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by ronkz
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password headaches
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Password headaches

For various unknown "reasons" had to change my boot password and some others. My gripe is that the password request box never IDs where the request originates, (which doubles the troubles, of course). My password manager (Last Pass) thus is of not help with this.
by ronkz
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25250

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Well, I've been trying to escape Windows for years. Now it's happened hopefully for good after going to a Dell laptop, having to upgrade from w8 to w10 which upgraded 3-4 times and finally corrupted itself to death. That was IT! Now I'm back to Cinnamon and was happy to find it now can provide a sid...
by ronkz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Corrupted installation
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Corrupted installation

Well, finding no help here, I just completed reinstalling Mint Mate Rosa.

My (left side now) taskbar still does not show open apps.

So I am trying reinstallation once more
by ronkz
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Corrupted installation
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Corrupted installation

Sorry above, should have said "installation directory"
and typo, should have said "fstab.d"
by ronkz
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Corrupted installation
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Corrupted installation

The linux installation direct is called "system files"

and yes, it's really hosed! ;)
by ronkz
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Corrupted installation
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Corrupted installation

Having several problems with v.17.3 ALL my data is stored on NTFS partition "RonDocs". Something is surely wrong with my fstab. I need that to auto-mount at Boot without opening the directory window until I want. Symptoms are that often it doesn't show as RonDocs, but as Rondocs3 or similar. Within ...
by ronkz
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable to Update Mate 17.1 after install
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Unable to Update Mate 17.1 after install

Try sudo apt clean sudo apt update sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get install -f I've wasted many hours trying to get this update to work. This appears to be the answer for me as well. Unfortunately, my satellite internet failed in mid-stream, so I am trying to resume with sudo apt-get update --...
by ronkz
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Automounting link to data partition SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Automounting link to data partition SOLVED

@Altair, in my view this is the best of all your many helpful efforts. I just used it, it's easy, and it's beautiful indeed! Thank you!
by ronkz
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Install PYSDM or alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 17634

Re: Install PYSDM or alternative

Thank you. Maybe you could dumb-down templates for me (us) then? But not, if this is the wrong place. I really would like to know, especially if I can figure it out enough to use it in the future. I can always try to make better notes! Thanx altair4 zeddock Zeddoick, We're sailing in the same boat!...
by ronkz
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Install PYSDM or alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 17634

Re: Install PYSDM or alternative

Mount manager is another utility that is even older that PySDM, has not been updated for some time, and is no longer maintained. It also requires hal which is no longer used in Ubuntu ( although it is there in Debian ). It too suffers from it's inability to recognize partitions by UUID. In addition...
by ronkz
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]

@adair4, okay thank you, that fixed it. Little glitch, as I forgot to umount LOL, but at least I remembered enough to get it straight.
by ronkz
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]

One last request... the line in /etc/fstab LABEL=RonDocs /home/ron/RonDocs ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names 0 0 works only partly for "Permissions", showing Owner=ron being okay, but Group=root rather than a workgroup name and won't change to something other on it's list. Yet ...
by ronkz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]

@altair4's last post above finally cleared the path for me, for which I give many thanks -- also did this for me before. I have yet to follow those instructions all the way, I did the first part and will use that answer as it's appears to suffice to fumble the rest of this headache. So I'll pass alo...
by ronkz
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

Thank you. I finally took the time to follow your instructions, and then to check it I rebooted. A bit of panic-time, tho' as /RonDocs did not show in My Computer nor on my Desktop nor under Devices! So then at Menu / Preferences / Disks, /RonDocs was still there, (whew!) and shown as Mounted despit...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

What seems to be the problem? Do you not understand my post? Why haven't you changed fstab yet? Well, sorry,. but all that being so totally inept with linux terminal commands, I really didn't know just what or how to change anything, and guess that you were seeking the return from that command. It ...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

To edit fstab: gksu gedit /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file sy...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

just FWIW, searching for fstab brought up quite a file-list: /etc/fstab.d /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/casper-bottom/12fstab /usr/share/gnome-disk-utility/edit-fstab-dialog.ui /var/log/boot-sav/log/2015-02-02__11h23boot-repair15/sda6/etc_fstab_new /var/log/boot-sav/log/2015-02-02__11h23boot-re...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

Thus I need 1. /RonDocs to be mounted as simply /RonDocs (not /mnt/....), and permissions to not Root but username Ron. sudo mkdir /RonDocs sudo chown Ron:Ron /RonDocs chmod +w /RonDocs Run sudo gparted and give the partition the label "RONDOCS". (or 'RonDdocs'?) (Or use UUIDs in fstab instead of L...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home?

I can help you with item 1 but item 2 is not advisable. Please post the output of the following commands: sudo blkid -c /dev/null cat /etc/fstab ron@ESC-GF8200A ~ $ sudo blkid -c /dev/null [sudo] password for ron: /dev/sda1: LABEL="Windows" UUID="042B1F997CF45C1E" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda2: LABEL="RonD...
by ronkz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Change autoboot an NTFS partition to /Home? [Solved]

Somehow when (re-)installing Cinnamon 17.1 I created an autoboot for my ntfs partition named RonDocs. That was a happy moment until I say that it became linked as /mnt/RonDocs and it's permissions were designated for Root. This RonDocs partition has been used for my entire store of work-data forever...

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