Missing Operating System Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Mac on MacBook Pro 8,1
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 16, 2013
Hi, I'm an absolute noob here who needs some help trying to get Ubuntu 13.04 up and running on my 2011 MacBook Pro 8,1.
I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64bit Mac Edition to begin with and also used the following guide
Pop in the disc, loads up Ubuntu LiveCD just fine, follow the guide on how to partition my HDD with SWAP and EX4. (I'm just Dual-Booting Mac OS X and would be Ubuntu)
But my problem gets to after the installation, I sync the MBR like it prompts, shut down, turn it on and select the partition and I get the error of "Missing Operating System" and a blink cursor.
I tried reinstalling it again, syncing the MBR and I get the same message.
Here is what I get when I open Partition Inspector.:
*** Report for internal hard disk ***
Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 487154119 Mac OS X H
error during Ubuntu install, now says "Missing Operating System"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 10, 2007
I had windows xp, my little gem. I had used Ubuntu off the disk demo and decided i should try and install it on along with my XP. So i went into Partition Magic and resized my Windows partition to leave about 7 GB of free space. Everything worked great, just had 7 GB missing from my C:\. Then I proceeded to install Ubuntu. I chose Guided that resized a partition. Since I did not need to resize it, but I wanted to keep it I went ahead and made it 100%. Hit next, next, users and info from XP,next okay. It started installing,and I went on Firefox. at about 70% an error came up saying there is not enough memory in the hard drive. I was shocked as I allocated about 7GB of free space. then the installation just stopped. it simply closed and I was left with my firefox window,the disk stopped spinning. I though cool, it's over, so I logged out and tried to log back in into the user I made. Didn't work. Then I shut down Ubuntu and turned the computer on again. The Lenovo/Thinkpad thing came up,
"Missing operating system" Ubuntu install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2006
Hi, I have been trying to install ubuntu on a laptop running win xp.
I've not installed an os before so please don't mock if i've done something stupid.
I booted up with the cd and selected install (first menu item). it all fired up fine but when I restarted windows loaded up again.
I then did the same again but this time form ubuntu i formatted the drive (in an attempt to remove windows). then i restarted, i let it do its thing again, lots of stuff going on, then it says something like "building the kernel" and it stayed for about 10mins and i assumed it had crashed to restarted. now I keep getting "Missing operating system".
I've googled it but all the advice is about botched windows installations.
What do I do???
Any help appreciated.
Missing Operating System after ubuntu install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 11, 2011
Hello everyone. I have a eee pc which comes with windows 7 starter and i tried to install ubuntu 11.04 alongside windows so that i could dualboot. During the installation of ubuntu I chose advanced partition. I took some 10gb out 200gb of my hard drive C:\ (which contains windows) for "/". After partitioning, my computer doesn't recognised the remaining 190gb remaining. It marks it as free space instead of ntfs. I quit the installation of linux "thinking everything would revert back to normal" and restarted. Now I have a "Missing Operating System" message. I read various forums posts on how to fix this but i still can get it to boot on windows. Right now i'm using Ubuntu Live CD. Any ideas how i could fix this? Thanks
Output for sudo fdisk -l
Ubuntu 10.04 live usb missing operating system?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 9, 2010
i recently used unetbootin to install ubuntu 10.04 on my formatted sandisk cruzer 4gb... i had no errors in the installation, but when i boot from usb it says missing operating system... what am i doing wrong?
dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 / OS X Lion /Refit fail "missing operating system"
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 6, 2013
I have been working at repurposing a mid-2009 MacBook Pro (5,5) as dual-boot OS X and Ubuntu 12.04
I have gotten fairly far, but post-installation of Ubuntu, it is failing to reboot. This was a machine with a failing HD, and I decided that while I was upgrading the drive, I would make it dual boot
What I have done so far:
1) Single boot install from live 12.04 CD of Ubuntu (worked fine, standard .iso) - I did this to test and make sure ubuntu would install and work ok.
2) erase and re-partition and reinstall of OS X Lion. (partitioned disk... I now have working OS X including the EFI partition, OS X main partition, Recovery partition) In Disk Utility I created additional partiton for linux. + one for shared files. - Created these as hfs+
3) Install Refit - Verify that I can boot into OS X fine.
4) Install ubuntu 12.04 --- This seemed to work fine, ( I erased one of the hfs+ partitions, and re-created an ext4 and a swap partition from the free space)
installed ubuntu over windows now says missing operating system
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 16, 2010
Could anyone help me figure out what i did wrong while installing ubuntu i tried to set up dual partitions for it but it looks like i did something wrong cause after the install and reboot it says i am missing my operating system. any help on this would be great thanks
Getting "missing operating system" while trying to reinstall ubuntu from USB
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 25, 2013
I installed Ubuntu on my laptop but it got installed on the complete drive as a single partition. Now when i try to reinstall ubuntu from usb, i get the message "missing operating system" while booting up. I am unable to format the drive also.
Missing Operating System message off of USB install
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 30, 2013
I'm having a problem that is driving me insane.
I am running Windows XP and am trying to make a bootable live USB drive. Every time I plug in the USB and in my bios have my laptop boot off of it I'm getting "Missing Operating System". I'm POSITIVE I'm booting off of the USB in the bios. Here is what I have done and what I have tried.
I've downloaded and used unetbootin to create the bootable live USB drive.In unetbootin I've tried using the distribution method and have tried using the ISO image I have downloaded.I've tried using Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 15 (again either from the distribution method or downloading the ISO image myself, 32bit versions)When using Mint 15 I've also verified the ISO image I've downloaded with the md5sum application (the MD5 code matched)I've verified that the syslinux.cfg and ldlinux.sys files were indeed created on the USBI've reformatted the USB (although it was FAT32 I reformatted it to FAT32 again just in case)... I'm using XP so I don't know
MacMini 4,1 rEFIt Ubuntu 11.04 Missing Operating System
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 13, 2011
This is the first time I've tried setting up Ubuntu on a Mac Mini, so I've tried to be diligent in following all of the documentation I can find.
Here's what I've got and what I've done:
* 2010 MacMini4,1 with OS X Lion
* Successfully installed rEFIt (had to "manually install the package" as mentioned here.
* Used Boot Camp Assistant to resize drive and leave 100 gigs for Ubuntu Install
* Following a blog-posted guide and some more blog tips, I've been able to boot the Ubuntu CD with vesa graphics, perform the installation steps mentioned in the first link (with my boot manager and / mountpoint going to sda5)
* Reboot into rEFIt, sync mbr table
* Reboot machine, select Linux in rEFIt
Here's where it starts to deviate from what I'm expecting to happen. The first time I do the last step, rEFIt sits on it's grey screen with the linux penguin and doesn't progress. Hard resetting the machine, I try selecting Linux in rEFIt again and it progresses to a black screen an
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