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by hcentaur13
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I make Linux run .exe without Wine?
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: How do I make Linux run .exe without Wine?

It is easy:

1. Install https://www.virtualbox.org/
2. install windows in it using a virtual mashine. That requies a VM of at least 64 GB in size.
That allows you to use windows inside your linux

Read documentation found in https://www.virtualbox.org/
by hcentaur13
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any powerful hardware with Linux Mint to share?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Any powerful hardware with Linux Mint to share?

I let my computers search for exterital intelligences https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project You find it in the repositories of your distribution. The program eats a portion of unused CPU time of all threads it finds to check the data seti finds in the universe to check for intelig...
by hcentaur13
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mistake in installation ... Fixable?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Mistake in installation ... Fixable?

Your old computer needs the MBR to boot from. This MBR will select you to boot either windows from C: or linux from /boot. Both system can be on dirrerent partitions on the same physical drive. Search the internet for supergrub and burn it on a DVD or USB stick when your PC can boot from it. Supergr...
by hcentaur13
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Do you want to have all GRUB 2 files removed from /boot/grub?
Replies: 30
Views: 925

Re: Do you want to have all GRUB 2 files removed from /boot/grub?

In the old days there were only the 1. sector of the boot medium that has hold a single sector named MBR that holds a simple bootloader. On current mainboards that is replaced with a boot loader named efi. This efi looks on the boot medium for a partition named /efi (on DOS/Windows \efi) that holds ...
by hcentaur13
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More than one question...
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: More than one question...

Each directory can be a plain partition on the same or another physical drive. /etc/fstab is the file that defines which partition is linked on which place in the directory tree.. "man fstab" shows the documentation for that. / is the mountpoint of the whole fie system. /home is an entrypoint into t...
by hcentaur13
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More than one question...
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: More than one question...

Having 2 partitions: / /homne will help quickly reinstall a newer version of the OS or even to install the same version without the need to save any personal data (/home) around. Formatting / cleans up the whole system quickly, leaving any personell data (/home) alive. Having /home in the same parti...
by hcentaur13
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is this mess fixable?
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: is this mess fixable?

I hold /home in its own partition. That allows to forman / to get a clean install while /home lives unchanged. It may help cleanup something by remove some of some files and directories and files in /home with names startitng with '.' as this are settings of the applications with that name. But you ...
by hcentaur13
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error while in update manager and driver manager
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Error while in update manager and driver manager

The server your update manager is connected to may (temporarly) down. Try later again or connect the update manager to another server.
by hcentaur13
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] NAS v LARGE HDD
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: NAS v LARGE HDD

Have you more than 1 user (incuding your selv)) running on same time? A NAS makes only sense when you needs to access n same time multiple users different data for multiple users. When your PC is runnung 24/7 you needs no NAS. When your PC is the only PC you needs no NAS. When thge PC the disk((s) i...
by hcentaur13
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: delete login password
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: delete login password

man passwd
by hcentaur13
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Crontab does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Crontab does not work

Read
man crontab
man cron
by hcentaur13
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1276

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

There are 4 types of accounts. Account management is given to root only: 1. guests: A guest can do look around and nothing real on changing configuration 2. standard user: no rights to change configuration 3. administrator: rights to administrate devices; commonly used only as pure software to manag...
by hcentaur13
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions for a second drive.
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Permissions for a second drive.

man chown tells you how to change the owner of a directory (and its sub....)directories. Adrive is at least nothing than a directory like any other. A mountpoint is nothing than a directory that contains the content of the physical drive. Physical writes are nothing than doing physical what is logic...
by hcentaur13
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions for a second drive.
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Permissions for a second drive.

root is the god of the mashine. It owns it, it can change anything. Linux is a multiuser system. It comes with multiple userers in it during install: root, the superuser; owns the allowance to do anything it likes the user created by the installer; ownce the allowance to change its identidy to be ro...
by hcentaur13
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to uninstall mint
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: How to uninstall mint

remove or format the partition and anything on the partition is gone.
by hcentaur13
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: Erstellung eines neue Ordners auf einem NAS-Share nicht möglich
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Erstellung eines neue Ordners auf einem NAS-Share nicht möglich

Ein NAS ist ein eigener Computer mit einem eigenen Betriebssysatem. Die Einstellungen dieses Computers bestimmen wer und ob was darf. Dort sind die Zugriffsrechte des NAS definiert.Die lokale /etc kann die nur weiter einschränken bzw. überhapt lokal erlauben - wenn im NAS selbst erlaubt.
by hcentaur13
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

Somebody has stolen the rights to open the entry for write into it. linux owns a complicated rights management,. Even root can itself remove rights.
by hcentaur13
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update everything on the Update Manager list?
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Should I update everything on the Update Manager list?

When the update manager informs you that updates available you will let update it at a point of time when your system is ready to do it. That means: update when your workflow allows it.
by hcentaur13
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Permissions

In contrast to DOS linux is a real multiuser system. Each user falls in a role/evel of different righghts: system administrator: can all and anything; there is nothing forbidden. user: can do anything with anything he owns guest: can view something but nothing else admin: owns something; can do anyt...
by hcentaur13
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 24393

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Itg is only the personel taste - and money as some gets payed to propagate to use windows.

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