rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs.

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Unable to boot Ubuntu after installing it on macbook pro

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9.2 (mid-2012) but I could not boot it. I have before successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 on this macbook following more or less this guide ...
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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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Bootup problems

I have installed Refit but I could not get my mac to boot up in Ubuntu by default so i installed Grub Customizer but Grub does not load when I reboot only Refit. The problem with Refit is that my ...
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EFI problem on Macbook install

I'm trying to put ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac on a MacBook5,2 model but right after booting into the USB, it gives the error: Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 Any ideas? I'm replacing ...
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How to Definitely remove OSX after successful Dualboot

I've been running OSX 10.6.8 and Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 on my Macbookpro 5'5 for a couple of weeks now.I barely do anything on OSX anymore so I see no reason to keep using disk space for it. So now I ...
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Macbook 2,1 (no cd install problem)

I am very frustrated. I been trying for almost 2 weeks to put Ubuntu on my Macbook (2,1) mid-2007 13" laptop. My combo drive does not work anymore. I tried the USB stick install method where u make a ...
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Tri Boot on an iMac [closed]

I have a 2013 iMac (desktop) which is running OS X Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Raring. I am using rEFInd to do the initial boot up but there are a few problems with this setup: it takes a long ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...
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“Missing Operateing System” MacBookPro Triple boot Troubles

(This was posted on February 17th 2014) **My actual question is at the bottom under the other double asterisks the rest is a fairly detailed account of what I have done so far. Thanks!! :D Hey ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work on my mac, what can I do?

i need some help with a macbook. Well, some months ago I have installed ubuntu and kali linux, on a HD external, and it works good on my macbook thanks to refit. Today I have installed refit, in my ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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GUI will not boot without recovery mode

I've run into this problem several times before. It seems to happen after an update. I'm using rEFInd on a MacBook pro to start ubuntu. If I boot Ubuntu, it seems to go through all of the normal ...
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Grub installed over refit after installing ubuntu 12.04 on imac7,1

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old imac7,1. The first thing I did was install refit from OSX. After that, I installed ubuntu from a liveCD and all went apparently fine. The problem is that GRUB ...
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Install an EFI from Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro

I'm going to describe my problem in full, and then ask the question for the solution that I think I've come up with. If someone has a better different way to do this, that would be much appreciated as ...
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macbook pro retina refit problem after Mavericks update

I have a problem that others do seem to have had, but have had not success following their suggestions. Updating to the Mavericks added another partition which put refit/grub out of sync and dumps me ...
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Splash screen with rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 8.1

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBook Pro with rEFIind. The dual boot with OS X works perfectly, Ubuntu works perfectly too but the ubuntu splash screen never displays, only the text startup. ...
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How do I boot to console with Refind?

I am using Refind to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8,2). However, I seem to have messed up my install to the point where Ubuntu no longer boots (I get a flashing underscore but no text ...
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Dual boot on Mac, factory EFI or other booter

Should I use Bootcamp to create the second partition for Ubuntu or go with Refit (or whatever was the name of that open boot manager) if I want dual boot on a MacBook Pro?
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Ubuntu is still on rEFIt

I just used a Ubuntu Live DVD to uninstall ubuntu from my mac by formatting both ext4 and linux-swap partitions to fat32 and then deleting them (so I could resize mac's partition later using apple's ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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GRUB 2 problem after Mac OS X update

I have a MacBook Pro in dual boot Mac OS X / Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). When I boot it I have a rEFIt menu, and I can chose between Mac OS X and Linux. A few days ago I have ...
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After Apple upgrade I'm unable to boot into my ubuntu 13.10 via refit partition [duplicate]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 on a minimac through a refit partition (500gb mac - 1.5 tb linux). Today I took an apple upgrade to OSX Maverick which was fine and when I tried to boot back into ...
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Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
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Latest kernel not working

Once while I was using Ubuntu everything locked up. I was no longer able to boot vmlinuz-3.8.0-31-generic. When I would try, it would not get past the boot phase. Fortunately, I am still able to ...
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Invalid ROM Contents preventing boot on MacBook

I'm booting Ubuntu from rEFInd on a 15" MacBook Pro. For a long time I haven't had a problem, but just now booting has been hanging on the error Invalid ROM Contents This seems to happen when ...
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Refind configuration: Change boot order and default boot

I installed REfind and it works great! It immediately Windows and Ubuntu options and put them in a nice menu to choose from when I boot the computer. However, I found the configuration instructions ...
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What is the difference between grubx64 and shimx64?

