Questions tagged [refind]

rEFInd is a boot manager that is the successor to the rEFIt open source tool. You can use either to boot multiple operating systems, although rEFIt has not been actively maintained since 2013 and its website now suggests rEFInd instead. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

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How to make Mac Partition boot again on Catalina/Ubuntu 20.04 Dual Boot?

I am using a 2011 MacBook Pro 15", this is the model with the AMD GPU problems and I have used the NVRAM modification to disable the AMD GPU and then Dosdude's patch to install Catalina. This is ...
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How do I access my iMac in Target disk mode from Terminal running on my Firewire-connected MBP, to troubleshoot iMac possible rEFInd boot problem?

I want to uninstall rEFInd in a peculiar situation. I overheated my ageing iMac doing a Zoom chat while running other programs. It crashed. Since when it won’t reboot and there are lines on the ...
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Every Ubuntu update breaks rEFInd on my MBP

Every time when I'm updating Ubuntu with: apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade I've needed to do this in MBP recovery mode: mkdir /Volumes/EFI mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI bless --...
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using rEFInd to get around lack of boot screen when using unsupported GPU in Mac Pro

I am trying to upgrade a 2012 Mac Pro (model 5,1) to Mojave. I have installed High Sierra and updated bootrom to MP51.0089.B00. I've got a required "metal capable" graphics card (Sapphire PULSE ...
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Dual booting, and lost rEFInd: how to recover OSX?

I mostly followed [these instructions][1] for how to set up dual-booting on my macbook, and everything seemed fine, up to the very last step. Now when I reboot the system (even if I hold command-R) I ...
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SmcFlasher.efi is not recognized as an internal or external command in efi shell

Using rEFInd to launch my macbook into an EFI shell I want to execute SmcFlasher.efi from where I placed it on the EFI mounted drive. But when trying to execute the command 'SmcFlaser.efi -reset 1' I ...
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rEFInd boot manager not showing EFI shell

After succesfully installing the rEFInd tool from https://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ on a macbook with macos 10.15, restarting the laptop does bring me into the rEFInd boot manager. But the only option ...
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Can you recover recovery mode after erasing HDD?

I plug in a USB stick with Mojave macos installer. When I boot with Option key hold down, USB is not listed. I have tried different DMG images and different USB drives. Previously I erased macbook ...
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rEFInd won't show mac os or windows

I have a late 2014 mac mini on mac OS Catalina. I installed rEFInd on it, and when I restarted it, it showed the rEFInd logo, but nothing else. Can someone help me? I really want to keep using my mac ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu on a triple boot system (Catalina, Win10, and Ubuntu 18.4.4)

I am running a 2012 Macbook Air (5,2) with a 1TB SSD installed. I plan on using Mac as my main OS, windows for apps unavailable on mac, and linux for programming. Using the Mac Boot Manager (hold alt ...
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Mac not showing external flash drive with turnkey linux installed

I have been trying to setup a spare iMac (iMac12,2) that I have as a minecraft server, but whenever I try to make the flash drive installer, the mac doesn't recognize the drive in the boot picker (...
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2009 Mac Pro does not boot after rEFInd

A few months back, I had a friend install rEFInd on my 2009 Mac Pro so I can use it as a server running a non-GUI version of Ubuntu. Though, after checking it a few months after it’s been off, the ...
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How to customise rEFInd theme on High Sierra?

Installed rEFInd using the install binary. All working but the originally theme was a little uninspiring. So I followed following steps from this link. From OSX, do the following Start by ...
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*Complete* recipe for installing single-boot Linux

In this question I summarize a complete recipe for installing single-boot (this should be simple!) Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an Early-2011 Macbook 17". But it has an error. If you are doing an identical or ...
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Does Etcher replace rEFInd?

