?

I've loaded Linux on this multiple times, Windows 7 and 8, and of course all of the various Mac versions without a problem. I also just installed Slackware 14.1 32-bit on another laptop at work..

Old 11-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware, Redhat, buntus
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Ok, figured out what my issue was. The DVD boot was defaulting to a different style, and when I went to the menu instead, I could select a windows boot for the DVD. That did it! Stupid apple computers...


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