Making Ubuntu bootable on el Capitan 10.11.6?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by esorkin1, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. esorkin1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2016
    Hello everyone, I'm new here and I was just wondering if theres anyone that may be able to help me resolve an issue I have with making Ubuntu bootable on my MBP. I began the process by making 2 new partitions of my main disk in Disk Utility. The first was a 100 gb partition which I used for the Ubuntu installation and the second was a small 128 mb partition that I wanted to use as a boot loader for Ubuntu (since Mac firmware only recognizes efi). I then created a bootable USB drive and booted into an Ubuntu live session. Once in the session, I began the installation process and when prompted to choose a partition to install Ubuntu into I cleared my 100 gb partition into 'free space' and then installed Ubuntu onto it. Everything went smoothly so then I used terminal in Ubuntu to save the 'boot.efi' file to my Mac OS partition in order to be able to then use a few sudo commands on my Mac OS partition to be able to turn my 128 mb partition that I had made earlier into a boot loader for Ubuntu. It turned out, however, that the 'boot.efi' file was not actually saved to my Mac partition like I had expected so now I'm stuck wondering what to do next. Any advice?? If you want to know which commands I used or if you need any further clarification to understand my problem better don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks for reading guys.
  2. strawbale macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2011
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