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How to boot pepermint by defult
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:39:18 am »
HELLLLLLLPP :-[PPP!

So I installed Peppermint OS 9 on a very old computer and i REALLY like it.  (Brand New to linux) But for some reason every time i want to boot my computer i have to load the BIOS mode and select the hard drive (the only available disk)  then when a black menu loads I need to hit enter. (its a bacl menu with just 3 options)

Does anyone know how to make it so when i tun the computer on peppermint just boots up like mac os used to do?

Thanks

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 03:04:35 pm »
So this is a Mac ?

What model/year ?
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 11:42:43 am »
Hi libraryonfeet. welcome to Peppermint. You are going to love it here once you get this all figured out. From a live session, can you open a terminal and enter this code
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inxi -Fz
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 10:18:09 pm »
Hi libraryonfeet. welcome to Peppermint. You are going to love it here once you get this all figured out. From a live session, can you open a terminal and enter this code
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inxi -Fz
? Best to copy and paste the code, and then copy and past the output back here. That will give us a better idea of what we are trying to work on. Thanks.

Hi there thanks for helping!   

This is what i got

System:    Host: luke-MacBook Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Apple product: MacBook2 1 v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F4208CA9 v: PVT serial: N/A
           BIOS: Apple v: MB21.88Z.00A5.B07.0706270922 date: 06/27/07
Battery    BAT0: charge: 0.0 Wh 0.0% condition: 53.0/54.7 Wh (97%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 T7200 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 997 MHz 2: 997 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@59.91hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR5418 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008E 802.11(a)bgn] (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k
           IF: wls1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 293G used: 8.8G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 21.7C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 163 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 200.0/1980.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56


I do already love pepermint!   However to boot it i have to start the computer, put it in BIOS click hard drive.  Then take out the batt. and then restart then enter BIOS then click linux in the GRUB and then it starts.  But after that it is great! 

Thanks again for helping!

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 10:18:57 pm »
So this is a Mac ?

What model/year ?


Yes this is a mac.  2007

I put a more detailed description in the other reply.   Thanks for helping!

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 05:03:03 am »
Don't you have to hold the "Option" key on a Mac to access it's EFI bootloader ?
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 11:19:48 am »
Don't you have to hold the "Option" key on a Mac to access it's EFI bootloader ?

Yes I hit option then click the hard drive

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2019, 04:44:56 pm »
Is OS X still installed ? .. if so, which version ?

IIRC on my sons Macbook I had to change the boot order within OS X.
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 11:08:47 am »
Is OS X still installed ? .. if so, which version ?

IIRC on my sons Macbook I had to change the boot order within OS X.


No OS X is not still installed.   It just have Linux

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2019, 02:05:57 pm »
Hi libraryonfeet. Where did you install grub?
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2019, 04:19:51 pm »
See if this works on your mac
https://www.macworld.com/article/1135944/startupboot.html

ie. Hold down the Control key prior to clicking on a volume to boot
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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2019, 07:03:16 pm »
See if this works on your mac
https://www.macworld.com/article/1135944/startupboot.html

ie. Hold down the Control key prior to clicking on a volume to boot

Okay!  So that fixed the first issue.  But now I still have to choose peppermint from the GNU GRUB Screen is there a way to tell it to always use the same one?  (Also that screen only loads every other boot otherwise it will just sit there and not boot)

Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: How to boot pepermint by defult
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2019, 10:21:23 pm »
What is listed by GRUB, and in which order ?

Might be easiest if you just post the contents of
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xed /boot/grub/grub.cfg
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