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    rEFIt problems triple boot

    I just got a new mac book pro and i am trying to get OS X, Vista 32 bit, and Ubuntu 8.10 installed. I resized the hard drive with bootcamp and then installed vista and got it working. Then i installed ubuntu and made sure to install the grub to /dev/sda4 in my case. Any way all 3 icons appear on boot but the linux doesn't boot. It just goes black and never comes out. Here is my information from rEFIt partition tool:


    *** Report for internal hard disk ***

    Current GPT partition table:
    # Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
    2 409640 453132327 Mac OS X HFS+
    3 453396480 537040887 Basic Data
    4 537040888 621439325 Basic Data
    5 621439326 625142414 Linux Swap

    Current MBR partition table:
    # A Start LBA End LBA Type
    1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective
    2 409640 453132327 af Mac OS X HFS+
    3 * 453396480 537040887 07 NTFS/HPFS
    4 537040888 621439325 83 Linux

    MBR contents:
    Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

    Partition at LBA 40:
    Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
    File System: FAT32
    Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

    Partition at LBA 409640:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
    Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+
    Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+

    Partition at LBA 453396480:
    Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista)
    File System: NTFS
    Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Basic Data
    Listed in MBR as partition 3, type 07 NTFS/HPFS, active

    Partition at LBA 537040888:
    Boot Code: GRUB
    File System: ext3
    Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
    Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 83 Linux

    Partition at LBA 621439326:
    Boot Code: None
    File System: Unknown
    Listed in GPT as partition 5, type Linux Swap

    Does appear to be the correct setup? I can't see any problems with it and the linux still wont boot. HELP!!

  2. #2
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    Re: rEFIt problems triple boot

    i actually have a triple boot system which i set up ages ago. from what i recall boot camp doesn't allow you to do it this way.

    check out this link
    http://http://lifein0and1.com/2007/0...-2-duo-part-1/

    i still even have the printed instructions i used in the past in the office and if i remember when i get back i'll give you that link too.

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    Re: rEFIt problems triple boot

    Have you tried reinstalling grub?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=11

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    Re: rEFIt problems triple boot

    I had a similar problem when I first tried triple-booting my macbook. What I ended up doing (an overly complicated but successful solution) was restore the volume to one mac partition, resize the mac partition in disk utility, make 2 ubuntu partitions in the free space, erase one of the ubuntu partitions in the mac disk utility, then install windows on that. If all else fails, give that a shot.

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