Involved Qs re MacBook 2011, Linux, OS X Sierra, and partitions

Short version: 1T Samsung SSD drive, partitioned to dual boot w/ OSX Sierra (800 gigs) and whatever Linux flavor I feel like playing with (Mint or Ubuntu mainly). There are TWO “Recovery” partitions. I want to remove the one I am virtually certain is not being used (why is for my long version if someone wants such a story). I cannot remove the extra Recovery partition in OS X, at least using the graphical version of diskutil (perhaps on a command line if I knew how). I think I could remove it in Linux using gparted or some such, except it is a partition occurring before the main OS X Sierra partition.

In fact, here’s the basic partitioning: 1. Mint (at the moment) Linux 2. A second Recovery partition (I’ve actually reformatted this to exfat, just to prove to myself it isn’t the real Recovery partition.) 3. MacOS Sierra 4. The real Recovery Partition

My question is this: Can I safely delete that 2nd (the exfat) partition without causing OS X to go into kernel panic / a dinosaur ate my homework mode?

I have a long explanation if anyone wants it, but think I’ll go with the short one for now.

Update fstab / mount information in High Sierra

There are some Q&A about updating /etc/fstab but they are all for much older versions of MacOs.

  • Is /etc/fstab in fact still supported?

  • A pointer to what options are supported in High Sierra and a command line

I tried putting in place the following and the associated Volume did not mount at all. When the /etc/fstab were moved away then the volume mounted again so clearly it is the offender. Can it be fixed?

UUID=C051CBF1-62E1-3C45-8312-7060BB339EC3 /d hfs rw 0 2 

High Sierra Installation com.apple.osinstall error -3

My mac book pro 2010 started acting up last night. Wifi was slow and certain letters were not displayed properly. I restarted the computer and it failed to boot up again.

I took the drive from the bad computer and put it in a working mac book pro 2013. The computer had issues booting up initially. After restarting the NVRAM by holding command + option + p + r, I can now access the recovery screen. I tried selecting the start up disk. I get the following error message, “you cant change the startup disk to the selected disk running bless to place boot files failed”.

I tried to reinstall high sierra, but I get a com.apple.osinstall error -3 error after restart. What should I try next to troubleshoot the issue?

Get french accent on Linux terminal connected via ssh from MacOS High Sierra

I come on this forum since no answers or suggestions on other forums.

I am often connecting from a MacOS High Sierra terminal via SSH to a Debian 8.0. The locales on my MacOS are :

LANG= LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" 

Everything on MacOS side works fine, I can type on this MacOS terminal all french characters, even combined for example to get “ê” character with key “^+e”.

My issue is that I am often connected via to a Debian 8.0 and I can’t get to have french accents like I have on MacOS.

I have done on Debian 8.0 :

# locale-gen  Generating locales (this might take a while)...   fr_FR.ISO-8859-1... done   fr_FR.UTF-8... done   fr_FR.ISO-8859-15@euro... done 

So the locales on Debian 8.0 are :

locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TIME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_PAPER="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NAME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859 

I have also tried with :

# locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory LANG=fr_FR@euro LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NUMERIC="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TIME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_COLLATE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MONETARY="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MESSAGES="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_PAPER="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_NAME="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ADDRESS="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_TELEPHONE="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_MEASUREMENT="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_IDENTIFICATION="fr_FR.ISO8859" LC_ALL=fr_FR.ISO8859 

I don’t see where is the problem, anyone could help me to have french accent on Debian terminal from my MacOS keyboard like I have on my MacOS terminal ?

UPADTE 1 :

I tried the solution suggested by @Spiff by doing :

 $   locale-gen "en_US.UTF-8" Generating locales (this might take a while)...   en_US.UTF-8... done Generation complete.  $   locale  LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_COLLATE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_PAPER="C" LC_NAME="C" LC_ADDRESS="C" LC_TELEPHONE="C" LC_MEASUREMENT="C" LC_IDENTIFICATION="C" LC_ALL=C 

But this doesn’t seem to work since when I type on french accent character, nothing displays.

UPADTE 2 :

I have found a partial solution : if I put into a new file ~/.bash_profile :

LANGUAGE="en_US.UTF-8" 

Then, I can type french accent characters.

