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How to edit rEFInd to make Ubuntu boot automatically in my Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I have been having quite a few rough days trying to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro 15 2018. With rEFInd and lots of help I've managed to install Ubuntu on the Mac. However, I'd like Ubuntu to start ...
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Deleted Menu Entries in Grub, ubuntu 20.04, cannot access hard encrypted hard drive

I made a mistake when I deleted menu entries in grub and I cannot access my encrypted hard drive any more. There is a lot of medical data that i need to retrieve. I need help with step by step ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 on IMac 2009

I've try to get Ubuntu on my IMac working, but get some trouble with graphic cards. I'm using an late 2009 iMac 27". Has an i5 CPU, 16G Ram and Radeon 4850. Actual it's working with 'nomodeset' ...
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rEFInd does not show when turning on MacBook Pro

Today I reinstalled MacOs on my MacBook Pro and tried to follow these instructions to set up dual booting MacOS and Ubuntu. I followed all of these instructions up to installing rEFInd by dragging the ...
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Can't escape back to mac OSX bigsur after Ubuntu Mate dualboot install

Last night, I decided to tinker with installing Ubuntu Mate 21.04 on my 2015 Macbook Air. I am totally blind, and am very interested in Orca developments with Google Chrome. I did some looking, and ...
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Difficulty installing rEFInd with secure boot enabled

What I am trying to do this on: Dell Inspiron 7506 2in1 Black Edition with Kubuntu 21.04. I have followed the instructions at https://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/secureboot.html#installation but most of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on Mac Mini mid-2007

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a mid-2007 Mac Mini (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz). I received the computer second-hand and it has Linux Mint installed, but I don't have the admin password, so I want to do a ...
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rEFInd has multiple `grubx64.efi` entries

I have installed rEFInd to use on my desktop, which I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 10. In the past, I have simply ran refind-install and refind-mkdefault, and it has worked perfectly. However, I ...
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My xubuntu partition of my surface go dual boot boots into command line

I have Windows 10 and Xubuntu linux installed on my surface go. I also use rEFInd boot manager. After some time (days, weeks, etc), my Xubuntu partition stops loading its GUI. I'll just boot into ...
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2006 MacBook Pro no longer booting into Ubuntu after recent update

I've been running 20.04 LTS on a dual boot (with rEFInd) 2006 MacBook Pro 2,2 for months with no issues. I ran a recent update and, since then, when I select to boot into Ubuntu in rEFInd, I get a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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