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Questions tagged [refind]

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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Dual boot Mac OS with Kali using refind instead of grub

I'm dual booting my macbook with Kali Linux, but I'm not sure how to make a manual menuentry for Kali. When asked whether I wanted to install Grub I chose no, I was given this warning: "You will ...
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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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rEFind remove boot entries

I want to delete some boot-entries from rEFind, and apply my theme correctly. I have a Mac with OS X, KDE Neon, Windows and Manjaro installed. I want 1 entry for OS X (currently 3), 1 for KDE Neon, 1 ...
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Error when trying to boot my Linux using an USB and rEFInd [closed]

Some context I'm trying to dual boot Kali Linux and have followed Kali Linux's guide on how to do this. I've successfully installed rEFInd but once rEFInd shows up, I plug in my bootable USB. It says ...
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How to install rEFInd for DIY multiboot USB

I intend to create a dualboot persistent usb. I'd like to try creating a USB where I can boot macOS High Sierra and WIndows 10. From what I understand of LVM, I can create 2 VG, 1 APFS and 1 NTFS. ...
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CentOS uEFI boot fails mounting correct drive: “/sysroot does not seem to be an os tree”

I have just installed CentOS 7 on a MacBook Pro and ran the first post-installation boot from rEFInd using an SD Card. At the beginning the boot process seems to work, but it eventually fails with the ...
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rEFInd very slow to load initramfs

I'm trying to switch from grub to rEFInd, and I get much slower boot time. rEFInd itself it fast to load (I disabled auto detect) but when it comes to loading the kernel it hangs on "loading initramfs....
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Do I need an separate EFI partition for each OS sharing a common disk?

I was installing FreeBSD on my MacBook Air. When partitioning the disk, the installer told me This partition scheme requires a boot partition for the disk to be bootable. Would you like to make ...
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Installing Macpup on old MacBook 4.1. Where am I going Wrong?

My MacBook is an old white 2008 MacBook 4.1 with 2GB ram Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.1 Ghz and a 64-bit EFI, I have managed to Install rEFInd into the EFI partition and I am trying to load the MacPup 550 ...
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Need to refresh to make refind recognize Windows

I just installed Arch on my system alongside Windows and I'm having problems to make refind recognize the Windows entry. I have 2 hard disks which the first one is where Windows is installed and the ...
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Duplicate Windows Entries

I'm dual booting Elementary OS and Windows. I'm seeing two Windows entries though and I'm not sure where refind is finding them. One is shown as Boot Microsoft EFI boot from ESP and the other is Boot ...
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Boot loader icon uses incorrect theme

I'm dual booting Elementary OS and Microsoft's Windows. Using the refind boot manager. My Elementary OS icon uses the default theme's icon + sizing instead of whatever theme I set in refind.conf. ...
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rEFInd does not find Windows 7

I recently installed Kali Linux to enable me to dual boot between Kali and Windows 7. I had to install Kali in UEFI mode, because that was the only thing that worked. Windows 7 however, is not ...
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Triple boot mid-2012 MacBook Pro, rEFInd linux boots Windows?

My MacBook Pro has two internal hard drives, and they're now laid out like this: SSD Mac HD Bootcamp SATA Storage (for Mac) grub/bios/boot swap linux mint During the Mint installer, when asked ...
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triple boot rMBP w/ rEFINd starts with a dimly lit black screen

I have a retina MBP with OS X El Capitan (10.11.6) on a 15" Mid 2014 laptop. I basically, long ago, followed http://davidlively.com/notes/macbook-pro-triple-boot/ and it has been working for a long ...
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Qubes clobbered my boot, how can I re-enable efi booting?

I have a "test all the operating systems"-laptop which was running Windows and Ubuntu MATE, with rEFInd used as boot manager. Yesterday I installed Qubes on the last third of the drive. I've since ...
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Unable to find root device ''

ERROR: device '' not found. Skipping fsck. ERROR: Unable to find root device ''. You are being dropped to recovery shell I've been trying to install Arch Linux for some time, and keep running into ...
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Bootloader mess after installing Mint

The following has happened: On my primary SSD I have Windows 10 Pro (BIOS is in Legacy + UEFI mode) I installed a new, seperate drive and attempted to install Linux Mint on it Install fails as Grub ...
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How do you remove systemd-boot?

Today I installed fedora and rEFInd but the old boot options for systemd-boot from my old arch installation are still there. How do I safely remove these old components or at least hide the old ...
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How do I hide the rEFInd boot text?

After I select an OS to boot to in rEFInd, it prints boot target and its options before booting. Is there a way to disable this behavior?
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Arch linux not visible in bootloader

I installed Arch following the beginers guide and installed the rEFInd bootloader. When i start my computer rEFInd can load windows and the Arch live cd (if it's inserted) but i cant get it to show ...
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How to turn on rEFInd in the startup again? [closed]

I formatted old macbook book, installed Mac OS X El Capitan, and refind boot loader, and linux mint. Installed: El Capitan rEFind boot loader Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Mate with Codecs (64 bits) At ...
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How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight?

How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight? Hi Guys, I managed to install rEFind Boot loader and Linux Mint on the old macbook. Whenever macbook turns on, it will go ...
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I can't delete a file from EFI System Partition

I'm trying to delete a file since I installed rEFInd instead or Grub, I want to remove Grub or just remove "grubx64.efi" from my ESP, to make it disappear in the rEFInd boot screen. I can mount my ...
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Refind Boot Too Slow 30 Seconds

I have installed refind on it's own dedicated partition on my Macbook Pro so that I can boot Linux, but it takes almost 30 seconds between switching the computer on and seeing the refind menu. Is ...
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nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my 2010 21.5" iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the nomodeset option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install so ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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How to overwrite file residing on ESP at Linux boot

I have a 64-bit dual-boot system running Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I use rEFInd to graphically choose which system to boot. A little bit about rEFInd: It is an EFI bootloader. It uses ...
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Problems booting Kali Linux 1.0.9a 64 bit on Macbook Pro

I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro that I am trying to dual boot OS X and Kali Linux on. I replaced my optic drive with my old HDD and replaced my HDD with an SSD. OS X and my apps are running off of the ...
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Use rEFInd live usb values to fix Grub2

I have a machine that runs Ubuntu14.04 as it's main OS, but also has Windows8 and Slackware on it. Booting to the Grub2 menu allows for the selection of these OSes and several other options, but only ...
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Mint 17 via EFI stub on 32-bit MacBook, keyboard doesn't work; fine with Grub bootloader

I'm not necessarily looking for a solution, although that would be great... mainly an explanation. On a MacBook 1.1 using rEFInd boot manager, if I boot Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit via the Grub ...
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Install rEFInd on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I want to dual boot my macbook with Arch Linux and thus tried to install rEFInd using the install script, however, after install rEFInd doesn't seem to start at all? Anyone experienced the same issue ...
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rEFInd not seeing Windows 8.1

I recently installed Arch on my new SSD after my other one died, and in the process I accidentally wiped the EFI partition and the Windows recovery partition. Before I had rEFInd in place, it booted ...
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Updating kernel versions when booting from rEFInd

I'm booting from EFI using the awesome rEFInd bootloader. I've so far had to configure boot myself by manually copying over my EFI-compatible linux boot image to my EFI partition and writing a ...