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by fabien85
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maximum security, encyption, root password, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Maximum security, encyption, root password, etc

There are several questions, I will just answer those I can. Would the system become slow if I encrypted that as well? Not noticeably. Encryption of the home directory with ecryptfs is what has the biggest impact on performance. LUKS encryption of the whole system has much less penalty. So if do not...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB rescue prompt (multi boot system with Mint , Manjaro, Windows 10, and Kali)
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: GRUB rescue prompt (multi boot system with Mint , Manjaro, Windows 10, and Kali)

We have seen a few other cases on the forum where windows updates killed some of the other installed systems. Basically windows didnt care about what else was on the drive and overwrote it... What some people do is to have windows on a different hard drive from all other OSes. Still I think I rememb...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint from external drive on different computer
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Can't boot Mint from external drive on different computer

To repair the boot on MacOS is very simple : with nothing attached to the computer, boot pressing Alt/option. You will get an entry to boot MacOS, usually called Macintosh HD (unless you changed the name of the internal hard drive) with the icon of an internal hard drive. Once you are booted to Mac...
by fabien85
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint from external drive on different computer
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Can't boot Mint from external drive on different computer

To repair the boot on MacOS is very simple : with nothing attached to the computer, boot pressing Alt/option. You will get an entry to boot MacOS, usually called Macintosh HD (unless you changed the name of the internal hard drive) with the icon of an internal hard drive. Once you are booted to MacO...
by fabien85
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Question about recovering EFI partition - SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Question about recovering EFI partition

If you deleted the EFI partition , you have to recreate it before trying to repair the bootloader. Can you post the output of the lsblk command given by gm10 ? A temporary workaround, to at least quickly get access to your systems without touching anything on the hard drive, is to boot a refind live...
by fabien85
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd

You are asking about the # characters in /boot/efi/EFI/refind/refind.conf , right ? If so, it's just a text file not a program. So refind can parse it however it likes. So the refind maintainer chose to parse the file ignoring every line which starts with a #. That's a design choice, one that is qui...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Too many EFI on HD's and too many Ubuntu options in BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Too many EFI on HD's and too many Ubuntu options in BIOS

It's probably bootrepair which made those efi\boot\bootx64.efi To find out what is your bootloader : * boot Linux Mint normally * open a terminal and run sudo efibootmgr --verbose * you should get an output like this $ sudo efibootmgr --verbose Timeout: 1 seconds BootOrder: 0003,0002,0004,0005 Boot0...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Linux Mint Swap File vs Swap Partition
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: Linux Mint Swap File vs Swap Partition

gm10 your points are fair, but I think they could be conveyed a bit more smoothly. There are a few questions from the OP which, it seems to me, have not yet been answered : However, if 1gb is not enough will LM automatically resize the swap file or is that a manual operation? How would you know if y...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd

vmlinuz on the / partition is a symlink to the latest kernel (same goes for /initrd.img which is a symlink to the initial ram disk of that latest kernel). For instance on my laptop $ ls -l /vmlinuz lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 Oct 1 16:32 /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-65-generic So writing the option...
by fabien85
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Adjusting Boot Options in rEFInd

Making manual boot options is like dropping a hammer to kill a fly. What is it you want to do exactly ? If you want to hide some boot options, there are options in refind.conf do blacklist some files or volumes. That's how I do it and it allows to keep the magic of refind. For instance: $ cat /booot...
by fabien85
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: GRUB: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue

Well as far as I can see from the second image, there is no Linux partition on the drive. So grub does not find the modules that it stores normally on the Linux partition containing /boot. What are you trying to do exactly ? If you want to clone the windows system but not Linux, then you will need t...
by fabien85
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: reset kernel LM boots from [SOLVED] - thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: reset kernel LM boots from

how can I set LM to always boot from this kernel? You should just uninstall the defective kernel from within the session that's running ok. Just a bit more details on how to do that : Menu > Administration > Update Manager, then View > Linux Kernels, then navigate to find the branch of the latest i...
by fabien85
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boots to Grub and Not to Linux 19.2
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Boots to Grub and Not to Linux 19.2

Ok, it's not bad. Just grub does not find automatically the file that gives its menu. It could be related to the fact that you have two drives Although I'm not sure, I'm going to assume you installed in UEFI mode (anyway the next commands will allow us to tell). Please boot your installed system, ru...
by fabien85
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boots to Grub and Not to Linux 19.2
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Boots to Grub and Not to Linux 19.2

no-brainer trial : open a terminal, run sudo update-grub and reboot. If that's not the trick, then you will have to tell us more details so that we try to guess what the problem can be. It boots to the Grub input window what do you get exactly ? Is it a grub> prompt or a grub rescue> prompt ? Someth...
by fabien85
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2008 Mac Pro Fans Have Started Running Constantly
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: 2008 Mac Pro Fans Have Started Running Constantly

In the past, there used to be macfanctld, and then mbpfan. I'm not sure these softwares are still maintained. They are for macbook / macbook pro.
If you can get fancontrol to work, I advise to stick to it.
by fabien85
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)
Replies: 61
Views: 1605

Re: Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)

Twigster, your problem is sufficiently different from the OP that it would be good to create another thread dedicated to it. I can see your problem is a bit complex too, and will probably need a different solution from the OP. Returning to the OP problem Been thinking about that. Problem I see is th...
by fabien85
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to boot into DOS from Grub?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: How to boot into DOS from Grub?

For OSX, I'm pretty sure it's normal that grub cannot launch it directly. You generally need a special bootloader for hackintosh, like Clover. So you need to tell grub to launch that bootloader (which will then load OSX). I think you will need to ask the hackintoshing community how to do that.
by fabien85
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)
Replies: 61
Views: 1605

Re: Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)

Well, bother. I've done more installations than I can count and have never had the installer fail to accept a mount point instruction. Let's hope someone drops in with a bright idea. What about trying spearmint's idea ? Now that the windows bootloader is repaired, I would go with disconnecting that...
by fabien85
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to setup Linux Mint with secure boot enabled.
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: how to setup Linux Mint with secure boot enabled.

Ubuntu (on which Mint is based) is fully compatible with the Secure Boot specification. So if the manufacturer did its job correctly (which some do not do, more on that later), then the install will just work with default Secure Boot active. Nothing particular to be done. In details: on the EFI part...
by fabien85
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)
Replies: 61
Views: 1605

Re: Grub rescue problem (no such device+unknown file system)

Hum, you seem to have done it correctly, and you may be hitting a delicate problem. Is your windows installed in Legacy/BIOS mode ? If you do not know, see this page to find out. Another thing that can confirm is to boot again the live USB, launch the following command sudo gdisk -l /dev/sdb and rep...

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