Cant boot ubuntu from flash drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I have a cd copy of ubuntu that works fine but is really slow.

    I installed to a usb drive multiple times and keep running into the same problem: The flash drive shows up as "Legacy OS" in rEFIT and boots into my windows partition when I select it. It doesnt show up when I hold alt/option on startup. It also doesnt show up in the startup disc menu in system preferences even though its on the desktop.

    I have used different usb drives and, like I said, have installed it multiple times. Every site I have gone to uses the same installation method (using ubuntu from a cd) and I dont understand why it wont work.

    I have posted this probably in other sections and no one ever responds so Im hoping this will change. HELP!!!!!!!!!

  2. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009

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