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    rEFIt seems to have died

    I run a MacBook 3,1 (Santa Rosa) triple-booting OS X Leopard, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit. I primarily (almost exclusively) use Ubuntu.

    I was in OS X for a little bit today, not doing a whole ton. The only major thing I can think of that I did was uninstall Symantec antivirus (pointless in OS X, and a bloated pig that kills performance) and when I later tried to reboot into Ubuntu, instead of giving me the rEFIt boot menu as it normally does it went straight into the OS X boot process. This happened again on the next reboot (I have previously had times where rebooting from OS X bypassed rEFIt) and on the third try I hit the "option" key and got the Mac/Windows option that BootCamp provides. Selecting "Windows" got me into Ubuntu. Vista does not seem to be accessible, but I'm not too concerned about that right now.

    My question is: can I, from inside OS X, reinstall rEFIt without seriously screwing something up in my current tri-boot configuration? Also, does anyone know why rEFIt would suddenly have vanished for no apparent reason? As I said, the only thing I did (other than routine stuff like web browsing) in OS X was to get rid of Symantec, and it seems surprising that their uninstaller would affect rEFIt at all.

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    Re: rEFIt seems to have died

    Quote Originally Posted by spencercarran View Post

    My question is: can I, from inside OS X, reinstall rEFIt without seriously screwing something up in my current tri-boot configuration? Also, does anyone know why rEFIt would suddenly have vanished for no apparent reason? As I said, the only thing I did (other than routine stuff like web browsing) in OS X was to get rid of Symantec, and it seems surprising that their uninstaller would affect rEFIt at all.
    Quite safe to do a full auto install of rEFIt which should reinstate it,
    or you could just run the "eneble-always" refit cli command.
    The OSX housekeeping just resets to OSX as the startup.

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