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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Multi-boot on mac, Installation trouble shooting ( boot loaders, drivers, etc.)

I am a Linux newbie. I tried to do this but instead of Ubuntu, I installed Kali: https://tradahacking.vn/quick-guide-to-dual-boot-windows-10-and-ubuntu-on-a-macbook-from-external-usb-a5a8d9cfdfca So I ...
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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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rEFInd - How to set up a manual entry / change icons

I have a dual boot system with 2 separate internal SSDs and 1 external HD. I have installed rEFInd on windows 10 SSD and have been able to get down to 1 entry for each internal SSD (by hitting ...
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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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How to boot a system with refind from USB or CD

I have an iMac with debian 10 installed. I want to add Mint to another partition, as a backup os in case of any problem. I have refind installed, but it doesn't seem to see my USB drive with Mint Tara ...
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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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rEFInd - How to set up a manual entry?

Good evening, im trying to set up rEFInd with windows and a linux distro called "pop os" since hours... got the Windows manual entry for refind working... but im stuck with the pop os refind one... ...
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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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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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Trouble installing rEFInd boot manager

I have downloaded the rEFInd boot manager, and want to figure out how to install it by script. The Arch wiki says I simply run the script: $ sudo refind-install However, upon execution I get back ...
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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 ...