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

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    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!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks.
     
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