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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

  • rod57
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    Beats Grub2 hands down. If I could get rid of Grub and just use rEFInd that would be ideal. But you can achieve this by just booting the Linux kernel directly in rEFInd and you never see the Grub menu at all. Excellent!

    Posted 01/20/2016
  • nanonandi
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    It is the perfect utility for macs (and new windows)

    Posted 12/19/2015
  • tytom2003
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    How to install rEFInd at windows 8? Thank you very much

    Posted 11/26/2015
  • jurben
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    Finally i can select to boot windows 8.1 or ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus U38n!

    Posted 09/16/2015
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Framebuffer, Console/Terminal

Programming Language

C

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Registered

2012-03-13
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