I'm new to Linux. I loaded Ubuntu on my Mac and I'm booting it with rEFInd. I see two choices: EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi They both boot into Ubuntu. What's the difference ...
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rEFInd showing multiple ubuntu after update

I use rEFInd to boot ubuntu from a Macbook Pro. Ubuntu asked me to update (not upgrade), and I did. When I restarted, rEFInd was showing two entries for ubuntu (Boot boot\vmlinuz-0.2.7 vs. 0.1.9 for ...
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Install ubuntu 12.04 on macbook air 6.2: refit resync partitions

I'm trying to set up a MacBook Air 6,2 to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I've been following these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation I'm ...
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Black Screen on Macbook Pro 6,2 After Installing 12.04LTS - Tried Everything Already

I am tri-booting Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Windows 8, and Ubuntu. I installed via a USB drive. The install and the LiveCD trial went flawlessly, and I can boot into GRUB. However, as soon as I ...
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Ubuntu on Mac cannot locate via OSX or boot it throught rEFIt…

... it comes up with Operating system not found. What do i do? I recently installed Ubuntu along side OS X (Snow Leopard) and when I rebooted my macbook and choose Ubuntu, I got a message saying ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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Suspend doesn't work on dual boot ubuntu 13.04 and Mac OS X

I have dual booted by MacBook Pro Retina Display with Ubuntu 13.04, using EFI boot manager rEFInd. It works great, except for the suspend function which is broken in both Mac OS and Ubuntu. If I click ...
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Changing rEFIt default boot

New Linux (Ubuntu 13.04) user with a 4,1 Macbook and I'm unable to set Ubuntu as my default boot with rEFIt. I used the guide below, but I do not get the same Terminal output. I get this instead: ~ ~ ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac after Partition Resize

Ok, I've read a few posts about that, but either the people who wrote had a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu, or I didn't understand the solution in the end... Anyway I'm just too scared of doing something ...
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Ubuntu on Macbookpro 9,2 install issues

Is it not possible at all to install Ubuntu just with a live CD? Do I need to install it with a live USB? At first hand I installed rEFIt which enables to see the ubuntu live CD but when chosen to ...
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Ubuntu installed GRUB over rEFIt

I had my Mac set up with rEFIt and installed Ubuntu 13.04, unfortunately GRUB was installed over rEFIt. I was not expecting this and have since found out that I have no idea where my installation disk ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto MacBook Pro via USB

I am new to this forum, and to Ubuntu. But I am trying to get it installed onto my MacBook Pro (late 2009 - with an installed Samsung SSD). I have attempted to follow the tutorial on the Ubuntu ...
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Change GRUB2 boot device

I have a MacBook Pro, and I use rEFIned to dual-boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X. In case I ever messed anything up, I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive. However, I messed up the setup so I installed ...
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rEFInd breaks standby mode on MacBook Air 5.2

I am dual-booting MacBook Air 5.2 and Ubuntu 13.04 using rEFInd, so far things appears to work except when Macbook Air goes from sleep mode into standby mode (dump system state from RAM to SSD), it ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in rEFIT (Mac dual boot)

I've been trying to get the dual boot to work for a few days now. I installed rEFIT and then installed Ubuntu, when installing I selected the option to put the grub loader on the ubuntu partition. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 i386 installed on MacBook but not working at all

I have searched through a lot of questions but it looks that nobody had the same problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook (mid 2009) from a burned DVD. While keeping a 450 G ...
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Do I really need both bootloaders? It really slow down the actual boot up time

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, ...
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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Remove osx partition

I triple boot OSx, Windows 8, and Ubuntu on an Imac. I rarely use the OSx and only boot into Windows to play some video games on occasion. my question is what is the process for removing OSx and ...
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Macbook Pro 9,2 Grub Rescue Prompt rEFIt Ubuntu 12.04

I have dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 9,2 without any problems after I have managed to boot into Ubuntu. However, to do that I must use super grub disk. I have a dual boot system, so I ...
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How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the option key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...