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Access Ubuntu files from Mac without booting into Ubuntu

I lost my reFIND boot menu after Mac OS update from Yosemite to BigSur. I only want to get my files from the Ubuntu partition. Is there any way? disk0s6 is Ubuntu My disk partitions
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How to reinstall Ubuntu on dual-boot macbook

I have been trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and keep getting "could not calculate upgrade" error. I've decided that I'll just do a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 and be done with ...
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Disable GRUB setting itself to the first boot option on updates

I use rEFInd as my bootloader, but I have ubuntu's kernel inside an lvm logic volume, so I use GRUB to call it from refind and boot ubuntu. But every time I update GRUB (via apt or update-grub) it ...
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rEFInd boot menu gone after updating Mac OS in a dual boot with Ubuntu

I have a dual boot - Ubuntu 16.04 in my Macbook Pro. I updated my macOS from Yosemite to Big Sur and the rEFInd boot menu is gone. So, I am not able to login to my Ubuntu, where I have all my files. ...
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rEFInd & Linux kernel EFISTUB booting at Apple hardware, how to implement it?

Okay, here follows now a somewhat more complex topic. I want to ask what's the simplest way to implement a clean EFISTUB Linux kernel booting through the rEFInd boot manager? The very best method ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 (13,1) won't show bootable Ubuntu live USB drive on boot after upgrading to Big Sur

I've been using a dual boot Macbook Pro 2016 (13,1) running MacOS and Ubuntu for the last 4 years. Today, after updating to Big Sur, my bootable live USB drive won't show when holding down Option key ...
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efibootmgr & The rEFInd Boot Manager: unknown boot sequence w/ chinese letters

$ efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder: 0001,0002,0080 Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager Boot0001* ubuntu Boot0002* 綋瑰污萏«¸ Boot0080* Mac OS X Boot0081* Mac OS X Boot0082* BootFFFF* ...
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Fresh install of 20.04 won't boot, only works with rEFInd on a USB stick

I am really banging my head against this one and I don't know what's going on. Due to a stupid mistake, I had to reinstall Ubuntu on this (previously functioning) system. It's set up with a 1TB SSD, ...
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Windows dual boot is very slow after trying reFINd with shim

on my new laptop next to Windows I installed Linux (SecureBoot, UEFI, grub). In that configurration linux and windows boot fast. I tried reFINd and because boot failed after that I removed reFINd from ...
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Error booting ubuntu20.04 on macbookpro

recently i heard about ubuntu 20.10 and i tried updating, as it was updating i had to force shutdown it as it became unresponsive even after wating a few hours, i try rebooting it and this shows ...
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Very Slow Ubuntu 20.04 On Samsung Solid State Drive

I am trying to get Ubuntu 20.04 to run on my internal Samsung SSD 860 on my Macbook Pro 2012. I am able to use Refind boot loader to go into the Ubuntu Linux filesystem but everything is extremely ...
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grub installation error on Macbook Air

I followed the procedure described in https://www.applegazette.com/mac/how-to-install-ubuntu-and-dual-boot-macos/ to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot on my Macbook Air. Installation proceeded smoothly ...
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Booting from rEFInd only works after selecting windows

After cloning my hdd to ssd with Samsung's Migration tool, the Ubuntu partition was erased. After installing Ubuntu on dual boot with windows 10 and installing rEFInd (may be something other than ...
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How to recover Ubuntu Password if I can log in automatically, but forgot my password [duplicate]

I am a macOS user and installed Ubuntu and dual boot using reFind. I can automatically log into my Ubuntu account but I can’t do actions that require administrative authentication because I forgot my ...
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Overriding DSDT with rEFInd (Enabling S3 in ACPI)

I have a new Dell Inspiron 5505 (AMD Ryzen 4500), and sure enough, the S3 sleep state is disabled with no BIOS option to enable it (even after a BIOS update). After a few weeks of frustration, I ...
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black screen after dual boot ubuntu / macos

I have a 2010 I-mac with macos High Sierra installed on it. I wanted to install a dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04.1, so I followed the tutorial How to Install and Dual-Boot Linux and macOS but with the 20....
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No GRUB on boot after installation, auto Windows 10 boot, UEFI GPT, also not booting into rEFInd

