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by frisa2000
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ecryptfs - "Encrypted private directory is not set properly"
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: ecryptfs - "Encrypted private directory is not set properly"

Thanks catweazel. I followed the instructions of that link you mentioned before posting. I was able to mount the encrypted /home folder from the liveUSB\ with the command [code sudo mount -t ecryptfs/media/mint/home/.ecryptfs/usernamehere/.Private /home/usernamehere] Then I followed the prompts and ...
by frisa2000
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ecryptfs - "Encrypted private directory is not set properly"
Replies: 2
Views: 214

ecryptfs - "Encrypted private directory is not set properly"

Ì upgraded from LM17 to LM19. I have a separate but encrypted /home partition setup years ago under Ubuntu. I have the long passphrase. Since I could not read the encrypted /home after reinstalling (the files are there for sure), I tried opening them with the installation liveUSB by following the RE...
by frisa2000
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB

pbear wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:59 pm
You mentioned that where? Is it true even when you boot the LM19 ISO?
No, I can boot with liveUSB but I want to reduce the risk of destroying or affecting access to the encrypted and separate /home partition.
by frisa2000
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New installation of LM19 and effect on separate encrypted /ho,e
Replies: 0
Views: 134

New installation of LM19 and effect on separate encrypted /ho,e

I am running LM17 but I need to install a new version of LM due to the desktop not loading. Also, /home partition is mounted separately and encrypted. I have the long passphrase. The question is this: will a clean installation of LM19 into the /root partition affect the keys/access/ to the encrypted...
by frisa2000
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB

Thanks for your comments - but remember I only have TERMINAL access, no GUI with which to cut and paste.
by frisa2000
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB

Thanks. I am not looking to wipe out the drive. I have /home in a separate partition (which I also want to resize before re-install) so I can then decrypt it. I could not backup /home after some attempts to decrypt it from the command terminal. Since /home is in a separate partition from /root I und...
by frisa2000
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB
Replies: 11
Views: 248

partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB

I am running LM17 but I want to upgrade to LM19 since I was completely unable to launch the desktop before (it went black every time after I logged in the LM17 so I got tired of no progress and here I am reinstalling). FYI - I have separate /root and encrypted /home/folder partitions in my disk. QUE...
by frisa2000
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: desktop goes black after logging in
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: desktop goes black after logging in

Mistake, I am running LM17.
by frisa2000
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Reinstall Mint without loosing Home partition?
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: (SOLVED) Reinstall Mint without loosing Home partition?

A step-by-step recount would be useful.
by frisa2000
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: desktop goes black after logging in
Replies: 2
Views: 225

desktop goes black after logging in

I run a desktop with LM17. After the grub and login, the screen goes black with the mouse visible. I have tried all the suggestions in the related posts with no success. When I try to install ubuntu-desktop or apt-get install -f I get a long list of messages 'such and such package but it is not goin...
by frisa2000
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files

No did not know that. I used the file manager in LM.
by frisa2000
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files

I get the following:

Code: Select all

sudo umount -f /dev/sdb1
umount2: Invalid argument
umount: /dev/sdb1: not mounted
When I open it in Windows, the trash folder shows, which is not shown in Linux adding to the difficulty.

Thanks! (did not know about the code charcters)
by frisa2000
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Unable to unmount sdb1/hidden files

When I mount my microsd (cam), I get the following error message when attempting to Eject: "Error ejecting /dev/sdb: Command-line `eject "/dev/sdb"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument". Morever, the Properties of the microsd card shows 7gb of hid...
by frisa2000
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Removing redundant install of LM
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Removing redundant install of LM

It appears that something about the boot of the complete installation was affected by the first and partial install. Does that make sense? I was sent to grub-safety>, which was a dead-end. Thanks to all!
by frisa2000
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Removing redundant install of LM
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Removing redundant install of LM

I figured out that the partial install occupies the smaller and randomly named disk area. How do I reinstall grub?
Thanks!
by frisa2000
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Removing redundant install of LM
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Removing redundant install of LM

I inadvertently installed LM13 twice, first time partially, second time fully. How do I get rid of the partial installation and reallocate the freed space to my root? Thanks!

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