Remove GRUB Bootloader MacBook Pro / Air / iMac

So you have done installing  Ubuntu or Linux Mint on MacBook Pro by following the articles on this site. Although both Ubuntu or Linux Mint work well on MacBook, you may want to remove GRUB Bootloader MacBook Pro for some reasons. This article guides you how to remove GRUB Bootloader on MacBook Pro. It should be also applicable for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Pro.

Absolutely it is very easy to remove GRUB Bootloader MacBook Pro. Once it is removed, it will automatically restore with the Mac Boot loader.

Let’s go to the guide to Remove GRUB Bootloader on MacBook Pro

    • Boot into OS X and open Terminal (Utilities/Terminal)
    • In Terminal application write the following commands!
mkdir mnt (I assume that no mnt folder before)

sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 mnt
 
cd mnt/EFI/

sudo rm -rf ubuntu 

sudo reboot
  • Reboot the Mac

Once the MacBook reboot, you should not see the Ubuntu GRUB Bootloader anymore.

To make it easier to follow the guide above, I have create a video that you can find below

Hopefully this brief post is helpful for you to remove Linux Grub Boot loader on your MacBook.

RemixOS Triple-boot with OS X El Capitan and Ubuntu 16.04

In previous post I have shown you how to install Ubuntu / LinuxMint on MacBook Pro. If you are also an Android lover you might wonder whether you can install RemixOS on MacBook Pro. Well, you can, and in this post I will show you how easy it is to install RemixOS on MacBook Pro triple-boot with OS X El Capitan and Ubuntu 16.04.

RemixOS on MacBook Pro

You DO NOT even need a USB flash drive. What you need is just a RemixOS iso file that you can download it from here and an installed Ubuntu on MacBook Pro. You can follow my previous article how to install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro on Ubuntu / Linux Mint. Thanks to gb_14 on XDA Dev for making this installation very easy.

Lets begin with the installation

1. Create directories called “remix” and “remix/data” under / directory on Ubuntu. You must be a root or super user to create this directory.

sudo mkdir /remix
sudo mkdir /remix/data

You can create the above directory in one line using –p option

sudo mkdir –p /remix/data

2. Download RemixOS for PC from the website. Unzip the downloaded file and you will see 3 files in the extracted folder. One of the files is the image (.iso) file. Mount this file to a mounting folder, just create a folder name ‘mnt’

mkdir mnt
sudo mount –o loop Remix_OS_for_PC_64bit_B2016042001.iso mnt

Copy or move files initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img inside the mnt directory above into /remix directory

sudo cp mnt/{initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img} /remix

3. Add RemixOS into the Grub Menu by editing the

/etc/grub.d/40_custom

and append the below config.

menuentry 'Remix OS' --class android-x86 {
    insmod part_gpt
    search --file --no-floppy --set=root /remix/system.img
    linux /remix/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive CMDLINE
    initrd /remix/initrd.img
}

Then update the grub to read the new config

sudo update-grub

You can now reboot the laptop and you should see RemixOS in the Grub menu and should be able to boot.

remixos triple-boot with os x elcapitan and ubuntu

In this installation method RemixOS will share storage with Ubuntu but unable to see contents outside of /remix/data. If necessary, we can allocate space for Remix like below (e.g. 8GB of space):

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/remix/data.img bs=1M count=8192
sudo mkfs.ext4 /remix/data.img

You should now have a working RemixOS  running on MacBook Pro triple-boot with OS X El Capitan and Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.04 Running on MacBook Pro

Do you have a MacBook Pro and want to run Ubuntu 16.04 on it? This post shows you that Ubuntu 16.04 running on MacBook Pro.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus which was released on 21 April 2016 comes with performance improvements and new features including snap application format, Linux kernel 4.4 which supports ZFS file system out of the box, Python version 3, and more. It is an LTS (Long Term Support) version which will be supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates.

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Install LinuxMint MacBook (LinuxMint 17.3)

More and more Linux operating system becomes popular especially for geeks, system administrators or developers. Several popular Linux operating systems for desktop are Ubuntu, LinuxMint and Elementary OS. This post will show you how to install LinuxMint 17.3 on MacBook Pro dual-boot with OS X El Capitan. This method should also be applicable for Ubuntu 15.10 and Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya.

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How to Install Oracle Java SE 8 on Ubuntu 14.10

You just installed Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and then want to install NetBeans or Eclipse to develop Java / Android applications. What you need to do firstly is install Oracle Java SE 8 / JDK 8 (at the time of this writing, the latest version of Java is Java SE 8). This tutorial shows you how to install Oracle Java SE 8 on Ubuntu 14.10.

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