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Benjoperstoenail 11-09-2010 02:10 AM

Grub on a Mac
I have a duel boot Ubuntu/Mac system (sort of) running on my Mac. I'm able to access Ubuntu OK but if I try and run OSX it will take about five mins. to boot up or it wont do it at all. Then to get grub to work again I need to reinstall refit E.G
cd /efi/refit
Then I can bet Grub running and into Ubuntu. One funny though is that is instead of waiting the 10 sec. I push enter it will not work. (:-(
Any idea's?

theKbStockpiler 11-09-2010 05:32 AM

Try to get Grub to work just on your Mac first if it's a Mac computer.
There is a way to invoke the Grub shell terminal when you are booting that would help you experiment.The title would have looked funny without a post underneath it. Ya know what I mean? It is true though.

Benjoperstoenail 11-10-2010 04:05 PM

I'm not sure what you are talking about. Please give some more detail.

frieza 11-10-2010 05:17 PM

is it an intel or ppc mac?
either way i don't think the mac firmware and grub get along very well especially powerpc macs
there are alternative bootladers for linux specific for macs, i could be wrong when it comes to intel macs since my experience is limited to linux on powerpc macs which use yaboot, tho intel macs might use grub

Benjoperstoenail 11-11-2010 12:43 AM

It is an intel

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