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rEFInd is a boot manager for EFI and UEFI-based machines. At boot-time, it allows the user to choose between different operating systems installed on the computer. Use this tag for questions about installing and/or configuring rEFInd to work with Unix-like operating systems.

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rEFInd "showtools" option not behaving properly

I've just installed Arch Linux alongside Windows, using the rEFInd boot manager to choose between them. Everything is working perfectly, except for the tools menu located below the main OS icons. I ...
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Trouble with rEFInd: kernel waits for resume device

Moving right along with rEFInd, one issue left: When I boot two of the three automatically created choices, the boot hangs for two minutes as the kernel looks for a resume device. BTW, to add to the ...
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rEFInd won't boot /dev/sdb without manual edit of .../boot/refind_linux.conf

I have two disks running and I attempted to get them both bootable using 'rEFInd' with no luck. All the partitions on both disks are set up for UEFI/GPT the same way. I did: % refind-install --root /...
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Installing Multiple EFI Partitions Without Disconnecting Installed Drives

Please do not move this question to SuperUser. My question relates to EFI partition manipulation, which is not inherent to Windows. Background I ran into an issue with UEFI and OS Versions, and I ...
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What does legacy mode refer to when dual booting an iMac?

I have a 2008 iMac that has MacOS and Linux Mint installed. When searching for a solution to a problem I have seen it stated that I need to boot in 'legacy' mode. What does this mean? Does it refer to ...
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Trouble loading CyanogenMod using rEFInd manager

So, I'm getting this error when using rEFInd and trying to load Android. Here is a picture of the error as displayed. The Android entry in /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf is as follows: menuentry ...
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How to replace rEFInd boot text with a image

I recently dual booted Arch and Windows and I've been playing around with Plymouth to try to make the boot up process more aesthetic and I found a really nice theme but rEFInd's boot up text ruins it ...
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How to remove/hide boot options in rEFInd bootloader screen?

I'm using dual boot Windows 11 and Fyde OS. On my bootloader screen there are 3 other boot options which are not any OS, they are EFI and recovery partition. I want only Windows and Fyde OS boot logo ...
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What does (any) Windows do to EFI partition during an update (in general)?

If someone has any information about Windows update actions, please share. I'm currently running Pop!_OS 22.04 (and other several temporary distros) and booting to it through rEFInd. So, I heard a lot ...
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Dual Boot older Toshiba Satelite laptop

I have installed PopOS on a number of laptops but this one is just giving me fits. Current patient: Toshiba E45t-B4106 Intel Core I5-5200U 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD Windows 10 now adding Pop_OS 22.04 LTS I ...
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Trying to boot Debian on external HDD

I’ve installed Debian using a bootable usb 3 times now trying to make this work. The issue is that instead of booting into Debian the computer boots into a grub command line. When I use the command ...
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rEFind_x64.efi is showing inside rEFInd?

Few weeks ago installed my first Linux distro, Mint and managed to set-up rEFInd with it. Then I decided to switch to Pop_OS. I formatted the partition that I had both Mint and rEFInd on and installed ...
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Cant boot into Refind after installing Arch with Pop OS

I installed Arch on my laptop that was running pop os using Anarchy Installer. I selected sda3 as the /boot sda10 as SWAP and sda11 as root partitions. After rebooting i was booted straight into Pop ...
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How to switch from Grub to rEFInd without breaking everything

Okay so a little backstory: I've been trying to install Linux as a dual boot (with Windows) since yesterday, here's how it went down : installed Debian, worked well but I had to boot in nomodeset for ...
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rEFInd Boot Manager not loading (Arch Linux installation)

I'm trying to install rEFInd as my Arch Linux bootloader, but I can't get the boot manager to start. I'm installing it from an Arch Linux live installation, booted from USB installation media. I've ...
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unplugged hdd, now boots to windows instead of refind

I have an SSD that I wanted Windows on, so I could either dual boot with Arch Linux on my HDD or use the SSD in a VM. I had refind with Windows 10, and Arch Linux installed. I disconnected the power ...
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how to change kernel boot parameters in systemd or refind

I am new to Linux and very confused. I need to change the i915.enable_psr and i915.enable_guc parameters or modules or whatever they are called to prevent my laptop from being in a constant state of ...
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Grub not booting when large_dir flag is set for an ext4 system partition

After setting large_dir flag with tune2fs for my ext4 filesystem on mdadm RAID1, Linux (Ubuntu 18) is no longer able to boot, showing "error: unknown filesystem". The lack of support is ...
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How to edit default boot cmdline options on rEFInd?

