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    Cool How do i get to my grub menu on a Ubuntu only macbook?

    I am trying to get to my plop boot manager through grub, but it seems like its impossible to open my grub2 menu while booting. I have a macbook with only Ubuntu 11.10 on it, so no rEFIt or anything. i tried holding right shift, left shift keys but to no avail. Any help?
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    Re: How do i get to my grub menu on a Ubuntu only macbook?

    When it boots up wait for the gray screen to go away.
    After that you should get a black screen with a flashing prompt at the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Hit the "tab" key on your keyboard and the grub menu should come up.
    *You could just start hitting the tab key from the gray screen unitl the grubmenu comes up.
    Enjoy!

    This worked on a white Macbook Unibody 6,1 (2009), Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64.


    FYI if you don't like the way Grub looks:
    /etc/default/grub line number 25 'GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x800'
    This is so that grub can display using the max resolution for my laptop.

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