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by fabien85
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 19.1 Install - Nill Display
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: LM 19.1 Install - Nill Display

Exactly what trytip said. For the "nomodeset" part, there are tutorial videos in the section "Solving freezes during the boot sequence" of the release notes : https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon.php
by fabien85
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint EFI Partition on wrong drive...
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Mint EFI Partition on wrong drive...

I dont know if this is still of actuality, but last time I tried (and it has been the case for several years) there was a bug/feature in the installer that it would install the bootloader on the EFI partition of the first internal drive, regardless of what you told it in "device for bootloader insta...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

Ok so the problem is much simpler than I first thought, cool. You ned to reinstall grub on the EFI partition using the live USB. You will do that from the terminal (which shouldnt be too much of a problem since you seem to enjoy learning things). There is a nice tutorial by forum member pjotr on how...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

Cool. Seeing your screenshot, I have questions : 1) do you have several (internal) hard drive ? 2) (related to 1)) I dont see any windows partition, is it present on another hard drive ? otherwise that means your windows is gone... :( Not a question but a remark : you do have an EFI partition : /dev...
by fabien85
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

I think there was a misunderstanding and CaptainKirksChair understood that you can boot the installed Linux Mint, whereas as far as I understand you can only boot the live USB. Ok so your Linux partition seems to be fine. (note: you dont have to install refind, it's fine to run it via the USB. And y...
by fabien85
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

Hum this emergency mode is not looking really good. You had a standard install, right ? nothing fancy like encryption or separate /home ? It looks like the Linux partition(s) need a filesystem check. It/they might have been corrupted. Burn a live USB of Linux (Mint or Ubuntu doesnt matter, just one ...
by fabien85
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint on Mac Mini
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Install Mint on Mac Mini

A somewhat more detailed list of the specs : https://everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-core-2-duo-2.4-mid-2010-specs.html The machine has a GeForce 320M graphic card, and that's probably the culprit for your issue. I had a macbook pro with the same card, and for Mint 17 the out-of-t...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

On https://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html you have a link to "A USB flash drive image file" which you can burn to a USB with another computer. Then boot this USB. It should at minimum give you a possibility of booting Linux (an entry called something like "Boot /boot/Vmlinuz-..."). If there i...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: macbook not recognizing booting usb stick
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: macbook not recognizing booting usb stick

Could you provide the specs of your macbook ? For example go to https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/index-macbook.html , find your model and provide the link. If it's a 32-bit model it is not going to boot the default Mint ISO, which is 64-bit. On top of that, some old macbooks just cannot bo...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?

I didnt encrypt the macOS because I do not use it, it's mostly there in case I need to use mac software like iMovie and in the rare chance I need to upgrade the firmware. But I guess it should be doable without specific change. You seem to be well aware of the problems with windows and have taken en...
by fabien85
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ASUS UX31A Notebook - Impossible to boot on Linux Mint Tessa 19.1 after upgrading from Rosa 17
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: ASUS UX31A Notebook - Impossible to boot on Linux Mint Tessa 19.1 after upgrading from Rosa 17

Hi, The bios_grub partition is needed if you want to install in Legacy/BIOS mode on your hard drive (if it is formatted with a GPT partition table, it's not needed if you format the drive with a MBR/msdos partition table). The EFI partition is needed if you want to install in UEFI mode on your hard ...
by fabien85
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make rEFInd find windows on Sony Vaio
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: [SOLVED] How to make rEFInd find windows on Sony Vaio

Cool, enjoy Mint. It's possible that next time grub or shim is updated, you get another boot coup where grub becomes in charge. In that case, go to your firmware interface/BIOS, find the boot order and put back the good boot entry first (if I'm not mistaken, with your tweaks it should be something c...
by fabien85
Fri May 31, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make rEFInd find windows on Sony Vaio
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: How to make rEFInd find windows on Sony Vaio

Hi, first yeah sometimes windows decides it should be the only one in power... There seems to be two mistakes in the command you say you have run : * first apt-get install grub-efi-amd64 this installs grub, so you now have a third bootloader (on top of refind and the windows bootloader). I'm guessin...
by fabien85
Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can only boot into Recovery Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Newbie: Can only boot into Recovery Mode

Brand new to Linux. In that case, let me elaborate a bit more on the solution proposed in the two other posts : - boot into recovery mode - there should be an option "enable networking". Select it with the arrow keys and hit enter. After some time you should be back to the recovery menu (but with t...
by fabien85
Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on mid 2007 Macbook Pro issues....
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Mint on mid 2007 Macbook Pro issues....

Hi, yeah linux with macbooks can be problematic, especially the video. Have a look at this link : https://blog.macsales.com/40603-linux-on-a-recycled-mac-trying-to-make-it-work and more interestingly this one : http://simberman.com/posts/macbookpro/ The solution seems to be to install in Legacy/BIOS...
by fabien85
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Panel bugs in 19.1
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Panel bugs in 19.1

Hi, (inxi output at the end of the post) I have a Mint 19.1 Cinnamon system, upgraded from 19. I cloned the /home partition of a 18.3 system and mounted it as the /home for this 19.1 system. I'm saying this in case it might (or might not) be related to the bugs described below. Indeed at the first b...
by fabien85
Thu May 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMD3 Debian stretch unable to update after installing Brave
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: LMD3 Debian stretch unable to update after installing Brave

In the update manager, I would go to Edit > Software Sources > Official Repositories, and change the mirror for the main Mint repository. Then click OK to reload the APT cache.
by fabien85
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?

I used this guide not so long ago with xubuntu 18.04 (in dual-boot with macOS). So it should work for Mint 19 (any flavour) which is based on Ubuntu 18.04. But as pbear mentioned, do not dual-boot with windows, their evil will probably destroy your data one day. (if you insist, the minimum is that y...
by fabien85
Wed May 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Efi boot partion in linux problem
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Efi boot partion in linux problem

The simplest course of action is to use your live USB to backup all data from your hard drive. Then reformat the drive, reinstall and restore your backup. If you want to try and salvage your existing installs, that's not a newbie question anymore. First backup all your data. Then the second simplest...

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