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Linux:
The operating sistem that wants you to be a pro right from start.
But stuck because grub doesn't install.
Following tutorials on the cellphone but still stuck. At boot I'll get stuck in initramfs...
I really want mint... But I'm not gonna reinstall windows just to get other distro.
Why da FUCK?
Even formated C to ext4 to help

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  • 12
    Had the same error with Mint.
    Maybe one of these can solve it:
    - install it without Internet connection
    - use legacy instead of uefi
    - deactivate secure-boot
  • 4
    I also solved a similar problem a while back with metamourge's 2nd suggestion.
  • 6
    @olback what if the rant was about windows? Your comment would have been the same?
  • 1
    Was going to install Ubuntu (luckily I can still use the live CD l but I'll try your tips first
  • 1
    @olback ofcourse linux is shit till I finally install it properly and learn how to handle it.
  • 2
    A Forbes writer was sick of Windows. So he tried to install mint. But it didn't install. So he downloaded Ubuntu and installed it.

    A. Forbes. Reporter.
    https://omgubuntu.co.uk
  • 3
    @olback even "experts" who have used linux half their life have trouble with many distros installing easily.
  • 4
    @metamourge one of your tips worked. I think because I was forcing UEFI.
    Finally got it installed, already crashed two times tweaking seetings
  • 0
    Guys I'm stuck.
    Can't access my 3T hdd with all the data.
    I can access it, see the files but it's copy protected...
  • 1
    Opened fstab...
    Wtf?
    How cá I guess the info ti ads and here and how?
  • 1
    By now that should be standard...
    Why should I have to learn how to mount the hdd with my personal data that is inside and already filled with stuff?
  • 0
    @GyroGearloose can't believe i'm gona suggest this. go read the gentoo handbook
  • 0
    Have you tried using another Usb stick to boot?
  • 0
    The problem was on the ISO...

    Made a fresh instalation (using the live CD because windows was already gone)...

    Nice tour...

    Had to learn lots of stuff about Grub and how to go arround him.

    Still with windows Mint, the one I wanted :p

    Now only one problem, can't access my 2nd HDD, it's a 3Tb where I store all my offline Info and files :(
  • 0
    Oh, and Fingerprint.

    I was using fingerprint to login and was gonna use as password manager, so I want fingerprint :p
  • 2
    Welcome to Linux, where any step will keep you busy searching for a while.
  • 1
    @GyroGearloose you spelt "learning" wrong
  • 0
    @zlice I spell half the words wrong...

    God bless Internet, God bless autocorrect!
  • 0
    Still going... for two basic shit.

    Still haven't mounted my 3Tb drive with 4 partitions

    And no fingerprint
  • 0
    Btw why is my second Hdd listed as device? All 3 Active partitions??

    Wtf?
  • 0
    @andros705 So, what I basically need is NTFS drivers to be able to write to disk?
  • 0
    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    Ok, so I now know ho to mount drives to directories, nice, preatty and all

    but my fucking drives are still Read Only.

    my 3TB drive where I store everything is Read Only

    WHY?!?? Why for the mother fucker does this came as default?
  • 0
    @andros705

    I think i?m already using it

    <code>

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.

    #

    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a

    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices

    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).

    #

    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation

    UUID=f0a65631-ccec-4aec-bbf5-393f83e230db / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1

    /swapfile none swap sw 0 0

    UUID=F8F07052F07018D8 /mnt/3T_Rodrigo ntfs-3g rw,auto,users,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8 0 0

    </code>
  • 0
    @andros705 yes I did , thank you
  • 1
    Update the grub and installer package? I've had problema with these while trying to install popOS
  • 2
    Open a terminal and install grub from there.. Linux Mint should have the command in their wiki, otherwise look in Ubuntu or Debian wiki which Mint is based on. View error messages, then look up those. And as mentioned earlier, Linux works best in legacy BIOS mode. Even as an experienced Linux user (about 4 years now) I find UEFI to be a royal pain in the ass and I use BIOS whenever possible. If you're using UEFI and don't mind Windows (which relies heavily on UEFI) being removed, consider legacy BIOS.

    That said, Linux does indeed expect you to be able to do troubleshooting.. and with more advanced distros like Arch, Gentoo or Alpine this won't get better.. it's an OS group for power users and tinkerers.

    Lastly, if nothing works you can always roll back to Windows. If it works for you, that's all there is to it.. horses for courses. I find Linux to be vastly superior for my workflow, but yours may differ. If so desired, you could experiment in a VM first and get familiar with the command line.
  • 3
    @andros705 could be yes.. I haven't read all the comments yet. Will read more when I'm back home :)
  • 3
    @andros705 just finished reading the comments, ntfs-3g would indeed be required for NTFS partitions. For GRUB manual installation may yield some useful error messages...
  • 0
    I think it's working now.
    At least yesterday it finally was... But o had to stop exploring (my head ya know).
    Today I want to use the external fingerprint reader... Linux detects it, I can occasionally save one finger but not repeat it, and I'm stuck there...
    Should I try my dick fingerprint? Maby it works better
  • 0
    @andros705 I never quit while I know there is one solution, even if hidden in dark places.
    That's why I'm taking one problem at a time.
  • 0
    The problem:
    The partitions were always there I couldn't mount what was already mounted (but learned how to link drives).
    They are there, I can see files, I can open files, but the entire drive is Read-only.
  • 2
    @andros705 try these:

    # apt install fuse ntfs-3g
    # mount -t ntfs $(fdisk -l | grep ntfs | cut -d' ' -f1) /mnt

    Haven't tested these yet (on tablet right now) but essentially you have to install fuse and ntfs-3g, then mount the drive to somewhere (/mnt here). Afterwards open your file manager as root ("sudo thunar" or similar) because that drive may be mounted to only be writable by root. What you're concerned about however is whether it's writable at all. If so, continue from there. Umount /mnt and then try to mount the drive again as your regular user. If that's possible, you're done. If not you may have to add your user to some disk management group in your system.
  • 1
    @dontbeevil yes. You can't say that something sucks before you've ever used it.
  • 0
    @olback I totally agree, what I don't like if that if the rant was about windows and was clearly a non windows fault, the rant was full of ++ and comments like "windows sucks, switch to linux..." (without even know) ... and that was totally fine for most of people here ;)
  • 0
    @andros705 nope you can debug... One more confirmation that people here talk without know
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