[lubuntu-users] install problem on MacBook C2D 2007

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 16:34:49 UTC 2017

Hi again.

I used to have one of those 07 MBP laptops, though I was at least the
3rd (or fourth) owner, and received it because it had some issues...
It would not boot nicely with any image, except for the Mac specific
ones, and the NVidia graphics card was most annoying (no working
nouveau, you need proprietary drivers, which are usually not as good as
nouveau is).

Here is the wiki page I wrote about it 3 years ago:

It is for model number: A1229

For other models look here:

On 11/30/2017 09:43 AM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> ------------------------------
>     IIRC you need to get the Mac specific version of the ISO, the
>     hybrid EFI
>     in those earlier models will not work with the regular AMD64
>     images and
>     17.10 does not have one for that.
>     Here is a link for the latest LTS (16.04)
>     http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.04.3/release/lubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso
>     <http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.04.3/release/lubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso>
I just realized my goof, that link is *NOT* the Mac specific image, sorry

14.04* is the*last version* with a Mac specific build.

The older Macs have a strange hybrid system that is a bit troublesome. 
14.04 was the last version I was able to boot on that model.
So I simply installed it and upgraded to 16.04.  There is probably
another way you can hack the ISO image, or perhaps using rEFInd will
allow you more control of the boot process, though IIRC there were still
issues I faced trying to boot a more modern 64bit ISO.
Later Macs do NOT have this issue, regular amd64 images have the right
EFI setup on the ISO to boot them nicely.

Here is a link to rEFInd
This is a fork of the older rEFIt.
It is a bit troublesome to setup the first time, but works well once you
get it all setup.

> Other question is, what machine and OS are you using to burn the DVD,
> as DU isn't "friendly" to ".iso" . . . whereas Brasero or some linux
> based system has no problem.  If you are using OSX to burn the DVD
> it's best to change the .iso to .dmg --then it should burn OK.
Yes this is very important, thanks for adding this in.
> Other question, basic question, was the file checksum number checked? 
> Generally it has to match or there will be problems along the line.
> F


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