Re: rEFIT or no rEFIT? Which is the best way?
If you're going to be using Ubuntu often, install rEFIt. It does other things (like give you an EFI Shell) but the major difference for you right away will be that when you boot the computer, the first thing to on the screen will be the rEFIt menu with an Apple logo an Ubuntu logo (any other OSs you have), and reboot/shutdown/efi shell options. You choose your OS and you're on your way. Otherwise you'll have to hold the option key when you turn the computer on and you'll get apple's hard drive icons one for OS X and one for Ubuntu that will be labeled Windows. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but I can't tell you how many times I turn on the computer and ended up in OS X because I forgot to hold option.
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