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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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Dual booting Kali on Mac, Mac doesn't load EFI bootloader

I resized my Macs SDD to have 45 GB of MS-DOS FAT, I burned the Kali .iso to my USB and installed Kali on the 45GB Free space where I set it as ext4 and /(root) filesystem. However I skipped the ...
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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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Windows Bootcamp will not boot with rEFInd disc inserted

I'm new here and I couldn't find anything related to my problem, so if this question is already answered, then I apologize. I have two partitions running on my late-2011 17-inch MacBook Pro. One ...
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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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refind broke boot

After installing refind through Recovery Mode I restarted my mac. The refind menu was visible, and I selected to boot macos. This is when I got a white screen with no progress for several minutes. I ...
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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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rEFInd text tool tips for boot menu

How can I customize the rEFInd boot menu so that there's text next to the various penguin icons? This is done through the label option? (I'm not at the MacBook presently, but planning ahead.)
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rEFInd menu not showing

How do I bring up the rEFInd GUI? It was showing before, but now just directly boots into Mac OS. I've not installed Linux yet, but am preparing to do so. After using disk-utility now rEFInd seems ...
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partition failed with the error: couldn't unmount disk

After having resized the Mac partition through the CLI from: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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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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Simplest possible partition scheme for dual boot Linux?

I want to dual or triple boot an older MacBook. To partition, I can do that from the Mac OS itself? What partition scheme would I want, generally speaking. There are two GB of RAM. I want at least ...
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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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Can't boot back into macOS after extending my Fusion Drive in Linux

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to boot macOS on my iMac after an extrememly shitty attempt at cleaning up my Fusion Drive. Here's what I've done leading up to this point: Installed rEFInd, ...
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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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How do I fix the windows bootloader after it was overwritten/corrupted by Kubuntu/grub?

I own a MacBook Pro Mid-2015. I used Boot Camp to install Windows 10 on a 100gb partition. Everything went smoothly.. everything was fine. Then I created a 50gb partition to install Kubuntu on. ...
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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.
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How to fix a dual boot (rEFInd) when Windows is not booting?

I used bootcamp and rEFInd for dual boot of OS X 10.9.5 and Windows 7 on Macbook Pro 17" Early 2011. Worked well and stable. I tried to setup a third partition, using the free space of the first one, ...
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How to safely install rEFind from recovery mode?

I want to dual boot OSX and Linux on my Macbook Air, and to do this, I read that I need to install rEFind. If I try doing that I get a message in the terminal: **** ALERT: SIP ENABLED! **** rEFInd ...
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Natively Installed Ubuntu On iMac - Switch Back Or To Windows

I natively installed Ubuntu a few months ago following this tutorial. I am now wondering if it is possible to go back to OSX or Windows? Currently when I hold option key on boot, I get a grey screen ...
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How to dual boot Kali Linux and OS X Yosemite on Late 2008 MacBook Pro

I've done this before on a previous drive I managed to boot OS X and Kali Linux dual booting with rEFInd. However this time on a new drive and fresh OS X Yosemite install I tried rEFInd, didn't work ...
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Error : unknown file system while trying to install Debian on my Mac mini

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a Mac mini 2.1. The hard disk is 80 GB and the first half is occupied by the Mac OS X and on the second half I'm trying to install Debian. I tried to follow a lot of ...
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rEFInd boot macOS from Recovery HD fails. How do I get rEFind to boot MacOS recovery sucessfully?

MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2012). Upgraded to macOS Sierra. Booting with option and selecting Recovery-10.12 works. Booting normally (turning the MacBook on and not pressing any keys), starts rEFind version ...
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How do I install rEFInd on a MacBook running macOS Sierra?

I've disabled SIP and tried to install rEFInd on my MacBook, which is not partitioned in any way by boot camp and is one single drive. The install of rEFInd says it is installing to /Volumes/ESP for ...
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Can't install Sierra on triple boot MacBook Pro with rEFInd

I have downloaded Sierra from App Store and tried to install but I am not able to select a disk. I have installed rEFInd on my MacBook Pro and have triple boot (Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Ubuntu). How ...
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Macbook EFI parition after reFind

I have a question about what should be located in the EFI partition of my macbook. A couple of years ago I dual booted ubuntu with reFind, however recently I erased my main partition to clean up my ...
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MacBook taking long time to load the boot loader; rEFInd freezes

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 and I am dual booting with Linux. I use rEFInd and since day 1 it has been working fine on most occasions. Sometimes it would take a long time to show its screen and then it ...
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Boot MacMini (2014) from USB

Here is the problem. A long time ago, I set my Mac Mini to dual boot (using Bootcamp, but with some third-party repartitioning). I proceeded to install rEFInd, and eventually, to triple-boot. To ...
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How to Rescue OS X without Visible Startup Disc?

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 ...
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refind : No bootable device (Mac and linux)

I just make dual boot on my macbook pro with linux fedora. when I enter linux on refind menu, it says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". I know this question has been ...