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by srs5694
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub does not detect windows 7
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Grub does not detect windows 7

If you used GParted, you've trashed your Windows boot loader. The Windows BIOS-mode boot loader includes hard-coded sector values embedded within it, and GParted does not modify those values when it moves or resizes an NTFS partition. This is one reason so many people advise using Windows tools when...
by srs5694
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Whats happening at automatic dual-boot UEFI install
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Whats happening at automatic dual-boot UEFI install

There's a Python implementation for EFI, so you can run Python scripts from just about any boot manager -- you'd just need to configure the boot manager to run the Python interpreter with the right options to launch whatever Python scripts you want to run. That said, I've never done this myself, and...
by srs5694
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can i run OSX alongside Mint
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

Re: Can i run OSX alongside Mint

I've heard of people doing triple boots (usually OSX, Windows and Linux) - what i would be interested in - is an option to have several flavours of Linux alongside my OSX I am triple booting my 2014 MBP with OS X, W10, and Mint 17.3. :mrgreen: I don't recommend installing several flavors of Linux. ...
by srs5694
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot Linux boot error
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Dual-boot Linux boot error

If rEFInd doesn't help, then we need more information. In particular, Boot Repair should give you a URL. Post it here. Alternatively, run the Boot Info Script, post the RESULTS.txt file it generates to a pastebin site, and post the URL to your document here.
by srs5694
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Whats happening at automatic dual-boot UEFI install
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Whats happening at automatic dual-boot UEFI install

However - I have one more Issue: for some Reasons I´m forced to use a specific GRUB-Version. To be exact - this one: https://github.com/biosbits I'd never heard of that tool before today. A quick perusal suggests that it's intended for some very high-level and specialized functions. It's also not c...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Newbie Partitioning Help
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Newbie Partitioning Help

It looks like you've got five EFI System Partitions (ESPs). These are your FAT partitions with the "boot flag" set. Normally just one ESP is sufficient, since it's designed to be shared across OSes. Having multiple ESPs should do no harm aside from the extra wasted disk space. I emphasize ...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help figuring out a partition problem after bad install
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Need help figuring out a partition problem after bad ins

Only the vaguest advice is possible given the information you've provided. Please share either the URL provided by Boot Repair or the RESULTS.txt file that you get when you run Boot Info Script. (Either post it here between code tags or post it to a pastebin site and share the URL to the document th...
by srs5694
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mounting HFS+
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Re: mounting HFS+

I believe that writing to journaled hfs filesystems is not supported in linux. Writing to journaled HFS+ is disabled by default, but reading should work fine. This is almost certainly the cause of the problem -- or at least, one of the causes. Permissions mis-matches can prevent writing to the volu...
by srs5694
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] device for bootloader installation
Replies: 13
Views: 15576

Re: [SOLVED] device for bootloader installation

Why can't someone make a easy guide of all steps installing linux mint? we have to search for a lot of answers...I don't want to risk pc not booting up... There are too many variables: ⋅ There are two boot modes: EFI vs. BIOS. Thus, two installation paths. ⋅ Do you have Windows ...
by srs5694
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win 10 Secure Boot and Mint Not - Angry Neighbours!
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Win 10 Secure Boot and Mint Not - Angry Neighbours!

I agree with Laurent85 -- you're problem isn't with Secure Boot per se (although it's conceivable that your firmware's Secure Boot implementation doesn't like Mint); it's that you've installed Mint in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode and Windows in EFI/UEFI mode. See this page of mine for more on this topic. As...
by srs5694
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Can't Install: Boot error when installing from USB
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Can't Install: Boot error when trying to install from US

Try another tool to create the USB drive. Multiple tools are available, and they aren't all created equal. Under Windows, Rufus probably has the best overall reputation, but even it is not guaranteed to work. (Also, Rufus has, IIRC, three options for how to create the disk, relating to support for B...
by srs5694
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to add Win10 entry into GRUB ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2153

Re: How to add Win10 entry into GRUB ?

i believe i need to install win first. You don't need to install Windows first. Doing so makes it a bit easier because the last-installed OS's boot loader becomes the default, and GRUB handles booting Windows better than the Windows boot loader handles booting GRUB/Linux. Once you install Windows s...
by srs5694
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to install on Lenovo UEFI netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 2926

Re: How to install on Lenovo UEFI netbook

My MacBookPro 1,1 from 2006 has 32-bit EFI, and I used the usual LMDE 32-bit installer after using BootCamp to partition the hard drive and then installing rEFInd. But I am not sure how Windows and Secure Boot play into this. All Intel-based Macs have a Compatibility Support Module (CSM), which ena...
by srs5694
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to install on Lenovo UEFI netbook
Replies: 10
Views: 2926

Re: How to install on Lenovo UEFI netbook

It can be done, but it requires some extra hoop-jumping, because AFAIK Mint doesn't provide a 32-bit EFI boot loader on its 32-bit images. In fact, you might be better off with Debian, which (I think ) does provide 32-bit EFI-mode boot support. If you want to stick with Mint, though, the basic appro...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Permissions fix for a shared HFS+ partition
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Permissions fix for a shared HFS+ partition

You must do more than simply change the UID value in OS X; there are a bunch more fiddly little details to adjust. Various sites document how to do this. One I've referenced before is this one, but it's been long enough since I've done this that I can't promise that site is 100% accurate.
by srs5694
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot issue
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Dual boot issue

You've made Mistake Number One when installing Linux in a dual-boot configuration with Windows already installed in EFI/UEFI mode: You've enabled your Compatibility Support Module (CSM) and installed Linux in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode. The two don't get along so well. Unfortunately, there's a lot of bad ...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot issue
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Dual boot issue

Please run the Boot Info Script on your computer. This will generate a file called RESULTS.txt. Show us this file, either by posting it here using code tags or by posting it to a pastebin site and sharing the URL to your document. Without the information in RESULTS.txt, any answer will be based on g...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting with Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Dual booting with Windows 10

Before doing anything else, figure out your boot modes! Note the plural on "modes," too -- you could be booting Windows in one way (say, EFI/UEFI) and Mint in the other way (BIOS/CSM/legacy). See this page of mine for more on this topic. Computers that shipped with Windows 10 almost invari...
by srs5694
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Could I get a DUAL BOOT (WIN7 - MINT) by doing this?
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Could I get a DUAL BOOT (WIN7 - MINT) by doing this?

In some ways it's not quite as hard as kc1di suggests, because Mint, like most Linux distributions, detects and configures itself for its hardware environment on every boot. Thus, there aren't likely to be many things you must manually tweak when you move the system over. That said, you will have to...
by srs5694
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot tweaks we used to do in menu.lst
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Boot tweaks we used to do in menu.lst

FWIW, if you don't like GRUB 2, you can remove it and install whatever you do like, including GRUB Legacy (the one that uses menu.lst). Maintaining anything but GRUB 2 is poorly documented and poorly supported, though. Be aware that most modern references to "GRUB" actually mean GRUB 2, bu...

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