Installing Linux on a Mac has always been complicated by the need for running rEFInd. Yet Ubuntu's instructions for installing on a Mac mention Etcher (step 3), but do not mention rEFInd. Can you ...
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Stuck at trying to Install win10 with rEFInd

I’ve been trying to install Windows 7 64-bit with rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2012 with Mojave, through making a NTFS partition and moving the ISO content in it. When rEFInd boot manager loads, I can ...
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T2 chip on 2018 Mac Mini causes booting Mac OS via Refind bug after unplugging power

Recently received new shipment of T2 2018 Mac Minis at work. I had to install the refind boot picker on them. Install is straightforward and successful but for some reason once I unplug the power ...
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MacOS vanished from reFInd and can't boot into MacOS anymore

Last night I tried deleting UBUNTU and SWAP partitions on my MacBook Air 2017 model. But I could not remove the UBUNTU partition in Disk Utility after removing the SWAP partition. So I tried to ...
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How to stop macOS updates from taking over the rEFInd boot manager? [duplicate]

I have rEFInd installed on the EFI partition of my 2015 MacBook Air. Every time I update macOS, it ends up taking over the bootloader and resetting it to using the macOS operating system. Afterwards, ...
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reFind cannot see OSX; after repartitioning Macintosh HD

I had reFind working properly on a 2015 retina display mbp; 20gb Linux Mint partition and the remaining 440~gb for OSX, wanted to install Win10 on a third 50gb partition, repartitioned Macintosh HD ...
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On dual-boot macOS/Ubuntu Mojave install failed with “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer.”

My box is mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 1 TB HD, Sierra 10.12.6. It has dual-booted with Ubuntu using rEFInd until the High Sierra installation failed, after which I only used Ubuntu. After uninstalling ...
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Why does Refind break when upgrading from Mac OS High Sierra (HFS) to Mojave (APFS) on NVMexpress Macs?

Problem: NVMExpress Macs that have Refind do not see the APFS container and I cannot boot into my mac. Also, apologies to those who were aware of this solution, but I faced this issue along with ...
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Update MacbookAIR Firmware without original hard disk [duplicate]

I got original SSD broken. My MacbookAir 7.1 got only YOSEMITE Internet Recovery. Now, I've bought a SAMSUNG 970 NVME M.2 disk and the system could recognize it using NVME kext patched but cannot boot ...
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Yet another corrupted partition table on macOS Mojave

I've seen a couple of posts on here addressing similar issues. Since I don't have in-depth understanding of what went wrong I have to describe what happened in my case and hope you'll help me. Thanks. ...
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Unable to boot Kali linux using rEFInd

I am currently trying to install and boot Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro 2018 which has the new T2 chip with boot security. I have disabled both SIP and Secure Boot on my Mac as well as installing ...
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Installed refind to a separate HFS+ partition alongside macOS 10.14, but can't set it as the startup disk

I use refind as my boot manager on my 2015 MacBook Air. Originally I had it installed on to my internal drive's EFI partition (and installed it in the recovery environment) but every time I update ...
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Bless error when installing rEFInd

I am trying to install rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2018 laptop with the new T2 chip that adds extra boot security. I have both used APFS and MacOS Extended (Journaled). I have also disabled secure boot ...
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rEFInd - can boot to Mac Recovery or Ubuntu, but shuts down after loading bar for MacOS

I have rEFInd installed on my 2015 rMBP - I can access the boot menu for rEFInd (although sometimes this doesn't appear / runs very slowly), and all the right options are there, but when I select ...
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rEFInd is not working in macos high sierra 10.13.6 on 2018 MacBook Pro 13 inch even after proper installation

I have installed rEFInd in my mac by going into recovery mode -> open terminal -> csrutil disable -> cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/username/Downloads/refind-bin-0.11.2" -> bash ./refind-install -> ...
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Cannot run refind-install from Recovery because “/usr/bin/env: bad interpreter”

I have managed to change the present working directory to the folder containing downloaded rEFInd files. I have booted to Recovery Mode. The refind-bin-0.11.3 folder was downloaded to my Downloads ...
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I have `/usr/bin/env` in my “Macintosh HD” but not in the recovery partition. Is this normal?

I'm working on a MacBook Air, that's currently booting to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. It also has an Ubuntu 16.04 partition, that I am currently trying to reach. I was trying reinstall rEFInd, which ...
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How to resize Apple partition?

How to resize for Linux? /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk0 1: ...
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how to boot a from a DVD?

