reFit - Linux - OSX - EFI partitions - WTF

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tjvaughn, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Tjvaughn macrumors newbie

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    so, i recently installed ubuntu to check out the advances in the linux world since i last looked into them 10+ years ago... very impressed, but when i tried to delete ubuntu and remove the various partitions (which i was able to do just fine using gparted) reFIT still displayed the damn linux logo from the install i deleted....

    this is frustrating...

    so i went in and looked around with the remaining partitions and noticed the EFI partition which hadn't shown before i mistakenly tried to install another distro over ubuntu after wiping the partition it was on...

    so i erased the EFI partition hoping that this would remove the g-damned hold out linux boot logo in reFIT... it didn't... now i suppose i can go back in and create a new EFI partition through gparted but that stupid linux logo will still be there...

    i want to edit my boot mbr or grub or whatever the eff apple comps use as a boot record so that (or i am using as a boot record since i'm using reFIT) to get rid of this damn logo, so i can install another distro of linux and probably windows without having the damn supernumerary logo...

    i would rather not wipe the whole drive (aka the primary partition the recovery partition) and do a fresh new install of os x (mountain lion) because i have OSX set up just the way i want it for personal use and work use... all my various tools and so on...

    i don't use time machine and can't do a "restore" from a previous back up...

    some one please help me out here, what are my options? am i going to have to bite the bullet and do a wipe of the entire drive and all its partitions to get my MBP back to 'normal'???

    PS - using a macbook pro late 2011, standard specs, 13"...
     
  2. gusbemac macrumors member

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    Hello guy, I think you should go to Ubuntu Forums and Ask Ubuntu, there they can help you.

    I had rEFIT, Linux and OS X 10.7 and 10.8 on my MBW, and I didn't have problems with them. When I wanted to format or reinstall something, I just went to Disk Utility and selected the HD, and I selected more partitions and I removed all once and rEFIT has disappeared.

    If you want to ask me how to install multiboot on your MBP, just tell me to answer how.
     

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