Ubuntu / Apple :: REFIT Shows Extra Icon?

Feb 10, 2011

I had my MacBook configured with a triple boot (Windows 7, Mac OSX and Ubuntu 10.04). Everything was working perfectly until I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 and screwed everything up haha.

I formated the Ubuntu partition and installed 10.10 on it, but I made the mistake of not selecting the correct place for the boot loader. I went the non confusing way and decided to format the Ubuntu and Windows 7 partition to start all over again.

The problem si this, for some reason rEFIT shows a Linux partition when there isn't any, I just have my HD partitioned like this:

This is what rEFIT shows:

The partitions are empty, I haven't installed any OS yet.

Do you know how can I delete that extra Linux icon?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Refit - Want To Change Windows Icon To Penguin On Boot Up

Jan 24, 2010

I got ReFit installed on my macbook but I get two icons: the apple and a grey windows sign. I want the penguin, so any ideas on how to change the horrendous Windows icon to the cute much-wanted penguin?

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Feb 15, 2010

I'm not the world's biggest fan of rEFIt to be perfectly honest. It doesn't allow me to customize the menu, set a default, etc. I'd rather boot exclusively using grub-efi. Not just that, I'd prefer to be able to do so without needing an hfs+ volume to bless it onto. edit: I can now see that Elv117 has asked this recently. I shall leave this post here in the hopes that someone knowledgable runs across it and not the one further down the page. Also, I'll probably try working through the tutorial to see if I can manage it. I need to evaluate if I really need OS X at all on my MacBook. I think it would be neat to have GPT/Grub2/MacOSX/Ubuntu/Win7 working properly, the way a "modern" computer ought to. Reverting to MBR is just throwing in the towel.

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Mar 16, 2010

I decided that I wanted to take Arch for a spin for the next week or so (I've had Ubuntu installed for a while) and so I thought the logical thing to do was to erase my partitions and start over with a new live cd...

Well.. that didn't work. I tried to do it from Disk Utility in OS X which succeeded in deleting most everything... EXCEPT grub is still in the mbr (or whatever it runs from through rEFIt). But all I see when I start up in the non-OS X partition is:


At any rate, no Live CDs work, I can't delete the partitions from OS X (including after booting up from the OS X Install disk).

If I hit F1 I can get the "grub>" prompt. But I can't figure out how to launch a live cd. To my knowlege, there's not a "bios" for rEFIt where I can force it to boot from CD, is there?

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Jul 21, 2010

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Nov 10, 2010

I have installed Kubuntu (10.10) on top of OSX (10.6) on my MacBook (7.1). When I start the computer, rEFIt asks me if I want to boot on OSX or Linux. When a USB key is plugged in and bootable, rEFIt also asks me if I want to boot on it. However, if I select the USB key, rEFIt still boots Linux on my HDD! What did I wrong?

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Jun 29, 2011

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Apr 28, 2010

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Aug 3, 2010

First up, assume i know nothing about computers. I have a MBP 5,5, and choosing the logo for windows brings up the grub menu, as does choosing ubuntu's logo. I've read a lot saying i need to install GRUB natively under ubuntu, but I've had no luck doing so. can anyone essentially walk me through this step by step? or offer alternatives?

MBP 5,5
OS X 10.6.4
Win 7
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Apr 23, 2010

I have a 5,2 macbook pro, and I use refit to boot my ubuntu partition. I do not have an OSX partition on the local drive at all. The only partitions that are on the drive are the EFI, ubuntu and swap. Refit lives on the EFI dos partition.I am experiencing a very long delay on power-on before the system will load refit (probably 20-30 seconds) Once it loads everything is normal.

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Aug 12, 2010

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Ubuntu / Apple :: MBR Partition - REFIt And Gptsync Are Unable To Repair The MBR Error

Sep 23, 2010

I've used rEFIt and to create a dual boot system on a new MacBook Pro 7. 1 following the directions in the community forum. I can book ubuntu and mac os x fine. However, the MBR boot table shows an error in the partition map.


How can I fix this, rEFIt and gptsync are unable to repair the MBR error... Will this cause problems (since MBR shows the ubuntu boot partition overlapping the OSX partition)?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Access Partitions From Windows On ReFIT-based Triple Boot?

Mar 24, 2011

I have installed reFIT-based triple boot. Here is the partition scheme:1. GPT Protective Partition (GPT and MFT). Mac OS X (GPT and MFT)3. Windows 7 64-bit C: (GPT and MFT)4. Windows 7 64-bit D: (GPT and MFT)5. Ubuntu 10.04 / (only GPT)6. Ubuntu 10.04 swap (only GPT)Windows only supports MFT and thus sees last two partitions (5 and 6) as unallocated space. Can I somehow make it see these partitions to be able to access files from Ubuntu?P.S. I know this is rather Windows problem, but I don't know any good forums where I can ask that, because mostly on these forums the answer is "Why would you need anything but Windows?".

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Install With REFIt On MacBook Pro: Grub Apparently Messed Up My Windows 7 Boot?

Mar 10, 2011

This seems to be a variant of a problem many people have had, but after several hours trawling through various forums, I haven't seen a reliable match for my situation.In brief:Adding a third boot partition (of Ubuntu) to my existing dual boot of OSX 10.6 and Windows 7 seems to have crippled the Windows boot from working, because Grub apparently takes over the process. Yet Grub does *not* appear to be on the Windows partition.

More verbose:I have an older MacBook Pro (3.1, running Snow Leopard) that I recently refitted with a new 240GB SSD HD. With the extra space (it was previously only 120GB) I decided to add a dual boot with Windows 7 using bootcamp. This all went swimmingly well.Encouraged, I decided to follow this Lifehacker article's suggestion and triple-boot the machine with Ubuntu (I'd never used Linux before):So I now have the nice rEFIt boot partition selection screen, and, indeed, I'm up and running in Ubuntu, and enjoying it.

