[ubuntu-uk] Dual boot on Macbook problems
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
I'm going to do the Ubuntu install again some time when the adrenaline has
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.
>> 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.
>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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