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by mike acker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 70
Views: 8814

Re: LMDE 4

this is an interesting chat from time to time there's been a little concern for the future of LMDE. I've always felt sad about this so I'm encouraged to see the positive notes regarding the future of LMDE here. It is, and has been my feeling that the MINT project should focus on the LMDE distro; the...
by mike acker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Do you use VPN, which one, and why

in diggin around in the ExpressVPN presentation it appears they want me to sudo apt-get install -y openvpn hmmmmm "openvpn" -- is already installed; perhaps all I need is the config file -- which is their next step. plus credentials at Express VPN... I much prefer to use client software from our own...
by mike acker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Do you use VPN, which one, and why

+1 for Private Internet Access. I've used it for a couple of years - no problems. I see their download/install is not a .deb file: pia-linux-1.4-03180.run and they want it run with the root password. Needless to say: I don't have one; I use only sudo, as recommended. this is getting into an area we...
by mike acker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Do you use VPN, which one, and why

nakednorman wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:14 am
+1 for Private Internet Access.
I've used it for a couple of years - no problems.
thanks. are you using a client program obtained from the Private Access page ?
by mike acker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Do you use VPN, which one, and why

just to re-iterate a few things here: - - Don't Use any Free VPN Service - - if you don't pay for it - - then you are the product. - that Private Internet Access® is an Official Sponsor of the LinuxMint Project https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ Copy that, and THANKS!! I notice that in my "Gues...
by mike acker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Do you use VPN, which one, and why

Thanks all, for the notes thus far. As suggested, I've been going over some reviews. This seems to be a pretty common answer: 10 Reasons Why You Must Use A VPN Service By Adarsh Verma /FOSSBYTES /April 3, 2017 // https://fossbytes.com/reasons-why-use-vpn-service/ 1. Hide your internet activity from ...
by mike acker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use VPN, which one, and why
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Do you use VPN, which one, and why

I havn't been setting up systems for folks io include a VPN. Today, I got pretty much a demand for one. So, I've been reading up on assorted reviews. But the puzzle is ? why ? In some cases a VPN would make sense: anytime a system is going to be used over public-wi-fi such as in a coffee shop or sim...
by mike acker
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

If you installed in UEFI mode then the system boots in UEFI mode, no matter your partition table. Your UEFI doesn't care whether your partition table is MBR or GPT, it can boot from either. It's only Windows that refuse to install to an MBR disk in UEFI mode by default (it can be made to though). I...
by mike acker
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

UEFI requires a GPT partition table for working, so are the bootable drive GPT ? sudo parted -l a few quick thoughts ( have I got this stuff right ?? ) when the MBR partition table is used the Master Boot Record is the first sector on the disk ( ? ) and contains some of the boot text -- followed by...
by mike acker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

AndyMH wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:23 am
<snip> (and if I did, I'd still back it up)<snip>
thanks for the tip. I'd be much more inclined to use gparted and copy the partition to a new GPT disc though -- that leaves the original as the backup :D
by mike acker
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: UEFI "Other OS" option

UEFI requires a GPT partition table for working, so are the bootable drive GPT ? sudo parted -l No: the partition table is still MSDOS(MBR). This project was an attempt to see if I could update the old LMDE2 system to LMDE3. Model: ATA WDC WD1002FAEX-0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logi...
by mike acker
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI "Other OS" option
Replies: 8
Views: 605

UEFI "Other OS" option

Today I ran the LMDE3 installer on a LMDE/2 system disk. The system is using an ASUS A88X-Pro MoBo which has extensive UEFI options. The LMDE/3 install seems to insist on UEFI mode. So, I went ahead and deleted my extended partition (which had noting in it ) and created the 100Mb FAT32 partition. Th...
by mike acker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Dropbox's New Rules
Replies: 14
Views: 1376

Re: Dropbox's New Rules

this is an interesting discussion I found a good discussion here: What Dropbox dropping Linux support says (TechRepublic) at some time or other most of us will encounter the need to transfer a sensitive file to another party. And that will require authentication, integrity, and security. today, in t...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: LMDE3 1st install today

Amendment to above: Interesting, ... when the machine boots up -- with LMDE/3 in SDA and LMDE/2 in SDB -- GRUB now doesn't detect the LMDE/2 system: in order to boot the LMDE/2 system from SDB I have to fish the BIOS menu and select SDB from the boot menu they have there. I suspect this is because t...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

a minor glitch

today i did a cold install on a virgin disk on a machine that has a UEFI capable MoBo my usual partitioning was refused; the installer demanded a uefi partition in FAT32 format and i had to set some kind of boot flag I did all that and got past the installer. However: on the first boot-up the system...
by mike acker
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

an Interesting Question on Upgrade Install

A while back I had an LMDE/2 go into a re-boot loop. It would come up to the logon screen, and shortly after that it would re-boot again from the beginning. To fix it I just re-installed the LMDE/2 system The system was configure in 3 partitions IAW current recomendations: root, home, and swap. I wa...
by mike acker
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: LMDE3 1st install today -- Notes (1)

Some concern about application software after loading LMDE/3 I began work on my list of application software. These are selected applications for which I wish to place the launcher in the tray, or panel. Some of the application programs are more release-level sensitive than others. Libreoffice was f...
by mike acker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 1st install today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

LMDE3 1st install today

I ran through my 1st install of LMDE/3 today It looks to me like the MINT Team has done a lot of very beautiful work !! The only part I had much trouble with was the disk partitioning. As soon as I started by simply deleting the existing partitions and committing each change, 1 at a time as I got th...
by mike acker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 10114

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Freedom from Facebook

of course you could just delete your account
by mike acker
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 39057

Re: The Future

Straight Debian + needed non-free stuff I've been running straight Debian now for the last year or so. the only thing I really notice is -- some of the KDE related programs don't work as well -- e.g. Kate, Gwenview. as a result -- I'm using slightly different programs more recently -- Shotwell rath...

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