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.

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
  • 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+, NTFS, and ISO-9660

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  • 'rEFInd found on Superb Owl Sunday'. Leo Laporte has a radio call-in show on Premier network. To hear Greg's recommendation of rEFInd from Leo's Feb 7, 2016 show just visit techguylabs dot com and see hour three caller number six.

  • 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.

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English

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Framebuffer, Console/Terminal

Programming Language

C

Registered

2012-03-13