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I need to delete refind but I cannot do it because I bypass it, since I cannot see visible startup disc. I stopped partition process where I tried to erase Linux partition because of infinite time in the process. There are no directories /etc/refind.d/ and /boot/efi/EFI/refind in my system. I am now in Recovery Mode where you cannot see the startup disk in Startup Disk.

The problem with refind is that it shows at startup just the Linux partition which is broken. If I click it, the thing goes to grub> where I already did this based on the thread

grub rescue > ls
(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos1)
grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos1) # try to recognize which partition is this
grub rescue > ls (hd0,msdos2) # let's assume this is the linux partition
grub rescue > set root=(hd0,msdos2)
grub rescue > set prefix=(hd0,msdos2)/boot/grub # or wherever grub is installed
grub rescue > insmod normal # if this produced an error, reset root and prefix to something else ..
grub rescue > normal

where I selected the HSF+ disk for the boot. The problem is that this will not bypass refind.


How can rescue OS X without visible Startup disk and with refind?

  • yeah I got that. But better remove your (accepted) answer because it's no viable solution to the problem... – klanomath Jun 22 '16 at 12:39
  • @klanomath I just want to get an answer to this thread so I know that I do not have the problem now. I will otherwise regularly read it. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jun 22 '16 at 12:41
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My solution was to delete OS X because I did not get help enough fast. I needed my computer. Klanomath's proposal seems to be forward

  1. Boot to Recovery Mode please
  2. Do diskutil list
  3. Do gpt -r show disk0 in Terminal.app
  4. Add output/screenshot here

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