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Jan
6
comment Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
Yeah, the bless command seems under-documented sometimes. Disclaimer: I'm actually in Arch Linux where I don't think any type of linking happens when updating the kernel (at least I've had no problems so far), but I posted here because I figured you might not notice the question if I posted elsewhere. Thanks so much. By the way, hosting rEFInd on GitHub would make it easy to make a PR. I might be able to add a command line arg or two to help with certain cases like a second ESP.
Jan
5
comment Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
Was there a specific reason to use the --folder option when not installing on Mac ESP and not to the default /EFI/BOOT? The --mount option seems to work well, and as in you mentioned will happen to work with FAT cases. Also the --shortform option seems like a good thing to use, as without it it would take approx 30 seconds before rEFInd would show up during boot. I'm not sure if this is due to some updates from OS X El Capitan, as I didn't have that lag problem before El Capitan.
Jan
5
comment Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
Thanks Rod! You said "There is a danger of one OS messing up another OS's files on the ESP, but keeping a backup should enable you to recover from such problems.". That's one of my main reasons. I just wanted to keep the official ESP clean and leave that to Apple. Plus, the refind_linux.conf file and kernel are also on the second ESP, which actually is mount as /boot in Linux, so I thought it'd be nice to have everything all together on the same partition in addition to keeping Apple stuff clean. Thanks for the input!
Jan
5
comment Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
That was exactly my reason for posting here.
Jan
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Jan
4
comment Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
I just posted an edit. I was able to transplant /EFI/BOOT from one partition to the other, then bless it using the --mount mode, and that worked, so it's not limited to the default OS X ESP partition.
Jan
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Jan
4
comment rEFInd bypassed on MacBook with Mac, Windows, Ubuntu
I removed all traces of GRUB. Now refind simply doesn't boot, and after some time the machine simply goes to OS X. I made a new question for it here: askubuntu.com/questions/716662/…
Jan
4
asked Why won't bless make rEFInd boot by default?
Jan
4
comment rEFInd bypassed on MacBook with Mac, Windows, Ubuntu
Hello Rod, I tried using refind-install to install refind, but when I rebooted it went straight to (a previously existing) GRUB. I thought refind-install would make refind the default thing that boots?
Oct
13
comment Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)
Update for me: The proprietary nvidia driver works with Cinnamon Desktop perfectly, but not with Gnome out-of-the-box. I can run gnome-shell --replace while in Cinnamon in order to get into the Gnome shell as a workaround. So, that's what I'm doing, and it's more stable than Nouveau (though the workaround is annoying, having to do it whenever I log into Cinnamon Desktop, then running the command to "get into Gnome" with some missing features).
Aug
22
answered Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager
Aug
18
comment Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)
I have the same issue. THe proprietary driver doesn't work for me at all on Macbook Pro 11,5 unfortunately, so nouveau is as good as it gets, it seems, and t freezes once in a while. Chromium triggeres the freezes for me.
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13
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Nov
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comment Is there code folding for gedit?
@mason81 Thanks! I've since moved on to Vim though (and probably NeoVIm soon). :D
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24
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