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==Getting Technical ==
 
==Getting Technical ==
 
=== rEFInd ===
 
=== rEFInd ===
This very flexible product has two prerequisites:
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This very flexible product has three prerequisites:
 
*computer having modern, UEFI, firmware
 
*computer having modern, UEFI, firmware
 
*user having modicum of command line skill
 
*user having modicum of command line skill
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*USB flash media, of at least 8 GB (USB3 preferred)
   
 
The product is available from:
 
The product is available from:
 
[USB-image,http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.12.0/refind-flashdrive-0.12.0.zip/download]
 
[USB-image,http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.12.0/refind-flashdrive-0.12.0.zip/download]
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*(caution) insert USB media and run "lsblk" to ascertain it's drive letter - sd(x)
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**getting this wrong can result in the existing OS being overwritten
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*(advisable) clear the USB drive - "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd<your drive USB letter>
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*unzip <refind...zip> | dd of=/dev/sd<your drive letter> bs=4M

Revision as of 17:09, 4 February 2021

Getting Technical

rEFInd

This very flexible product has three prerequisites:

  • computer having modern, UEFI, firmware
  • user having modicum of command line skill
  • USB flash media, of at least 8 GB (USB3 preferred)

The product is available from: [USB-image,http://sourceforge.net/projects/refind/files/0.12.0/refind-flashdrive-0.12.0.zip/download]

  • (caution) insert USB media and run "lsblk" to ascertain it's drive letter - sd(x)
    • getting this wrong can result in the existing OS being overwritten
  • (advisable) clear the USB drive - "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd<your drive USB letter>
  • unzip <refind...zip> | dd of=/dev/sd<your drive letter> bs=4M