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Postby mattarmstead on Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:42 pm

Hi all,

Really struggling to install mint 13 on my iMac 2008

I have a broken dvd drive and an external working drive

I have used disk utility via mac osx to create a new partition and have tried to install either with a disc or with a usb stick made bootable with unetbootin.

No luck

I have installed win 7 and tried to install.

No luck.

Every time I try any install I can either not see lived in mac or cannot reboot into linux install via win 7

I have installed refit and still no joy.

Really want linux as my only os on my old imac.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Matthew
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Re: Installation

Postby slipknot9.0 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:38 pm

hey i'm new and having trouble too. I don't know if this will help any, but it was better than netbootin. viewtopic.php?f=46&t=96503 I figured it'd be worth a shot.
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Re: Installation

Postby cwsnyder on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:55 pm

You might want to try the Plop Linux boot manager to see if it can find your Live flash drive.
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Re: Installation

Postby mattarmstead on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:40 am

Thanks,

Problem solved.

Was using a wireless keyboard :shock:

After connecting wired one I had no problems.

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