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An EFI boot manager utility

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  • liquidspark
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    It does not take over the system or boot manager, but it can be overridden by the standard methods of specifying the hard drive through the System Preferences of the current operating system, and its functionality is localized to the hard drive partition on which it is installed. If you install it on every partition that has a Mac operating system, then you are pretty well situated. However, you would really only need to install it on the partition with the lowest ID (or perhaps in the future, this will be the partition that loads the fastest) which would be the one recognized as the primary partition and operating system. Anyway, keep the installation shell executable and its folder somewhere obvious like at "/" on the partitions where you want to use it, and just run the .sh installation file every time you need to re-apply it as your boot manager on that drive. I would suggest that in the future, the EFI Manager uses a different name for itself, so that the standard Mac OS boot manager can list it with a name besides "EFI Boot", and I recommend including the drive name there, like if the name of your drive were "My HD 1", then it might give itself the standard boot manager entry name, "My HD 1 (EFI Boot)". I don't know anything about the support for this product, so I gave it a "mediocre" rating for that, but the rest of it, given the current technologies, is useful in a simple way and definitely recommended by me if you plan to have more than one operating system accessible to your computer.

    Posted 10/26/2014
  • toff
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    This product is certainly extremely timely, with the advent of EFI boot computers in so many manufacturers recently. It works well, is easy to configure, and even has an attractive interface. I found it a pleasure to use. It's also quite well documented and the documentation is well written to be very accessible to the user.

    Posted 09/03/2014
  • 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
  • herremaw
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    rEFInd is absolutely marvellous for setting up a PC to boot WIndows and one or more Linux systems! What I like most is that rEFInd is self-contained and strictly separated from the operating systems installed on the computer.

    Posted 06/11/2013
  • tfileme
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thanks for software and updates.

    Posted 05/12/2013
  • gvy
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Just works.

    Posted 02/20/2013
  • ianrichardson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    excellent app

    Posted 02/15/2013
  • ianhayes
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Very easy to use refind

    Posted 01/21/2013
  • isaacdickinson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Easy to install and use.

    Posted 12/20/2012
  • a11922256
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Good and useful software

    Posted 12/18/2012
  • jlehtira
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    rEFInd looks nice and is easily configurable by writing a config file - and a whole lot can be done just by moving and renaming files. Also, it Just Works and has sane defaults.

    Posted 11/23/2012
  • elliotmartinez
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    merci beaucoup

    Posted 10/30/2012
  • ryanparker
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    One of the easiest apps to use

    Posted 09/17/2012
  • dragomerlin
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    Thank you this works perfectly on vmware.

    Posted 07/23/2012
  • fretworksec
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    Glad to see someone picked up the slack where rEFIt left off. Keep up the great work!

    Posted 04/18/2012
  • hackmymac
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice Job!!! Only thing missing is GUI Menu to tweak rEFInd.conf

    Posted 03/18/2012