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by fabien85
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: jumping Mac ship to linux mint
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: jumping Mac ship to linux mint

Yes, my Mac is MacBookAir version 10.11.6 with a 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 and 4 GB ram. so it's either the MacBookAir6,1 or the MacBookAir6,2 depending whether the screen is 11" or 13.3". It seems the install can go smoothly, with only minor problems reported in the past, e.g. on this forum ...
by fabien85
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: jumping Mac ship to linux mint
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: jumping Mac ship to linux mint

Hi, it's perfectly possible to dual-boot Mint and OSX. Sometimes there are some hardware problems, e.g. with video, but most of the time there are workarounds. What I would do first is to locate your exact model, e.g. here , post it here and make a search (e.g. "Linux MacBookAir6,2") to fi...
by fabien85
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: macbook pro 2016 install
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: macbook pro 2016 install

Do you want to dual-boot or single boot ? In the following, I'm assuming you have backed up every data on the internal drive, because we are going to erase it (or have a chance of erasing it). First step, which is going to make booting much easier, is to install refind from your installed OSX. If yo...
by fabien85
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Organizing My GRUB Menu
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Organizing My GRUB Menu

Hi, there are unnecessary remnants of your boot-repair attempts on your EFI partition, but this is harmless. On the other hand, there are non-standard sections in your grub.cfg, for which I dont kow where they come from. Did you use any grub-customizer or any other external program that rebuilds gru...
by fabien85
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Organizing My GRUB Menu
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Organizing My GRUB Menu

Hi, I'm guessing you have already tried the sudo update-grub mentioned by karlchen. If not, do it. Could you post the output of the following command ? cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg please enclose it in code tags (button "code" in the line above the box where you write) to make it more readable ...
by fabien85
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot on Acer Spin 1
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Can't boot on Acer Spin 1

There have been several reports on this forum of problems with Acer computer. Here it seems that linux has troubles with understanding your "hard drive". I put quotes because it's in fact an eMMC flash drive (see e.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/196541/emmc-vs.-ssd-not-all-solid-state-storag...
by fabien85
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue message after install of disk image
Replies: 33
Views: 363

Re: grub rescue message after install of disk image

Thanks lostfarmer for the corrections, I forgot that numbering issue (I wonder why they didnt use the same numbering for drives, which start at 0, and partitions). So the updated instructions are : - at the grub rescue prompt, issue the following command (just what's in the box) : set root=(hd0,msdo...
by fabien85
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue message after install of disk image
Replies: 33
Views: 363

Re: grub rescue message after install of disk image

Hi, Indeed the "Select all" is not part of the commands, it's just the way the forum formats code snippets. Ok it's time for a filesystem check. Boot your live CD, open a terminal (Menu > Administration > Terminal) and type the following command : sudo fsck /dev/sda3 . If there is no probl...
by fabien85
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue message after install of disk image
Replies: 33
Views: 363

Re: grub rescue message after install of disk image

At the grub rescue prompt, try the following commands set root=(hd0,2) set prefix=(hd0,2)/boot/grub insmod normal normal If that work, you should get to the normal grub screen where you can start Mint. Does it work ? If it fails, at which point, and with which error message ? One potential fix is to...
by fabien85
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked in a terminal
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Locked in a terminal

ctrl+alt+F4 (works for F1..F6 by the way) switches you to a terminal indeed. But you can go back to the main graphic interface with another switch, all is reversible, that is normally ctrl+alt+F7 (or F8 if the default F7 doesnt work). By just switching terminal, you cannot break anything. If you for...
by fabien85
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing in a multi-boot environment?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Installing in a multi-boot environment?

20GB is usually more than enough for programs themselves. Like a new system would be <10GB if I recall correctly, and personally after installing quite many programs have a system at ~15GB. Then the rest are going to be your files etc so that's for you to judge. If you use an email client and you ha...
by fabien85
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing in a multi-boot environment?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Installing in a multi-boot environment?

If there is enough free space on the disk and you use the option "install alongside windows" then the linux installer will take care of everything. Grub will go to the Master Boot Record (MBR) of your disk, taking the place of the windows bootloader (but it is perfectly able to boot your w...
by fabien85
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing in a multi-boot environment?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Installing in a multi-boot environment?

Use windows tools to make empty (unallocated) space in the disk. Linux will put its partitions there. In the installer you should see a default option "Install alongside windows" Grub will naturally be installed to the MBR of the disk and will give a boot menu proposing to boot either XP, ...
by fabien85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: [solved[ How to remove all grub-time encryption and password protection?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: How can I remove all grub-time encryption and password protection?

You need to backup and reinstall. And during install, check the box "log me in automatically" (or something like that). Otherwise you can do that auto-login post-install in your system preferences (except if you reinstall Mint 18.2, where the display manager switched to lightdm, then see t...
by fabien85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Looking ahead: what will happen when Windows 10 Creators Edition is unleashed?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Looking ahead: what will happen when Windows 10 Creators Edition is unleashed?

Yes it's possible. You just need to make sure the Mint SSD is first in the boot order and that grub is installed to it. For more safety, plug only the windows SSD during the windows installation, and only the Mint SSD during the Mint installation. And unplug the Mint SSD the day windows is updating ...
by fabien85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lost the Cinnamon Mint 18.2 GUI [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Lost the Cinnamon Mint 18.2 GUI

Interesting, I didnt know about Aptik, will give it a try. It's not available by default in the repositories though, you have to add the PPA. Following this page : http://www.teejeetech.in/2014/01/introducing-aptik.html sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get i...
by fabien85
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to disable secure boot?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: how to disable secure boot?

The following page will explain you what exactly is secure boot and give examples on how to turn it off on several machines :
http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/secureboot.html
(procedure differs from machine to machine unfortunately, so universal instructions cannot be given)
by fabien85
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Password protect grub but allow normal boot without password
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Password protect grub but allow normal boot without password

Hiding grub will be good for single boot, not dual-boot.
Another option is to use refind (Ubuntu/Mint install instructions) and hide the options editor (hideui editor in refind.conf). To re-access the option editor, you will need re-edit refind.conf (needs root password).
by fabien85
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Can't install Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Congrats ! If you ever get a problem of windows booting directly (e.g. sometimes after an update, windows likes to re-put itself as the default bootloader), you can either go in your firmware interface / BIOS and put refind back at the top of the boot order. Or if that fails or it's difficult to get...
by fabien85
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux-signed-image-generic
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: linux-signed-image-generic

Try to install from the repositories themselves, not a .deb.
First install linux-signed-image-generic then linux-signed-generic.
Last time I heard, you couldnt use thrid party drivers (e.g. nvidia, wifi...) with a signed kernel. It's much simpler to disable secure boot.

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