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Bug#494293: Reinstalling...

OK, I reinstalled from the daily debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso dated 13 December 2008 on my MacBook Pro 4,1 (Penryn), dual-booting with Mac OS X Leopard, using partitions /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda4 for root and swap, respectively. As before, installation went without any problem, with again the installer correctly detecting EFI/GPT and automatically installing Grub-2 (grub-pc): I opted for installing it to the MBR. Upon reboot, the rEFIt boot manager showed both Mac OS X and GNU/Linux icons, but selecting the latter gave a "boot media not found" message --- a known problem, since the MBR partition table must first be synchronized with GPT. On my wish-list is to have the installer do this (e.g. with the gptsync utility). In the event, I rebooted and used the Partition tool in the rEFIt menu, then rebooted once more, chose the GNU/Linux icon and lo! the Grub menu appeared and few seconds later the familiar Debian login screen.

So, it appears that my earlier Grub problem has been solved, for which I thank the developers.

Henk Koster
"Behavioral axioms are right, but agents make mistakes."
Attributed to L.J. Savage

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