But now, the issue is that I have no more the file ~/.bashrc executed (so no more environments variables, no alias, nothing more).

If I do at the end of ~/.bash_profile : source ~/.bashrc, nothing happens.

How to circumvent this issue and make take into account my ~/.bashrc file ?

Thanks

Seagate (Samsung) external drive USB 3.0 not mounting on High Sierra

Please redirect if i’ve missed a similar thread: Seagate 500GB USB 3.0 working fine last week, now won’t mount. OS is High Sierra 10.13.6.

I have tried a restart and a recovery mode restart, no results.

The drive is visible in Disk Utility but hitting ‘Mount’ does nothing. First Aid was originally failing instantly, in further attempts it seemed to do get half the job done before failing. I got the following error message:

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Any suggestions? Failing that, any recommendations on data recovery options (assuming that’s even an option)

Homebrew dnsmasq “Service exited with abnormal code: 2” (Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.6)

I installed dnsmasq through Homebrew. Unfortunately it constantly crash and is resumed by launchd through brew services launch script.

This is the log:

Jun 11 10:45:33 MacBook-Pro com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq[48386]): Service exited with abnormal code: 2 Jun 11 10:45:33 MacBook-Pro com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq): Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds. 

I set it up following some tutorials, this is my settings.

#/private/etc/Hosts  127.0.0.1       localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1             localhost  fe80::1%lo0     localhost  # [...]  127.0.0.1               local.web 0:0:0:0:0:ffff:7f00:1   local.web fe80::1%lo0             local.web 127.0.0.1               fullpipeumbrella.loc 0:0:0:0:0:ffff:7f00:1   fullpipeumbrella.loc fe80::1%lo0             fullpipeumbrella.loc  # [...]  127.0.0.1               localhost.demo1.com 0:0:0:0:0:ffff:7f00:1   localhost.demo1.com fe80::1%lo0             localhost.demo1.com  #/usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf  domain-needed bogus-priv no-resolv server=8.8.8.8 server=208.67.220.220 

This is the output of brew services list:

$   brew services list Name    Status  User     Plist dnsmasq started root     /Library/LaunchDaemons/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist httpd   stopped           php     started username /Users/username/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.php.plist php@7.1 stopped           php@7.2 stopped           

And the output of ps, $ ps -e | grep -v grep | grep dnsmasq:

   65 ??         0:02.31 /usr/local/opt/dnsmasq/sbin/dnsmasq --keep-in-foreground -C /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf 

Finally I made a test with dscacheutil:

$   dscacheutil -q host -a name fullpipeumbrella.loc name: fullpipeumbrella.loc ipv6_address: ::ffff:127.0.0.1 ipv6_address: fe80:1::1  name: fullpipeumbrella.loc ip_address: 127.0.0.1 

Thanks in advance… 🙂

No option on App Store to update High Sierra to Mojave

Well, I have MacBook Air (early 2014) with High Sierra 10.13.6 OS and there is no option in AppStore to update to Mojave. I tried downloading directly from App Store and it stoped after every 500-800 MB, although it resumed from where it was stopped. but, after 100% download nothing happened, it didn’t ask me to restart neither any error. So, is there any problem or is it not compatible with my machine.?

Error Installing DBD::MariaDB on Mac OS Sierra – Fails on Creating t/MariaDB.mtest

I am having difficulty getting the DBD::MariaDB module to install on an instance of OSX 10.12.6. I am using homebrew and perlbrew, and other cpan modules installed without issue with cpanm.

I have used homebrew to install openssl and mysql-connector-c as the cpan Install page (https://metacpan.org/pod/DBD::MariaDB::INSTALL) recommended.

Rather than trying to use cpanm for this, I am attempting to install manually so I can specify a mysql_config location. I have a heavily customized instance of MariaDB 10.2.21 installed so nothing is “default.” If it’s relevant, my MariaDB configuration was based off a brew install.

I am stuck at this point: Failed to create t/MariaDB.mtest: No such file or directory at /Documents/DBD-MariaDB-1.21/Makefile.PL line 415. Fails to make the file and I’m doing this with user directories with perlbrew.

Using Perl 5.26.1 on perlbrew 0.86 (latest). Not sure what to actually do here. Not sure why I’m unable to make the file in a user folder.

Did I miss a crucial step?