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Questions tagged [refind]

for questions about the rEFInd boot manager, installing it, using it, etc.

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Ubuntu not booting after cloning (OSX and Kali) [closed]

the task was too simple - I had a 256gb ssd with OSX (apfs) and Kali (osx booted with Alt pressing and Kali booting on default - I suspect GRUB was operating). I think there was a problem after ...
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rEFInd sees all distros except Xubuntu

I have multiple Linux distros installed on my system (Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H mobo, SSD as sda and HDD as sdb) any of which I can boot via rEFInd. Recently I decided to add Xubuntu 18.04 LTS. The problem ...
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efibootmgr does not display anything

I had issues installing Ubuntu on a HP laptop. The problem was that the installation stops at installing grub2. I tried it on different Ubuntu versions but it gives me the same error. I eventually ...
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Forgot admin password in a Mac (dual boot), with rEFInd as the boot manager instead of grub

I have forgotten my password for my main account in Ubuntu. It is a dual boot with OS X, and the boot manager is rEFInd, which has no recovery mode. So far all the answers I've found online suggest ...
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How to install rEFInd bootmanager with Ubuntu and Windows 10 ? How do I customise the theme?

I want to know the right way to install rEFInd on a Ubuntu & Windows 10 Dual boot machine. I installed it but the entries are incorrect. I also want to change the theme for rEFInd.
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Install new Ubuntu OS in a partition of my Mac

Some days ago I dual booted my Macbook Pro 15 inch 2017 with Ubuntu. Now, as the Ubuntu I installed following this tutorial https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-mac/ is not suitable ...
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Can't update kernel on dual boot machine

I have a dual boot MacBook Pro (2012). To install ubuntu 16.04 I followed this guide using rEFInd. I made a mistake the first time so I reinstalled. I now have two entries pointing to a single ...
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Installing 18.04 without Grub

Is there a way to install 18.04 without the grub? I will use clover or rEFInd to boot, instead.
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How can I fix rEFInd after I removed cryptsetup-initramfs?

I saw an error in my update output that suggested I remove the package cryptsetup-initramfs. I did so, and the next time I rebooted my rEFInd boot screen just stuck on a white, blank screen. I got ...
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Automatically allow grub-install to use blocklists

Since a few months, I tend to have problems when booting Ubuntu from the rEFInd menu on a MacMini. (Specifically, the menu option to boot from the Ubuntu partition will lead to a black screen unless I ...
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After Win 10 update rEFInd boots, but menu is completely blank (gray screen)

I just upgraded Windows 10 via a corporate push (I believe it was 1607 to 1703). Most other posts about rEFInd missing a menu mean it isn't even available. On my HP Zbook 15 G4, I am able to boot via ...
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Boot and Install Ubuntu with rEFInd/syslinux instead of grub

I would like to install ubuntu/lubuntu on my cheap chinese laptop EzBook Jumper 3l pro in dual boot with an existing windows. Grub doesn't work on those so the live-usb doesn't boot I have a USB-drive ...
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Dual boot Mac with Ubuntu

I have a macbook air with Mac OSX and Ubuntu installed on it. I have refind installed on the Mac partition. I am able to boot into the refind screen but my mac partition is not displayed. I am only ...
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(Read Description) rEFInd isn't updating the theme

I know this has been discussed before, but I'm not sure which advice I should follow for my particular computer and configuration. I installed rEFInd, added the themes folder, installed the Minimal ...
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How do I install rEFInd themes?

So, im pretty new to linux as I need to start using it next year in school. I dual booted my laptop and I wanted a boot manager (not grub) so I could switch elegantly between Windows and Ubuntu. But I ...
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Selecting OS in startup - rEFInd

I have a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) with macOS Sierra in which I installed rEFInd to install Ubuntu Bionic Beaver. I did so, and I notice that the first time I boot with the USB to install Ubuntu, it ...
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Ubuntu 18 grub problem

This problem belong to ubuntu 18, ubuntu 16 did not have such problem. but now even installing ubuntu 16 not solve problem. After installing ubuntu alongside windows, system reset at boot up for ...
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rEFInd successfully installed, but Ubuntu still doesn't show up

I've been crawling through getting Ubuntu installed on my Mac. I'd like to have it dualboot but keep running into small issues. So far ... -rEFInd shows on my mac! SIP is disabled and launches with ...
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rEFInd doesn’t load after OSX only after Ubuntu.

