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    Jan 12, 2011
    Ubuntu Problems? Disk drive failed?
    I believe I have everything right.

    I made a boot disc via Disk Utility (it installed fine on a partition on a PC of mine) and tried booting into the DVD. I got nothing. Take in mind that I do have rEEfit installed.

    So, I thought maybe my disc drive has failed. This is a MacBook Pro. It reads most discs, including the OS DVD, but some DVDs and CDs just won't read.

    After that, I made an image onto a flash disc and tried booting from that. Holding down the option key gave me both the Mac OS X and Linux Penguin at the rEEfit startup menu.

    But, everytime I try and boot it just says "Boot Error"

    I've tried this with Linux Mint, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

    Is the Macbook Pro just doomed?

    Any help would be appreciated greatly!

    OS: Mac OS X 10.6.6
    MacBook Pro Late 2009 model, Intel Core 2 Duo.

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    Member Since
    Jan 12, 2011
    No one has any ideas?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    If you're getting a boot error when trying to boot from the Linux partition, you may not have installed GRUB correctly. And by the way, the boot manager program is called rEFIt. Make sure you read all the documentation about rEFIt on their site.

    You also need to determine if the optical drive on your MBP is working right. It sounds like it is not.

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