rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

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How can I install both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on a Mac Mini 2012?

I'm a developer, and I'm working on a cross-platform app that have to run on Mac OS X, Win7 and Win8. Unfortunately it's impossible to test my app in VM due to some hardware restrictions, so I have to ...
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Do not show refit menu on boot (only with option key)

Is it possible to configure rEFIt so that the menu does not automatically show on my macbook when booting? I would like it to boot straight to OSX and only show the menu when I hold the option key, ...
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How to transform an Apple Mac Mini intro a reliable Ubuntu Server?

This question is about what steps are needed for transforming an Apple Mac Mini into an Ubuntu server. Here are some areas: installing Ubuntu and making it to be bootable from EFI by default ...
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How do I change the default boot option on rEFIt?

I have two copies of OS X (10.6 and 10.7). By default rEFIt boots 10.6. However, I want to make it boot 10.7 instead. How do I do this?
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Swap Hard Disks

Is it in principle possible to swipe the hard disk out of a MacBook, swipe a new (blank) hard disk in, install the OS on the new disk, then swipe the old disk back in and find the machine operational ...
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Installed reFIT on Lion and now I can't login

I installed reFIT on my new MBP, and now, unfortunately, OSX can't get past the login screen. When I try logging in, it simply bounces me back to where I started, the login page. Since I can't get in ...
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Does installing rEFIt void my warranty?

I would like to install rEFIt. Will it void my warranty, even though it can be uninstalled?
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Macbook Air not waking up from Suspend/Sleep with rEFInd boot manager installed

Having installed both rEFInd 0.6.10 (updated to 0.6.11) via its install.sh and Ubuntu 13.04 on another partition I can now choose on a MacBook Air to boot either MacOS or Linux. When running MacOS ...
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How to enter single user mode when rEFIt is installed?

When I pressed Command S and tried to enter Single User Mode, my MacBook Air goto the rEFIt shell. If I click the Apple icon in rEFIt screen, and then press Command S, Mac OS X simple goes straight ...
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What is the difference between HFS+ and EFI System Partition (ESP)?

I'm familiar with manually installing certain files. In this case, I am installing rEFInd Boot Manager, see http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html Yet when manually installing software on ...
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rEFIt menu takes around 10 seconds to even show up

I'm using a macbook pro 8,1. I've installed rEFIt so that I can dual boot with Ubuntu. This is all "working" except that each time I turn on my laptop, it takes ten or fifteen seconds to even get to ...
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How can I boot in “Safe Mode” with rEFIt

I would like to boot safe mode but I can't because of my rEFIt. Holding the Shift button at startup has no effect, I just get the rEFIt menu and OSX starts to boot normally. any ideas how to do it? ...
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X

I installed Linux Mint on my 2006 MBP 15" this weekend before hearing that the system will not enter a compatible firmware mode for Linux/Windows without rEFIt or rEFInd installed first. Well, I do ...
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Suppress load screen when using rEFIt?

I have rEFIt installed. Is there any way to choose a default OS to launch which would in turn suppress the load screen from showing up when you start up the computer? I'm looking for a way to make ...
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Boot Linux from USB drive

I've installed Fedora on a new SATA SSD drive for my MacBook Pro, and when installed into the laptop, it boots perfectly (and runs wonderfully!). However, I want to boot from it externally until I'm ...
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro without Optical or USB Boot

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) and my optical drive has died. I need to install Windows on it, and was hoping to do so via Boot Camp. I have a Windows 7x32 .iso and have also created a ...
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Boot into Legacy HD option rEFIt

I just synced my rEFIt partition tool and now I get an option to boot from legacy HD when at the moment the only bootable disk is that cotaining Mac OS X. Has anyone got any idea of how I can get rid ...
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How can I enable rEFIt boot volume choice after waking up from hibernation mode?

There are pretty clear answers to the question 'How to put my Mac into hibernation mode voluntary', but there is still an issue for me. I use Bootcamp Windows and rEFIt to select which sistem to ...
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Uninstall rEFInd 0.8-3.7 on Yosemite

I recently tried installing rEFInd on Yosemite using the command ./install.sh --alldrivers however it would not recognise the ubuntu 14.04 x64 for Mac disk I made and so I would like to uninstall ...
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Mac USB Linux boot disk

I have a 13" MacBook Pro early 2011 model. It will not boot from any Linux USB boot disks I have created. I know these disks are working on later models as I have tried with 2012 Retina 15" booting ...
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How do I install Windows 7 without BootCamp and keep the OS X installation intact?

Because I already used BootCamp for creating the partition I used for installing Ubuntu, now I am not able to install Windows 7 by using BootCamp. Here is my disk partiton configuration: refit ...
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OS X takes long to boot after starting rEFInd once

I have an SSD in my MacBook (Pro 9,2; encrypted), and until recently, the apple icon appeared almost immediately after pressing the power button. Soon after that I would be able to unlock the disk ...
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Not able to boot into Ubuntu after Yosemite Upgrade

I am running dual boot on my iMac. I upgraded my OS to OS X Yosemite yesterday,and now I can't boot into Ubuntu. How can I fix my issue?
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Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 on an iMac without Boot Camp Assistant?