I have installed Ubuntu Budgie ( focal fossa ), on a windows multiboot setup. Used UEFI & GPT partition. No legacy. HP Laptop. After installation it booted automatically into windows 10. No GRUB. ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot on Mac Mini (mid 2010) with rEFInd

Was able to successfully install Ubuntu on my Mac Mini (mid 2010) and it shows up on rEFInd when I start up the machine. But when I select the option, the machine says it's loading, the screen goes ...
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Bootloader hangs when USB keyboard plugged in

What I originally though was a GRUB-specific problem with a thunderbolt dock I have, I have realized is a general problem with specific USB peripherals with bootloaders on my computer. Hardware/...
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Black screen after installing rEFInd in Ubuntu on Mac Mini

I created a partition on my Mac Mini and installed Ubuntu to it. The installation worked, but it would automatically boot into Ubuntu whenever I turn on the computer, so I installed rEFInd using the ...
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Restore rEfind on macbook dual-boot after install

I tried to set up dual-booting on my macbook mostly following these instructions. Everything seemed fine, up to the very last step; when I rebooted the system (even if I held command-R) I didn't get ...
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Choosing the only 'non-windows' boot option takes me to grub CLI, why?

I have two options given to me by the EFI-enabled and legacy-disabled BIOS: select windows boot manager, or select ubuntu. If I select ubuntu, I am presented with grub's command line interface. This ...
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How to Uninstall reFIND boot manager completely in ubuntu LTS 20.04?

I have recently installed reFIND boot manager in ubuntu LTS 20.04 and am unable to uninstall it completely. Please help me.
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installing to unallocated space for a dual boot in legacy mode

For a new refurbished computer, booting from a live Ubuntu DVD: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/loop0: 1.93 GiB, 2049204224 bytes, 4002352 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 ...
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install rEFInd through apt, or stand-alone?

Looking into the specifics of refind for dual-booting, I see it's possible to just install from apt as: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure refind ** Not installing rEFInd to the ESP! *...
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Can installing Ubuntu / Grub/Refind cause broken window drivers

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual boot configuration with windows 10 on my laptop ( EFI with secure boot disabled ) . Everything works fine except if i shut down windows/linux after use . However ...
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Use shim with custom key on a removable drive

I have made a Pendrive with an installment of ubuntu(19.10) in UEFI mode, and I was trying to make it work with secure boot. I properly installed rEFInd with a shim and custom key, and it works fine, ...
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Running a root command during user login to enable NVIDIA eGPU on Macbook Pro

I am trying to get my Macbook Pro 13,3 (touchbar late 2016) to work with my Nvidia eGPU under Ubuntu 19.10. I installed the Nvidia drivers, and used https://github.com/hertg/egpu-switcher to create ...
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will dual-boot (windows 10 & kubuntu) work with rEFind?

I changed the SSD on my laptop and I've installed Windows 10 on it, Now I also want to install kubuntu on my laptop. Before that I had grub bootloader, windows 10 and kubuntu. Now I wonder if I should ...
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reFind wont show me any OS

I have a 2011 iMac 11,2 running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I recently decide to turn to linux after much reading. I have reFind and reFIT installed and both functional when i restart my Mac. Problem ...
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Installing Ubuntu with rEFInd instead of Grub2

Foreword: I have found quite a few posts here and there that address bits and pieces of my particular problem, but I haven't found a sufficiently complete answer that would quell my concerns. My ...
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REFInd not showing up

I’m trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 10, but I don’t have access to a USB or disc so I have to install without installation media. To do that, I made a 5GB partition to mimic a USB drive. I’ll ...
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Why does rEFInd not allow to change theme?

rEFInd is properly installed and up & running. I followed this method: mkdir /Volumes/efi Then mounted: sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/efi Then I created a themes folder in Efi/...
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How to run multiple Ubuntu 18.x with separate partition encryption and UEFI/Secure Boot?

To have a clear separation of concerns for different tasks (work, open source programming, gaming), without investing in multiple computers, I prefer installing parallel operating systems on ...
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How to remove swap partition [duplicate]

Hi i wanted to know if it is possible to remove the swap partition and merge it with home partition. I'm dual booting with mac os using refind, and tried to boot gpartedlive from refind, but it wont ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 - 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 ...