Help installing Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro

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  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2008
    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:

    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!
  2. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I've just dual booted win 7 & Ununtu! Liking it, I read somewhere in my research that it's best to have your primary OS first and Ubuntu alongside it. Is that possible with Mac OS?

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