After the infamous Grub issue recently I decided to ditch Grub.
Thanks to the wonderful guide @dalto showed how to convert to
systemd-boot at [Tutorial] Convert to systemd-boot
which went fine (after a fresh install unfortunatley).
I am happy with it and see it the simplest boot loader and I feel OK with it.
The only thing is that it does not support booting to BTRFS snapshots.
So, I was reading about rEFInd which (as I understand supports booting from sanpshots).
yay -Syu refind
UPDATE: I found here it says install refind-efi NOT refind . Now I can’t decide!
then run the install script
then reboot and that’s all.
Just to give hint about my system:
- fresh install after the Grub issue, BTRFS, KDE Plasma, BTRFS Assitant…
- after the fresh install I converted to
systemd-bootas mentioned above.
- I have only one SSD, and went with defaults during installation.
- all the time I have only one OS, and only one user (me).
- I care about being able to boot to a snapshot just in case.
So, I wonder if someone actually did what I am about to do?
That is (again to summarise):
yay -Syu refind
Reboot, then I will have rEFInd (and earlier snapshots hopefully)?
Would I need to install
refind-btrfs (before/after rebooting)
6 aur/refind-btrfs 0.4.4-1 (+7 0.91) Generate rEFInd manual boot stanzas from Btrfs snapshots
Is this all what I need to do? (currently on
I would like to hear your experience installing and using rEFInd (and maybe systemd-boot if you tried it)
I would better consult with users with experience when it is such a “critical” action!