Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on 13″ Macbook Pro Retina

The timing of the release of OSX mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10 was interesting to say the least.  I was naive enough to go ahead and upgrade my OSX system to mavericks without fully backing up both my OSX and Ubuntu data.  The good news is that the upgrade went well on the OSX side.  The bad news is that my Ubuntu partition was not able to load.  I wanted to restore Ubuntu on my Mac and found my previous post to be extremely helpful.  The only difference was to grab the correct wifi drivers from Saucy Salamander instead of Raring Ringtail.

3 thoughts on “Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on 13″ Macbook Pro Retina

  1. Yeah, it was a nasty surpise that mavericks removed the bootloader. I had the same experience. Fortunatley, it was easy to reinstall the bootloader with refind.

    I am still looking for a solution to use a projector via the mini DisplayPort to vga adapter. This seems not to work under Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my 13″ MacBook Pro Retina.

    • Hi Lars

      I have a similar problem with a macbook pro and 13.10. Have you managed to solve it? Some monitors work fine, but others, especially beamers and TV screens, won’t even get detected.

      • It was the original Apple adapter! Ubuntu works perfectly fine with a beamer and a cheap no-name adapter. Took me some time to figure it out :-(
        Now I am not using MacOs anymore.

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