Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Hi,
I just bought a Mac Mini with the following specs: 2.4ghz Intel core 2 Duo Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics HDMI and Mini display port
I installed Refit and then created a bootable usb of Ubuntu amd64 iso (10.10) desktop edition.
I booted into refit, selected linux icon (boot from pen drive, no issues there?) and it comes up with a screen that has a little pic of a keyboard = human in circle. Well anyway I leave it for about a minute and then I see all this text telling me that ubuntu is loading, and the files it is loading. it goes too fast to read but in any case after that the screen turns off and won't come back on again. The computer doesn't seem to have frozen, it just seems that the monitor won't come on.
When I press the power button once on the back of the mac the hard drive does some work and it shuts down, i can only imagine it is shutting down gracefully.
I've tried using both the DVI and the VGA components of the monitor. Neither work, the screen always comes up blank.
I've also gone and burnt the iso to cd and tried to boot it but that doesn't work either.
I get the feeling that it's something to do with the display drivers, but since I can't even see the monitor how am I going to be able to get it to use different drivers?
Do I need to edit some start up scripts on the USB so that it uses a very basic legacy driver or is there some sort of switch like "nomodeset" i have to use? and if so, how would I do this without being able to ever see the screen after that initial screen with the keyboard = human in circle?
Could really use some help here, thanks!