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by fabien85
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live Session on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Live Session on Mac

By USB : shutdown the computer. Plug the live USB. Boot pressing Alt/Option (⌥). You will get in the Apple startup manager, giving you the choice to boot the installed OSX and the external USB (the option will be called "EFI Boot" and have the icon of an external drive). Select the USB wit...
by fabien85
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is the OS completely on the hard disk?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Is the OS completely on the hard disk?

Yeah - proprietary drivers (e.g. graphic card, wifi...) are a potential issue, simplest is that you deactivate them before transferring the drive (e.g. purge nvidia). Another potential small problem is if you installed in UEFI mode : the location of the bootloader is then stored in the NVRAM of the ...
by fabien85
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB setup problem[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: GRUB setup problem

Congrats!
I learned something thanks to you, as I dont know Logical Volume Management.
by fabien85
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI/Secure Boot USB Stick, no EFI entry
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: UEFI/Secure Boot USB Stick, no EFI entry

It is possible to have the EFI bootloader on the USB stick, but then note that to boot it, you will most probably need to go into the firmware interface (/BIOS) everytime, or at least in the boot menu. To do so : - if there is not yet one, create an EFI System Partition (ESP) on the USB stick. that'...
by fabien85
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB setup problem[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: GRUB setup problem

Did you clone your first disk to set up the new one ? Or at least some of its partitions ? Normally grub finds the root partition using its uuid (at least for GPT/UEFI systems). The uuid is by definition unique to the partition, unless you cloned it. e.g. in my /boot/grub/grub.cfg, in the main menu ...
by fabien85
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB setup problem[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: GRUB setup problem

Grub showed the menu for my disk as expected, but then jumped straight into booting her new installation, without me as a user. Hum I'm expecting more this : the computer boots her grub, which boots into her Mint. That would make sense. Go into the firmware interface (/BIOS) and change the boot ord...
by fabien85
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Tool automation
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Backup Tool automation

No it does not.
There are many tools available to set that up if you want for future : manual scripts with rsync, backintime, timeshift, dejadup, systemback, clonezilla, ... I'm sure I'm missing many.

Edit: added links
by fabien85
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cinnamon mint on macbook pro retina SLOW BOOT
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: cinnamon mint on macbook pro retina SLOW BOOT

If you haven't overwritten anything yet : try booting pressing the Alt/Option (⌥) key. That should at least make your OSX appear, then if you go in System Preferences > Startup disk you can make OSX boot by default again. Then to make grub boot again is more complicated, simplest is to reinstall it ...
by fabien85
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cinnamon mint on macbook pro retina SLOW BOOT
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: cinnamon mint on macbook pro retina SLOW BOOT

Try to identify if the slowness comes from either : - the bootloader - booting Mint itself In a different context (EFI bootloading with refind), there have been numerous reports of the boot being slow on some macs (e.g. see this and this example). In your case, guessing from you inxi report, you see...
by fabien85
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI problem with Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: UEFI problem with Linux Mint 18.1

Ok, so if I understand well, you want to install Mint on sdb, right ? If so, the problem is that you dont have an EFI System Partition on sdb to host the UEFI bootloader. That's simply the reason why the installer tells you that the bootloader installation failed and asks you to select another devic...
by fabien85
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Fixing up Mint install on MacBook
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Fixing up Mint install on MacBook

Yeah video on macs is always tricky (personally I have had troubles on a MacBookPro7,1, but found a patch on the web), most of the time only someone who has gone through installing linux on the same model can give valid advice. Beyond the few links I gave, you could find other references with a goog...
by fabien85
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Revert Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Rrevert Linux Mint

and then clone the drive for future.
by fabien85
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI problem with Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: UEFI problem with Linux Mint 18.1

I am installing LM18.1 on a separate 1GB hard drive 1GB is not enough for a Mint install, you must have a typo. LM 17 would not load and I know 18 is UEFI compatible. Both LM 17 and 18 are compatible with UEFI. Even LM16 if my memory is good, maybe even earlier. To help you, we need you to provide ...
by fabien85
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Fixing up Mint install on MacBook
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Fixing up Mint install on MacBook

I dont have much advice, but I believe all issues are related to the graphic card. Cinnamon and chrome use the graphic card heavily. And if the card is poorly/not used, that will impact the battery life too. From some quick searches, it seems other people have the same problem of being forced to use...
by fabien85
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook

Hum, this is becoming difficult indeed When you get to a grub> prompt, the following guide can be useful : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Troubleshooting#grub.3E-1 i.e. enter the following command and press enter configfile /boot/grub/grub.cfg (there is also the option to search manually fo...
by fabien85
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook

The firmware refused to boot from the selected volume. Note that external hard drives are not well supported by Apple's firmware for legacy booting. It means this old model is not able to boot a USB stick (or an external HD) in Legacy mode. (I got this also on a 2004 MacBook). Via USB, you have to ...
by fabien85
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009

Congrats.
I have heard of problems with some USB stick models, where the person solved it by just using another stick from another manufacturer.
Enjoy Mint !
by fabien85
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Installing Linux Mint 18.1 on Macbook Pro & Macbook

Hmm... you are getting to grub, so we are progressing. At least we are able to boot something from the USB. Now what happens (if I understand correctly), is that grub is not finding its config file which tells it what linux kernel to boot etc. Mount the USB stick, there should be only one partition,...
by fabien85
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009

Hum, you are able to start booting the medium, which means there is no obvious problem. That initramfs error is a bit above my limited experience. But I would think this is related to the ISO burning. Can you reach the screen where you have the option to "check the integrity of the medium"...

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