The rEFInd Boot Manager:
The Future of rEFInd

by Roderick W. Smith,

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

This Web page is provided free of charge and with no annoying outside ads; however, I did take time to prepare it, and Web hosting does cost money. If you find this Web page useful, please consider making a small donation to help keep this site up and running. Thanks!

Donate $1.00 Donate $2.50 Donate $5.00 Donate $10.00 Donate $20.00 Donate another value

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 far from perfect. It's based on rEFIt, which has a list of active bugs on its project page on Sourceforge. I have not studied this bug list in detail for rEFInd's first release, although I've probably fixed a few of those bugs because I encountered them myself. Other bugs I may never fix because I lack the necessary hardware for testing.

This page exists to document some of rEFInd's known bugs and limitations, as well as features I hope to add in the future. Some of the items on this list are things that you may be able to help with, so if you'd like to contribute, feel free to drop me a line!

The following list groups things that need to be done into broad categories. In some cases, there's some ambiguity about how an item might best be classified. Without further ado, then:

copyright © 2012–2018 by Roderick W. Smith

This document is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL), version 1.3.

If you have problems with or comments about this Web page, please e-mail me at Thanks.

Go to the main rEFInd page

Learn about problems with and the future of rEFInd

Return to my main Web page.