Triple boot problem (partitions)

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

  1. Nevalite macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    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 should be efi, osx, win7, linux right? Is it the recovery partition?
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    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

    Aug 14, 2011
    It is in fact the recovery partition in the way:

    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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