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I'm an entrepreneur and computer engineering student at the University of Ottawa.

My interests include natural language processing, artificial intelligence, low-level operating system design, web development and design, board games, horror movies.

Feel free to contact me about anything, I love chatting about tech stuff. You can find my email, along with the occasional tech post, on my blog (generously hosted by Github).

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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Postfix configuration? problem
Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, so I got back to my computer and tried reinstalling rEFInd with ./install.sh --esp --all-drivers because I thought I needed to install drivers. I tried rebooting and still no linux :(
Aug
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well
Aug
22
comment ssh-keygen -y error: load failed
Can you do an id as root and make sure your uid is 0?
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cannot connect to WPA2, but connecting to WEP is fine
Aug
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Sublime command line open it twice
Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, I believe I can (I'm not at home with my laptop right now). If I understand correctly I need to move drivers to the ESP right?
Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, yeah I can boot OSX from the rEFInd menu. That part works. The only thing I'm trying to fix now is to get Ubuntu to show up on the same menu. I figured his tutorial was a little outdated as the latest version of SGD2 changed its menu items. Do you know how to get Ubuntu to show up on the rEFInd menu?
Aug
22
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Obtain values of a section of a file
Aug
22
revised Obtain values of a section of a file
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Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, I finally got somewhere! I commented out dont_scan_volumes from refind.conf and removed the Recovery HD entry from there as well. I rebooted and OSX was in the rEFInd menu! However, I kept going on with the tutorial and inserted the Grub boot cd and tried looking for the Detect any GRUB 2 installation (even if MBR is overwritten) option, but couldn't find it. Instead, I found the installation manually and attempted to boot from it - then the screen went dark and I heard a succession of 3 beeps over and over. Shut it off and rebooted into OSX so I didn't brick anything...
Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, I appreciate it, but don't go through that trouble just yet. I think I'm on to something here. I'll let you know if I fix it in the next few days (have a busy few days ahead of me). Thanks a ton for your help so far.
Aug
22
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv, I saw another post on Ubuntu.SE that Rod answered where the user had a recovery drive and had to install rEFInd to the ESP. I don't recall enabling encryption but who knows. I ran ./install.sh --esp and rebooted....into rEFInd! However, there were no entries to boot from - at least we're gaining headway :)
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Seeing SSH debug messages in Terminal/console
Aug
21
comment Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
@mikeserv: thanks for the link - I'm giving it a go now and will update when I have more info :)
Aug
21
revised Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
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Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on harddisk not recognized / filesystem too large to mount safely on this system / hdparm shows garbage
Aug
21
asked Can't get rEFIt to boot after install (Ubuntu + OSX on macbook pro)
Aug
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Centos - executing a bash script from PHP