Today I installed Mac OS X Lion alongside with Linux (mint) and Windows 7.
To be able to boot into Linux, i've downloaded rEFIt. It opens, I see the Mac and the Windows partition in it, but not the Linux partition. I've reinstalled Linux several times, but it just wont work.
I checked out the partition app from rEFIt, and got these results:
Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 854536479 Mac OS X HFS+ 3 854536584 916425255 Basic Data 4 916425256 917694791 Mac OS X HFS+ 5 968960634 976773118 Linux Swap 6 917694792 968960417 Basic Data Current MBR partition table: # A Start LBA End LBA Type 1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective 2 409640 854536479 af Mac OS X HFS+ 3 * 854536584 916425255 07 NTFS/HPFS 4 916425256 917694791 af Mac OS X HFS+ 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 854536584: Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista) File System: NTFS Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Basic Data Listed in MBR as partition 3, type 07 NTFS/HPFS, active Partition at LBA 916425256: Boot Code: None File System: HFS Extended (HFS+) Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Mac OS X HFS+ Listed in MBR as partition 4, type af Mac OS X HFS+ Partition at LBA 968960634: Boot Code: None File System: Unknown Listed in GPT as partition 5, type Linux Swap Partition at LBA 917694792: Boot Code: None File System: ext4 Listed in GPT as partition 6, type Basic Data
I also learnt that MBR has a "capacity" of 3+1 (EFI) partitions. The Win/Mac partitions are on the MBR list, but the Mac recovery partition probably blocks the Linux partition?
How can I make the MBR contain the EFI, Mac, Win and Linux NOT the Recovery partition?
Also, doing google searches about this issue, I read a lot about "Grub", though I can't figure out what it is.