DrHu wrote:If I was doing this, I might just try..
- Boot the Ubuntu Linux
- Mount the Mint Linux
- Run gparted, and format or delete the Ubuntu partition
- Install Mint into that Ubuntu partition
DrHu wrote:MAC EFI boots..
http://blog.christophersmart.com/2009/1 ... 64bit-efi/
To install 64bit Linux onto a Mac using only EFI (and not MBR emulation) then your Mac must have a 64bit EFI. Run the following under OS X to discover whether you have 64bit or only 32bit:
oskarloko wrote:.. I've tried to install 64 bits Linux (Ubuntu / Mint ) with no luck.
EFI boot manager makes it hard to install linux,try 32 bits Mint
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=UUID=e48640ae-0035-4366-95c1-820140ede1e0 ro quiet
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=UUID=e48640ae-0035-4366-95c1-820140ede1e0 ro quiet nouevau.noaccel=1 blacklist=vga16fb
msm wrote:When I insert the DVD with LMDE 64bit and restart the mbp I hold down the Alt key and it boots from the DVD. But it gives a a black screen with a GRUB Error message.
error: unknown filesystem
grub rescue> _
Any idea of what needs to be done to fix it? Will the disk need to be partitioned first?
msm wrote:Just more question: should I use Bootcamp in OSX to create the partition for LMDE, or would a clean disk partition via Disk Utility be better? I have a 500GB drive and was thinking of a 50/50 partition so that each OS would have about 250GB each.
msm wrote:I inserted the nouevau.noaccel=1 blacklist=vga16fb line into GRUB but I get an error message when choosing to boot from Linux in ReFIt: No Bootable Advice.
I've tried a few times now but with no luck. I now see that my mbp is version 7,1 so perhaps that could be the issue.
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