ubuntu 7.10 gutsy on apple intel xserve
joines at okstate.edu
Thu Nov 1 14:10:58 UTC 2007
Victor Padro wrote:
> i actually installed ubuntu on a intel based imac and a powerpc g4, and
> both worked, using feitsy and dapper in both, currently they're booting
> feitsy, i downloaded the alternate cds for x86 and powerpc respectively,
> because normal cds didn't work as you say.
> hope it helps.
> On 10/31/07, *Jason Joines* <joines at okstate.edu
> <mailto:joines at okstate.edu>> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: ubuntu 7.10 gutsy on apple intel xserve
> From: Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu
> <mailto:sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu>>
> Date: Wed Oct 31 16:00:28 2007
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> > Jason Joines wrote:
> >> I'm a Linux person who just inherited a bunch of apple and dell
> >> boxes. Naturally the first thing I've done is begin replacing
> >> on the dells with Ubuntu, no problems there. Now on to the macs.
> >> I was given a macbook pro for a laptop and had no problems
> >> Kubuntu on there. However, I can't get the intel xserve to even
> >> off of an Ubuntu CD. I tried holding down the C key, the cd is just
> >> ignored. I tried powering on while holding down the system
> >> button, eventually it just spits the cd out. I yanked the hard
> >> out and powered on with the cd in the drive, it's been setting there
> >> with a blinking question mark on the screen for more than an
> hour. I
> >> tried all of those things with both an i386 and an amd64 cd with
> >> same results. Both cds had been used to install onto the dells.
> >> A "mac person" tried to help me. They went to a boot drive
> >> in a system preferences application in os x. I assume it writes
> >> to the efi on disk or something like that. However, the cd wasn't
> >> listed which the mac person took to mean it wasn't a boot cd.
> >> When I put Kubuntu on the intel macbook pro, it was 7.04
> feisty. I
> >> haven't tried 7.04 on the intel xserver yet and I haven't tried the
> >> powerpc boot disk on any of the powerpc xserve boxes. I thought
> >> the same thing that worked on the dells on the intel xserve
> boxes would
> >> be the easiest starting point.
> >> Any ideas?
> > This may be your answer...
> > http://community.brighton.ac.uk/ajd9/weblog/16003.html
> > Sarunas
> I'm not sure if that's the issue or not. I started down the efi
> path when I first started trying to get Kubuntu on the intel macbook
> pro. However, I was able to boot off of the installer CD. I then used
> dd to wipe the drive which got rid of the efi partition and let me
> install grub to the mbr. Without wiping the efi partition away, I could
> not get a bootloader to work. The macbook pro was supposed to be 64
> bit but I had to use the i386 cd as the amd64 said the cpu was not 64
> bit. Unfortunately on the xserve, I can't boot off either cd.
> Right now I'm installing the latest osx so I can install boot camp
> so I can install linux so I can dd the drive and see what happens. I'll
> probably end up being stuck with a dual boot configuration.
I haven't had too many problems with the other apple boxes. Just
the xserve. Still no luck there.
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