Is there a detailed way to fix and prevent this? and how do you completely install the 0.11.2 version of rEFInd? for further detail, it was installed on USB flash drive a few months back. and even now I still can't figure out how to completely install it the right way and keep having uninstall it to reinstall it because I'm honestly lost. here is a screen shot after hitting disk util list.
can you see it at bottom?
first thing I tried doing was following and doing these steps here in screenshot. and I got a message telling me at bottom copying sample files and to edit the file to configure refind. I forgot to take screenshot of that but oh well.
but that got nowhere so thought I try mountESP script right after doing step 4 because I didn't get a installation message or, nothing like it, I don't remember seeing one at all. and ESP wasn't mounted after I typed mkdir /volumes/ESP and typing sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/ESP
and still didn't mount. I have screen shot showing message telling me /volumes/ESP is not currently mounted when I tried to unmount it.even tried using mounts script and that didn't even get job done, it didn't mount.I even use a MacBook Air and it's version 10.13.6 because I just a short while ago updated my OS X firmware.
I also tried these commandlines from the answers to a person's question post asking "How can I completely remove rEFInd from my Mac?" before getting that message telling me it's not currently mounted, then I decided to try LibreBowski YouTuber's method afterward thinking I got refind completely removed and uninstalled, I didn't, ran the command lines the youtuber recommended and then drag and dropped the refind-install script and got this:
Messengers-MacBook-Air:~ messengerm$ sudo mkdir /volumes/efi Password: Messengers-MacBook-Air:~ messengerm$ sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /volumes/efi Messengers-MacBook-Air:~ messengerm$ /Users/messengerm/Downloads/refind-bin-0.11.2/refind-install Not running as root; attempting to elevate privileges via sudo.... ShimSource is none Installing rEFInd on OS X.... Installing rEFInd to the partition mounted at /Volumes/efi Found rEFInd installation in /Volumes/efi/EFI/refind; upgrading it. Copied rEFInd binary files Notice: Backed up existing icons directory as icons-backup. Existing refind.conf file found; copying sample file as refind.conf-sample to avoid overwriting your customizations. Messengers-MacBook-Air:~ messengerm$
also by the way, I did Install refind directly on OS X and still got legacy os zipper icon with an extra real OS X boot icon with small bootable disk logo over OS X(it appears as bootable X icon)
I honestly used somebody's youtube video for removing refind boot manager utility then after... dumb ol me I got curious, typed cd /volumes;ls and cd ./efi;ls just to see a minimal text editor pop up because I never saw it before. sorry.
so my question is how can I truly completely wipe rEFInd off of OS X so I can get it installed completely and successfully so I can add things to it(optionally) and move on to installing another OS? ]9