pacman -S refind-efi
REFInd will automatically find your EFI System Partition (ESP) with installation script.
You can use
refind-install script with
--root flag to help install it from a "live CD" or other emergency system,
notice that your
/boot partition should be mounted.
It's a common practice to use
man utility to learn more about the particular program.
So if you need more options like
--alldrivers, feel free to check it with
Run the script:
# Kernel options
## This file should be present in the same directory as the EFISTUB kernel and initramfs files ## More info at http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/linux.html , http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/efistub.html "Boot with defaults" "root=PARTUUID=XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX rootfstype=ext4 rw add_efi_memmap initrd=/intel-ucode.img initrd=/initramfs-linux.img"
Notice that you can put custom kernel options here, e.g.: I'm using
acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009" acpi_backlight=native for my Zenbook Pro UX501VM because of known Nvidia issue.
nmi_watchdog=0 to disable watchdog for the energy savings.
There are several ways to findout your
PARTUUID, one of them is:
blkid -s PARTUUID -o value /dev/sdxY #Where 'x' is the disk letter and 'Y' is the partition number.
Also, to set the default boot OS based on the loader's title, which appears in the main menu beneath the icons when you select the loader by uncommenting or adding:
# rEFInd customization
As you saw on the picture, you have ability to use themes in rEFInd. I can recommend refind-minimal as a minimalistic and beautiful theme. You will setup git in the next steps.
- Create a folder called
themesin the same directory with
mkdir themes cd themes
- Clone theme repository:
git clone https://github.com/EVanPurkhiser/rEFInd-minimal.git
- To enable the theme add this in the end of
exit umount -R /mnt reboot