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The refind-bin file contains rEFInd binaries and filesystem driver binaries for use on an EFI System Partition (ESP) or a Macintosh's OS X root partition. These binaries have been signed with my own Secure Boot key and so can be used with shim on Secure Boot systems; however, you'll have to enroll the key with MokManager. The refind-cd file contains a bootable CD image file; burn it to an optical disc and you should be able to boot rEFInd to test it without installing it on your hard disk. This image is more likely to work on PCs than on Macs; at least on some early Intel-based Macs, the CD boot process has special requirements that this image doesn't meet. This image includes four EFI filesystem drivers, as well as an open source EFI shell that's not included in the other packages, which can make it useful for some simple emergency recovery tasks on an EFI computer. The refind-flashdrive file is similar to the refind-cd file, but it's intended to create a bootable USB flash drive. You'll need to use the dd utility in Linux or OS X, or something equivalent to it, to copy the image file to a USB flash drive. The refind-src file contains the source code to rEFInd (both the main program and the EFI filesystem drivers), which you can build yourself. The build process is based on Linux and uses the TianoCore toolkit or the GNU-EFI library (for the main rEFInd program) and the TianoCore toolkit (for the EFI filesystem drivers). It may be possible to adapt the build process to work under OS X or Windows, but you're on your own if you try this. The binary RPM file can be installed directly on Red Hat, OpenSUSE, and similar RPM-based distributions. It contains binaries that are equivalent to those of the binary zip file, although they were built separately. Upon installation, it copies the files to the ESP and registers rEFInd as the default boot loader with the ESP, assuming the computer was booted in EFI mode. The binary Debian package is equivalent to the binary RPM file and can be used in much the same way on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, and other Linux distributions that employ Debian packages. The source RPM file might be buildable directly on an RPM-based distribution, but distribution-specific details of GNU-EFI and TianoCore file locations may prevent this from working. You can tweak the refind.spec file (included in the refind-src file) and/or the various Makefiles (as described in the BUILDING.txt file in the refind-src file) as necessary for your platform.