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by fabien85
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub (EFI) broken after installing normal updates via mintupdate
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Grub (EFI) broken after installing normal updates via mintupdate

... EFI variables are not supported on this system. ... Any suggestions on this? Or would you see the reason for this also in a faulty UEFI? The reason is this : But I'm lucky, because I have a second linux installation on another disk, its still BIOS not EFI, but its grub still allows me to boot i...
by fabien85
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD

As rui said, a possible reason for the slow boot is the internal hard drive. I have never opened an imac, but at least on macbooks, you can open the case and the hard drive is accessible and connected via normal SATA connection, so you can take it out and/or replace it with a standard 2.5" drive (I ...
by fabien85
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Manually Repair a UEFI GRUB Install?
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: How to Manually Repair a UEFI GRUB Install?

Everything is functional, but it is kind of a mess of options. Any suggestions regarding how I can return it to what I am used to seeing? You know, three menu entries: 1.) Main Linux Mint Entry 2.) More Linux Mint Options (older kernels, memtest, etc.) 3.) Windows Bootloader This is a side-effect o...
by fabien85
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bootable USB not detected by UEFI [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: bootable USB not detected by UEFI

Try different USB ports. I have had the case of a computer not booting on some ports but on other. Try burning the USB stick with Rufus from windows. Try not setting the boot order, but instead using the one-time boot menu. It's a menu accessed by pressing a specific key just after powering on the m...
by fabien85
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved ) timeshift vs Clonezilla
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: (Solved ) timeshift vs Clonezilla

I’m interested in using timeshift, but if the system becomes unbootable, how do you recover? "Snapshots can be restored either from the running system or from a live CD." source: http://www.teejeetech.in/p/timeshift.html see https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/ and/or http://www.linu...
by fabien85
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]

Hi, (sorry for the delay, I was on holidays) I didnt understand exactly what you want to do with that USB stick. - If it's a linux live USB, you can do that from Mint with the default program mintstick (Menu > Accessories > USB Image Writer). It doesnt matter how you format the USB originally, the p...
by fabien85
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem loading UEFI:db
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Problem loading UEFI:db

Go in the firmware interface (/BIOS) and disable secure boot.
How to do that depends on the machine, here you can see some examples : http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloader ... ml#disable
by fabien85
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]

Congrats ! That went much better than I expected, given the issues you listed. For the wifi, try installing the broadcom driver (bcmwl-kernel-source) which should be available in Menu > Administration > Driver Manager. (you will need to be connected to internet for that, e.g. via a ethernet cable). ...
by fabien85
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 rEFInd compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Grub2 rEFInd compatibility

In principle you dont need grub if you have refind, so you could remove it.
Now your situation seems a bit complicated (I read quickly through the thread you linked), so wait for Laurent to answer as he understood your case more in depth.
by fabien85
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypting dual-boot Linux/Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Encrypting dual-boot Linux/Windows

If it's your personal folder (/home/username) that you want to encrypt, it's possible to do it during the installation : just check the box "encrypt my home folder" (at the step where you choose your username and password). It's also possible to do it after install, see this guide : https://www.howt...
by fabien85
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem

I just popped in my 500G external Back-Up [Timemachine] HDD and thát shows in the boot manager. Weird? Good news. That's not weird, a time-machine backup basically contains a full fonctional macOS system (at least if you used the default to backup everything). You should be able to boot on it. Also...
by fabien85
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Installing Mint on a Macbook Pro - Problem

The guide would help you on a functioning mac, but the list of issues on your machine is pretty daunting. In particular that one : * it doesn't matter how I try to format a USB stick on my Mac or on our Linux Mint desk top PC, it doesn't show in Boot Manager where a disk must be displayed to boot fr...
by fabien85
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing mint xfce on a ASUS Zen book UX21E notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Installing mint xfce on a ASUS Zen book UX21E notebook

I have been warned by friends that the zen book SSD drive might be problematic to install linux. there is no such thing in my experience. I have Mint (both 18.3 and 19) installed on the SSD of an Asus UX310, and there is no problem. There are some tweaks that you can apply after install to reduce t...
by fabien85
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading without dvd or usb
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Upgrading without dvd or usb

Another solution is to : - make a small partition somewhere on the hard drive and store the ISO you want to boot there - use Ubuntu's minimal CD to install GRUB as your bootloader - follow this page : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot to make a grub entry to boot the ISO - reboot and s...
by fabien85
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Tutorial] Build your own live usb with persistent partition
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: [Tutorial] Build your own live usb with persistent partition

Nice!
I bookmarked it for reference.
I couldn't create a screenshot of the main rEFInd screen at startup
You can use F10 to create a screenshot of refind, this is documented here : http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/using.html#keyboard
by fabien85
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot partition too small?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Boot partition too small?

gm10 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:50 am
Yeah, not sure whether GParted preserves the UUID.
When resizing or moving or copying a partition, it does (I just tested).

+1 on the size of swap
by fabien85
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot partition too small?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Boot partition too small?

So if i decrease/shrink my /swap from 32GB to, lets say 30GB, i would have 2GB for /boot and /boot/efi... hope that GParted can move them without an issue... there shouldnt be any issue as long as you just move them. One security : note down the uuid of both partitions before any operation (gparted...
by fabien85
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?
Replies: 25
Views: 479

Re: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?

What's wrong with just shutting it down regularly via the menu? +1 This is the number one way to shutdown, and should be the only one in regular situations. The only reason you may want to use a different method is if your system is frozen. Then there are several possibilities, in order of the nice...
by fabien85
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 installer: use Full Disk Encryption AND separate root(/) and /home
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Mint 19 installer: use Full Disk Encryption AND separate root(/) and /home

Hi, in my experience with Mint 17 to 19, there has never been an option to use both full disk encryption and a separate /home. As you noted, you can easily have a separate /home unencrypted, of with the option of an encrypted home folder. But with full disk encryption, there is nothing by default. I...
by fabien85
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cold boot bug on an iMac using reFind (starts every 2 times)
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Cold boot bug on an iMac using reFind (starts every 2 times)

Re, (I will stay in english so that other forumers can jump in the thread) indeed some old macs have a 32-bit firmware and a 64-bit CPU. (and even older models have a 32-bit CPU too) can you find your machine on everymac.com and send the link to the specs ? I searched for macbook 2008, and the specs...

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