When I trying to boot Linux (Debian 10) through rEFInd it boots in initramfs shell. It cannot find the root. But when I edit cmdline boot option by F2 and setting root manually (root=dev/sda5) it ...
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Ubuntu LUKS fails to boot after installation

Unplug HDD Plug an empty USB drive Plug Ubuntu 21 live USB Install Ubuntu 21 on the empty USB drive (LUKS enabled) Unplug Ubuntu 21 live USB Use the new live ubuntu with persistence and encryption ...
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Kernel Parameters not applying in REFInd

For some reason, setting kernel parameters are completely ignored in my refind.conf. Here is the relevant config: menuentry "Arch Linux" { volume "Arch Linux" loader /...
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rEFInd loads with blank screen (logo only, no options to boot from)

Upon booting and choosing rEFInd, I get a blank screen as shown in this post. My filesystem is like so: $ mount /dev/mapper/luks-71740d10-cf57-4b82-9311-aa584acaa81e on / type btrfs (rw,relatime,...
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How can I delete a rEFInd boot entry?

I'd like to remove the first entry to leave only the Debian entry, with GRUB I know how to do it but how can I with rEFInd?
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rEFInd doesn't find Linux after hibernating while updating

Unfortunately my laptop hibernated on low battery while performing an update, during the installation part of the update. On booting up rEFInd shows only Windows and not Manjaro. The update was of ...
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rEFInd boot manager on multiple boot machine - the windows 10 entry has vanished!

I have migrated some old linux systems from an MBR based laptop with a dead GPU to a new machine and thought it would be best to keep things as simple as possible. So I disabled the CSM and specified ...
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rEFInd manual stanza for GParted live

I downloaded GParted live archive and extracted it to /dev/sda4. The GParted guide explains installation with grub, but since I'm not using grub I wanted to give it a shot adding a manual entry to ...
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How to remove the "Booting OS" header after selecting an OS in rEFInd?

I am currently trying to theme rEFInd, and, following the documentation, I had no problem changing the background banner and icons to fit my needs. However, when selecting a Linux distribution to boot,...
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I can not find a distribution that uses grub, than will boot for me

I have tried many distributions and if they use grub, then they don't work. But if the system is installed with, rEFInd, then the system starts up and runs. For example, I have attached an error ...
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Black screen after changing systemctl

I wanted to start my MacBook running Linux Mint laptop in terminal mode, so I searched the internet and found this command: systemctl set-default multi-user.target After running that command and ...
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How do you achieve stable rEFInd or grub multiboot for Windows MacOS and Linux with multiple drives?

I have a 250GB SSD (sda) with Windows 10 on NTFS. A second 1TB SSD (sdb) has MacOS 10.15.7 using apfs, and Linux Mint 20 using btrfs and two spare partitions using ext4. I have installed rEFInd and ...
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“no root device specified. Boot arguments must include a root= parameter” after installing rEFInd on windows 10 / pop os dual boot

I recently set up dual boot on a new dell xps 9700, carving off two partitions (/boot and root) for Pop OS (ubuntu-derivative). This was working fine, except Pop OS was taking boots without giving me ...
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macbook pro ubuntu integrated gpu performance

I'm trying to get ubuntu 18.04.2 to use my the integrated GPU of my macbook pro (mid 2014) In the process I've discovered that when booted normally, the device is not even visible in lspci. The only ...
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How to set the resolution in text consoles using Nvidia proprietary driver, without using GRUB

