Macbook Pro takes ages before EFI/rEFIt comes on

ChrisBuchholz

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Jan 22, 2010
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Hello,

I have partitioned the harddrive on my Macbook Pro, one partition for OS X and one for Ubuntu, and then i use rEFIt to choose between the two. But some time in performing this process, the time between you turn on the mac, until the EFI(or now, rEFIt) is on, takes up til 15 seconds now. Before, it was about instant.

This is a huge problem for me, but I havent found any way to fix it.
Any ideas?

thanks,
ChrisBuchholz
 

parapup

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Oct 31, 2006
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After you boot into OSX if you go to System Preferences and select a Startup Disk - refit/OSX/Ubuntu whatever - does it make a difference?
 

ChrisBuchholz

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Jan 22, 2010
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After you boot into OSX if you go to System Preferences and select a Startup Disk - refit/OSX/Ubuntu whatever - does it make a difference?
Looks like there is a problem, because in the list of drives, it only shows Network drive something. I can figure out what the problem is that causes the lag - it has defficulties finding the partitions. But... How can that be?

UPDATE

This is how Disk utility portrays my harddisk
 

parapup

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Oct 31, 2006
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Code:
sudo bless --mount /efi --setBoot --file /efi/efi/refit/refit.efi
Does that do anything for you? Adjust paths for refit.efi accordingly.

Or simply -
Code:
cd /efi/efi/refit/tools 
./enable-always.sh
 

ChrisBuchholz

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Jan 22, 2010
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Code:
sudo bless --mount /efi --setBoot --file /efi/efi/refit/refit.efi
Does that do anything for you? Adjust paths for refit.efi accordingly.

Or simply -
Code:
cd /efi/efi/refit/tools 
./enable-always.sh
If I cd to /efi and throw an ls, it shows
Code:
rEFIt License.rtf	rEFIt ReadMe.rtf	refit			tools
It seems there is no refit.efi?
 

parapup

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Oct 31, 2006
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If I cd to /efi and throw an ls, it shows
Code:
rEFIt License.rtf	rEFIt ReadMe.rtf	refit			tools
It seems there is no refit.efi?
Can you try the following -

Code:
sudo -s
cd /efi/refit
./enable-always.sh
If you need to find that enable-always.sh script - just do the following in /efi directory.

Code:
find . -name enable-always.sh
 

ChrisBuchholz

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Original poster
Jan 22, 2010
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Can you try the following -

Code:
sudo -s
cd /efi/refit
./enable-always.sh
If you need to find that enable-always.sh script - just do the following in /efi directory.
Did unfortunately not seem to make any difference :/
 

j0chen

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May 4, 2011
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hi,

i have the exact same problem.
it takes like 20sec for the apple logo or refit to come up.

it seems like some people do have a lot of trouble with the new ubuntu 11.04 release on macbook pro's.
did you install 11.04 ? i'm not sure but i think i have this issue since i installed ubuntu.

anybody knows how to manually reinstall the efi firmware on macbook pro 8,1 ? maybe this would help

edit:
sorry just realized this thread is from last summer. so no ubuntu 11.04 for you ;)
did you found any solution ?

edit2:
possible solution / hint for me.. ubuntu installation changed somehow my partitioning scheme to MBR . no more GUID.. so i'm gonna try to repartition my system.. will give an update later this day
 
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