Remove Bootloader?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Arne, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Arne macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I tried Windows on my MacBook, but then I removed it using the boot camp assistant. Now, after turning my MacBook on, the screen stays grey for a few seconds, before the apple appears. I guess this is the bootloader, that comes with bootcamp. Can I remove it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    System preferences -> Startup Disk -> Choose OSX
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    not sure about this, but i think there's a way. (could be wrong though)
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I think we have an early contender for post of the year :)
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

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    to be fair, he did post at exactly the same time as you :rolleyes:
     
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    The bootloader is part of the firmware and can't be removed, and actually isn't related to BootCamp at all (except on the earliest Intel Mac models that needed a firmware update that was included with BootCamp).

    psychofreak posted the correct solution. What's happening is your Mac is searching for a bootable drive. Once you select your OS X partition in System Preferences, it won't spend any time searching and start booting OS X right away.
     
  7. Arne thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, thanks. I'm coming from the Linux world and there the bootloader has nothing to do with the Firmware. I guess that's just one reason Apple doesn't like BIOS.
     

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