SNM wrote:Possibly it's an issue with the keyboard?
I'm thinking something like a spilled drink is making a partial connection so the controller thinks the power button is getting hit. This may be something that Ubuntu won't notice (since it's not part of the standard keyboard), but if you tap the power button under OS X it'll pull up the shutdown prompt
Synchromesh wrote:I have some expertise with broken Macbooks and yours certainly sounds like a hardware issue. Keyboard might be the culprit here as previous poster said. You may need to obtain another for testing and try a swap. OS X is quite picky about hardware on many levels but blatant bugs in code like that are fairly rare so chances are it thinks something is happening that either does not or should not.
WaltC wrote:I'm thinking there's something that 10.6 doesn't like about the MacBook you're trying to install into. You said it was a few years old--can you be more specific? Now reading that you ran 10.6 for months--yea, I'll side with the folks telling you it's a hardware problem. Something's gone bad that's enough to shut the 10.6 installer down, but isn't problem enough to bother Ubuntu... Ubuntu installation is far less delicate.
kyboshed wrote:I'd try running it for a bit without any battery connected, if only to rule out problems in that area.
Glorious wrote:Even with that, I get suggestions like these:kyboshed wrote:I'd try running it for a bit without any battery connected, if only to rule out problems in that area.
I appreciate the interest and the suggestion, but I clearly said in the first post that I did that.
Synchromesh wrote:Just so you know, those older non-unibody Macbooks had a known defect of keyboard edges chipping away. If you have that issue Apple will replace the keyboard for free as part of a recall. I suggest you check it out.
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