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by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Dual Boot/Virtual box/or run from USB
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Windows Dual Boot/Virtual box/or run from USB

There is no "live" Windows bootable USB as there is in Linux, but you might want to have a look at this: How to install a free legal Windows in VirtualBox.
by gold_finger
Thu May 18, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot from USB installation
Replies: 30
Views: 1551

Re: Cannot boot from USB installation

@gold_finger: Yup, removing that package fixes the installer. I wonder why does it crash in the first place..? I don't remember why, but seems to happen occasionally on computers with older (early to mid 2000's) AMD CPUs. Anyway, now 17.3 installs successfully, but unfortunately it cannot boot. I g...
by gold_finger
Mon May 15, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot from USB installation
Replies: 30
Views: 1551

Re: Cannot boot from USB installation

Late to the party here, but if you haven't already started trying administrollaattori's brute force upgrade from 16 to 17 you may want to try one more thing first when trying to install Mint 17. On older computers like yours (particularly older AMD's) sometimes the installation's slideshow causes is...
by gold_finger
Mon May 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Huge problems, BootMGR missing + more
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Huge problems, BootMGR missing + more

It can be FAT16 (for linux OS's), but I have never seen ntfs. The ESP should officially use a FAT32 filesystem, although many Linux distributions place a FAT16 filesystem on this partition. (This choice can cause problems for Windows 7, which will accept only a FAT32 ESP. http://www.rodsbooks.com/e...
by gold_finger
Mon May 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Huge problems, BootMGR missing + more
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: Huge problems, BootMGR missing + more

You have msdos partition table and EFI-system-partition. I suppose that you have installed Mint using UEFI-mode and Windows is installed using Legacy-mode. I was actually thinking the opposite -- Windows in UEFI mode and Mint in Legacy because the Mint partitions are logical within an extended part...
by gold_finger
Mon May 15, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Keep or replace the file
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Keep or replace the file

I've never seen that during an install either -- only during updates to system. My guess is that you checked the option to install updates during the installation and that is why you're seeing it. (I never check that option during install. Do updates separately after install completes.) Anyway, defa...
by gold_finger
Mon May 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard drive formatting questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Hard drive formatting questions

Mint installed with ext2 when I chose 'lvm' for my root/boot drive, why did this happen instead of ext4 (which sounds much better overall)? I'm not very familiar with LVM but believe it sets the /boot partition to ext2. Are you referring to that, or the LVM partition(s) too? Is there really any poi...
by gold_finger
Sun May 14, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Forgotten Password
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Forgotten Password

This might not work for a live USB stick. OP did a normal install to USB -- not a "live" install. Tutorial will work. Also wondered if I could set something up with it on the computer at home such that next time I forget, I could plug it in and unlock it. KeePassX is a password manager program that...
by gold_finger
Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Is my /home partition my actual home?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Is my /home partition my actual home?

@Bebs, The output from administrollaattori's command inxi -p confirms that you're not currently using the separate /home partition. It's showing that only your / (root), /boot/efi and swap are currently active, (same info that I was looking for with the lsblk -af command in the other thread). Follow...
by gold_finger
Sat May 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)

I did create /home partition after the first installation, so maybe Mint doesnt see this partition? Without an entry to mount it on boot in fstab as the location for /home Mint will ignore it and your documents, etc. are likely being saved to the /home folder in the root partition that was part of ...
by gold_finger
Fri May 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create a bootable image of windows 7 from linux mint
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Create a bootable image of windows 7 from linux mint

Easiest thing to do is install Macrium Reflect to Windows and use that, (link posted by Pierre). As Mute Ant said, the image itself won't be bootable, (you'll need to restore it to a new HDD/SDD first), and you won't be able to boot that restored Windows image on a different computer than the one yo...
by gold_finger
Fri May 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)

@ Bebs, Your welcome. Just out of curiosity, did you need to delete an entry (like old Swap partition) or change UUID of a partition in fstab ? Also, if you have a separate /home partition but it's not listed in fstab that could be a problem. It should be one of the partitions auto-mounted on boot. ...
by gold_finger
Thu May 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: <SOLVED> Linux Mint long boot time (~3 minutes)

@ Bebs, When the system boots up it looks to the fstab file for a list of partitions to mount on boot. If a partition was deleted, but the fstab file still lists it, that could cause booting to hang. Same thing if a partition's UUID got changed from the one listed in the fstab file, (which could hap...
by gold_finger
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [ABANDON] Mint 18 install did not write grub to 'bios_grub' partition
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Mint 18 install did not write grub to 'bios_grub' partition

Should I format the 'bios_grub' partition to fat32 and try reinstalling Mint on /dev/sda? Or some other solution? No -- leave partition unformatted. Did you by any chance set the mount point of "/boot" on that "bios_grub" partition? If yes, that is why it's not working. Do not set any mount point f...
by gold_finger
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore
Replies: 126
Views: 6848

Re: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore

Try "boot" first. If no effect, change to "legacy_boot". (Don't use "bios_grub" for that partition.) Honestly, I don't expect setting either of those boot flags to make any difference, but won't hurt anything to try. If neither of the two make any difference just revert partition back to having no f...
by gold_finger
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [ABANDON] My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!
Replies: 97
Views: 4673

Re: My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!

One more thing. Try recreating USB one more time by doing the following (confirm that it is still called "/dev/sdb" first): Make sure it is unmounted. Use terminal command to unmount instead of Nemo -> Eject (which is slightly different than an unmount). If it's mounted, it will likely be mounted un...
by gold_finger
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [ABANDON] My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!
Replies: 97
Views: 4673

Re: My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!

If I run 'gparted' I get: CODE: SELECT ALL Libparted Warning     The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2018 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes.     [Cancel] [Ignore] I don't have a UEFI machine myself, so can't duplicate anything you're doing but that block size of 2018 is weird ...
by gold_finger
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint thinks I have EFI BIOS; I don't -- Trouble; Help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1051

Re: Mint thinks I have EFI BIOS; I don't -- Trouble; Help needed

No doubt about it -- your machine does have UEFI firmware! Okay. May I ask how you know that? Your parted --list output confirms that current Mint install is using an EFI System Partition (esp) on a GPT formatted disk. In other words, it's installed in UEFI mode which is only possible on computers ...
by gold_finger
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [ABANDON] My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!
Replies: 97
Views: 4673

Re: My experiences writing an ISO to USB stick -- Help!

"Compatibility Support Module". My BIOS apparently calls it "Legacy". It is OFF. The fact that you even have an option to turn "Legacy" mode OFF proves you have UEFI firmware. There is no question about it. Problem is that the manufacturer is still calling it "Bios" when in fact it is UEFI firmware...

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