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I have an Intel based iMac 2010 21.5" and I would like to install Backtrack (preferably) or Ubuntu.

Every time I try to install one of the two, I get a black screen when the installer loads the video drivers. I have tried everything I found on searching on the internet but haven't resolved my problem.

Can anyone help me?

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Which video drivers? If you don't mind 1024x768 and poor OpenGL support, you can use the default VESA drivers that work everywhere. – new123456 Nov 18 '11 at 3:12

Not exactly what you want but might help. I have my macbook set up as a tri boot with backtrack now and it works great. Originally I tried to just just do OSX and backtrack on a bootcamp partition and ran into all kinds of problems with drivers (all though I've been told its possible. However I found that if I have windows and then install ubuntu through windows I pull all the drivers over 100%. I also run many Linux distro in vm's on the windows partition and they run 100%.

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