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  1. Jarret B

    Loading Linux Mint onto 2007 White Macbooks

    You may need rEFInd as a boot loader as well as disable SIP in Recovery Mode. You may look into completely resetting the Mac to re-enable everything the school disabled (factory reset). This may require putting MacOSx back on it temporarily until you get the system back to default. Getting...
  2. Jarret B

    Loading Linux Mint onto 2007 White Macbooks

    It looks like a straightforward process. I have not tried it yet. Make sure the CPU is an Intel or AMD. During installation were there any errors?
  3. Jarret B

    Loading Linux Mint onto 2007 White Macbooks

    Is the version of Linux Mint a 32 or 64 bit OS? Some Macs have a special chip which only allows a 64-bit OS to be MacOS. Any other 32-bit OS is allowed by the chip. Maybe you can disable the Security and/or EFI?
  4. Jarret B

    I CAN't TURN ON WI-FI!!!

    Try this link to get the driver. https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu The instructions are there as well. Hope this helps.
  5. Jarret B

    I CAN't TURN ON WI-FI!!!

    Hello, Can you insert the dongle and post back a screenshot of the command 'lsusb' from a Terminal? (I assume this is a Wi-Fi dongle.) If this is an internal card the post back a screenshot of 'lspci'. This should show if the system is even recognizing the device.
  6. Jarret B

    Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit for Raspberry Pi 4

    Anyone who may have a new Raspberry Pi 4 (RPi4) will love its improvements over the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3). The only issue is at the time of this writing there wasn’t a 64-bit Operating System (OS) for it. In the next few months many distros will probably release a 64-bit version for it...
  7. Jarret B

    LFCS – How to Recover ROOT Password

    There are many reasons why a Root password may be lost or forgotten. In business settings it may be as simple as the administrator no longer works for the company. The LFCS exam deals with the CentOS 7 Operating System but I will also cover changing the Root password on an 18.04 Ubuntu...
  8. Jarret B

    Raspberry Pi 4 Review and Benchmarks

    For those who haven’t heard, the newest version of the Raspberry Pi (RPi) has been released. Technically it is the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (RPi4). The Raspberry Pi 4 is a 64-bit single board system. The single board measures 3.5 x 2.3 x .76 inches in size. The board contains the following...
  9. Jarret B

    GRUB Themes

    When I wrote my last article on Grub Configuration I found a lot of people wanting to use GRUB Themes. Many people said it was too complicated so I will try to cover a basic theme to get you started. Looking at Figure 1 you can see a basic one that I made which we will go over how to make...
  10. Jarret B

    GRUB Configuration

    The GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is used by systems to take control after the system BIOS is completed. GRUB may then show a menu to allow a user to choose from multiple Operating Systems (OS) or kernels of a specific OS. With GRUB there are many configurable settings you can make on a...
  11. Jarret B

    Using Docker Volumes

    When using Docker it is sometimes necessary to update files quite often. Updating those files can be a big hassle since the whole container must be recreated each time. For instance, if you set up a website in Docker you would have to rebuild the container every time you wanted to change any...
  12. Jarret B

    ISO File Manipulation

    Like everything else it seems.... there are always exceptions.
  13. Jarret B

    PlayStation 1 and 2 on Linux

    Try EmuParadise.me for ones you own or may be free.
  14. Jarret B

    Multi-boot Full Install to a USB

    Sometimes you may need a ‘Fix Stick’ to repair to test a system. But what if there is a mix of Distros you deal with? For instance, some systems are Ubuntu based and others are Red Hat. You may want to have specific programs for each type. What if Windows is thrown into the mix? Maybe you...
  15. Jarret B

    Docker Basics and Install

    I have only really tried Ubuntu and Fedora. Sorry. Most of the basics should be similar though.
  16. Jarret B

    [Solved] Making iso file from DVD

    I believe part of that is the file itself. Once mounted it is fine. When you "burn" the image to a disc or device the "file" part is removed and the extra '/.' is not seen.
  17. Jarret B

    Can't use Linux to make a USB visible in Windows

    Try another program like Balena Etcher found at balena.io/etcher. This program will place the ISO file on the pendrive just fine.
  18. Jarret B

    [Solved] Making iso file from DVD

    Check out my article on ISO File Manipulation, more specifically the area dealing with 'gnome-disks'. The 'Disks' program does very well on bootable devices. Brasero would also be good for a Disc Copy saved to an ISO file.
  19. Jarret B

    ISO File Manipulation

    The ISO file is a standard (ISO-9660) to store data on optical media. In some cases the image is an exact duplicate of a disk. The data being saved can not only include the files themselves, but the folder structure, attributes of the files and boot information. ISO files usually contain a...
  20. Jarret B

    USB Live Peresistence

    If you want to make a Full install that works as if the USB drive were a hard drive then look at https://www.linux.org/threads/linux-full-install-to-usb-stick.20921/ . If you are really wanting persistence then look at https://www.linux.org/threads/fix-stick-upgrade.18862/#post-56432 . One of...
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