Mac OS X, Windows 7, Ubuntu Boot Problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by callmemike20, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    So, I recently reformatted my entire Macbook Pro. I have a OS X Partition, Windows 7 Partition, Ubuntu Partition, and a FAT 32 partition to share files between mac and windows.

    Everything was running fine until I installed Ubuntu. It doesn't show up when I hold the option key when turning on the computer. Instead, I have to choose windows and a list of items shows up asking me which OS I want to boot. If I pick Ubuntu, then Ubuntu loads. If I choose windows, then I get an error message and it won't let me boot into windows. What's the deal? Why did Ubuntu interfere with my Windows partition when I clearly installed it on its own partition?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    The EFI is really only designed for a dual boot, rather than a triple boot, so it sometimes gets weird. I believe rEFIt will take care of that issue
     
  3. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    If I uninstall Linux, will my Windows partition work?
     

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