Some context:

  • I have a Macbook Pro with OSX Mojave
  • I installed Kali Linux
  • Boot defaulted to Kali
  • If I wanted to boot OSX I had to hold down the option key on boot.
  • When selecting boot drives, Kali never showed up; only OSX.
  • Today boot defaulted to OSX
  • Kali still doesn't appear even though it's installed.

My question: How can I boot Kali now that boot defaults to OSX?

Any help is much appreciated.


Thanks to this blog post, I was able to solve this issue using rEFInd.

Basically, rEFInd is a tool that allows you to select what operating system you want to boot with.

  • You can download rEFInd here: link
  • Full rEFInd documentation here: link
  • This would be a much more useful answer if you told us how you used rEFInd to solve the problem. – DavidSupportsMonica Oct 18 '19 at 21:57
  • Welcome to Ask Different and thank you for your answer. :) Unfortunately, short answers such as this don't really provide enough detail or context to help many users. If possible, it'd be good if you could add some more info on how a user can actually go about this. Also, you may want to read How to Answer for tips on providing answers here. – Monomeeth Oct 18 '19 at 22:46

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