I have an interesting scenario that I cannot seem to figure out. I have an iMac 7,1 given to me by by my grandma that had OS X leopard on it. I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu on it as ...
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reFInd - Change default ubuntu boot

I have reFInd installed to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 in my PC. Everything is okay but I have a problem so I should boot in Ubuntu with minimal options by default. Is there any way I can ...
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rEFInd Boot Manager stopped working after installing Ubuntu 17- MacBook Pro Dual Boot

I just installed Ubuntu 17 on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro to dual boot with MacOS X. I'm new to Ubuntu. During installation I used rEFInd as a boot manager and it worked perfectly while testing Ubuntu on ...
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Refind doesn’t show up

I have installed Ubuntu on my Mac maschine with refind but sometimes it doesn’t show up and I have to keep reinstalling refind on mac. Does somebody has an idea?
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Booting from MATE 16.04 on an iMac 4,1

Decided to try to install Ubuntu MATE on an antiquated iMac 4,1 (early '06 edition). I got through installation perfectly fine with the help of rEFInd, and the machine runs beautifully in Live mode ...
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rEFind - Installed, configured as primary boot but does not boot, only grub

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I install grub and rEFind. I was using rEFind normal, but a few days ago him stopped to work... I set as primary boot order, but only grub shows at bootup time. Check this: ...
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Is it safe to switch from GRUB2 to BURG?

I have Ubuntu 17.10 and Windows 10 installed in dual-boot (Non-UEFI) with GRUB2 as my default bootloader. It looks kinda old-fashioned boot-menu, I want a GUI boot-menu with a better look. I searched ...
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Ubuntu cannot find an SSD drive installed on 21" imac in place of the CDROM

I have an iMac with macos installed both on the original drive and on an SSD that I installed in place of the CDROM. Both they are working. Since I would like to use only ubuntu on this machine in ...
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Installing Lubuntu on a MacMini Intel for future dual boot

I have an 'old' mid-2007 MacMini that works great hardwarewise (Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz + 2Gb RAM) but I'm stuck at MacOS 10.6.8 (SnowLeopard) and most of the usual apps on it won't upgrade past their ...
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use Function keys as standard Function keys

I have an old MacBook (running OS X 10.7) which I have setup to dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using rEFInd. This is working OK, but one aspect if annoying. Function keys F1, F2 etc perform an alternate ...
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rEFInd no longer a boot option

Yesterday I installed rEFInd on Ubuntu and it worked, my pc would boot into rEFIn boot manager, but today when I turned on my pc it just booted straight into windows , so I pressed f12 on boot and ...
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Grub2 Hybrid Boot (EFI+BIOS)

Here is the story: Windows 10 was installed in BIOS/CSM Mode Converted the Disk to GPT (from MBR) - Success Unable to Boot in to Windows :/ Manually Created the EFI & MSR partitions using ...
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High Sierra Preventing Boot Into Ubuntu with rEFInd

I updated to macOS High Sierra a few days ago - I now realize this was a mistake as I can no longer access the rEFInd boot menu at startup and launch Ubuntu. I'm stuck on macOS and can't access ...
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Want rEFInd to boot into grub after selecting Linux from rEFInd

I saw, of course, the extensive documentation on Rod Smith's website, and understood most of it, and have searched online Set up rEFInd to boot Ubuntu directly (no Grub menu displayed) etc but can't ...
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Surface pro 2 Secure boot help

I've spent 3 days trying to get secure boot enabled with Microsoft keys. So I don't have to deal with the red boot screen and to be more secure. I have tried grub with shim and refind with shim. But ...
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Windows 10 won't boot after Grub update

I've not been able to boot to Windows 10 after an Ubuntu Update that appeared to upgrade Grub. I was initially getting the error invalid signature when trying to boot to Windows. In the past when I ...
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I have 2 EFI partitions on 2 separate drives. How do I combine them?

