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by fabien85
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installed Mint on macbook without wifi (no internet connection)
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: installed Mint on macbook without wifi (no internet connection)

I see 3 solutions, in order of difficulty : * find another way to access the net - use an ethernet to USB adaptor to connect the laptop - connect the laptop to your phone with a USB cable and share your connection on the phone - other? * plug the live USB and add it as an apt repository I dont know ...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint missing from UEFI
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Mint missing from UEFI

Hi, Mint is based on Ubuntu and uses its bootloader (grub at EFI/ubuntu/ on the EFI partition). So when you dual-boot Ubuntu-based distros, they all have their bootloader being the same (which can cause small conflicts btw). In your case grub's UEFI entry is well listed at Boot0005. No problem. If y...
by fabien85
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slightly off topic: installing hackintosch
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Slightly off topic: installing hackintosch

You should learn how to repair your Linux boot. When hackintoshing you replace the bootloader by one designed specifically for hackintosh (e.g. Clover or Opencore), so that will definitely remove your Linux bootloading. Chances are that if you do not make any mistake your Linux and windows partition...
by fabien85
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] OpenCore MacOS boot Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: OpenCore MacOS boot LMint

Hi hans123, I doubt you will get an answer on this forum. This is a highly specialised question, and I do not think the problem has to do with Mint, but instead with OpenCore. Chances are that you cannot boot Mint simply because you cannot boot any Linux (at least via grub via OpenCore). As far as I...
by fabien85
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Avoid filling up syslog with useless firewall messages
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Avoid filling up syslog with useless firewall messages

Indeed it's probably okay for laptops and single-user desktops. I also have a small server, where I want to keep logging legitimate ufw blocks. Digging a bit, I found this interesting : https://askubuntu.com/questions/10836/is-there-a-way-to-keep-ufw-logging-out-of-dmesg so it is possible to prevent...
by fabien85
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Avoid filling up syslog with useless firewall messages
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Avoid filling up syslog with useless firewall messages

Hi xenopeek, in my logs, I see that ufw blocks wifi traffic with destination DST=224.0.0.251. If I'm not mistaken, this is also a multicast address. Also I stumbled upon this arch wiki thread : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=212452 that says (at the end) that it would be better to allow ...
by fabien85
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Login loop. Complication - deleted ecrypt files (ABANDONED)
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Login loop. Complication - deleted ecrypt files

I can guess this is very frustrating. The only hope I see is that you did not empty the trash. In that case, you should see the encrypted files in /home/username/.local/share/Trash If they are there, first make backups. Then you could try restoring them with trash-cli : https://pypi.org/project/tras...
by fabien85
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot & Hibernation
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Dual Boot & Hibernation

My windows knowledge is (happily) close to void, but it does seem to sometimes point to a BCD object as a boot option. Here is an example output of efibootmgr -v : BootWXYZ* Windows Boot Manager HD(2,GPT,GUID)File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{some-uuid}.....
by fabien85
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: maybe they hacked my laptop...
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: maybe they hacked my laptop...

oh, bad antikythera ! No cookie for you...
by fabien85
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Decrypt homefolder from command line
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Decrypt homefolder from command line

Have a look at this thread : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=243320 For me the command worked without the -rw and after having changed directory to /home. Perhaps that's what failed : is /media/UUID the / partition or the /home partition ? Also (maybe pointing the obvious but j...
by fabien85
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter

Yes you can run timeshift from a live USB/CD to restore the previous snapshot to the internal hard drive. That's kind of the point actually, to be able to recover an unbootable system. Though I advise to practice it beforehand (e.g. first on virtualbox as it's fast and easier) with nothing at stake,...
by fabien85
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bootable mint on 8GB flash drive
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Carry my os everywhere

Live USBs with persistence are not as practical as a full install. The simplest is that you install your OS to the USB drive. There are a few subtleties to care about to make sure that the USB will boot on any computer. See this thread : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=287353 i...
by fabien85
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter

Maybe JOPETA has better ideas. To me it looks like a case of an offending update that's going to be very hard to identify. I would backup, reinstall, activate timeshift and practice using it to restore, apply updates one by one (or proceed by dichotomy) with timeshift snapshots in-between, until you...
by fabien85
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

Re: Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter

Hi, on a Mac, there is no firmware interface (/BIOS) that you can access to tweak firmware settings. There is no Secure Boot on these machines either. (at least in those 2008 models) You will probably have to tweak kernel parameters. Removing quiet splash is a good start because it makes the boot ve...
by fabien85
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unreliabe boot: ICM firmware in wrong mode <SORTED>
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Unreliabe boot: ICM firmware in wrong mode

I have seen it suggested somewhere that putting "modprobe.blacklist=thunderbolt" in grub should cure it, but when doing update-grub that line gets chucked out. That option of blacklisting thunderbolt seems to be the solution. What do you mean by "the line gets chucked out" ? You...
by fabien85
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)
Replies: 49
Views: 2294

Re: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)

For most updates, just go for it. The things for which I would take more care with are kernel updates and updates of the nvidia driver if you are using it. Mint should have prompted you to make timeshift snapshots. If not, go activate it. This will make snapshots of your system (not your personal da...
by fabien85
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)
Replies: 49
Views: 2294

Re: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)

Wow, congrats ! Yes getting the wifi to work is a kind of snake-biting-its-own-tail problem, where you have to get connected to internet first to download the driver. Connecting temporarily by cable is the recommended solution (using an ethernet-to-USB adaptor if needed). There are other solutions, ...
by fabien85
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)
Replies: 49
Views: 2294

Re: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)

Yeah that can be a tough step. The problem is that it completely depends on the computer : how the manufacturer has put up the firmware interface (/BIOS). Sometimes it's a well-hidden setting. As this a feature at the level of the firmware, before anything boots, there is nothing that can be done at...
by fabien85
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting GParted from GRUB
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Booting GParted from GRUB

Pointing the obvious in case it's useful : "gparted-live-0.22.0-2-i586.iso" is for the i586 architecture.
These are not really common machines. Perhaps you have a typo and it's meant to be i386.
If this is a recent 64-bit machine, you should have amd64 there.
by fabien85
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)
Replies: 49
Views: 2294

Re: Apple iMac 17-Inch "Core 2 Duo" installation (linux Mint MATE 19.3)

Then that explains it. Steps to follow : - boot the live USB in Legacy mode. Once booted, check the mode with the following command in a terminal : [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "UEFI mode" || echo "Legacy mode" - plug the external hard drive where you want to install ...

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