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by fabien85
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

Re, I mostly said it in my previous message, but my guess is that the initial ram disk was being updated on your system, eg after an update of the kernel or of some hardware driver or some other system utility ; then something stopped the process, leaving the initrd corrupted or in a poor state. One...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

Congrats ! I saw your previous message and was writing the reply below before you posted your second message. As I have to leave now, I keep the message as is, and will reply further tomorrow. Hi, maybe the apple hardware test was already removed in macOS 10.6. Look at this page for a possible way t...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

Hi, side note: when I had a macbook, I was using a FAT32 or exFAT partition to share docs between macOS and Linux. I tried a hfs+ partition, but permissions were a nightmare. In FAT32, a single file cannot be larger than 4GiB ; which is most of the time not a problem. So it seems indeed that your ke...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?

Indeed you need the yaml library and its development headers. This is listed in the dependencies (which I missed) on the github page : To build QrssPiG you need cmake and a c++ compiler (g++ or clang++) with support for c++11. To build the core of QrssPiG you need the following mandatory dev libs: l...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?

You would probably be better compiling the code from source, they give the instructions on the github page. I note that several packages are needed for building : cmake, and libboost-all-dev, the latter pulling 90 packages, so I didnt test. It should go something like this : apt install cmake checki...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.0 Cinnamon 64-bit DVD Live (or USB-key) on Acer TM 8573: Black screen and no boot
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Linux Mint 18.0 Cinnamon 64-bit DVD Live (or USB-key) on Acer TM 8573: Black screen and no boot

No, I didn't try to install a non-Debian/Ubuntu-based Live Linux: too time-consuming for a newbie like me. Try fedora : https://getfedora.org/ . It's exactly the same process as Ubuntu/Mint (i.e. burn to USB, boot the live USB and see whether you like it, then launch the graphical installer), but h...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

Hi, my hybrid MBR fears seem unfounded. From the output you just gave, the start and end sectors of nearly all partitions coincide with that given in the GPT table in your second post. Except the "Documents" partition which is not present in the MBR, but I dont think that should make the kernel pani...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

(we can correspond in french if you prefer, though other forumer may then not understand and hop in with advice) Hum you have a hybrid MBR , as seen on your gdisk output. That's what I feared, and it may be the source of the problem. There was one forumer who knew all about this, Rod Smith the maint...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection

The workaround https://askubuntu.com/questions/862946/ ... re-es1-533 would work for a Linux single boot : not finding windows, the firmware would go to the fallback bootloader /EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi But if windows is really there, I am afraid you would still boot directly to it. Another possible wor...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection

Skylekko wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:56 am
in Gparted it says that 56.49 MiB is used out of 100.00 MiB, but on Windows it says 104MB is used out of 104MB
Did you disable windows fast startup ? If not, do it.

+1 on michael's instructions
by fabien85
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux stops after Grub
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Linux stops after Grub

Is there a method to check where my booting process stops? Yes. When you are editing the grub entry with 'e' to add 'acpi=off' as suggested by michael, also remove the 'quiet splash'. To be perfectly clear, the procedure to edit the entry is given in the section "Solving freezes during the boot seq...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Mint 18.3 KDE not showing up in UEFI boot order selection

There is a well known bug with Acer firmware where the bootloader as to be "trusted for executing". This may be your case. See the following link : https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/ If you do find this way a file EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi on your EFI partition, then it means that gru...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Boot bug - boot repair fails

Hi, the problem is not at the bootloading stage so it's not something that boot-repair can fix. What you see are kernel errors. So refind correctly gives control to the kernel, bootloading is finished, but later the kernel fails. Unfortunately I am not a kernel expert, far from it, so I dont know wh...
by fabien85
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.0 Cinnamon 64-bit DVD Live (or USB-key) on Acer TM 8573: Black screen and no boot
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Linux Mint 18.0 Cinnamon 64-bit DVD Live (or USB-key) on Acer TM 8573: Black screen and no boot

apparently , the only macro-difference between 32-bit live CD and 64-bit live CD is the presence of UEFI directory. Is this directory essential (I don't have UEFI)? It's only apparent. You will indeed have the same filenames between the content of a 32-bit and a 64-bit live USBs, but the file conte...
by fabien85
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?

I think you also need mint-meta-xfce if you want to get the full Mint Xfce experience. If I compare apt install -s mint-meta-xfce xfce4 --install-recommends and apt install -s xfce4 --install-recommends the first pulls 65 packages while the second only pulls 41. I have done the experiment of having ...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?

Hi, Virtualbox should be a good option to try out first but does that give a fair indication of how it'll work when ran without OSX in the background? it will work for Mate and Xfce, not sure about Cinnamon and KDE, they may be a bit heavy for it. It will show you how they look, but for sure the per...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?

I had exactly this MBP and was dual-booting macOS (first 10.6 Snow Leopard, then moved to 10.11 El Capitan) with Linux Mint Cinnamon (17 to 17.3, then a fresh install of 18). It was working well. The main issues I had were not Linux nor macOS, it was hardware : the hard drive failed after five years...
by fabien85
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Let's try this one again.
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Let's try this one again.

I created a /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/ and copied the grub.cfg file to there. Oh no, undo that ! This is not the same grub.cfg that I was talking about. (that's an unfortunate behaviour of grub in UEFI mode that it needs two different grub.cfg files with different purposes and different locations) I tho...
by fabien85
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Dual boot

Of course, here is a tutorial : viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126
by fabien85
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Let's try this one again.
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Let's try this one again.

What's the output of

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$ cat /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg
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(this is the file that tells the UEFI grub where to look for its config file.)

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