I have a Dell 7567 laptop with 1 SSD and 1 HDD. SSD had windows installed in it. I'll explain step by step the sequence of events I tried installing Ubuntu but installation kept freezing at ...
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rEFInd: very slow boot when using EFI Stub Loader

After a recent re-install, I found myself experiencing a very strange problem with rEFInd: while it detects both GRUB and vmlinuz on my /boot partition, using the latter is extremely slow. ...
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Proper installation procedure for external Kubuntu install and rEFInd

Given: A laptop (albeit a tablet in a laptop chasis) with an eMMC as an internal storage; Contains an existing Windows 10 installation (out of the box), A live Kubuntu USB stick and; A USB flash ...
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rEFInd installation failed (Linux)

I am trying to install rEFInd. The easiest way I found was to install via the PPA. However upon installation it would fail on the mounting part, mount: special device /dev/mmcblk01 does not exist, ...
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Install Kubuntu on MacBook Pro late 2016

I installed kubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64 on a MacBook Pro Touch using almost all of the following guide, except for installing rEFInd (version 0.11.0) for which I followed the author's guide. ...
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rEFind doal boot option disappeared after ubuntu 14 to 16 upgrade

I had a dual boat rEFind with osx and ubuntu 14. I just upgraded to ubuntu 16. Now it doesn't appear at all. I get ubuntu on every startup without the usual boot screen I had.
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MacBook: Blinking cursor after creating SWAP

I try to setup Linux on a MacBook (13in, mid 2009). I created an Ubuntu Live USB stick (ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64+mac) and installed Refind (0.10.8). Booting into the live environment works, also ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on old 2006 Core Duo MacBook - can't boot from USB

I successfully installed a 32-bit copy of 16.04 on my old 2006 MacBook Core Duo from a USB stick with help from rEFInd. Now I've mucked around a bit and want to reinstall a fresh copy of Ubuntu. The ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 live USB, stuck in tty tests loop

I'm trying to use a live USB of Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 on my 2013 Mac Pro (trash can model). But I'm getting stuck in a loop during the text output during the booting process. I have rEFInd set up (...
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Boot process - why two stages on separate apps refind and GRUB

I have a Macbook running OSx and Xubuntu16.04, but there seems to be something I don't understand about the boot process. I simply wanted to choose at boot which OS I started, OSx or Xubuntu - but ...
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Want to view contents of boot/efi in Xubuntu - don't have permissions

So, not knowing the syntax of Linux at all, how do I set the permission to be able to view and edit a certain file withint the boot/efi folder? The file is refind.conf - and is the config file for ...
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Issue on booting from rEFInd using USB — make sure you have the latest firmware update installed

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside macOS sierra on MacBook Pro 2015 Retina model. I have installed rEFind and made the USB stick. When I tried to boot it from the USB, I got this error: ...
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Refind only shows recovery hd for mac osx, stages a “coup” when booting into mac osx

I am currently running a 2013 macbook pro with a dual boot of mac osx/Ubuntu For some reason, after I got refind working properly, the only option I have for booting into Mac Osx is through recovery ...
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rEfind shows multiple Ubuntu choices

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook with the intention of dual booting Ubuntu and OS X Sierra. First time after installing Ubuntu, rEfind didn't work and every time I turned on my Mac it jumped ...
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Refind boot manager will not show Ubuntu splash screen while directly booting the kernel

Using a Dell Inspiron 5558 and I need to directly boot the kernel, because GRUB takes too long to load. How do I get refind to boot with Ubuntu splash screen?
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What is the current best way to dual boot a Mac with Ubuntu on the latest 10.12 macOS?

I spend the last 3 nights searching every corner of the web for a straightforward guide how to dualboot the latest macOS 10.12 Sierra with Ubuntu, but it seems like there is just so many ways people ...