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by fabien85
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: rEFInd options clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: rEFInd options clarification

I have a suspicion that you will find out that most times where you use that option "Fallback bootloader", you will find that you go back to this situation where you directly boot to Mint, skipping refind. i.e. a boot coup where grub retakes control of the boot. If that is the case, go to Mint, and ...
by fabien85
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: rEFInd options clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: rEFInd options clarification

Ok, next time put these kind of long outputs between code tags : button </> above the typing area. I had to google translate "Toegang geweigerd". The second commands needs another sudo. Can you post the output of sudo find /boot/efi -name "*.efi" -print | sudo xargs md5sum ? For the lines of text du...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Missing EFI-File: Installing Mint on HP ProBook without Windows [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Missing EFI-File: Installing Mint on HP ProBook without Windows

In the installer isn't there an option "Install alongside XX" (where XX is however the installer detects the already-present OS) ? If so, just use it. If you really want to do things manually (e.g. because you want a separate /home), have a look at this tutorial : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewto...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: External HDD problem
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: External HDD problem

2GB is certainly not enough an installation, so you did something wrong. Can you post a screenshot of how gparted sees your external drive ?
Also does the computer still boot okay while the external drive is detached ?
by fabien85
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint - Windows - two disks ... windows doesn't boot!!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Mint - Windows - two disks ... windows doesn't boot!!

Additionally to kato181's comments (read: do that after), with boot-repair there is an option "Create a BootInfo summary". Do that while connected to internet so that it will upload the information on pastebin, then post here the pastebin link. This will allow us to have all the information to help ...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: rEFInd options clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: rEFInd options clarification

Hi, 1) is GRUB which can load Linux If you want to remove it, go to Mint, open a terminal and run apt purge grub-efi-amd64 2) it's an entry for EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi on the EFI partition as refind states this is the location for the fallback bootloader. i.e. if the machine forgets what it needs to bo...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've lost Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: I've lost Linux

+1 on Timeshift. If it does not work (or if you do not have a timeshift snapshot) : - take it as a lesson to set up timeshift next time same for backups of your data - aim first for recovering and backing up all the personal data It might be that the problem is easy to fix (if someone knows). But it...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reFind making it permanent
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: reFind making it permanent

I think you mixed different sets of instructions which aim at different (and conflicting) end results. The lifewire instructions will get you to a situation where GRUB is in charge of the bootloading. Whereas you want refind to be in charge (which I agree with, that's also what I use, and in particu...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Windows 10 UEFI? no boot to Mint, only windows how to fix ?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Dual Boot Windows 10 UEFI? no boot to Mint, only windows how to fix ?

In case pbear's advice does not work, it's because HP's firmware is buggy and there is a way to work around it, see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=243338
by fabien85
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is kernel different in 19.3 if I upgrade instead of re-install?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Is kernel different in 19.3 if I upgrade instead of re-install?

+1 on Karlchen's answer, I'm just adding some exegesis You get different kernels between an upgrade and a clean install because these are 2 different processes with two different paradigms. One important point is that Mint is conservative in terms of upgrade. An example consequence is that upgrade i...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon crashing after graphics card changed. Cannot boot. No CLI.
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Cinnamon crashing after graphics card changed. Cannot boot. No CLI.

Hum, if it crashes even in recovery mode, it looks hopeless to me.
I would try a different Mint version : Mate or Xfce. First try Mint 19.3, then if it does not work try Mint 18.3.
Try with a live USB, backup all data you may have, then reinstall (which will erase all data on the hard drive).
by fabien85
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel update broke "MacBookPro2,2 v: 1.0" with no "shift-key" recognized during boot to access GRUB [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: kernel update broke "MacBookPro2,2 v: 1.0" with no "shift-key" recognized during boot to access GRUB

Hi, (the specs in an other form : https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.33-15-specs.html ) 1. yeah the shift key does not always work. It did not work on my MacBookPro7,1. You can try Esc, maybe it will work. A failsafe option is to allow the GRUB menu to disp...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Booting enters grub shell then the bootloader
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Booting enters grub shell then the bootloader

Congrats, enjoy Linux !
And please mark your thread as [solved] by editing the subject of your first post. Thanks
by fabien85
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Booting enters grub shell then the bootloader
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Booting enters grub shell then the bootloader

Try installing refind.
It's in the software manager of Mint. Reboot to see if it works. If it does, go back to Mint, o the software manager and uninstall grub-efi-amd64
by fabien85
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to solve a dependecy conflict?
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: how to solve a dependecy conflict?

I dont know the answer to the question in the title, but here is a particular workaround for your problem : install snap and then Opera is in the snap store : https://snapcraft.io/opera Snaps are self-contained, bringing all their dependencies in a sandbox (at the expense of more disk space). Then i...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Best practice dual boot Mac Mint 19.3
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Best practice dual boot Mac Mint 19.3

Hi and welcome There was a walkthrough posted this week on the forum : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=312093 For a Mac more recent than ~2008, it's in principle not too complicated : - download the ISO and burn it to a USB no modification are needed - boot the USB by pressing alt/...
by fabien85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fail to Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Fail to Boot

Since it was suggested I go search elsewhere by ZacGordon I did. I found several links where this happened to others and no answer was given. Then I found this: https://prognotes.net/2018/04/linux-mint-initramfs-prompt-at-boot/ Let me remark that the solution proposed in your link is exactly the sa...
by fabien85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fail to Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Fail to Boot

It's possible that your / partition needs a filesystem check. You can do that from a live USB.
Boot a live USB, open gparted and find out which partition is your main one, select it then Partition > Check, then 'Apply all operations'. If you get any error, please report it.
by fabien85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] rEFInd inquiry - How to remove boot items?
Replies: 44
Views: 737

Re: [SOLVED] rEFInd inquiry - How to remove boot items?

Congrats! I did not want to suggest reinstalling Pop OS until I saw no other option, because you may have spent time configuring it etc. Looking at the documentation of refind, I see that there is a simple solution to hide entries, see https://rodsbooks.com/refind/configfile.html#hiding . Basically ...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] rEFInd inquiry - How to remove boot items?
Replies: 44
Views: 737

Re: [SOLVED] rEFInd inquiry - How to remove boot items?

Hum, next thing I was going to suggest is to disable fast startup in windows and perform a full shutdown. But you did it already. Go in the firmware interface / BIOS, and find the SATA hard drive mode for sda. If it is set to RAID, change it to AHCI (or IDE). Test. It's possible that Pop OS will sti...

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