Can't Install Ubuntu 11.04 On My 2009 MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by strausd, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, but since it's about dual booting I figured it was the closest.

    So I have been trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my MBP. This is a new area for me and I am not completely confident that I am doing it right. I have already made a separate 30GB partition that I want it to be installed on. The problem is that EVERY time I boot to the CD and choose "Install Ubuntu," it goes to a black screen with a blinking white line. At first I thought it just needed a few minutes, but I have left it sitting for 30 minutes and it hasn't done anything.

    I thought it might be a problem with just installing it. So I chose "Try Ubuntu without installing" and it did the exact same thing. Another thought I had is that it might be the CD, so I burned a new one and I am still getting the same problem.

    Does anybody know what is going on and why it won't work?
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    Sounds like the Ubuntu installer is crashing on your hardware - that's the only reason I can think of that would cause that behavior.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any way to fix that?
     

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