rEFIt is a boot menu for EFI-based machines. It is most commonly used alongside Boot Camp to facilitate multi-boot setups on Intel-based Macs.

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rEFInd takes 10 seconds to load

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 (Core i5, Ivy Bridge). I converted my system from BIOS-MBR to UEFI-GPT. This worked perfectly. I have rEFInd configured to load both Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. This ...
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Trying to Mount EFI boot partition on Windows 7, getting “parameter is incorrect”

Preamble: I'm in kind of a strange situation here. I recently set up my late-2008 MacBook Pro to dual-boot between Windows 7 and OSX, using rEFInd. However, in the rEFInd menu at startup, I am given ...
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New partition destroyed bootcamp bootup

I was happily using bootcamp on my mac to run Windows 7. I then decided to create a shared exFAT partition on the drive as well to share files between the systems. After I did this, windows won't boot ...
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Why isn't rEFInd shell loading?

Because of a two-steps deep problem, I need to boot into an EFI shell and run gptsync. I downloaded the flashdrive binaries of rEFInd 0.7.4, used dd to write the image to a thumbdrive, and it seems ...
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rEFInd didn't detect the proper Linux distro and therefore doesn't show the right icon, how do I change that?

I'm currently triple-booting Mac Windows and Ubuntu on my computer, and according to the rEFInd website, the software should be able to automatically detect Linux distros and show the correct icon... ...
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Make a “Super User External Hard Drive” that can install 3 OSes? [closed]

I'm a webmaster in a student media and I've been asked to take care of the computer park. It's not my specialty, but I do like that and willing to do it, so I went on and say yes. Happy me ! Now I'm ...
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Installing rEFIt or rEFInd without OSX

After a bout installing Ubuntu on my MacMini I am now left with GRUB and no installation disk for OSX 10.8 I can boot to Ubuntu 13.04 and I have a Windows machine. I need a way to get into OSX.
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iMac replace GRUB2 with rEFIt

I have a dual-boot of Mac OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.10. When I installed Ubuntu, it came with GRUB2 as a boot manager, but I can't really use it since I have a bluetooth keyboard that is not supported ...
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extending a triple boot system: quad boot and beyond?

I have a working triple boot system using Refit, that is modeled closely after the steps detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation, except that I'm using ...
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VMware Fusion raw disk “Missing operating system” error for dual-boot system (Host OS 10.8.2 & Guest Ubuntu 12.10)

I am trying to set up a virtual machine in VMware Fusion to boot the Ubuntu 12.10 install from another partition on my main disk. I followed standard instructions for creating raw disks, but I get a ...
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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 control key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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Changing Default Boot Target in OSX

I have a MacBook with both a Linux installation as well as OSX on it. I have GRUB2 configured to boot both successfully, but when I boot into OSX it seems to automatically alter the EFI boot ...
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Installing linux onto late 2008 Macbook Pro and getting corrupted screen

This is a somewhat general issue that I've been running into while trying to install Linux onto my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I've tried the following distros: Linux Mint 10 Linux Mint 14 Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu and OS X on iMac?

I trying to install Ubuntu on an iMac. For that purpose I have installed rEFIt and it is trying to boot Ubuntu from my pendrive. Whenever I do so, however, I end up with a black screen saying ...
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MacBook Pro 8,1 triple boot, rEFIt not showing, Mac only boots on windows

I'm new to Mac multi booting. I've just installed a triple boot (OS X Mountain Lion + Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 Ultimate) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. Everything went more or less right. I had the rEFIt ...
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OSX, Bootcamp, rEFIt, Win7, Win8 and MBRs, oh my

So, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to repartition one of the drives in my late-2011 15" Macbook Pro to install Windows 8. I have: 240GB SSD - Win7 and OSX boot/OS partitions, plus new FAT ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook with HDDs and no optical drive, without rEFIt

I just removed the SuperDrive on my MacBook Pro and replaced it with an SSD. So now my laptop has a SSD, and a HDD, but no optical drive. I have Lion on the SSD and I want to install Windows 7 on the ...
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Linux/OS X dualboot on a MacBook Pro with RAID

I'd like to install Gentoo Linux on my Macbook Pro while keeping my current OS X installation. I currently have OS X installed on a RAID 0 on two 160GB Intel SSDs and I'd like to create a new ...
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A new startup disk was created when trying to install Debian (Mac OS X 10.7.3)

First, I tried to install Debian on my Mac. After giving that up and deleting all the unused partitions, I found, in rEFIt, a Linux startup volume even though no Linux distribution is installed — ...
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Backtrack 5 on a Macbook Pro

Ok, so I have an Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A powered by OSX Lion. What I am trying to do is to get Backtrack to run natively on it. Since bootcamp only supports windows dualbooting, I found a ...
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Lion refuses to be installed to any partitions on Mac

