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by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: won't boot initramfs prompt

I think they guy just hits the power button and also lets it go dead, he's kind of irresponsible and doesn't understand technology very well.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: won't boot initramfs prompt

I thought the fsck command might be needed as per the text information but I didn't know syntax.

I've got another problem, I no longer remember the root password, my friend hopefully saved it, I wrote down one but it's not right and I don't dare let the battery go dead trying any longer. Stupid me!!!
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: won't boot initramfs prompt

Fantastic, that fixed it!

I'm guessing it corrupted it by improperly shutting it down too many times?
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: won't boot initramfs prompt

/dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors, check forced
Inodes that were part of a courrupted orphan linked list found

/dev/sda2: Unexpected inconsistency: Run fsck manually
fsck exited with status code 4

The root filesystem on /dev/sda2 requires a manual fsck
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: won't boot initramfs prompt

person didn't give me the charger so I am trying to fix this without charging The m icon appears for about 4 seconds and then it goes to a text prompt and says, amount other things: TSC_deadline disabled due to errata please update microcode to 0x52 (or later) platform msft(and numbers here) platfor...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: won't boot initramfs prompt
Replies: 8
Views: 285

won't boot initramfs prompt

My friends dad somehow manaaged to break the linux mint cinnamon 18.3 install and recovery mode doesn't work. It says to run fsk manually. Can I fix this?
by wutsinterweb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help with aptik: missing from menu
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Need help with aptik: missing from menu

I need to do a backup using aptik and for some reason, even after reinstalling, it is no where in my start menu. Mint Cinnomon 18.3
by wutsinterweb
Tue May 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Were you to buy an AIO for around 60 bucks, what?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Were you to buy an AIO for around 60 bucks, what?

On newegg or amazon, what all in one scanner/printer would you get that works in Linux for less than 60 bucks? Used would be fine for me, I could go on ebay.
by wutsinterweb
Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: google earth problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

google earth problem

I've tried searching for a solution to this issue, but can't figure out how to term the problem to find the solution. Google Earth runs but the window for the earth itself is only a 1 inch square and won't expand to the window/screen. This has been a problem for a long time, but I haven't tried to f...
by wutsinterweb
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need an audible low battery alarm
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Need an audible low battery alarm

So far, he hasn't broken the linux install, which is really good, but he's let his battery go dead a few times and it doens't see well and is very NON savvy. I need an audible alarm for when the battery gets low for Linux Mint Cinnomon 18.3
by wutsinterweb
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Update.

I returned the computer to the owners, I'll wait and see how long this takes until another problem.

The was a complaint about passwords being needed, I explained that it's the key to him not getting infected. Even somewhat smart people don't seem to understand security.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Indeed, no such directory/file it says.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

I can't do that now? I still have the computer.

When I went into the UEFI and tried that link there was no shim file that appeared as a choice. Is Shim not in the current Mint Cinnamon?
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

What the... It was already on, and I KNOW i turned it off for the install. Secure boot was already on.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ah, will try now, let me see.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ok, Mint Cinnamon INSTALLED once again. BIOS set based on this link: https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/ but of those three listed files, only the grub one appears and another. I've tried using either, and both work, the other one I don't have the name at the moment, I'll post later...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Hmm, there is no hokmanager or shin64 appearing in that BIOS step, but the Grub appears and one other with an EFI name. I opted for the Grub but it boots super slow, I'll try the other one in a bit. He wants to keep trying Linux.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

I got it! Now to wait and see if he still wants Linux. This time I will use the tutorial we discussed here if he wants Linux and I will remove supervisor password. He did indeed let the computer go completely dead dead dead. Despite this and despite unplugging batter, pushing battery reset inside ca...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1224

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Got the computer and have been working on it. Somehow, the BIOS password doesn't work (I saved it and know it) or the father changed it unknowingly. I've tried disconnecting the main battery by opening the case and unplugging it, and pushing the battery reset button for 60 seconds, no luck. BIOS has...

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