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rEFInd is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for UEFI-based machines like all new PCs and Intel Macs. It can be used to boot multiple operating systems.

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Have trouble installing rEFind on Mac OS Sierra

Trying to install rEFind on Mac OS using this instruction: or manually. Have following error: Installing rEFInd on OS X.... Warning: root device doesn't have an EFI partition Could not find an EFI ...
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Remove RAID0 and move Windows to SSD - Acer Predator 17

Symptom: I've just bought an Acer Predator 17 (model number G9-793-73MB) and although the Technical Specs say it only has two (2) HDs it actually has three (3): 2 M2 SSDs and 1 HDD. However, the 2 ...
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rEFInd Shows No Boot Options

The grey screen with the rEFInd Boot Management banner comes up but with no entries. Computer is a Dell Inspiron 7573. I've had rEFInd working successfully on a self-built desktop and a 2014 MBP ...
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Can Clonezilla and GParted be put on an EFI partition?

So here's the dilemma: I have a bunch of flash drives I'm trying to set up as multi-boot utility drives for Clonezilla and GParted, and since those utilities don't take up very much space, I'd also ...
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rEFInd's EFI file removed but computer still boots on

I'm on multiboot (Ubuntu/LUKS, Win7/VeraCrypt, Win7 unencrypted) and I installed rEFind to tinker few boot things I slightly broke. I nearly made my stuff and now I want to remove it (or at least make ...
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Refind stuck on “Scanning for bootloaders, please wait…”

I have Refind 0.11.2 installed at /Volumes/ESP/EFI/BOOT. My main system is macOS 10.13.1, and I have a Windows 10 and Ubuntu partitions. Refind had been working very well so far (apart from the ...
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Dual boot (Mac/Linux) MacBook broken after creating a new partition

My MacBook won't boot to macOS anymore, only on Linux (Ubuntu). Even restarting with pressing alt doesn't show the macOS disk option anymore. Here is what happened: I set up a dual boot High Siera / ...
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Cannot boot into FreeBSD after installation

I installed FreeBSD on my MacBook Air through a USB stick. During the installation, I'm asked to choose partition on which FreeBSD is installed. I created a freebsd-ufs partition and a freebsd-swap ...
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Fixing my multi-OS U/EFI Situation

You'll have to forgive my ignorance - even after some reading the suject elludes me a bit. I have the following installed and was booting them all successfully using rEFInd: Windows 10 Antergos (...
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Can rEFInd use High Sierra's apfs.efi driver?

I recently was helping another user install rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 2018. See the question: Bless error when installing rEFInd. While the other user now reports successfully using rEFInd to boot High ...
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Triple boot Mac won't boot Windows

I'm attempting to triple boot my MacBook Pro following this guide. I successfully set up a Windows partition with Boot Camp and had rEFInd working. However, I tried to install Ubuntu and now cannot ...
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rEFInd doesn't start Mac OSX

I had rEFInd running fine previously. Then I updated to Mac OSX Mojave beta. After the update, rEFInd was missing. So I just reinstalled it. However, it didn't work. Went back to 10.13.5 fresh ...
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Booting Refind from UEFI GRUB2

I'm trying to boot Refind from the UEFI GRUB2, with the following commands, but I'm getting an error: grub> chainloader (hd0)/refind_x64.efi /EndEntire file path: /ACPI(..../File(refind_x64.efi)/...
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Dual-boot Windows Server 2016 on a second hard drive after Manjaro

Context and goal I'm in an unusual situation. I have two HDD. UEFI mode. sda 8:0 0 1,8T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1,8T 0 part / ├─sda2 8:2 0 15,6G 0 part [SWAP] └─sda3 8:3 ...
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Windows 7 won't boot with rEFInd

This is driving me nuts. I have a Windows 7 install on my GPT partitioned drive. It's installed in EFI mode. I used the full hard drive trick to make Windows install the bootloader with the system (...
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EFI fails to boot Linux with GRUB - blinking cursor screen of death

I bought an HP Probook x360 11 G1 EE laptop with an EFI boot and Windows preinstalled. Since there's no option in the BIOS to support legacy boot, I can't do without EFI. I tried EasyBCD to install ...
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Cannot find “Fallback boot loader” of rEFInd

I've installed FreeBSD on my MacBook Air, and it runs smoothly. However, instead of appearing with the BSD Daemon icon, it must be booted through a "Fallback boot loader" entry, and I want to change ...
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How to delete obsolete boot options from EFI?

