The rEFInd Boot Manager:
rEFInd Features

by Roderick W. Smith,

Originally written: 3/14/2012; last Web page update: 11/12/2018, referencing rEFInd 0.11.4

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This page is part of the documentation for the rEFInd boot manager. If a Web search has brought you here, you may want to start at the main page.

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. As such, it has many features in common with rEFIt. These include the following:

rEFInd expands on rEFIt by providing features that improve on or go beyond those of rEFIt, such as:

On the flip side, at least for Mac users, rEFInd comes with less sophisticated Mac installation tools than does rEFIt, in favor of more OS-agnostic packaging.

If these features sound useful, then read on and try rEFInd. If not, you may need to look elsewhere. My Managing EFI Boot Loaders for Linux page may be useful to you in this case.

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