Need help with MacBook Air 3,1 Triple Boot Mac OS X Lion, Windows 7, and Fedora 15

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  1. rovitotv macrumors member

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    Dec 17, 2009
    #1
    Greetings,
    It seems no matter what I do I can't get the triple boot to work, I have tried in the past on a white Macbook and now I am trying on a Mac Book Air. I must be missing something but I have spent hours and never seem to get it to work. I followed the instructions here:
    http://lifehacker.com/5531037/how-t...dium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+lifehacker/full+

    I am using the latest version of refit 0.14. In each case two of the three operating systems work fine but I can't get Linux to boot no matter how many times I reinstall. Any advice or helpful hints would be great. My symptoms are that the Linux icon on boot from refit boots windows. The refit windows icon boots windows 7 as expected and refit OS X boots OS X. Thanks.



    Here is the output for the partition inspector:
    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 141246223 Mac OS X HFS+
    3 141246224 142515767 Mac OS X Boot
    4 142516224 200450047 Basic Data
    5 200452096 236976127 EFI System (FAT)

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 409640 141246223 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 141246224 142515767 ab Mac OS X Boot
    4 * 142516224 200450047 07 NTFS/HPFS

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

    Partition at LBA 40:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

    Partition at LBA 409640:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

    Partition at LBA 141246224:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot
    Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab Mac OS X Boot

    Partition at LBA 142516224:
    Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista)
    File System: NTFS
    Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
    Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 07 NTFS/HPFS, active

    Partition at LBA 200452096:
    Boot Code: GRUB
    File System: ext4
    Listed in GPT as partition 5, type EFI System (FAT)
     
  2. rovitotv thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    #2
    I removed windows 7 and I still can't boot Fedora

    Now I have OS X and Fedora 15 only and the system still does not boot Fedora. I am really at a loss???? When I re-installed Fedora I made sure grub was installed in /dev/sda4 not at /dev/sda. In addition I went into rEFIT console and ran the command gptsync. Please help!


    Here is the output from the partition inspector after win7 is removed.

    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 141246223 Mac OS X HFS+
    3 141246224 142515767 Mac OS X Boot
    4 142516224 181942271 EFI System (FAT)

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 409640 141246223 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 141246224 142515767 ab Mac OS X Boot
    4 * 142516224 181942271 83 Linux

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

    Partition at LBA 40:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

    Partition at LBA 409640:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

    Partition at LBA 141246224:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot
    Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab Mac OS X Boot

    Partition at LBA 142516224:
    Boot Code: GRUB
    File System: ext4
    Listed in GPT as partition 4, type EFI System (FAT)
    Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 83 Linux, active
     

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