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by fabien85
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue/acting like no operating system
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: grub rescue/acting like no operating system

You can run photorec from the Linux live USB that you already have and apparently know how to boot. Indeed testdisk is available from the Mint repositories, so you can install it with the software manager. You will need to be connected to internet for that. If you have trouble with the wifi, try to ...
by fabien85
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia drivers last step for my Imac
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Nvidia drivers last step for my Imac

Congrats!

Please edit your first post (by clicking the pencil button in the upper right) and add [SOLVED] to the subject. This will indicate all forumers that the thread is solved.

Enjoy Mint
by fabien85
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia drivers last step for my Imac
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Nvidia drivers last step for my Imac

The core2duo normally has a 64-bit processor, although the early model have a 32-bit EFI (e.g. https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-1.83-17-inch-specs.html ). That means you can boot the 64-bit Mint, by doing some tweaks in the case of a 32-bit EFI : have a look at https://m...
by fabien85
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue/acting like no operating system
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: grub rescue/acting like no operating system

Looks like the root filesystem got corrupted. Do you dual-boot with windows ? If so, that was probably a windows update that screwed your linux.
For recovering your files, I would try photorec, unless someone else has a better option.
by fabien85
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: encrypted folder backup
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: encrypted folder backup

Hi, for backing up the system, the one Mint-recommended solution is timeshift. It is installed by default in Mint 19 (and I think already with 18.3 if not 18.2), and for older versions it's available on the repositories, so just a few clicks away through the software manager. You then just need to c...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Preserve /home
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Preserve /home

What's the current way to verify the DVD? At the menu you get when booting the DVD (see example here: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boot.html ), choose the option "verify the integrity of the medium" A reboot is usually necessary after that. Dont forget to make a bac...
by fabien85
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mattgadient on Macbook
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Install Mattgadient on Macbook

Ok so it's probably not a mid 2007 but a late 2006 model like https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-1.83-13-specs.html https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.0-white-13-specs.html https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-co...
by fabien85
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mattgadient on Macbook
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Install Mattgadient on Macbook

Hi, did you try booting the normal Mint ISO ? I looked for the specs of the mid 2007 macbook on everymac.com, and there are three models that come up : https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.0-white-13-mid-2007-specs.html https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/spec...
by fabien85
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

sda2 is the /boot partition containing the kernel and the grub.cfg file that defines the grub menu. I dont know how to reinstall manually grub for an encrypted system. However, your grub.cfg should still be present, so you can tell grub to use it (instead of unsuccessfully searching for the one on t...
by fabien85
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub

+! on everything pbear said. I just want to add that regarding the repair of the USB, it also depends on what kind of system(s) you want to boot it. The tutos by pbear and I will make something bootable on hopefully any x86 64-bit computer, both in Legacy and UEFI mode. They are a bit complicated th...
by fabien85
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reverting to high sierra os
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: reverting to high sierra os

If you have a .dmg somewhere of some macOS version, then you could use the following link to make a bootable USB stick : https://superuser.com/questions/505821/making-a-bootable-osx-usb-from-dmg-on-linux If you dont have any .dmg, you can probably find some cracked one on the net, but I dont take an...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint - warning about UEFI?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Installing Mint - warning about UEFI?

If you disconnected all the drives, the installer shouldnt know about the other OSes. Maybe it just detected that your firmaware has both legacy and UEFI boot modes enabled. (I dont know how the installer works) As Joe said, the solution is to boot the live USB in Legacy mode. Maybe you can "disable...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reverting to high sierra os
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: reverting to high sierra os

Did you completely wipe out macOS ?
Does any mac partition appear when you boot pressing the option key ⌥ ?

If you wiped macOS off, then you will need another mac to make a bootable USB stick (or external drive)
by fabien85
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Sorted] How to establish a folder on a ext4 partition?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: How to establish a folder on a ext4 partition?

It's a question of permissions. The partition is mounted with only root permissions, so you first have to create the folder as root, and then change the ownership to your user. 1) Mount the partition normally, by clicking on it in the right panel of the file manager 2) In the opened window, right cl...
by fabien85
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU temperature problems on Asus laptop UX31A
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: CPU temperature problems on Asus laptop UX31A

I found a possible culprit: the encrypted swap (the install has home directory encryption) I deactivated this and replaced it by normal swap. And with kernel 4.4 from ukuu it seems ok now. I still see some "Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled" messages in he logs, but it seems less...
by fabien85
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where's GRUB? My dual drive (LM19 & Windows 10) automatically goes straight to Linux. GRUB does not automatically start.
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Where's GRUB? My dual drive (LM19 & Windows 10) automatically goes straight to Linux. GRUB does not automatically st

I agree with the above comments, but maybe we can start with a first quick thing: update the grub menu so that it looks for windows and hopefully provides an entry for it. Open a terminal (Menu > Administration > Terminal, or ctrl+alt+t), copy/paste the following sudo update-grub press enter, enter ...
by fabien85
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Through own stupidity not able to boot Mint anymore
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Through own stupidity not able to boot Mint anymore

Yep your first move is to make a live USB, that's the tool that will allow you to either repair your system (if it's possible) or at least try to save your data. Did you encrypt your installation ? I see a reference to encryption in your screenshot, but am not sure if this is relevant. If you didnt ...
by fabien85
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Email notifications of post
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Email notifications of post

In the top right of the page, click on your username,
then User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit notification options

Dont forget to edit your first post to add [solved] to the title.

Cheers
by fabien85
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: GRUB

Some more:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Troubleshooting

(note they call it grub2, because before 2009 ubuntu used a grub1 which is now a thing of the past)
by fabien85
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Order Changes Whenever Interrupting Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Boot Order Changes Whenever Interrupting Boot

This looks like a firmware bug. Please report it to HP, it's only like this that they will correct it. (and maybe invest more in the quality of their firmwares?) One solution to your first question is to make fake-windows-boot-files like in this topic https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&...

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