Could anybody help to post a step by step instruction on how to install an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server image on a mid-2014 MacBookPro Retina with hardware ID 11,3 without using Parallel or VMware fusion? I would like to know if anybody has done this already by using OSX Bootcamp feature. Also if possible also include on how to install the image via USB and NOT on a CD/DVD-ROM.

Thanks for your help.

  • Did you Google this first? Are you having a specific problem or issue, or do you just not know where to start? Have you installed Ubuntu before on any sort of system? – music2myear Jun 7 '17 at 16:24
  • @music2myear Hi, yes I did a google and all it points to are Ubuntu desktop images. I did find reFind boot manager which totally bypasses BootCamp. My next concern is how to install reFind and the Ubuntu server iso on a thumb drive altogether... – bluephoenix71 Jun 7 '17 at 17:10
  • I googled this (google.com/search?q=install+ubuntu+on+macbook+pro) and found this: laptop.ninja/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-a-macbook-pro Which seems to indicate there's no need for another boot manager. There's no special version of Ubuntu for desktop or laptop, just for specific architecture, and as the Macbook uses x86 architecture, you just use the "normal" Ubuntu download which happens to be labeled "desktop". – music2myear Jun 7 '17 at 17:36
  • I don't see anything about reFind in the document I linked, which you appear to be using. Also, Rufus is only for if you're building the USB stick on a Windows computer. The hdutil command is for if you do not have a Windows computer and have to use a Mac to build the bootable USB. Please read the instructions carefully and completely before starting the process. – music2myear Jun 7 '17 at 22:24
  • Considering the instructions in step 8 I would guess that you're just converting the .iso to .img and will put in on the thumbdrive later. – music2myear Jun 7 '17 at 22:38

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