I just installed an Nvidia GPU, with the properitery Nvidia drivers, for better speed & support. The text console's resolution feels very small compared to the actual resolution of 1920x1080. I'...
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rEFInd editing boot entry

I got an odd problem with rEFInd when attempting to edit a boot entry from the menu. Basically, everything seems to work. I select the relevant menu entry and press tab to get into refinds editor ...
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Executing grub-install failed on Linux Mint 19.2, can't install rEFInd

I am attempting to install Linux Mint 19.2 onto a MacBook Pro from 2011. There is currently no operating system on the MacBook only the boot from the live USB, as when I first attempted to install ...
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How to boot by default to Debian Buster

I just upgrade Debian from Stretch to Buster. I have a Win 10 installation on another partition but before I was not able to get a Boot menu with both choices so I had to modify the BIOS settings to ...
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Configure an EFI boot menu for multiple Linux distros on an external SSD? (MacBook Pro)

I’m recently new to Linux but coming from a macOS background, I like the look and feel of Linux and it’s very powerful. I bought an external SSD and installed Kali for a career in pentesting (via ...
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rEFInd doesn't show Kali installed on a usb drive

I have installed Kali on an USB from an old Macbook pro 2015, I had installed it in such way (so I thought?) as when plugged into any computer, the boot menu would show up the Kali. Kali shows up ...
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Why don't we put GRUB config files on the ESP?

I have been reading through GRUB manuals, and one there is one choice with respect to GRUB that doesn't seem to make sense to me. Every tutorial that I have found chooses to install GRUB "tethered" to ...
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How to get rid of duplicate entries in rEFInd?

So I have installed rEFInd as a bootloader for my Linux installation (on a Virtual Box before trying on actual hardware). I have configured the refind_linux.conf file as follows: ## This file should ...
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Dual boot setup with LUKS and rEFInd: Can't Restore Backup to Second Partition

I have a dual boot setup on a Windows machine with multiple partitions, the two Linux ones being encrypted using LUKS. For some reason, I can no longer restore a backup to my second Linux LUKS ...
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Is it necessary to disable Fast Boot in Windows to dual boot with linux(EFISTUB)?

I already have Windows 8.1 installed and going to install Gentoo on the same drive. Also thinking of using rEFInd. So do I really have to disable Fast Boot? If it isn't necessary, what limitations ...
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rEFInd configuration?

I am trying to get my acs-patched Antergos kernel to boot from rEFInd. It was detected automatically by rEFInd but it did not boot properly. I kept on getting ERROR: device 'UUID=...' not found. ...
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Shim only works in non-Secure Boot mode

I'm trying to get my dual boot (Arch+Win10) to work with Secure Boot. I followed the Arch Wiki, with the following steps. sudo mount /dev/sda1 /boot/efi sudo mv /boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi /boot/...
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rEFInd won't boot Linux when in place of Windows Boot Manager

I have installed OpenSUSE 15 on Acer Aspire ES1-132 (which is infamous for being reluctant to run anything but Windows 10) and now trying to boot it. The only way I can achieve this so far is by ...
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How to create manual menuentry for different disk in rEFInd?

So, my setup is the following: # lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,size,type,fstype sda 698,7G disk └─sda3 Manjaro 48,9G part ...
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Installed ubuntu after installing rEFInd, and my Macbook only boots to ubuntu

I am an electrical engineering student, and I use a late 2016 macbook pro with the touch bar. I partitioned my drive, so I could install multiple OSs on my drive. I plan on having a(n existing) macOS ...
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Refind: I see two files conf identical..why?

I had installed refind bootloader,a simple question,why there are two identical files for configuration in different dirs? /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/refind.conf /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf I have ...
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Issue with rEFInd lagging a lot

I start up my computer and get to the rEFInd screen. You should be able to relatively quickly move between the options. In otherwords, if I press the arrow keys to move to another option it should do ...
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How to install qubes on a mac with full-disk encryption?

I installed Qubes r3.2 on a mac without rEFInd; it installed but failed to boot properly, I just got grub, and when I tried to do - boot - it wouldn't work. Next I installed Qubes r4, it didn't ...
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