MBP incredibly slow bootup after Ubuntu Install and Uninstall.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ramzhh, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. ramzhh macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    So about a week ago I attempted to Dual Boot Ubuntu on my Boot camp partition. Due to a compatibility issue, even though I installed it easily, it was very slow, so I proceeded to erase all data on all the partitions the installation created, ending up with The OS X partition + 4 other ones. (there was an EFI part. too).

    Now here's the problem. Right after I uninstalled Ubuntu, when I booted up my MBP, it took a VERY long time to The :apple: Logo to appear, almost seems like it was searching for something, ... . The same thing happens after I uninstall rEFIt, and after merging some of the partitions, ending up, right now, with 3 partitions. What a mess!

    Boot time, unless I press the option key and select Macintosh HD, is about one minute 15 sec. because of the insanely long time to the logo to appear.
    What the heck do I do? I would prefer not re-formatting my disk, I've gone through so much downloading and installed a whole bunch of things I need... And I don't have an external Drive.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Go to: System Preferences>Startup Disk and select Macintosh HD
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 26, 2009
    Denver, CO
    I had the exact same problem after installing/uninstalling Windows 7 in a bootcamp partition.

    I resorted to reformatting and it fixed my issue.
  4. ramzhh thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    That did it. Thank you. Now that I think of it I had already done it but never thought I had to press Lock and Restart, so that's why it never worked.

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