Problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on 13.3" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jimbogiant, May 19, 2010.

  1. Jimbogiant macrumors member

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    My apologies if this is in the wrong forum-

    I recently ordered a larger HD for my mid-2010 13" MBP, and I decided that I would play with the newest Ubuntu release while I waited for the drive to come. I've run into a problem however; the live-CD will not boot correctly.

    I burned the 32-bit .iso file to a CD, restarted my mac with the disc in the drive, held option and selected the CD at startup. However, after briefly showing an Ubuntu start-up logo, I get this error message:

    "Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem"

    I've tried formatting my drive to both HFS+ and FAT32, and both GUID and MBR to no avail. I don't believe the CD is to blame because a windows box booted up off it with no problems. Could this be an EFI/BIOS issue?

    I've searched both the Ubuntu forums and Mroogle for answers, but I've yet to find any solution. I'm not trying to dual boot- I was going to clean install 10.6 on the new drive once it arrives, and I decided now would be as good a time as any to wipe my HD and have JUST linux installed.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    James
     
  2. michaeld1 macrumors newbie

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  3. Jimbogiant thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply; I hadn't come across that thread. Bummer for us new MBP buyers!

    James
     

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