Ubuntu mac mini wont boot

Then you no longer need the keyboard and monitor. It helps when locating the machine without a monitor. The simplest way to do this is to make the whole second drive an LVM physical volume, and add it to our volume group. Look under the first column "VG": Alternatively you could choose to partition it in the same way as the first drive, and it might be possible to boot off this drive if the first one fails - but you'd almost certainly have lost your OS installation anyway.

By creating a "striped" volume, half of the extents will be on each disk; this increases performance by dividing the read and write load between the disks.

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Choosing a large stripe size ensures that smaller reads and writes hit only a single disk. Optionally, you could also reduce its size. If you don't intend to use hibernate functionality you can reduce it to say 4GB, as you never want your machine to go this far into swap anyway.

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We purposely did not configure our network interfaces during installation so that the installation would go faster and we could configure out interfaces as we want now. You can see that neither eth0 or eth1 are configured by doing:.

Installation of Ubuntu on Mac Mini

Trying pinging some external sites to verify that your network is working. Now that our base operating system is installed we need to pull down a list of current versions of available packages and then download and install the packages. Remember this and see if you have a newer kernel version once we are finished with this exercise. To update apt and then packages that need updating do:.

This could take some time as a considerable amount of information is going to be downloaded. While this is happening we will go on to the next set of configuration items for your workshop kit which includes configuring your switch and access point.

When your machine finishes with the apt-get update and the apt-get dist-upgrade processes you will likely have a new kernel image. Hold the "C" key, till it boots from disc. I learn something ubuntu everyday.

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April 12th, 4. Originally Posted by hansdown. Hi Ecstatic April 13th, 5.

What mac mini do you have? What is your process when you boot off of the CD?


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April 13th, 6. What Ubuntu iso do you use? April 13th, 7. Mac Mini won't boot from CD Hmmm, so booting off the disc is a no go, what did you use to burn the iso?

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I just drag the file to Disk Utility and hit burn. April 14th, 8. I have installed and reinstalled multiple times Ubuntu Server The install media is a USB drive. The computer is connected to the internet through ethernet cable. There is nothing substantial to report from the installation[1]. After finishing the installation and rebooting I am presented with the blinking image of a folder with a question mark.

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I can use the same USB drive and go into recovery mode. If I leave this USB drive connected to the computer it will automatically boot to grub and then load Ubuntu. Yet having the computer depend on this external USB drive is less than ideal. I have attempted to use gptsync to fix the issue as I remember that this solved the problem on a different mac I also own MacBook 4,1 - early I am sure of this as I retried multiple times.

Refer to my earlier answer for detailed steps to install Ubuntu properly on a Mac. As you may have noticed from the list of "encantations" I attempted I do not know what I am doing. At some point yesterday while seeking answers I came across a! CrunchBang forum discussion http: