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Thread: No EFI for "64-bit Mac" distribution

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    No EFI for "64-bit Mac" distribution

    Alright, so I've got a Mac, and I'm wanting to install Ubuntu. I look through the options, and I see "64-bit Mac" as an option. Perfect!

    Except wait... not perfect. Because the normal 64-bit release has an EFI bootloader, but mysteriously, the 64-bit Mac version doesn't! Which means that it's unbootable from USBs on most Macs, which require an EFI bootloader.

    I know there's a scarcity of time and resources, but... really? Why label something Mac-specific when it's less Mac-compatible than the normal release?

    Alright, enough. Hope this thread can prompt a change.

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    Re: Really Stupid: No EFI for "64-bit Mac" distribution

    Thread moved to Apple Users.
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    Last edited by bapoumba; June 10th, 2014 at 04:12 PM.
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    Re: Really Stupid: No EFI for "64-bit Mac" distribution

    There is an easy fix, installed refind, this will allow you to boot Ubuntu in EFI mode.

    This is how I did it back when I was dual booting Ubuntu and OSX
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