Yesterday I applied the Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 upgrade. And of course, after rebooting, my rEFInd boot had disappeared. Damned, it was booting directly under Mac OS X.
I had installed rEFInd using
install.sh script without any argument, as mentionned in the documentation. When you do so, it installs rEFInd directly on the
/ partition of you Mac. Why not, but you have to be aware that it will be erased with Mac OS upgrades.
First try: fail
The solution would be to run the
install.sh script with the
install.sh --esp. It should install rEFInd on the ESP partition of you Mac so that it’s not overwritten when you upgrade Mac OS X. It’s the first fix I tried, without any success. The Mac was not booting anymore, only a grey screen, w00t.
To fix this grey screen, I had to boot holding the
Alt key of the Mac. Then I had to boot under the Recovery partition. In the menu I’ve forced my boot disk to be my SSD. I have no idea why I had to do that, but well, my Mac was booting under Mac OS X successfully after that.
## Second try: success
As it seems that the
--esp was not working very well for me, I tried to redo what I did in the first place: just running
install.sh without any argument to install rEFInd. And well, it worked, my rEFInd menu is back.
Now, I know that after each upgrade of Mac OS X, I will have to run
install.sh from rEFInd again to have the ability to boot my ArchLinux.