[ubuntu-uk] Dual boot on Macbook problems

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 16:24:17 GMT 2009

Ah -- apparently this is a known bug in Ubuntu-mac installations.If you get
rEFIt first, that can ease the pain.
In the end, I created a bootable rEFIt disk, used the partition tool on that
to synch the drive (the tool asked me if I would let it fix it & I said
yes), and then restored the working external drive to the internal, and all
was well.
I'm going to do the Ubuntu install again some time when the adrenaline has
worn off!

2009/2/10 doug livesey <biot023 at gmail.com>

> Cheers for that -- I'm thinking the same way, after seeing how hot the ext
> drive is getting as a boot drive!
> 2009/2/10 Michael Holloway <michael at thedarkwinter.com>
> Doug, I'm no Mac user but I would throw caution to the wind when dual
>> booting between and internal and external hard drive. Could cause
>> problems with the MBR/active/boot partition being in the wrong location
>> when the drive is removed etc.
>> I would suggest partitioning the internal hard drive and having that
>> boot both OS's, and use the external as a Data drive or something.
>> Cheers,
>> Michael
>> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 10:32 +0000, doug livesey wrote:
>> > Hi -- I tried last night to install Ubuntu on an external FW drive on
>> > my Macbook.
>> > It wouldn't reboot from the external drive, and managed to kill the
>> > install on my main HD -- hopefully the drive itself is ok, but I'm not
>> > sure (I can see it in the restore list).
>> > I tried restoring from TimeMachine to my internal drive, but that
>> > didn't work, so I ended up restoring OSX to the external drive, and am
>> > currently booting from that.
>> > What I'm hoping to do now, then, is to install Ubuntu on the internal
>> > HD, as I want to use it as my main dev environment anyway, so that
>> > could all have worked out in the end, if my internal HD is ok.
>> > I thought, however, I'd ask the expert collective about any potential
>> > gotchas before trying this -- there appear to be a few to ubuntu on a
>> > mac that I was not previously aware of! ;)
>> > Cheers,
>> >    Doug.
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