Macbook Pro takes ages before EFI/rEFIt comes on

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ChrisBuchholz, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. ChrisBuchholz macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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    #2
    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?
     
  3. ChrisBuchholz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
    [​IMG]
    This is how Disk utility portrays my harddisk
     
  4. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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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
    
     
  5. ChrisBuchholz thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  6. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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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.

    Code:
    find . -name enable-always.sh 
    
     
  7. ChrisBuchholz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did unfortunately not seem to make any difference :/
     
  8. j0chen, May 4, 2011
    Last edited: May 5, 2011

    j0chen macrumors newbie

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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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