On a friends older MacBook, I'm holding the ⌥ Option key with a bootable DVD inserted but am not seeing a boot menu. I've tried rEFIt as well as some Linux DVD's I have lying about. I've checked the ...
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I installed rEFIND Boot Manager, got mysterious Legacy OS thing that doesn't work [closed]

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 ...
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Deleting a linux dual boot on mac

I have a linux dual boot installed with rEFInd, which I want to delete. I tried to just delete the disk partition, but that throws an error. MediaKit reports partition (map) too small. If you ...
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How to boot into internet recovery mode with rEFInd installed?

I have the bootup manager rEFInd installed on my Macbook. The key combinations for recovery (Command R and Command R+I) just boot into rEFnd's bootloader. At this point in time holding the option key ...
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How to mount HFS+ rEFInd partition as boot in Arch Linux

I am currently trying to set up dual boot on my Mac. I installed rEFInd to its own partition (512MB), formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I wanted to use the same partition as my boot ...
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reFind corrupted SSD

I was using a Macbook Pro 2015 with a 20 GB partition for Linux and rest Mac OS X. I had a security update for MacOS Sierra and did that. After that my reFind boot loader stopped showing up. Then I ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 bootcamp only boots to Windows which is corrupted. No way to access startup manager

I used to run Ubuntu on my mac but needed Windows so decided to reinstall El Capitan and use bootcamp. One major problem I always faced was that my mac didn't accept any startup key combinations, ...
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Mac OS not appearing on option boot after installing Ubuntu on separate partition

I'm a beginner at Linux OS's and thought I'd start learning. To do so I decided to install Ubuntu on a partition on my late 2013 15" mbpr, currently running mac os 10.13. I followed this guide: ...
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High Sierra reFind/ dual boot

Has anyone successfully installed reFind after installing high sierra? I have been attempting to install reFind since I need an ubuntu machine. My current issue has been that I apparently have SIP and ...
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Would installing an alternate boot loader like rEFInd restore some kind of boot screen after upgrading to a PC video card?

I have a 2008 MacPro3,1 that I've upgraded to a PC video card. I haven't flashed the GPU's BIOS to give me native boot screens since I haven't been able to find a compatible EFI ROM yet for the R9 ...
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rEFInd not showing macOS partition, just Ubuntu

A week ago I installed Ubuntu gnome in dual boot on my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (macOS Sierra). I followed the installation guide, disabled SIP in Recovery Mode, installed rEFInd and everything went well. ...
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After rEFInd install, on reboot boot manager does not show, boots to macOS utilities

after installing rEFInd boot manager on my macbook pro '15 w/ macOS sierra, on boot my computer takes ~20-30 seconds on a black screen then boots directly to macOS utilities. I don't know why this is ...
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reFind boot options does not show after installation of Ubuntu 16.04 Server LTS

My Base OS is Sierra 10.12.5 Model MacBook Pro Mid-2014 Model Model ID: 11,3 I have encountered an issue with reFind after installing Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS. It seems that the boot options doesn't ...
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Ubuntu dualboot alongside OS Sierra — “This computer currently has no detected operating system installed”

I am trying to install dual-boot Ubuntu 16.04 alongside OS Sierra. What I have done so far: Installed rEFInd. Partitioned a 25G Mac OS Extended (Journaled) using Disk Utility. Made a bootable USB ...
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Clicked EFI volume kali installation, mac stuck

So, i was following this link -> http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-dual-boot-on-mac-hardware And i selected EFI volume instead of kali or macos. It went to a black screen! I force ...
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Triple Boot Mac OS Sierra, Windows 10, Kali Linux 2.0 On A Macbook Pro

I have successfully dual booted both Window and Mac OS as well as Kali and Mac OS. The problem is installing Kali once I have dual boot Windows and Mac OS. I have tried several tutorials, and the one ...
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rEFInd does not show macOS boot icon

I have a MacBook Pro 15" late 2015, on whom I created two partitions on the main SSD, on one there is the macOS, and on the other I installed Linux Mint. As boot manager I installed rEFInd. ...
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How to examine disks and their partitions via terminal?

I am trying to examine my settings to prepare for a triple boot and would like to know how to completely examine my HDD before to make sure I know everything usefull for the project to know about it.