install issue (Grub?) on Intel Mac

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alvaro.sim
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Re: install issue (Grub?) on Intel Mac

Postby alvaro.sim » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:02 pm

I found a way to bypass the grub problem on my macbook (I use only linux no refit or bootcamp)

Install Mint 4.0
Boot with the LiveCD
open a shell

sudo mkdir /mnt/mint
sudo mount /dev/sda1 # maybe different on your system
sudo mount -t proc none /mnt/mint/proc
sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/mint/dev
sudo chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash

sudo apt-get install grub
yes

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
comment gfxmenu line
comment color cyan line
remove quiet splash from kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/hdc3 ro quiet splash

then sudo grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda1
exit
sudo umount /mnt/mint/dev
sudo umount /mnt/mint/proc
sudo umount /mnt/mint

sudo reboot

should be ok now

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Re: install issue (Grub?) on Intel Mac

Postby mclements19 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:32 pm

Would that method work if I am booting 2 linux partitions and 1 mac partition using rEFIt? The problem I'm having is getting rEFIt to detect my second linux partition..

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Re: install issue (Grub?) on Intel Mac

Postby fog » Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:50 am

Is there a solution? I use bootcamp and I want to test mint in my macbook, but after installation I have the same issue. In stage 2 stops. My version is the last Daryna image. Is it ok to test the above solution with bootcamp?
Thanx.
Last edited by fog on Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: install issue (Grub?) on Intel Mac

Postby Husse » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:58 am

Have you tried the solution(s) above?
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