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I am considering getting the new MacBook Pro and dual-booting OS X and Ubuntu. All the help pages I found say I need to use rEFIt but is that really necessary? Can't I just use the default OS choose thing Macs already have preinstalled, because rEFIt is just really ugly in comparison to that.

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Take a look at this: askubuntu.com/questions/58813/… –  Mitch Jul 7 '12 at 14:20

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I have an Ubuntu / Mac OS X dual boot system, but never installed REFIT. I do not know why people make such a fuss of this.

I just press the Option key and then I can choose OS X or Ubuntu.

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your case is interesting, please could you indicate your Boot-Info URL in order to know if your Ubuntu is using grub-efi, or BIOS-boot, or else. –  LovinBuntu Aug 2 '12 at 14:11
    
Is this true for Mavericks as well? –  Matt Bannert Mar 9 at 22:44

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