Amir Goudarzi

GRUB to rEFInd

September 28, 2019

I like to mull around the subreddit unixporn every now and then, to compare my machine setup and dotfiles to those of other more dedicated computer customizers. For brevity, these people are known as ‘ricers’. I want to be like these people.

Unixporn Screen

unixporn link

As you can seee from the screenshot above, this is pretty cool from your run of the mill straight text bootloader. As I run windows to play games and Ubuntu as my daily driver and see this screen all the time, I figured I should emulate this. I did a bit of the work and had some troubling finding documentation to do so.

Download these both

rEFInd Download Link

Wall of Text gitlab

  1. Once you have downloaded and installed rEFInd, go into the giant-wall-of-text dir
  2. Allow script to run chmod +x
  3. Choose either option of unicode or Ascii (I think ascii is cooler)
  4. Clear contents of /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind-theme-regular and copy the contents of of created wall of text into same dir.
  5. Add to last line of refind.conf include refind-theme-regular/theme.conf
  6. Reboot your computer and enjoy

Amir Goudarzi