After installing and overwriting several operating systems, my EFI partition looks quite messy now: Currently, there are only two operating systems on my machine: macOS, and FreeBSD, which means I no ...
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rEFInd is stuck in a boot loop. Is there a log?

I'm triple booting Windown 7, Windows 10, and Ubuntu. rEFInd had been working fine for me for a long time. Until it suddenly started boot looping ... that's not an entirely accurate term though. Here'...
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Using rEFInd to boot Windows 10 with Secure Boot and Bitlocker encryption enabled

I have a corporate laptop (HP Zbook 15) with two m2.sata drives: nvme0: the one that shipped with the computer, featuring Bitlocker encrypted Windows 10 nvme1: a secondary drive running linux I use ...
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How do I get rEFInd to find my arch install?

I have a pc with two SSD's and a HDD. The first SSD has windows 10 for gaming. I had ubuntu on the 2nd SSD. I could boot into ubuntu by holding down F12 for boot options and selecting to boot off this ...
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How to prevent Windows from 10 making its bootloader the default and skipping rEFInd

I have an Alienware X51 R3 to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. I use refind as my boot manager, but Windows keeps skipping it and booting directly to Windows 10. I've been having this problem for years,...
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partition scheme for Lubuntu and MacOS

Towards installing Lubuntu 18.04 onto a Mac running rEFInd: /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Using rEFInd to execute real mode boot loaders

I am interested in making my own operating system. To start, I am going to try it out inside a virtual machine. In the future, I would like to run it physically. This is the tutorial I am following ...
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How to made dual boot LinuxMint + Windows 10 using reFind?

I have refind installed and work ok for Windows boot, but for Linux doesn't work. Refind only detects Windows EFI boot partition and doesn't detect Grub2 on /boot/grub. I run mkrlconf and ...
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OSX recovery boot fails

I installled refind on my macbook pro as I wanted to be able to run Debian on my mac as well. I disabled CoreStorage on the mac partition to be able to shrink the mac partition as much as I could ...
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Booting Ubuntu to Blank Screen

I have installed CentOS on the same disk before and booted with rEFInd no problem, but I didn't like CentOS too much since I couldn't easily port Ubuntu packages over and I wanted Ubuntu back, so I ...
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install rEFInd in MacOS Sierra 10.12 Using Recovery Mode

Hi I am trying to install rEFInd 0.10.8 in MacOS 10.12 with Macbook Pro 15-inch early 2013 according rodsbooks Using Recovery Mode because SIP problem. I just follow step by step and got final result ...
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How to run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server in a MacBook Pro 11,3?

Could anybody help to post a step by step instruction on how to install an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server image on a mid-2014 MacBookPro Retina with hardware ID 11,3 without using Parallel or VMware fusion? ...
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refind not showing after Windows 10 Update

I had refind boot manager working on my macbook since today when I received a critical Windows 10 update. How do I fix it without loosing Windows Boot?
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UEFI: getting rEFInd to parse it's configuration file

I installed refind as my UEFI boot manager. The automatic install script did nothing, so I added a boot entry manually, but now i cannot get it to read the options on refind.conf. I am not sure when ...
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Manual hdbios Entry in Refind

I have a Multiboot Setup on 2 Hardisks using Refind. HDD 1 has GPT Partition Scheme and it has UEFI Supported Operating Systems. HDD 2 has MBR Partition Scheme and has Windows XP Installed along with ...