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by fabien85
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading USB Live Persistent from 18.2 to 18.X in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Upgrading USB Live Persistent from 18.2 to 18.X in the future

That works, but the problem with that is the typically slow write/read speed of flashdrives. A LIVE install writes only 1.6 to 2GB most Linux distros (Zorin being exception) and a fully installed will be 6-8 GB in size. Although there's a time loss in converting the encrypted system into RAM, that'...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading USB Live Persistent from 18.2 to 18.X in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Upgrading USB Live Persistent from 18.2 to 18.X in the future

Instead of doing a live USB with persistence, you could just make a regular install on the USB, with tweaks to the bootloading so that it can boot on any computer. Advantage is that it's a real system so you can store and upgrade anything. Inconvenient is that it's less lightweight than a live USB, ...
by fabien85
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live usb persistence over 4GB
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Live usb persistence over 4GB

Macs are a bit different in the sense that you dont have any interface to manage the firmware/BIOS. Some of the older macbooks cannot boot an external drive (USB stick, hard drive, SSD, doesnt matter) in Legacy/BIOS mode. If you plan to use your linux USB only on Macs or PCs that came with windows 8...
by fabien85
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Single Boot Macbook Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Single Boot Macbook Pro

For reference, it's a MBP 5,5 and the complete specs are here: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Agree with prestonR, problem is most likely coming from the nvidia card. And KDE (probably Cinnamon ...
by fabien85
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot - Uninstalling windows or mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Dual boot - Uninstalling windows or mint?

For reference, here is the procedure to reinstall grub in Legacy mode : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/grub
and in UEFI mode : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/6 (it's more complex as michael said)
by fabien85
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: Instructions on how to translate the user guide
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Instructions on how to translate the user guide

As announced on https://blog.linuxmint.com/ , mint is porting the documentation to a new service : readthedocs.org This is supposed to also ease the translation effort. I dont know any detail how, maybe someone of the team can give more info. So I'm guessing it's better to wait till the new system i...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how install on separate SSD disk
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: how install on separate SSD disk

Safest is to disconnect any other drive from the machine. It's the only way where you know nothing can go wrong for them. If you must keep them attached, I advise to install the bootloader manually, because the installer (ubiquity) has the unfortunate tendency to put the bootloader on the first driv...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> No EFI After Windows Update
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: No EFI After Windows Update

so sda6 is your / partition which contains most of the system. The EFI bootloaders are located in a separate partition, the so-called EFI System Partition (ESP), and when you have a normal linux boot, this partition is mounted at /boot/efi That explains why you would see the EFI files on /boot/efi o...
by fabien85
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Sonya command line shuffle to increase root partition?
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Sonya command line shuffle to increase root partition?

First thing, you must be speaking of / , not /root / is the root of the filesystem, i.e. what contains everything. Programs are usually located in /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin or /opt /root is the home of the admin user, there is usually nothing interesting there, e.g. on my computer there is just...
by fabien85
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Initial dual boot sreen?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Initial dual boot sreen?

If laurent's command is not enough, go into the firmware interface (/BIOS) and change the boot order, putting the entry "ubuntu" at the top. If that's still not enough, then the firmware is definitively buggy. This does seem to happen frequently for HP computer, see this forum thread for a...
by fabien85
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: USB Installation issues
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: USB Installation issues

Indeed, or get your friend to install Mint for you (if you trust her/him of course)
by fabien85
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Mise à jour bizarre
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Mise à jour bizarre

Ah oui moi aussi je les ai comme mises à jour proposées, et comme toi je suis sous Cinnamon (18.2) En regardant de plus près, en fait ces packages sont déjà installés, par exemple: $ dpkg-query -l mate-menus Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Ha...
by fabien85
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint 18.2 on dual-drive system
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Installing Mint 18.2 on dual-drive system

This is indeed the way to make a clean install with a separate /home on the secondary hard drive. If you already have installed your system, set it up and dont want to go through a reinstall (which is however the simplest solution), you can look at this link to move your home partition : https://hel...
by fabien85
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] UEFI - LEGACY boot clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: UEFI - LEGACY boot clarification

Hi, fast boot is a feature where the firmware skips a few steps during the Power-On Self Test (POST, the thing that happens at the very beginning when you press the power button, before you get the splash screen of the manufacturer) to provide faster boot time. It's something completely unrelated to...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Having trouble with installing to hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Having trouble with installing to hard drive

gparted is normally installed by default in the live USB, so you wont need the apt-get command. The wiped hard drive seems to be recognised, it's /dev/sda, while /dev/sdb is your windows drive. Open Menu > Administration > gparted then select sda in the right drop down menu (anyway gparted should sh...
by fabien85
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Legacy+UEFI USB with installed system + live ISOs capabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Legacy+UEFI USB with installed system + live ISOs capabilities

Thanks.
I have added a screenshot of the partition layout on the USB (I understood that was your question, tell me otherwise), and added more detailed instructions on how to install refind or grub manually.
by fabien85
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon boot problem (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon boot problem

Hum, I'm no expert but this looks like a hardware problem.
input/output errors are usually sign of failure of the hard drive or some cable.
Other forumers should have more expertise.
by fabien85
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Can not boot from Samsung pc with Win 8
Replies: 21
Views: 439

Re: Can not boot from Samsung pc with Win 8

Indeed, you cannot dual-boot systems in different boot modes. Also support for 32-bit is crumbling, so as Laurent said you need to install with the 64-bit ISO which is UEFI-capable. If there are still troubles in 64-bit (like you still cant install UEFI mode) then we can give further advices, but th...
by fabien85
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Can not boot from Samsung pc with Win 8
Replies: 21
Views: 439

Re: Can not boot from Samsung pc with Win 8

Will the apt-get install grub-efi grub-efi-amd64 part work if you are booted in Legacy mode ? I always understood that if you are booted in Legacy mode, the linux system does not have the capability to communicate with the firmware to create a UEFI boot entry in the NVRAM. I would think you first ne...
by fabien85
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Legacy+UEFI USB with installed system + live ISOs capabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Legacy+UEFI USB with installed system + live ISOs capabilities

This guide is NOT to create a live USB. In fact you will need to already have a live USB, plus a computer where Linux is already installed. This is to achieve something similar to a live USB with persistence, but in some way better. The main goal is to have a portable system that you can keep in you...

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