Dear Readers of this question
I'm a beginning learner in the wonderful of Linux. Its great, but I got to solve the problem by myserlf so please help me!
Setup: Macbook Pro 8,1, rEFit, GRUB2, Lion, Ubuntu 04.12
Problem: My boot takes too long because I have to go through two bootloaders. rEFit >> GRUB >> then finally Ubuntu! Also, when I try to boot another OS from USB for test (elementary OS Luna), rEFit recoganize it, I select Penguin mark with USB, and GRUB loads and shows only Ubuntu, not OS. My guess is having two bootloader is somehow making computer confuse, Sooooo, do I really need two step bootloader?
One more thing related to booting process. At login screen, I can select desktop environment. I have Unify and Genome desktop both with Cairo dock. When I change desktop environment, it does not correctly load the setting. Its almost like all the themes got mixed up under the hood.
Here is how I end up with my dual-boot setting (which is my main question)
I set up dual-boot machine on MacbookPro 8,1 originally running Lion. I followed the instruction from online article and setup dual boot machine with Lion and Ubuntu 04.12.
The instruction I had made me install rEFit, then install Ubuntu which installed GRUB2 automcally. At very least I did not configure intentionally.
My boot process goes, turn the swith on, select OS from rEFit, then wait, press return at GRUB menu, then wait and enter password at login.
Idealy, I want to get rid of one. I want to keep GRUB for features and avaialble themes, but I know GRUB has issues with Macbookpro 8,1 so I guess I am keeping rEFit unless someone fixed those issues.
How exactly do I proceed?