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Macskeeball

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I've got a new 1.53GHz MacBook Pro with a 500GB HD and want to triple-boot between Windows 7 (32-bit), Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu 9.10 (32-bit). I'm able to do that, but the rEFIt menu is not correct. Thanks in advance for any help.

What I want: Apple icon (direct to OS X), Tux (direct to Ubuntu), Windows (direct to Windows 7). Also, a FAT32 partition for sharing data between OSes, but that shouldn't appear in the menu because it has no OS.

What I actually get:
  • Apple icon works perfectly, goes directly to OS X.
  • Windows icon goes to GRUB bootloader that defaults to Ubuntu. I have to manually choose Windows 7 from the GRUB menu
  • FAT32 "Shared Data" partition appears as an option, even though there's no OS on it, just data.
  • Oddly enough, Windows 7 can't see the FAT32 partition, but OS X and Ubuntu can.

What I did: I used Gparted to split Bootcamp's Windows partition into Windows/Ubuntu/Linux Swap.

Partition Inspector:
*** Report for internal hard disk ***

Current GPT partition table:
 #	  Start LBA	  End LBA  Type
 1			 40	   409639  EFI System (FAT)
 2		 409640	271562759  Mac OS X HFS+
 3	  271562760	638921114  Basic Data
 4	  638921115	905873219  Basic Data
 5	  905873220	910066184  Linux Swap
 6	  910066185	976768064  Basic Data

Current MBR partition table:
 # A	Start LBA	  End LBA  Type
 1			  1	   409639  ee  EFI Protective
 2		 409640	271562759  af  Mac OS X HFS+
 3 *	271562760	638921114  07  NTFS/HPFS
 4	  638921115	905873219  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 271562760:
 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 638921115:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: ext3
 Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
 Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 83  Linux

Partition at LBA 905873220:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: Unknown
 Listed in GPT as partition 5, type Linux Swap

Partition at LBA 910066185:
 Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable
 File System: FAT32
 Listed in GPT as partition 6, type Basic Data

GParted, from the Ubuntu partition.
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ahmed kamal

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the same thing here , hope to find a solution .

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;) same situation without the FAT32 partition
with a MBP 2.66 Ghz 4GB RAM 300 GB HDD

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I'm not a win7 user, so this is just a hint: I heard there are 2 win7 installation modes (MBR and GPT). If you installed as MBR it just reads the mbr table (so the fat shared partition that's not listed there won't show up), linux and MacOS instead have full GPT support, so they see that partition.
For the GRUB -> 7 issue, mind the fact that on some installations 7 has the nice idea to write over GRUB at boot causing a lot of troubles (though this seems not the case...). You may want to try BURG.

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dear , its not windows or ubuntu or mac problem.



its a refit issue and supposed to solve soon , i hope .

regards

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I ended up just going with VirtualBox VMs. It's more convenient than rebooting anyway. Thanks though.





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