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by fabien85
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Can't Boot to UEFI LM18 or Windows 10 Installation USB after installing LM18
Replies: 19
Views: 139

Re: Can't Boot to UEFI LM18 or Windows 10 Installation USB after installing LM18

What happens is that your windows had fast-startup activated, so basically it was not shutting down but hibernating. As a consequence, as the error message says, the partition is in an unsafe state. The solution normally would be to boot the installed windows, disable fast-startup and have a full sh...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Peculiarity installing LM18 in Vbox+EFI
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Peculiarity installing LM18 in Vbox+EFI

Well if you *really* want to learn EFI, you could start mastering the EFI shell. (however it's 99% sure you will never need this knowledge in any practical situation) A list of EFI shell commands is given here and there , and you can get more details from the shell with help command , with the -b op...
by fabien85
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Single boot install on 2009 MacBook Pro
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Single boot install on 2009 MacBook Pro

Hi, so it looks like you have two different refind installed. It's not problematic though. What's more intriguing is that refind doesnt detect your installed linux. Three possibilities : 1) Linux was not installed properly. Booting your live USB, could you post the output of sudo parted --list ? 2) ...
by fabien85
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Problème dual boot linux sur mac
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Problème dual boot linux sur mac

La clé USB live, c'est juste une solution temporaire pour essayer de réparer ton système. D'abord sauvegarder tes données avant toute manip, puis essayer de réparer le démarrage. On ne va pas démarré ton système grace à ça (en tout cas ce n'est pas possible à ma connaissance) "i.e." c'est une abbrév...
by fabien85
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Single boot install on 2009 MacBook Pro
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Single boot install on 2009 MacBook Pro

Hi, it's your occasion to try a better bootloader : refind . Boot your live USB, then download refind here : http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html , take the binary zip file Unzip the file, open the unzipped folder in the file manager and right click > Open in terminal. Then two choices : 1) ...
by fabien85
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: laptop screen broken but display brightness still consuming power
Replies: 0
Views: 29

laptop screen broken but display brightness still consuming power

Hello, I was given a MacBook Pro 2009 laptop where the screen does not work anymore. I suspect it's not the screen itself but the connection to the motherboard which is broken, since it's the hinge which got the shock and has visible damage. Anyway I am setting this up as a home server, currently r...
by fabien85
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Problème dual boot linux sur mac
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Problème dual boot linux sur mac

Hum je suis un peu confusionné : là quand tu fais les manips que je dis, tu as démarré sur quoi ? Si tu es démarré sur une clé USB live (ce que j'avais compris), ben oui c'est normal que toute partition externe soit montée sur autre part que la racine (/ , qui est le début de l'arborescence). En gén...
by fabien85
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Problème dual boot linux sur mac
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Problème dual boot linux sur mac

Néanmoins je n’ai pas l’option « mount and open », lorsque je fais clique droit dessus je peux « unmount » ça veut dire que la partition est déjà montée en fait (j'avais oublié que c'est effectivement le comportement par défaut de Mint de monter automatiquement les partitions externes, car j'ai cha...
by fabien85
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

Yes indeed, everytime I installed Mint 18.x it created by default a swap partition. I tried Xubuntu 18.04 and Mint 19 beta and they use a swap file, but you can force them to use a swap partition using the "something else" option in the installer. With that option you can also have a separate /home,...
by fabien85
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: big hairy dual-boot mess
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: big hairy dual-boot mess

If you are happy with your setup, then I dont have any advice. I will just share some of what I'm doing, which may or may not give you ideas for future - as bootloader I'm using refind the feature that is an advantage in this context is that refind auto-detects all bootable OSes. So there is no need...
by fabien85
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changed DE's ReFind still shows old DE
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Changed DE's ReFind still shows old DE

In fact you can take a screenshot in refind, see http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/using.html#keyboard Just hit F10 at the refind menu, and it will save it in the root directory of the ESP, i.e. from Mint it will be at /boot/efi/screenshot_001.bmp (you will need sudo to copy this file somewhere else) ...
by fabien85
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changed DE's ReFind still shows old DE
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Changed DE's ReFind still shows old DE

Everything wen fine, but when I boot up Refind still reads something like "Linux Mint <kernel version> Mate" when I select Mint as my desired distro during boot up. I tried reinstalling grub and updating to the latest kernel. Hum it's not clear. Do you get this on the refind screen or the grub scre...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: big hairy dual-boot mess
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: big hairy dual-boot mess

My opinion is that you made a very complicated setup (that I didnt really follow to be honest) and you may want to consider the following option to simplify your life : timeshift This is the number 1 option for backup and system snapshots in Mint. It's integrated by default since Mint 18.3, and can ...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 10 Forced Update Destroyed My Partition Table! Possible to Fix?
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Windows 10 Forced Update Destroyed My Partition Table! Possible to Fix?

Before doing anything that writes on this disk, I would try testdisk/photorec using the disk as read-only. You should be able to recover many files that photorec will recognize. If you have another drive available (eg an external one) with capacity larger or equal to that of the affected drive, I wo...
by fabien85
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux kernel loading in compability mode
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Linux kernel loading in compability mode

I dont know what you are looking for then. The compatibility mode that you see on a live USB is exactly this passing of the nomodeset option. There is no specific kernel for that. If you want to check, boot a live USB, highlight the compatibility mode option in the grub menu, press e to view the det...
by fabien85
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux kernel loading in compability mode
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Linux kernel loading in compability mode

You dont ned to build your on kernel to do this. It's as simple as this : 1) Edit /etc/default/grub as root sudo nano /etc/default/grub (or use your preferred editor) 2) locate the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and add nomodeset so that the line becomes GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="q...
by fabien85
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Problème dual boot linux sur mac
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Problème dual boot linux sur mac

Connais-tu un moyen de faire démarrer ma partition linux qui est sur ma clef bootable directement depuis cette partition pour la récupérer ou une autre solution ? Je ne comprends pas ce que tu veux dire. Si tu veux accéder à la partition sur le disque interne, qui est non corrompue donc, c'est faci...
by fabien85
Wed May 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB won't boot
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: GRUB won't boot

HP's firmwares are buggy, you should complain to them. Here the author lists 3 possible ways to work around : https://askubuntu.com/questions/244261/how-do-i-get-my-hp-laptop-to-boot-into-grub-from-my-new-efi-file/244343#244343 I recommend option 2 or 3, since you are already familiar with EFI, and ...
by fabien85
Tue May 29, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?
Replies: 18
Views: 14380

Re: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?

A pedestrian way is to read /boot/grub/grub.cfg and count the menu entries there until yours. Pay attention that entries in the submenu 'Advanced options ..." do not count, you have to count the whole submenu as 1. And the entries are numbered 0,1,...,n-1 The following command may help you do this c...
by fabien85
Mon May 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updating BIOS in Linux only environemnt
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Updating BIOS in Linux only environemnt

Asus computers have this function in the firmware interface called EZ Flash, so you just download the new firmware from their website, it's a zip file. You decompress it and get a binary file that you have to put on a FAT32 partition (either on the internal drive, e.g. the EFI partition, or on an ex...

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