Can't Boot my Mint-Installed MacBook

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Aifel
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Can't Boot my Mint-Installed MacBook

Postby Aifel » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:28 pm

So, after staying off of Linux Mint since around V2, I decided to try it out again. The install goes fine, until grub fails to install, the installer dies, and Linux Mint becomes unbootable. Any solutions?

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Re: Can't Boot my Mint-Installed MacBook

Postby Husse » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:56 am

The answer lies in MacBook...
It uses EFI instead of BIOS (it's generally the same of course) so you can't use gfxgrub which is used in Mint from Celena (or Cassandra - my memory is short :))
Download supergrub (google for it) only about 4 MB and burn it to a CD and use it to install a standard grub.
You can read more here
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=7522&hilit=macbook+grub
Very informative
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