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by peterldg
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

srs5694 wrote:sudo emacs /EFI/refind/refind.conf
Worked perfectly. Thanks!

I should say that the 'default_selection' entry does not reorder the icons, but selects your prefered OS icon from the menu. The Apple icon is still ordered first and Linux second going left to right.
by peterldg
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

refind.conf is read only.

I tried changing the permissions via LM using sudo edit but it doesn't work.

I tried finding and editing the file via mac using 'vi' and 'pico' editors but I can't figure it out.
by peterldg
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

Luckily, I remembered to peel the Linux tape off the front!

When the Apple sales person booted up the machine it blinked a big question mark! Perfect!

I formatted the entire disk.
by peterldg
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

Update! I took the Macbook back to the Apple store. I demanded a new machine. Don't let them funnel you to the 'geniuses'. I installed rEFInd just as the instructions say. Now I have a beautiful boot menu with Apple and the Linux penguin! Is there a way to make the Linux installation the default boo...
by peterldg
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

I think I'll just reformat the disk and return to Apple. Maybe start afresh. I knew it was a bad idea to wipe the apple BS.

Thanks.
by peterldg
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

I attempted to install rEFInd and received the following error: Installing rEFInd on Linux.... //boot/efi doesn't seem to be on a VFAT filesystem. The ESP must be mounted at //boot or //boot/efi and it must be VFAT! Aborting! dpkg: error processing refind (--install): subprocess installed post-insta...
by peterldg
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

I'm glad you mentioned expensive. I would never spend this kind of money on Apple hardware. I received an ipad air (from my mother. Does your mom give you high-dollar tech for Christmas?) I returned the ipad air to my local Apple store. BTW, the place was packed and they were burnin' through custome...
by peterldg
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

Thanks for the link.

I'll attempt loading the proper EFI. Although, I'm kinda lazy and my machine is really working fine. Should I concern myself with boot times and disc labels?
by peterldg
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

Thanks for your reply.

1. I used Unetbootin. I think you have just identified both of my issues.
2. Mac has a graphical boot menu that you can access during start up. The label on my disc in the menu is 'Windows' not LM.

I think I need to load with rEFInd to fix these issues.

Thanks for your help.
by peterldg
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PC refuses to boot from Mint disc
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: PC refuses to boot from Mint disc

Can you try a different burn? It sounds like the disc isn't bootable? Can you test the disc in another machine? What are you using to burn the image?

Just brainstorming.. You've probably already thought of these.
by peterldg
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PC refuses to boot from Mint disc
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: PC refuses to boot from Mint disc

I would add to the above post- Does your cdrom spin-up during boot? I've had several cd/dvd drives fail. Also, if it's possible in your BIOS setting to exclude every option except the cdrom? Finally, if it's an old enough machine you may need to set the appropriate jumpers on the cdrom drive. good l...
by peterldg
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on a MacBook Air
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Linux Mint on a MacBook Air

Hi, I recently put Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on a new Macbook Air. See my write-up here: http://peterldg.tumblr.com/post/70204018178/eat-your-heart-out-apple-fanatics A couple of issues. 1. The boot times are extremely long. After hitting the power button it hangs on a white screen for several seconds ...
by peterldg
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate vs Synaptic
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

Re: mintUpdate vs Synaptic

I guess that security can carry risk; take away the risk, you take away some of the security. This argument, I humbly (and maybe ignorantly), disagree with. They've been lining up for years now to hand over both their security and their privacy for a little convenience, a few bells, a whistle or tw...
by peterldg
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo Yoga Pro 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

I want to install Linux Mint on a Yoga Pro 2.

Will the touch screen work?

Will the wireless work?

Will the touchpad work?

Should I install Ubuntu instead because it's more touch friendly?
by peterldg
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate vs Synaptic
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

Re: mintUpdate vs Synaptic

How often does a 4 or 5 update screw up the entire installation?

I've updated from kernel 3.8 to 3.10 with no problems. The update saved my 3.8 install in my GRUB menu so I can always revert to it if I wish. Seems like a no brainer to me.
by peterldg
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate vs Synaptic
Replies: 15
Views: 4963

Re: mintUpdate vs Synaptic

After reading recent Canonical vs. Mint discussions on security issues, it appears the Mint update manager has everyhting to do with the differences. I don't want to take unproven updates and I appreciate the flexibility that Mint provides with their system. How do the pro's manage their Mint system...
by peterldg
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot - I have really messed up!
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Dual Boot - I have really messed up!

I've had this happen on my dual boot system.

I used a simple boot repair disk to fix the GRUB menu.

I think this is the one I used: [url]http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/[/url]

It worked really well and was easy to use. I just followed the default settings.
by peterldg
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dark Mail Alliance: open source end-to-end encrypted email
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Dark Mail Alliance: open source end-to-end encrypted ema

It's an excellent idea. I hope to see the project completed.
My privacy is worth more than your security.
by peterldg
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dark Mail Alliance: open source end-to-end encrypted email
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Dark Mail Alliance: open source end-to-end encrypted ema

How will this be different than encrypting with PGP?
The trouble with encryption is that it looks so encrytpted.

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