No Bootable Linux 2012 Air 11"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by renee1, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. renee1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012
    I cannot get a live linux to boot via USB or external dvd (not a superdrive). Has anyone experienced this issue? Just black screens for the most part after menu as to how to boot (net, safe, etc..)
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    What version of Linux? Try the forums or IRC on Freenode for the distro you are using
  3. asting macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012
    Is this ubuntu? see the apple user forums if so. There's a thread on this year's model.
  4. renee1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012
    Thanks for the info asting, yes one of the live versions I tried was the latest ubuntu, also other versions tried:
    backtrack 5 r2
    fedora, latest live
    as said ubuntu, latest live
    even clonezilla!

    All of these work well on my Macbook Pro (8,1) which is a model behind current Macbook Pro models.
    I have been reading many theories on why booting on the 2012 Air is such a problem, usb 3, graphics chip etc..

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