i'm new at using a Macbook. I bought my one last monday together with the new OS Mac 10.6.
For my studies at university i need to have Linux on my Laptop (for programming and such stuff), so i downloaded the Fedora 12 x86_64 DVD to do so. In some guides in the internet i read that rEFIt needs to be installed, so i do this. rEFIt seems to work good, there is a choice to boot every time i boot the Macbook. Within i partition the HD in the Mac HD and 50 GB free space.
During the boot i press "C" to boot from DVD. Works fine. Okay, now all the installation stuff. I choose to make a 200 MB partition (ext4) with anker /boot on /dev/sda3. Another partition (ext4)on /dev/sda4 with / and a third one (swap) with around 4GB. The installation should base on the biggest partition.
I also choose to install the bootloader on the MBR. Okay, installation complete. Reboot. Fail. The Laptop doesn't reboot. After his command there is no action.
Hm, so i shut down by pressing the power button.
Oh nice to see, there is a Linux entry in rEFIt, so have a look.
>>No bootable device -- insert boot disk and ...... <<
Hm... maybe the partition options of rEFIt will help. rEFIt wants to change an entry in the MBR because of Linux. I let him do this. Another try, but now the system will do nothing by chosing Linux. There is the penguin in the middle of the screen and nothing else.
I'm frustrated, because i actually sit in front of this Laptop for 8 days and it won't work.
I hope some of you guys may help me. The only other option is to send this nice Macbook back to Apple
Thank you, Falkyr