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by fabien85
Sun May 28, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live Session on Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Live Session on Mac

You dont need to use the ISO from mattgadient. This is for old macbooks (<=2006) which have a 32-bit EFI. Your machine is from 2013, 64-bit, and can perfectly boot the standard Mint ISO that you can download here : http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3181 . From your quote of a dmesg output, I understand y...
by fabien85
Sat May 27, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live Session on Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Live Session on Mac

Hum, looks like the machine doesnt recognise your DVD as bootable.
Maybe you will get better luck with a USB. Burn the live USB with Rufus (from windows), or mintstick (from Linux Mint, it's already installed by default), or unetbootin (from OSX).
by fabien85
Tue May 23, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linuxmint efi entry has illegal characters
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: linuxmint efi entry has illegal characters

There doesn't seem to be any problem with the partition table. However I'm worried about the input/output error. I'm no expert but I understand this generally means there is a hardware problem. See for instance this thread : https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/39905/input-output-error-when-acce...
by fabien85
Mon May 22, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MacBook Pro 8,2 trackpad settings don't work
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: MacBook Pro 8,2 trackpad settings don't work

Several people recommend using the mtrack driver https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MacBookPro8,1/8,2/8,3_(2011)#Touchpad http://yarenty.blogspot.ch/2014/08/how-to-fix-macbook-pro-touchpad-on.html I cant really help you more since I have never used mtrack. I would follow the second link which is f...
by fabien85
Mon May 22, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linuxmint efi entry has illegal characters
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: linuxmint efi entry has illegal characters

- Boot a linux live USB in UEFI mode. (check your boot mode with [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in UEFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode" ) - issue the following command : sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda sudo parted --list /dev/sda - what's the output ? If you ...
by fabien85
Sun May 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iMac Won't Boot From USB after KDE Install
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: iMac Won't Boot From USB after KDE Install

However when I try to boot from any external media, CD or USB, it won't boot Could you be more specific ? How did you try to boot the external medium ? What exactly happened ? Any specific error message, screen or anything ? Simplest way is to boot pressing alt/option with the USB plugged. For CD/D...
by fabien85
Fri May 19, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No space left on /boot
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: No space left on /boot

You need to uninstall kernels through the update manager : View > Linux kernels, then select one which is installed and not active and click remove. This will also purge the initrd image etc. If this is not sufficient, try looking at what's taking memory with du -h /boot or in more details du -h /bo...
by fabien85
Thu May 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?

How important is it to make a backup of the machine's firmware? not very important, especially if you are at the edge of buying a new machine. (the fact that the OSX DVD does not boot is a bit worrying to me, may be indication of some hardware failure) You dont have to install OSX to create an EFI ...
by fabien85
Wed May 17, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 2009 Macbook 5,2: MATE or Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 2009 Macbook 5,2: MATE or Cinnamon?

If needed for future reference, full specs here : http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.0-white-13-early-2009-nvidia-specs.html Seconding the other posts, prefer Mate (64bit). Cinnamon may run ok, but Mate should be more responsive. If you do lots of 3D, you will p...
by fabien85
Tue May 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro A1278
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro A1278

Ok, what's the output of sudo lshw -businfo -class bridge -class display ? I think we can fix your problem with the nvidia driver (and that might solve the screensaver issue). For the wifi, I dont know if we can do much, broadcom chips are notoriously problematic. I had a similar machine and also ha...
by fabien85
Tue May 16, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?

Hi, sorry I didnt reply earlier. I think most of the problem is coming from your disk having a hybrid MBR indeed. That makes a confusing situation when you install. You need to reformat entirely the hard drive. But before that (if you haven't already done it), I would make a backup of the current EF...
by fabien85
Sun May 14, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?

Hi, boot from the live DVD, what's the output of the following command : sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda ? It looks like your hard drive is in a weird state wrt the partition table, and the simplest solution would be to reformat and reinstall. The output of the previous command above would confirm this. You ...
by fabien85
Thu May 11, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Wiping HD doesnt bypass boot order problem
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Wiping HD doesnt bypass boot order problem

If the problem is with Boot0000, following JerryF's first post, I would think clearing the NVRAM should force the firmware to restore itself to default. https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-lenovo-laptop-cmos I'm not 100% confident about this, so some backup by another forumer would be ...
by fabien85
Tue May 09, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 64bit install with EFI and CSM - stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Mint 18.1 64bit install with EFI and CSM - stuck

Hum, yeah sorry I misunderstood. Looks like you are not the only one with this problem : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1937065/boot-linux-asrock-b75m.html and https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-asrock-uefi-boot-fix.174726/ (aimed at hackintosh) states that UEFI is badly configured o...
by fabien85
Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 17.3 to 18 Upgrade failed now cannot login
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: 17.3 to 18 Upgrade failed now cannot login

Also is there a way of accessing the home folder. When I run the command: encryptfs-recover-private It says searching for directories... find: '/run/user/999/gvfs': permission denied find: File system loop detected 'sys/kernel/debug/pinctrl' is part of the same file system loop as'/sys/kernel/debug...
by fabien85
Mon May 08, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 64bit install with EFI and CSM - stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Mint 18.1 64bit install with EFI and CSM - stuck

From a Mint terminal, what's the output of

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sudo parted --list

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by fabien85
Mon May 08, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: upgrade path from rEFIt/OS X 10.6/LM 13 to only LM 18.1?

Excellent instructions by CaptainKirksChair, just adding my two cents. - backup - I recommend setting up the new partitions with gparted (from the Mint live USB) to take your time, checking everything etc before launching the installer. You can do all this from the installer itself, but I find the i...
by fabien85
Mon May 08, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 17.3 to 18 Upgrade failed now cannot login
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: 17.3 to 18 Upgrade failed now cannot login

I think the only solution is to boot a live USB, back up all your data, then reinstall.
In fact you should already have a backup, following point B.3 of the upgrade tutorial.
by fabien85
Sun May 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Brightness not changing on Macbook Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Brightness not changing on Macbook Pro

You could try this : https://askubuntu.com/questions/76081/brightness-not-working-after-installing-nvidia-driver The nvidiabl package (suggested in the last answer of the above link) is unfortunately not maintained anymore, but it does work well on my macbookpro (mid 2010, not the same as you so it'...
by fabien85
Sun May 07, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro A1278
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro A1278

There are 12 mac models corresponding to A1278 : http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=A1278 6 of them are core 2 duo. Could you specify more precisely which model you have ? By finding it on the page linked above and giving the corresponding link. Indeed there are problems wi...

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