I have OS X installed on my 27" iMac and want to dual boot with Windows 7. I installed rEFit and then installed Windows 7. Now I need the drivers that normally get installed with Boot Camp Assistant. ...
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Macbook (2,1) boots into blue screen and hangs

Last night, I shut down my computer. When I turned it back on, I just got the rEFIt logo (I have rEFIt installed). Usually, it takes a moment to populate the menu with a list of bootable devices, but ...
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How to boot Linux from Mac using rEFInd

I have successfully installed rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2015 so I can boot into Linux however I cannot seem to boot into it. Here are my issues (both with Ubuntu 64x Mac CD and Kali Linux 64x USB). ...
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Install rEFInd on another partition

I recently tried to install rEFInd onto my Mac but it could not boot into the Ubuntu disk. To uninstall It I formatted my drive and reinstalled OS X along with my backup. To avoid this issue again I ...
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rEFIt boot changed after update to Yosemite

I was using rEFIt to work with Ubuntu with my Mac. After the upgrade to Yosemite I had a problem with rEFIt. I found the following solution on ubuntuforums.org but rEFIt still didn't work: cd ...
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How do I get my dual boot to behave correctly?

Once upon a time my Mac had only OS X on it, but at various points in history it contained different versions of OS X and several different Linux distributions and their boot menus. I also had rEFIt ...
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MacBook pro boot's to wrong OS after waking up from Safe Sleep

I am dual booting Ubuntu and OS X Mavericks on my MacBook pro 9,2. I am using the rEFInd boot manager, since I was told that I should use it to dual boot OS X and Linux (I could have used rEFIt, but ...
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How to restore the MBR partition table of MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.2. While trying to triple boot my mac, I updated my MBR partition tables using rEFIt. Things didn't go as planned and now I want to start afresh. How can I ...
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How to create linux USB discs that do work on Apple Macs?

It seems that there are several problems releated to incompatibilities between Apple-EFI and UEFI that do prevent Apple users from easily using USB drives to install or even run other operating ...
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rEFInd Linux Kernel Boot Options

When booting opensuse via rEFInd, the kernel options are wrong (the root device name is incorrect). Where do the kernel arguments that rEFInd is using come from, and how do I modify them? The line ...
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Setting up rEFIt-based tripple boot system on a Mac with a pre-existing Boot Camp installation

What I have right now is an iMac running Mountain Lion with a Boot Camp partition running Windows 7. I have a vanilla Boot Camp setup with no quirky bells and whistles on the side. What I want is to ...
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Triple Boot - MacBook Pro (9,1)

I'm copying my question from AskUbuntu (Part of stack exchange) to here, I think they'd prefer me to go here, since I seem to be getting no activity on my question: So Ubuntu 12.10 came out today ...
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Why is there no bootable disk found when using windows install disk?

I have created a partition of MS-DOS FAT on my Mac, then created a Windows 7 Install Disk on my Flash Drive. When I try to boot using the Install Disk via rEFIt. It just says no bootable disk found. ...
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rEFIt, linux and optibay

I've installed rEFIt on my mid-2010 MBP, currently running Lion. I'm going to buy an optibay, fit an SSD and install ubuntu on it. Will it be possible to get the ubuntu installation to appear in the ...
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Understanding firmware.scap

So, I recently acquired an old MacbookPro (v.5,4 mid 2009). I decided to create an Arch linux partition, and thus began my adventure... While installing rEFInd (the maintained fork of rEFIt), I ended ...
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Cannot boot to OS X using rEFInd

I have installed rEFInd 0.8.7 on my 2015 13" MBP onto another partition however it does not detect OS X. Here are my disk partitions: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite then triple-boot problem

I had Mac OS X 10.8, Fedora and Windows XP triple-boot in refit. I upgraded to OS X Yosemite. The refit screen disappeared. I used command cd /efi/refit ./enable.sh Then refit screen comes but ...
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ReFit background image?

Is there a way I can set a background image in ReFit boot loader? I'd like to use my 1280X800 desktop wallpaper, is that possible?
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OS X Snow Leopard installer hangs

I installed Linux on my MBP. I just told it to overwrite the whole hard drive so OS X is gone. But now I want to go back to OS X so that I can upgrade to Lion. I start up my MBP with the ...
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How to replace a Mac hard drive with a Windows hard drive and run Windows Vista

History: My macbook hard disk failed after i dropped it and I need to replace my hard drive. I have a hard drive from a PC laptop that has Windows Vista 64-bit installed on it. Objective: I want to ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 boot with BootCamp?

I installed Windows 7 (from MSDNAA) with BootCamp on my MBP (late 2008). After using the BootCamp utility on OSX I restarted the computer and the installation of Win7 began. This first time, there ...
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Dual-booting Linux, cannot view images, some text or buttons

I was trying to boot 4 linux OSes (using rEFInd): Kali, Ubuntu, Mint and Elementary on my 2015 MPB. Both Kali and Ubuntu would not boot at all and Linux Mint and Elementary would boot however some ...
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Installed rEFInd Boot Manager, it seems HD re-ogranized

Before I installed rEFInd, I believe there were three partitions to my Mac, disk0, disk1, disk2. Now, when I run in the Command line diskutil list This is what remains: /dev/disk0 #: ...
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Installing Windows on an Early 2011 MBP w/ swapped out SSD… major roadblocks

My problem started a few days ago when after installing my brand new 250gb evo ssd I decided having a windows partition would be nice. I had previously had this setup before having the ssd whenever I ...
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Attemping dual boot with rEFInd - Mac OS X & Ubuntu 14.04 - Unexpected behavior

After posting here recently and having good success in getting to a solution, I thought it'd be worthwhile to ask about my latest headache. I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS as a dual boot ...
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GRUB overwritten Refind/Mac bootloader - Unable to boot

Getting desperate here, need some help background: I have a late 2012 imac, running OS X 10.10 Also i had Xubuntu & OpenSuse running as secondary OSs I was using refind & everything was ...
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Wireless keyboard on rEFInd menu

I'm using rEFInd on an iMac with OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. The Apple wireless keyboard doesn't work and so I can not navigate on the rEFInd menu. I'd discovered that others have the same problem. But ...