Think this is what you want...
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub ... ocId905459
Section 8.A - GRUB 2 recovery
You may want to follow this tutorial to dual boot Mac OSX with Linux OS
http://scottlinux.com/2011/06/14/how-to ... and-linux/
The LiveDVD works to boot up into LMDE, but somehow the installation is not working, can anyone provide some other direction, like, is there a LMDE mini.iso to download and try the install that way?? Is that something to try that would get around the LiveDVD installer??
Have you looked at the tutorials in LMDE for MAC viewtopic.php?f=197&t=67730
At the end of the installation process, the installer will ask you where you want to install GRUB. The standard location is the MBR (SDA) do not install GRUB in the MBR. Install it on my main LMDE partition (SDA3).
Reboot when done with the install, and in the rEFIt menu, choose the partition tool. It will attempt to sync the partition tables on your disk. Then SHUTDOWN the computer (not reboot), and start it again. You should be able to boot to LMDE now. If it seems to freeze on the tux logo, completely shutdown again and try one more time.
spandey wrote:I don't own a MAC otherwise it would have been easier. but found this link http://www.rodsbooks.com/ubuntu-efi/index.htmlwhich is step-by-step process of installing Ubuntu 10.10 on Mac.
Thanks very kindly for that link, it looks very detailed, and, uh, complicated installation process. . . and might explain why the install has not been as simple as it might be. It'll take some time for me to read through the whole instructions to understand what mr Rod is talking about . . . and then try it out. I'll post back when I figure out whether I need to go that way or whether it might be simpler, etc. I definitely don't need Windows to be installed alongside the OSX & Linux systems . . . .
spandey wrote:Sorry for delay. Can you boot with Livedvd and post output of command gdisk from terminal?
spandey wrote:Hmm.. you are correct problem is GRUB is not being installed into sda3 where your linux stuff is. While installing sda3 is not listed as partitions are out of sync vs refit. So we have to find a way to fix this!!!
Have you tried putting Livedvd content in USB and installing booting from it ?
sudo fdisk -l
1. sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt
2. for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
3. sudo chroot /mnt
5. grub-install /dev/sda3
6. grub-install --recheck /dev/sda3
7. Type CTRL-D on keyboard
8. for i in /sys /proc /dev/pts /dev; do sudo umount /mnt$i; done
9. sudo umount /mnt
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