Debian Installation :: Squeeze - On MacBook Pro - Unable To Boot

Mar 10, 2011

I tried installing a live version of Debian Squeeze 6.0.0 for the i386 architecture. I am using a first generation MacBook Pro (Intel Core Duo, not Core 2 Duo).

I managed to boot the live cd and install everything using the "guided installation" option, using the whole drive for Debian (I don't have the Mac OS X Snow Leopard disc so I just wanted to install a strictly Debian system). I installed GRUB to the master boot-record, but after finishing the installation and rebooting I was confronted with the dreaded "question mark". After doing a bit of reading, I found that I should have installed the EFI LILO bootloader to the MBR instead of GRUB, so I reinstalled everything, choosing this option instead. But that didn't work either. More question marks. I imagine I must have to configure either of these bootloaders in the shell, but I don't know how to go about doing this.

How to do this without using a Mac OS X installation disc.

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I have an old(ish) Macbook laptop. It comes with built-in bluetooth. The box says "Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)".

I'm not sure if it interfaces via USB or not, but I do not see any bluetooth stuff via lsusb. I do see bluetooth stuff when looking at dmesg. But when I look at hciconfig I see nothing at all. Here's what I get with the various commands:

#lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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When I boot and log in, all partitions for disk2 and disk3 are mounted read-write. Only by going to command line am I able to unmount the drives with the following sequence

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then I typed
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and now /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober now show winxp.I rebooted, and winxp shows on the grub screen, and I chose winxp.It came back with "ntoskrnl.exe ...error... re-install ntoskrnl..."Here are the details:

fdisk -l
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/ RAID 1 and encrypted

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Code: Select all### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_otheros ###
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
menuentry "Windows Vista (loader)" {
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here is info about the partition table (ive alocated / and swap part for debian nothing else. )

Code: Select allDisk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

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Here is the related information.

df -h

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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 6.5G 4.5G 1.7G 73% /
tmpfs 1.7G 0 1.7G 0% /lib/init/rw
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