[arch-general] EFI-Support (Arch on a MacBook Pro)

Arvid Warnecke arvid at nostalgix.org
Fri Apr 13 14:51:20 EDT 2012


I am planning to install Arch on my Late-2008 MacBook Pro in the near
future, because I like the Arch Way and the BSD-style better. (I used to
run FreeBSD for many years before I had to use Mac OS X. Hence the

To get back to use Linux I installed Linux Mint 12, because it seemed
simple. I now have one Partition with OS X, one for Linux and one small
Swap. I installed rEFIt from OS X and then installed Linux Mint.

What I have been wondering about now is, if it will be possible to
install Arch without rEFIt and the Mac OS X at all? I read a lot in the
wiki pages, but all I found was that if I install Arch only with EFI
support I will have to install GRUB2. And on the page about GRUB2 I
read, that I will have to bless GRUB2 from OS X...

If that is necessary I might keep rEFIt and OS X as it is and only
replace the Mint installation with Arch.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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