Only one problem: I can't get into Windows any more. If I try to go in through rEFIt *or* by holding down OPT at startup and selecting the windows partition directly, the result is the same: I get thrown into Grub's selector, and selecting the Windows partition from there leads to an error message and a dead end.Having read through numerous postings, I get the impression that Grub is doing something or living somewhere that it ought not to be, but in most cases I've seen, people had accidentally installed Grub onto the Windows partition (or indeed onto EVERY partition). So far as I can tell, this isn't the case with me. Here's my boot summary:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================


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Dec 7, 2010

I have a Macbook 2,1 since 2007. Last week my hard drive just died, so I decided to replace it with a new one, no problems with that. The problem came when I had to install an operative system, because my DVD drive has been broken for a year and a half now. I know we can easily install MacOSX from an external usb drive, but I don't have a big enough pendrive at the moment. So I went for Ubuntu. I have managed to get an Ubuntu 10.10 live usb stick working like charm, if anyone is interested. I just downloaded the latest i386 iso and followed this advice by pxwpxw for the 32bit EFI.

The only thing I had to change in the boot.cfg was the name of the iso and -very important- changed initrd.gz for initrd.lz. The live usb works great. But I decided to do an installation on the hard drive. I installed it using the whole hard drive and didn't get any errors. But when I boot the macbook it doesn't detect anything. I guess I need an EFI bootloader or something to make it work. I've tried to follow this guide but it seems to be intended for someone who already has MacOSX and the Ubuntu installation working. I just want to install a bootloader or whatever I need from the "outside" (from the live usb I'm using). I tried to just throw reFit into the main hard drive's root folder but it doesn't work. I think that maybe creating an HFS+ partition and installing reFit in it may work, but I don't think I can create that kind of partition from the Ubuntu usb and I also need a working MacOSX to run the enable.sh. I've also read of elilo but I've seen that it hasn't been updated for 3 years

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Network Icon Shows "lock" Icon When Trying To Connect

May 16, 2010

3 computers in the house run various windows based programs and everything is fine with them connecting to the internet as far as putting in the security password to log in and get online.My old back up computer that I use in the basement that has Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine with the secured network situation up until today.I booted up the computer this morning and it automatically connected as it typically does and I was reading some email and then the computer froze, which on rare occasions it does.

Upon reboot I got a window that asked for the password for the Network Manager Applet which I supplied and then it asked for the password for the secured internet connection which I supplied.It would not connect. After numerous tries of disabling the wireless and enabling the wireless and entering the Network Manager Applet password and the secured internet password I still get no connection.

I notice that when it is trying to connect, the window comes up on the screen that shows that there is reception from the modem, but there is also a little "lock" icon like I'm locked out of the connection.I finally found a way to get rid of the Network Manager Applet password problem but that still didn't alleviate the connection problem.

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Mar 31, 2010

I noticed that ubuntu only detects 1 core on a mini 3.1 dual core. Has anyone the sam issue? Or has someone an idear an what's happening. Already tried 32 bit and 64bit.

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Jul 2, 2010

Well I'll start off with the recent changes I've made. I have three hard drives in my PC, two of which are formated NTFS. I recently installed Storage Device Manager and changed a few options around so they auto-mount of start up. Well when I did this, and wanted to delete files off those drives, I suddenly was being promoted that I must delete them permanently or not all at (wouldn't go into the trash)

I added the lines to FSTAB: uid=1000,gid=1000 0 1

So for example my secondary drive is:


And also added .Trash-1000 folders in each of the two NTFS drives.

When I delete items off one of the two NTFS disks they go to the trash... I don't get the "delete forever" prompt and I can actually see them in the trash bin.

But when I empty the trash the icon remains that of the "full" trash, despite when I open it there being no trash in it.

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May 13, 2011

I am using docky on Ubuntu. I want to have a launcher for intellij in my docky bar, but I have an issue.No matter which method for adding the launcher to the dock I use, the intellij icon specified in my .desktop won't display. Instead I get the lame spring board launcher icon. Once I launch intellij it creates another icon on docky. So now I have intellij's correct icon and the spring board launcher icon. Once I close intellij we are back to just the spring board again.Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?I shouldalso note that "idea" launches a shell script if that mattersDesktop file

[Desktop Entry]
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Jun 20, 2010

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Jun 7, 2010

So I was looking around the interweb for some gnome themes for my Lucid Lynx, and I have come across quite a few where the screens show an Apple OS style icon bar at the bottom of the screen. This is one thing I love about Apple (you don't know how much it hurts me to say I love anything about Apple. Die-hard Apple/Steve Jobs hater over here ), so I installed a few of these themes.

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My challenge is to not get my first 1000 beans through asking questions. I hope to be able to answer somebody else's question before that point.

Not that it's looking likely to happen at the moment.

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Jan 12, 2011

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I've tried two different discs, one 10.04 and one 10.10; and two different disc drives.

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Feb 16, 2010

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1) Switched to runlevel 2 and logged in as root. Ran Xorg -configure and looked at the xorg.conf.new that was installed, but it just had generic info for the monitor:


2) While still in runlevel 2 and logged in as root I did a startx. This brought up the X display in 1680x1050 ok, and clicking on the 'Configure display settings' icon showed it had correctly identified my monitor and had set the size and frequency correctly.

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Jan 31, 2010

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Dec 5, 2010

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Jan 22, 2010

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Here is a bunch of things I have tried and the results.

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