I've set up a bootable elementary OS USB Stick, and installed rEFInd under OS X 10.10.4.

When I reboot, I see the boot manager, and select my USB Stick afterwards. But then, I'm getting an error message:

Error: Not found while loading legacy folder

I followed these instructions on the elementarynow website.

Did anybody has the same problems in the past? How can I get such a legacy folder?

  • Did elephantery's answer worked for you?
    – Bigood
    Dec 2, 2016 at 14:27
  • No, sadly it didn't.
    – ohboy21
    Dec 2, 2016 at 14:28
  • Thanks for the heads up. Did you find another solution then?
    – Bigood
    Dec 2, 2016 at 14:29
  • No, nothing so far. I stopped a while ago trying though.
    – ohboy21
    Dec 2, 2016 at 14:33

1 Answer 1


This might resolve your issue:

Problem: When choosing a legacy operating system (e.g. Windows) from the rEFIt boot menu, you get an error message saying "Error: Not found while loading legacy loader"

Solution: If you have a Mac Pro and are running rEFIt 0.7 or earlier, this is a known problem that is fixed in rEFIt 0.8. (This may also apply to other recent Core 2 Duo based models.)

If you have another model of Intel Mac: To boot legacy operating systems on the iMac, MacBook Pro (15") or Mac mini, you need to install the firmware updates published together with Boot Camp. Here’s a table of the firmware versions as seen in System Profiler:


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