Yosemite and Refind: recover your Linux boot


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You may upgrade your Mac OS X version to Yosemite (10.10) and saw you dual boot with Linux not working anymore :-(.

That’s because Apple made changes and Refind is not yet ready for it. So here is the solution to get your dual boot half back. It won’t fully work as expected, but you’ll be able to boot to Linux with Refind and Mac OS X with the alt key. First grab the latest version of Refind here, then:

Then edit the refind.conf file and adapt those line/uncomment them:

Now you can reboot, you’ll be able to boot your Linux system. This can take a while for unknow reasons :-(. We’re waiting a newer version of Refind to make it working as it should…

Here is the source where I found the solution.

UPDATE: To get all working see: http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/yosemite.html

Author: Deimos

I'm a passionate DevOps. I love transmit my skills and I love working on high availability infrastructures/technologies.


  1. thanks for taking the time to post the instructions, but could you please re-check your instructions, I have tried to follow but they do not make sense, at least not to me.

    line 8 : sudo cp -Rf refind/drivers_x64 /EFI/boot/drivers

    the directory /EFI/boot/drivers does not exist – should this be created under / or under /Volumes/esp/EFI/boot/drivers?

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