Triple boot problem (partitions)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nevalite, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Nevalite macrumors newbie

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    So I am trying to triple boot osx, win7 and scientific linux. I went through partitioning and installing them all yesterday but it seems that my linux and linux swap are the 5th and 6th partition, which is problematic. I used the refit partition tool to update the mbr but since mbr has max 4 partitions my linux is out of reach and when I click it I boot into windows...

    So I need to re-partition and restart but my question is what bumped my linux down to 5 when I only made 4...it should be efi, osx, win7, linux right? Is it the recovery partition?
     
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I think if you installed os lion, the recovery partition should be directly after it thus bumping linux down.
     
  3. Nevalite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is in fact the recovery partition in the way:

    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0
    1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 428.2 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
    4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 40.0 GB disk0s4
    5: Linux 30.0 GB disk0s5
    6: Linux Swap 1.1 GB disk0s6

    So what do I do? Can I get rid of the recovery partition?
     

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