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rEFInd

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An EFI boot manager utility

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Description

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries.

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Features

  • Support for EFI 1.x and UEFI 2.x computers
  • Support for Mac and PC platforms
  • Graphical and text-mode boot selector
  • Auto-detection of available EFI boot loaders
  • Directly launch Linux 3.3.0 and later kernels with EFI stub loader support
  • Maintenance-free Linux kernel updates -- boot-time auto-detection means that no configuration file changes are needed after a kernel update
  • Set boot-time options from a list
  • Manually edit boot-time options
  • Launch EFI programs such as an EFI shell (available from third parties)
  • Launch OS X and Windows recovery tools
  • Reboot into the firmware setup utility (on some UEFIs)
  • Try before installation via a CD-R or USB flash drive image
  • Secure Boot support (requires separate shim or PreLoader program)
  • Includes EFI drivers for ext2/3fs, ext4fs, ReiserFS, Btrfs, HFS+, and ISO-9660

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User Reviews

  • dani-ka
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    Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't like this, and refuses to install it unless you override it. Problem seems to be with malformed author info and incomplete email contact.

    Posted 05/20/2014
  • kopbuh91
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very good and powerfull bootmanager :)

    Posted 05/05/2014
  • d-a-donahue
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Best boot manager ever. Maintenance free with efi stub kernel.

    Posted 01/18/2014
  • mzheng086
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Does the job excellently!

    Posted 12/04/2013
  • ghosthost
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is very usefull for us multi-OS users!

    Posted 11/07/2013
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Console/Terminal, Framebuffer

Programming Language

C

Registered

2012-03-13
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