Dual Booting Linux Mint and Mac OS 10.9 Maverick

Prior to this week, OS 10.7/10.8 had co-existed with Linux Mint partition on a Macbook Air without incident. I was using rEFit project to dual boot to Linux and Mac, successfully. Unfortunately, when I upgraded to Macintosh OS 10.9 Maverick, my dual boot stopped working.

Although the Mac OS 10.9 was coming up without issue, Linux Mint wouldn’t let me in. I’d get an error that would leave me at the grub line 😉

To fix the problem, I switched to rEFind Boot Manager. On the Mac OS X side, I ran ./install.sh at the command line (in Terminal app), but this didn’t fix anything. To get it to work, I had to install with this option:

sudo ./install.sh –alldrivers

The –alldrivers option made it work. Whew! By looking at the image at the top of this blog post, you can see that I had simply to choose the Ubuntu Logo (selected) and voila, it worked!

Thanks to the rEFind developer for the great documentation and work!


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2 thoughts on “Dual Booting Linux Mint and Mac OS 10.9 Maverick

  1. Unknown October 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm Reply

    Cheers, this creates entries per kernel installed. Does this mean grub needs to be reinstalled on linux?

  2. Anonymous December 22, 2013 at 2:18 am Reply

    If rEFInd is showing entries to boot kernels directly, then it's bypassing GRUB. You could delete every trace of GRUB from the computer and still be able to boot.

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