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Following: http://www.rodsbooks.com/ubuntu-efi/ and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture

I have ubuntu booting on my macbook pro with both refined and the native apple loader working, however, I would like to get the "Improving the Boot Method" (i believe it is called the kernel efi stub loader) working with the Apple Boot manager (the article only explains for refined), but have found no articles explaining this. Can anyone help with this?

Below is what I have: What I have is the following:


  • apple partitions
  • /boot ext3
  • (root) ext3
  • swap

side notes: From what I understand, I should have had my boot partition as fat32/hfs+... I can always switch it or copy the kernel to the apple EFI partition. (I tried creating /boot as an hfs+ partition during installation but was unable. Even after installing hfsprogs, although I was able to create an hfs+ partition in gparted I couldn't use the partition as /boot in ubiquity).

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Why do you want to do this? The grub bugs mentioned in "Improving the Boot Method" do not exist in Ubuntu 14.04. If you using Refind as your boot loader, then the /boot partition can be any filesystem with an EFI driver, but it is much easier to just let Grub do it (it also supports more filesystems) –  bain Jun 2 '14 at 16:43

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