I was attempting to install Lion on my MacBook 7-1, on which I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate partition. Currently, my partitions look like this: ...
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Restoring Macbook Lion Boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro with Lion. I had trouble getting it to work with my hardware and repartitioned the drive to eliminate Ubuntu. Now when I boot my mac I get an error ...
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Mac freezes after installing rEFIt when “executing fsck_hfs”

I have a Mac Mini 2011, with OS X Lion and Boot Camp installed. rEFIt was installed and works fine. I've netbooted the Mac. After booting to the Mac partition, it freezes after "executing fsck_hfs" ...
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How can I tripple-boot via my Mac? Help install Linux? I already got OS X Lion and Windows and 30GB unpartitioned space reserved for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple boot (OS X/Win/Linux) via rEFIt doesn't work - Linux not visible in rEFIt I would really love to triple-boot on my MacBook Pro. (Not with Virtual machines!!) ...
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Triple boot (OS X/Win/Linux) via rEFIt doesn't work - Linux not visible in rEFIt

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 ...
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How do I permanently fix a GRUB partition off by one error?

I have a MacBook Pro set up to triple boot with rEFIt and GRUB. (I had to go through GRUB to get Windows 7 to boot, but that's tolerable.) I upgraded to Lion which added a new partition for the ...
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How to bring back Ubuntu after Lion install using rEFIt

Upgraded to Lion this morning which went mostly smoothly, but when I tried to boot back into Ubuntu (I do most of my work in Linux) I was only able to get as far as the grub command mode. I spent a ...
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How to reinstall Mac OS X on OS X/Linux dual-boot system?

My setup: I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 with a Mac OS X Snow Leopard partition and a Linux partition. I use rEFIt to boot into Linux. I didn't use Boot Camp when I originally installed Linux; instead, I ...
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macbook rEFIt dual boot mbr issue

I have ubuntu and osx installed on my macbook. It was working fine up until recently. Now, when I boot I have a 20 second period where it makes the mac boot noise and then proceeds to show a grey ...
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Adding Windows XP on a macbook pro running MacOS and Ubuntu

My Macbook Pro already dual boots MacOSX or Ubuntu with ReFit. I would like to add Windows 7 in the mix. I can make enough space in the Mac partition to accomodate that, but just want to be sure the ...
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OS X Boot extremely slow after installing boot camp (XP)

I just installed bootcamp on my 2010 13" MBP, running 10.6. However, after doing the bootcamp, I have extremely slow boot for my OS X partition, and when I verified the disk in Disk Utility (from a ...
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rEFIt gives me a “Boot Legacy OS from HD” option when I have only Max OS X after erasing my Boot Camp partition

I used the Boot Camp Assistant app on Mac OS 10.6.4 to create another partition. Then I erased the partition with Disk Utility instead of using Boot Camp Assistant to erase it. Now rEFIt gives me the ...
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Do I need grub?

I installed Arch Linux on my iMac in its own partition. I'm using rEFIt to choose from Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and now Arch as well. I already install grub on Arch's partition when I installed Arch, ...
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Intel Mac can't have more than 4 partitions?

I've read everywhere that you can't have more than 4 partitions because of GPT on intel Macs. But what happens if you make more than 4? On my iMac I have EFI, Macintosh HD, Windows, Linux, and Linux ...
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How can I dual install Ubuntu 10.4 in a Mac Mini with 10.4.11?

I'd like to power-up my aging Mac Mini (1.5GHz Core Solo, 1GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11) by installing a shiny Ubuntu alongside the current OS. After all, I use Ubuntu for everything save for cleaning my ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation for Macintosh

I tried searching the Internet, but could not find a decent tutorial explaining how to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation that could be run not only on a PC but also on Macs and ...
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How to burn rEfit .cdr or .dmg in Ubuntu or Windows?

I don't have Mac OS X installed on my MacBook Pro, but I have Ubuntu and Windows. I was following this website's instructions to boot faster into Ubuntu without a 30 second delay. However I can't ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: grub2 installed on the wrong partition, no booting… (MacBook)

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my macbook, hoping to create a dual boot system... I use rEFIt to boot. Installation went great, up until insatllation of grub. Trying to create a dual boot ...
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How can I format MacBook hard drive from OSX install disc?

I did some research and I found that rEFIt makes the OSX install disc nit recognize a Tiger partition. I've read that the solution includes backing up and then formatting. I am going to do this sans ...
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Triple boot Mac OS X, Debian and Gentoo on a MacBook

I'm looking to install Debian and Gentoo alongside Mac OS X on a (Intel) MacBook. Debian will be for using Linux, and Gentoo for toying around. There are lots of guides on the Internet about ...
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Installing rEFIt once Boot Camp is working

I have a Mac OS X - Windows 7 setup working with Boot Camp. Is it safe to install rEFIt? Will it work?