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Old 10-23-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Need help with MacBook Air 3,1 Triple Boot Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Win 7, and Fedora 15


Greetings,
It seems no matter what I do I can't get the triple boot to work, I have tried in the past on a white Macbook and now I am trying on a Mac Book Air. I must be missing something but I have spent hours and never seem to get it to work. I followed the instructions here:
http://lifehacker.com/5531037/how-to...fehacker/full+

I am using the latest version of refit 0.14. In each case two of the three operating systems work fine but I can't get Fedora to boot no matter how many times I reinstall. Any advice or helpful hints would be great. My symptoms are that the Linux icon on boot from refit boots windows. The refit windows icon boots windows 7 as expected and refit OS X boots OS X. Thanks.



Here is the output for the partition inspector:
*** Report for internal hard disk ***

Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 141246223 Mac OS X HFS+
3 141246224 142515767 Mac OS X Boot
4 142516224 200450047 Basic Data
5 200452096 236976127 EFI System (FAT)

Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
2 409640 141246223 af Mac OS X HFS+
3 141246224 142515767 ab Mac OS X Boot
4 * 142516224 200450047 07 NTFS/HPFS

MBR contents:
Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

Partition at LBA 40:
Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
File System: FAT32
Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

Partition at LBA 409640:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

Partition at LBA 141246224:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot
Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab Mac OS X Boot

Partition at LBA 142516224:
Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista)
File System: NTFS
Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 07 NTFS/HPFS, active

Partition at LBA 200452096:
Boot Code: GRUB
File System: ext4
Listed in GPT as partition 5, type EFI System (FAT)
 
Old 10-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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I removed Windows 7

Now I have OS X and Fedora only and the system still does not boot Fedora. I am really at a loss???? When I re-installed Fedora I made sure grub was installed in /dev/sda4 not at /dev/sda. n addition I went into rEFIT console and ran the command gptsync. Please help!


Here is the output from the partition inspector after win7 is removed.

*** Report for internal hard disk ***

Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 141246223 Mac OS X HFS+
3 141246224 142515767 Mac OS X Boot
4 142516224 181942271 EFI System (FAT)

Current MBR partition table:
# A Start LBA End LBA Type
1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
2 409640 141246223 af Mac OS X HFS+
3 141246224 142515767 ab Mac OS X Boot
4 * 142516224 181942271 83 Linux

MBR contents:
Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

Partition at LBA 40:
Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
File System: FAT32
Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

Partition at LBA 409640:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

Partition at LBA 141246224:
Boot Code: None
File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot
Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab Mac OS X Boot

Partition at LBA 142516224:
Boot Code: GRUB
File System: ext4
Listed in GPT as partition 4, type EFI System (FAT)
Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 83 Linux, active

Last edited by rovitotv; 10-24-2011 at 01:29 PM.
 
  


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