MacBook Pro tries to update efi firmware on every boot after installing Ubuntu 11.04

2011-05-06 16:29:00 by Saz

There is something wrong in the installation process of Ubuntu 11.04. Most of the time I've started my MacBook Pro it made a long beep and flashed the sleep LED about 10 times. Waiting for about a minute and the normal boot process started. No big deal, but quite annoying.

Bug report on Launchpad:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/774089
Fix found in comment #17 in the bug report:
http://pubmem.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/flash-efi-firmware-update-manually-on-a-macbook-51/

Hopefully this bug will be fixed soon. Or should I install Gentoo instead?!? thinking

Many thanks to pubmem!


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