Problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on 13.3" MBP

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

  1. Jimbogiant macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    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!

  2. michaeld1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
  3. Jimbogiant thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Thanks for your reply; I hadn't come across that thread. Bummer for us new MBP buyers!


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