#142 rEFIt 0.13 installed from mpkg does not work

closed-wont-fix
nobody
5
2010-03-07
2009-12-05
Anonymous
No

Running an iMac 24" early 2009 with Snow Leopard (10.6.2); installed 0.13 via .mpkg however on restart rEFIt didn't start (went straight into OS X). Tried manual install and on restart rEFIt menu came up. Tried several times to get the .mpkg install working, and nothing did it; only manual install worked in my case. Oh, btw, readme claims it's version 0.12.

Discussion

  • Same here

     

  • Anonymous
    2009-12-18

    I also had this problem with Leopard 10.5.8 and a Mac Pro 2,1 (2007 era).

     
  • Aren Cambre
    Aren Cambre
    2010-01-07

    Same here. Running 10.5.8, used mpkg.

     
  • Aren Cambre
    Aren Cambre
    2010-01-07

    Disregard. I had to power it off completely and power it back on to get this to work. Rebooting was not sufficient.

     
  • Unfortunately it's expected that with 10.5 and higher it takes two reboots after install before the rEFIt menu will come up. Shouldn't be related to reboot vs. power off, just the number of reboots. It seems Mac OS X 10.5 doesn't run the StartupItem on shutdown if it wasn't already there at system boot.

     
    • labels: --> rEFIt Functional
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Aren Cambre
    Aren Cambre
    2010-03-08

    So at a minimum, we have a UI or documentation error? I.e., until the two reboots requirement changes, the UI should tell us this.