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Personally, I installed rEFInd on my computer to its own partition. This prevents the problems you are encountering. Everything ./install.sh installed went to this partition. If I want to remove rEFInd, I can simply erase or remove the partition. Of course both are unnecessary, because I can turn rEFInd on and off at will. I just go to the Startup window in ...


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Edit this file: /Volumes/rEFInd/System/Library/CoreServices/refind.conf Add the following text to the end of the above file. scanfor manual,internal,hdbios,external,biosexternal,optical,cd dont_scan_dirs /System/Library/CoreServices menuentry "Mac OS X" { icon \System\Library\CoreServices\icons\os_mac.png volume "Macintosh HD" loader ...


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First, you need to isolate the problem. Put the internal hardrive in a casing and connect it to your laptop through USB. Then boot up the OS X in this configuration by holding down OPTION key. If everything is smooth after a couple of hours, the problem is definitely SATA cable. I have a 2011 13' MBP (A1278) and the cable broke a year ago. From what I read, ...


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Boot holding the option key and select the SSD to boot. You can also use system preferences to set it as the default boot drive. Once the machine will restart (or power on from off) and boot to the SSD, use Disk Utility to erase the HDD and enjoy your new Mac.


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Download BootChamp. You get a shortcut that reboots into Windows, but it doesn't change the default OS. Seems to work really well.


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There is a partition on your hard drive called EFI. At boot up your system looks for the EFI as very first step. EFI is responsible for the booting process, and if it is broken for some reason the computer wont boot at all. Using your hard drive on another computer wont tell you if the EFI is still intact since it is not used in that set up. EFI is about ...



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