Installing 64 Studio on a Macbook Pro

  • contractcooker
Posted: Mon, 02/23/2009 - 15:19
Hello, I'm loving 64 Studio so far but I can't seem to get it installed on my Macbook Pro (early 2008 model). I've tried to install both 2.1 and the 3.0 beta of 64Studio. The beta installer gets further than 2.1. It fails when trying to install a kernel. I'm a pretty big n00b when it comes to linux but I would really like to be able to use 64Studio on my MBP. Does anyone have experience with this or advice on where I should look to see about resolving this issue. I think I'm going to try Ubuntu just to see if I can get any distro to install correctly. Thanks in advance. tb

Need to sync rEFIt

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Tue, 04/07/2009 - 18:22
Hey all, Just to update anyone experiencing this problem. The solution was to sync the partition tables in rEFIt. Peace, T

"Upgrade" Ubuntu

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 02/24/2009 - 05:19
Yes, it is possible. Install Ubuntu Hardy, add the 64 studio repositories as per the 2.1 to 3.0 upgrade procedure, and install the 64studio package. Also afterwards perform an update. That should get you close... Let us know if there are any further issues By the time 3.0 is released, the installer bugs should be a thing of the past, but we don't want to wait that long, now do we ;-) Cheers, Quentin

Update

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Mon, 02/23/2009 - 22:26
So I've tried the workaround (from the sticky on the installation forum) with both the alpha and beta 3.0. Versions of the distro. I've tried it as a single boot (over-writing OSX) and as a dual boot. Not that that should make any difference. I'm going to try 2.1 but that was what I was attempting to install to begin with. If anyone has successfully installed 64Studio on any mac please let me know how you did it. Quentin, do you have any other ideas for things I might try? Would it be possible to "upgrade" to 64studio 3.0 from ubuntu? I have successfully installed ubuntu on the machine so if there was a way to do it through ubuntu that might work. Anyway thanks again in advance

Still doesn't work

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Mon, 02/23/2009 - 21:29
Quentin, Thank you for your quick response. I've already tried the work around. When I choose to boot from 64Studio on my MBP I get this message: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key. Is there a way to install a kernel from within OSX. (For example, manually drag and drop files to their destinations?) Appreciate the help tb

Check the stickys...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 02/23/2009 - 17:03
Under installation there is a workaround for the installer (no kernel found)