Imac 27" ubuntu....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eyecon3, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. eyecon3 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Seems like this forums have become my second home will all these problems imac27" has... (mostly because of the GC it seems, ATI radeon 4850 HD)
    So i have successfully installed windows 7 via boot camp this took about 2 days of my life and allot of time searching the internet for solutions for the countless problems i faced trying to install them.
    Now what i want to do is to have 3 operating systems on my imac OSX,windows and Ubuntu.
    So i booted up the mac from the install CD i have and made a 3rd partition (40gb) formatted as fat 32. Then i restarted and inserted the Ubuntu installation CD and tried to boot from there to install it. I got a cursor top-left of my screen for a second or so then a screen with 2 icons at the bottom one looked like a keyboard cant recall what exactly was the second one, after that i get a black screen and wired noise from my DVD drive and nothing happens next.


    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac11,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 8 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s

    My imac is up to date version 10.6.4
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Did you burn that DVD by yourself? Usually it's badly burnt install disc, try re-burning it at the lowest speed or install it to USB stick.
     
  3. eyecon3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i burned the DVD but i don't think that this is the case to be honest, i will re-burn it now and try again but i am 99% sure that nothing will change. After all the problems i had with windows i expect something more challenging than a bad burned dvd :p

    Ah by the way i am trying to install ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso

    And about the USB i format it to fat 32 Master Boot record and then just drag and drop the ISO?
     
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    You got working Windows in it right? If you do, download and install UNetbootin for Windows and then use it to install Ubuntu to the USB drive. That's how I installed Ubuntu to my PC laptop, worked well.
     
  5. eyecon3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK i did that but when i press option (alt) when the Imac boots up the USB doesnt show up to boot from there and istall Ubuntu. Do i have to install them from the BIOS of Windows ?? And if yes is it possible since my windows are running under bootcamp?
     
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    Hmm, maybe it doesn't work then :( Maybe this can help? I think you should post your issues to Ubuntu forums as well since they know more about Ubuntu and what might be wrong.
     
  7. algorithmist macrumors newbie

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