So I am attempting to add a theme to rEFInd, as I don't like how it looks, but I am a complete newbie when it comes to terminal and looking for usually hidden files. This is the theme I'm trying to use: Minimal Theme, and this is how you are supposed to install it:

   # cd /boot/EFI/refind/
   # git clone https://github.com/EvanPurkhiser/rEFInd-minimal
   # echo "include refind-minimal/theme.conf" >> refind.conf
   # systemctl reboot

Anyways, I have installed rEFInd correctly (I hope, as it said install complete) but I cannot find where it is supposed to be. locate refind.conf to no avail. Every time I tun the command above, I get cd: /boot/EFI/refind/: No such file or directory making it so it won't correctly install.

And one last question, I ran diskutil list and it said I have two EFI disks (is that what it's called?). Is that normal? Any other tutorial I look out, they only have one EFI.

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            700.0 GB   disk0s2
   3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
   4:        Bios Boot Partition                         3.1 MB     disk0s4
   5:                 Linux Swap                         1.0 GB     disk0s5
   6: 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4               298.3 GB   disk0s6
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk1
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk1s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS FreeAgent GoFlex Drive  499.8 GB   disk1s2

I really hope all this made sense, I am just a complete newbie to all of this.

  • If you provide me with the commands you used to install refind itself, I should be able to help you locate your refind.conf and related files. Also, with regards to your two EFI partitions, from what I can tell /dev/disk1 is a USB harddrive. If that's the case, you only need to concern yourself with /dev/disk0. ALSO (:p) it doesn't look like you've installed Ubuntu with support. I'm seeing a hybrid table (EFI/EMULATED BIOS). Was this intentional?
    – amanthethy
    Dec 26, 2014 at 5:30
  • @amanthethy I was in the middle of installing Ubuntu, but in the final part my flash drive broke errored out or something. The command I used to install rEFInd was sudo /path/to/unzipped_rEFInd file/install.sh only with the path actually written out. Dec 27, 2014 at 5:29
  • You've got to mount your ESP partition as reFind now installs there by default. (It used to install to /boot/EFI) mkdir /Volumes/EFI && sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI After this, the folder with your refind stuff should be in /Volumes/EFI/. (ex. /Volumes/EFI/EFI/refind/)
    – amanthethy
    Dec 27, 2014 at 7:43
  • Okay, so I tried it, and it worked. However when I reentered the way you are supposed to install the theme, but I got this error: baileys1106s-imac:~ moriarty$ cd /boot/EFI/refind/ -bash: cd: /boot/EFI/refind/: No such file or directory baileys1106s-imac:~ moriarty$ git clone https://github.com/EvanPurkhiser/rEFInd-minimal fatal: destination path 'rEFInd-minimal' already exists and is not an empty directory. baileys1106s-imac:~ moriarty$ echo "include refind-minimal/theme.conf" >> refind.conf baileys1106s-imac:~ moriarty$ systemctl reboot -bash: systemctl: command not found Dec 27, 2014 at 21:15
  • Well yeah... Your refind stuff is at /Volumes/EFI/whatever not /boot/EFI.
    – amanthethy
    Dec 28, 2014 at 21:54

2 Answers 2


From OSX, do the following

Start by mounting your EFI partition.

sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes

Then cd to the rEFInd directory on that partition cd /Volumes/EFI/rEFInd

Download the theme with Git

git clone https://github.com/EvanPurkhiser/rEFInd-minimal

Now add the theme info to refind.conf

echo "include rEFInd-minimal/theme.conf" >> refind.conf

Reboot with sudo reboot

  • When I did the cd /Volumes/EFI/rEFInd, I got "No such file or directory". What should I do? Jan 17, 2015 at 0:30
  • That's what the folder is called on my machine. I have no idea what it would be called on yours, but I can be sure that whatever it is it will sit in /Volumes/EFI/ after you mount your ESP partition. Check that the spelling and path match what is actually on your machine. cd means Change Directory. So if you say cd /foo/bar and /foor/bar doesn't exist it'll give you the error you're getting.
    – amanthethy
    Jan 19, 2015 at 17:16

ReFIND Minimal Theme on Mac OS X Yosemite

In Terminal...

$ cd /Volumes/ESP/EFI/refind
$ git clone https://github.com/EvanPurkhiser/rEFInd-minimal
Cloning into 'rEFInd-minimal'...
remote: Counting objects: 182, done.
remote: Total 182 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 182
Receiving objects: 100% (182/182), 3.35 MiB | 6.32 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (74/74), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

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