uninstall rEFIt

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dusk007, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    I cannot seem to get rid of rEFIt.
    In theory I should only go into the startup disk dialog select my main boot again and delete the efi folder. Doesn't work though. The folder won't let me delete itself not even with root pivs and it also doesn't switch to the standard boot.

    Does anybody know what is the issue and how to fix it?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Removing rEFIt From Your Intel Based Mac Computer
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The easiest way that worked for me was to open the Start up Disk preference pane and select your boot disk. This will re-bless your Mac OS X volume and instruct the firmware to boot from it. After this, you can remove the efi folder.

    From http://refit.sourceforge.net/doc/c1s3_remove.html

    If you installed through the installer package, these instructions are for you.

    While booted into Mac OS X, rename or remove the “efi” folder. For a 100% clean de-installation, also remove the folder “rEFItBlesser” inside “Library/StartupItems”.

    Since you're having permissions issues, did you try using the sudo rm command to remove the efi folder?

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