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by fabien85
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Dual-Booting] After installing LM18 alongside Windows 10 on a Sony laptop I still automatically boot into Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: [Dual-Booting] After installing LM18 alongside Windows 10 on a Sony laptop I still automatically boot into Windows

@cleanboy : there is an important probability that the root of your problem is different. Make your own thread and we will help you in it. @jelly : Did you try the suggestions at the end of your boot-repair log ? Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sda (128GB) disk! If your computer reboo...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint on Macbook A1181
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Install Linux Mint on Macbook A1181

Oops, I searched for A1181 and took the first reply, but apparently there is more than one A1181 model... With all 64-bit, it would indeed be easier to install EFI mode. Several of this early models had only partial support for booting via USB. In case needed, the easiest way to boot on the DVD is t...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint on Macbook A1181
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Install Linux Mint on Macbook A1181

Following the specs here : http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook_1.83.html the processor is also 32-bit. So even non-efi you have to install 32-bit. I think the simplest is to burn a live DVD and install in Legacy/BIOS mode. You will probably need to reformat the hard drive to ...
by fabien85
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 on a Sundisk Extreme Pro - OSX
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Mint 18.1 on a Sundisk Extreme Pro - OSX

The live USB does have a bootloader. It's just that it is installed at the location of the fallback bootloader (i.e. EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi) so that any computer can boot that USB without needing to know where the bootloader is. On a desktop computer, it is not a good practice to put the bootloader at...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 on a Sundisk Extreme Pro - OSX
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Mint 18.1 on a Sundisk Extreme Pro - OSX

Did you try just letting it reboot normally ? The linux booloader will not appear in the apple boot manager (that you get when pressing alt/option), that's normal. That's because it is located at EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi (on the EFI partition), and not at EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi. But that's okay because ...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Dualboot takes few minutes on SSD to boot
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Mint Dualboot takes few minutes on SSD to boot

I'm no very familiar with boot time analysis, but this topic gives all the commands necessary to do so : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=226892 There are several possible culprits, like mounting some partitions (e.g. if they changed uuid or are located on the network), or some services,...
by fabien85
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8

(repeating)
Make sure fast-startup is turned off in windows.
How to : https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to install Grub after a fresh OS installation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: How to install Grub after a fresh OS installation ?

Just curious, why is it necessary to disconnect the drive? Is windows really that aggressive that it messes with drives it's not even directed to install. :shock: :lol: Well in principle it's unnecessary, but I wouldnt trust windows, e.g. in the case where the Mint drive is the first in the boot or...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8

Did you turn off fast startup in windows ? If not, you should. It's possible that the partitions are not in a safe state to work with them because of fast startup.
Otherwise, please provide the output of the commands stated above.
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 and Windows 8

And if you are not sure, ask ! For example, if you provide us with the output of the following commands (run from the linux terminal), we can explain you exactly what your partitions are, and we can tell in which boot mode windows is installed and give you instructions etc : sudo parted --list /dev/...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shell script help required for Mint 18
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Shell script help required for Mint 18

Looks like a task that is fitted for setuid, which is supposed to allow an user to run programs with temporarily elevated privileges.
I haven't yet understood how that works though (just stumbled on it a few days ago, and my quick attempt at using it failed), so if you understand please explain.
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to install Grub after a fresh OS installation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: How to install Grub after a fresh OS installation ?

If grub is currently installed on the Mint drive, and you take care of disconnecting that drive during the windows install, then grub will still be there and will still boot Mint. To make it also able to boot the new windows, you will probably need to run sudo update-grub from Mint (after install an...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copy/paste in nemo-terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Copy/paste in nemo-terminal

Also selecting something with the mouse will copy it, and then using the middle click will paste it. Useful when your hand is on the mouse, or when you are tired of doing incorrectly ctrl+shift+c in firefox (which opens the web page inspector).
by fabien85
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I may have overwritten OS X?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: I may have overwritten OS X?

This may help you : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

I doubt a bit about Applecare's helpfulness, but it's worth a try. But run photorec first.
by fabien85
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I may have overwritten OS X?
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: I may have overwritten OS X?

Indeed, OSX is gone, you need to run a recovery software and hopefully you can recover some files. Take your time doing so. Note down everything you think you had, then put the list aside, wait and think a bit more and add the stuff you forgot. One thing you can do is to clone the "OSX" pa...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Computer boots directly to Windows after intalling Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Computer boots directly to Windows after intalling Mint

Oh! I just noticed this in your boot-info report : The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting) (lines 498-499) All this stuff could simply be due to that. Go to windows, disable fast startup , and make a full shutdown. Then t...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GPARTED Partition Move & Resize
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: GPARTED Partition Move & Resize

Move sda2 to the right, then you will be able to increase sda1.

I dont know exactly what you are doing, but note that you cannot move or resize a partition that is mounted. To move sda2 you will need to swapoff sda5. And to resize sda1, you will need to be booted with another system (e.g. live CD).
by fabien85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Ooops... I've re-formatted my boot sector
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Ooops... I've re-formatted my boot sector

Here is a tutorial on how to access an encrypted partition from a live USB https://stuff.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/how-to-mount-luks-encrypted-partitions-manually/ it's for a single encrypted home. If you have whole disk encryption, I guess it's going to be a little more complicated. Look at what you...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Matlab
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Installing Matlab

There is a free version of matlab called Octave, and it can be installed from the software manager.
I dont know if it has all the capabilities of matlab, probably not for the latest versions, but well it's free and open source.
by fabien85
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do i adjust color temperature in Linux Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: [SOLVED] How do i adjust color temperature in Linux Mint?

I know you can change the screen temperature with redshift, which is available in the repositories. Also install redshift-gtk to get a graphical user interface. I use it to decrease the temperature at night, in order to protect the eyes (and I think that's the main objective of the program), but you...

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