Hello Macrumors people, I've managed to install Ubuntu before on a chromebook, but I want to see what Ubuntu feels like on a more capable machine and I can't seem to get it to install on my mid 2009 macbook pro (model 5,3). I've followed the commands here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro5-3/Precise I'm booting from a DVD and trying to install a single boot setup. I get the initial screen where there are two icons at the bottom that seem to look something like a little man and a keyboard? Anyways, then that screen disappears and I get one little garbled white character in a red square 4cm to the right of the top left corner of my screen and it just stops there. Does anyone know what I can do to move past this? I reformatted the disk before installing, will the type of formatting I do possibly effect the process? Thanks for your help!