A while back I used Bootcamp to install Windows 8 on my 2011 27' iMac. Accidentally using the Windows installer I overwrote Windows onto my OSX partition. Now I would like to install Ubuntu on to my second partition, I have used Wubi to install it and now im not sure where to go. I cannot install REFIT because I have no OSX partition and I cant access Ubuntu through holding option on boot. Which bootloader should I use?
On a Mac that lacks an OS X installation, the best approach is typically to treat the computer as a BIOS machine: Use a BIOS-mode boot loader like LILO or GRUB and a Master Boot Record (MBR) partition scheme with no hint of a GUID Partition Table (GPT). On such a configuration, a WUBI-based installation should work, so if it's not working, you should describe precisely what's going wrong. You might also try running the Boot Info Script from a Linux emergency disc and post a link to the
One more comment: Given your description of how you got to your current situation, I suspect you may have a damaged partition table, or at least one that could easily become damaged should you use the wrong tools on it. This is another reason to post the Boot Info Script's