rEFind not work on 2018 13" MacBookPro
When press option startup, I found that in 2018 MacBookPro, the Apple Logo show up before OS switch menu.
Did that means the T2 ship boot before OS switch menu?
So the rEFind does not work on it?
Has any one install success on 2018 MacBook?
After you install rEFInd in terminal, you just reboot.
The computer will restart showing the Apple logo for about 3 seconds and automatically switch to the rEFInd menu.
No need to hold the option key at reboot.
Works on my 15” 2018 MBP
Read the rEFInd documentation.
Check nvram boot variables to make sure they are pointing to the rEFInd partition and efi file.
Use the bless command to change the nvram boot variables to point to rEFInd.
You many need to disable SIP.
Usually, the Apple logo does not show unless macOS is booting. Therefore, if you see that then rEFInd won't boot. You must press the option key before the Apple logo appears if you want a chance to boot something else. But if what you're both saying about the 2018 MacBook Pro is true (that the Apple logo appears before anything is booting) then that's very interesting.
The 2018 MacBook Pros have a two-phase booting process. As soon as you hit the POWER button or open the lid, you'll see the Apple logo (even if you hold down OPTION key). This first phase is the T2 chip checking over the subsystem.
The second phase is the similar to the boot process prior to Apple adding this T2 chip. You can engage option boot selector screen, boot into Recovery. In order to boot an external source or third party boot manager, you need to change the settings in Startup Security Settings [Utilities in Recovery].
I set my Secure Boot to No Security and External Boot to allows booting from external media. rEFInd has been working fine on my 2018 13" MacBook Pro.
Im actually having the same problem.
Secure boot and external media correctly configured but refind just isnt listed as an available boot option.
Either on the startup boot selector, or inside macos
using APFS & FIlevault if that matters.
So SIP is disabled.
Extrenal media boot is allowed
Secure boot is off
Tried running refind-install a few times ...
I only see macOS and Bootcamp in the boot menu, no way of booting into refind.