Brief Installation Instructions (Binary Package) ================================================ This is rEFInd, an EFI boot manager. The binary package includes the following files and subdirectories: File Description ----------------------------- ----------------------------- refind/refind_ia32.efi The main IA32 rEFInd binary refind/refind_x64.efi The main x86-64 rEFInd binary refind/refind.conf-sample A sample configuration file refind/icons/ Subdirectory containing icons refind/drivers_ia32/ Subdirectory containing IA32 drivers refind/drivers_x64/ Subdirectory containing x86-64 drivers keys/ Subdirectory containing MOKs refind-install Linux/MacOS installation script refind-mkdefault Script to make rEFInd the default mkrlconf A script to create refind_linux.conf mvrefind A script to move a rEFInd installation README.txt This file NEWS.txt A summary of program changes LICENSE.txt The original rEFIt license COPYING.txt The rEFInd license CREDITS.txt Acknowledgments of code sources docs/ Documentation in HTML format The easiest way of installing rEFInd is generally to use the refind-install script; however, you must be running under Linux or OS X to do this. If you're using either of those OSes, simply typing "./refind-install" will generally install rEFInd. If you have problems with this method, though, you'll have to do a manual installation. The refind-install script supports a number of options that you might want to use; consult the docs/refind/installing.html file for details. To install the binary package manually, you must first access your EFI System Partition (ESP). You can then place the files from the refind subdirectory in a subdirectory of the ESP's EFI directory. You may omit the .efi binary for the type of computer you're NOT using, and you may optionally rename the .efi file for the binary you are using. If this is an initial installation, you should rename refind.conf-sample to refind.conf; but if you're replacing an existing installation, you should leave your existing refind.conf intact. The end result might include the following files on the ESP: EFI/refind/refind_x64.efi EFI/refind/refind.conf EFI/refind/icons/ Unfortunately, dropping the files in the ESP is not sufficient; as described in the docs/refind/installing.html file, you must also tell your EFI about rEFInd. Precisely how to do this varies with your OS or, if you choose to do it through the EFI, your EFI implementation. In some cases you may need to rename the EFI/refind directory as EFI/boot, and rename refind_x86.efi to bootx64.efi (or refind_ia32.efi to bootia32.efi on 32-bit systems). Consult the installing.html file for full details. If you want to use any of the filesystem drivers, you must install them, too. Creating a subdirectory of the rEFInd binary directory called drivers_x64 (for x86-64 systems), drivers_ia32 (for x86 systems), or drivers (for any architecture) and copying the drivers you want to this location should do the trick. When you next launch it, rEFInd should load the drivers, giving you access to the relevant filesystems. Brief Installation Instructions (Source Package) ================================================ rEFInd source code can be obtained from https://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/. Consult the BUILDING.txt file in the source code package for build instructions. Once you've built the source code, you can use the refind-install script to install the binaries you've built. Alternatively, you can duplicate the directory tree described above by copying the individual files and the icons directory to the ESP.