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by Mute Ant
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why can't I download Mint? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Why can't I download Mint?

Switch to using the BitTorrent link. You don't need to... o Know where the data is coming from. Many peers combine to send you file-fragments. o Worry about a damaged download. BitTorrent has built-in resistance to fragments that don't match the original. o Fetch the file all-in-one-go. BitTorrent t...
by Mute Ant
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Administrator password
Replies: 13
Views: 269

Re: Change Administrator password

The root user is how Linux manipulates files and devices, root == superuser == UID=0. Mint starts off with an 'impossible-to-type' root account password so that malware can't repeatedly guess at a password, there simply isn't one. The command sudo passwd root will remove that protection and set a pa...
by Mute Ant
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] can't write to usb stick
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: can't write to usb stick

Is it a genuine stick or a convincing fake?
https://www.novatech.co.uk/blog/ebay-fa ... sb-sticks/
Either way, a new stick you can't format is not what you paid for.
by Mute Ant
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't change password
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Can't change password

The command 'sudo passwd' changes the login password for the root account. You might try...
passwd
...instead if you want to alter an ordinary user's password when they are logged in, or the GUI panel 'Users and Groups'.
by Mute Ant
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install full system to usb won't work [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Install to usb won't create / partition Won't boot

Your gparted screen shot shows a ready-to-roll EFI installation of Mint without encryption... o sdb1 is for EFI boot and marked as such with flags 'BOOT' and 'ESP'. o sdb2 '5.84GiB' used is about right for an OS un-squashed from a 2GiB distribution file. o sdb3 '2.88GiB' is about right for a machine...
by Mute Ant
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Write-protected disk
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Write-protected disk

That's not a disk [+] it's an NTFS volume. Linux will refuse to write to NTFS if there's anything journaled or hibernated or if the file-system is 'inconsistent' (damaged). You have to... o Use a Windows-based OS to completely shut down the NTFS. ...OR... o Give up on NTFS and upload-reformat-downlo...
by Mute Ant
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot is too slow
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Boot is too slow

Mint starting in 60 seconds is not extraordinary for a disk drive. Other users have reported much faster boots using an SSD. I don't know, I never tried.
by Mute Ant
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Write-protected disk
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Write-protected disk

A standard disk drive is quite difficult to set to Write Protect. It involves a password stored on the drive, unlocked by the BIOS before your OS starts. If this is a possibility, the drive came from an old laptop computer for example, you can clear all the data on the drive with a Secure Erase usin...
by Mute Ant
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new User [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Add new User

The back-end commands are common to all Mints and many other Linuxes... sudo adduser mute ### Add user 'mute' to the list of login names and make a default home-folder /home/mute/ sudo adduser mute sudo ### Add user 'mute' to the group 'sudo' to make mute an administrator. sudo deluser mute sudo ###...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how change the user and root password in linux mint 19?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: how change the user and root password in linux mint 19?

Root can change any login password without needing the original, but only the original password can unlock the $HOME folder data that makes logging in worth while. Rupert Says: "Data stored in an encrypted volume will only be accessible with the original password." Plain-text backup files are always...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how change the user and root password in linux mint 19?
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: how change the user and root password in linux mint 19?

Sometimes a user has encryption to hide their data when they are logged out. The gross case is an Encrypted Home Folder, but there are others, like when Firefox offers to save your forum password, or Caja offers to remember the password for a LUKS USB stick. A simple guideline will help you avoid lo...
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ext2 for USB flash drives [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Ext2 for USB flash drives

"...can an ext2 filesystem safely be used on a USB flash drive..." Yes. [-] You don't get the benefits of 'journalling' introduced with ext3. [-] You don't get the benefits of 'extents' introduced with ext4. ...but that's okay... [+] The flash controller 'journals' into its own workspace. If data ge...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Primary/ Windows 10 on usb drive and boot
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Linux Mint 19 Primary/ Windows 10 on usb drive and boot

Running a Windows machine from a removable drive might simply be forbidden... technically possible of course, but not allowed by the licence and enforced by the software.
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly

That looks like a standard Ubuntu Encrypted Installation ---> Impossible to start without the correct passphrase. Not just very difficult or unlikely, impossible.
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I want to change the output format of `date`.
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: I want to change the output format of `date`.

You probably can't change the distribution version of the function. Everyone else expects it to work the same as last year... they <<rely>> on it working the same as last year. This is especially true for commands in /bin and /sbin which are used during boot. You can parse the normal output into you...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly

Single Partition Hard Drive Encryption is not a standard installation option. It's not impossible, but you would already know how it works, so I am guessing your description is a guess too. You might post the text output of command lsblk when you are logged in to the account. That will show the driv...
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CD burning woes
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: CD burning woes

"...is Brasero borked..." Some people say there's nothing wrong with it, others find it repeatedly fails. Xfburn receives frequent praise. My choice is to simply avoid the whole GUI bit and use the back-end tools directly... Audio tracks onto a CD-R as a CD Audio disk sudo wodim speed=8 dev=/dev/sr0...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck in Emergency Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Stuck in Emergency Mode

"I have important data on the Linux Mint OS..." and on two alternative removable stores? You really should not need to be concerned about your data. USB sticks and pocket hard-drives are fast but can fail all-at-once with no warning. DVD-R are very cheap and they fade slowly, giving plenty of warnin...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt

Digest functions like MD5SUM and SHA256SUM are designed so that each bit in the file affects around 50% of the bits in the digest. That makes it very difficult to get a correct digest by accident. If the digest of your ISO file is wrong, you can't expect to use it for installation. The digest alone ...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt

Bad Signature can be simply that you have not told GPG to trust signature 'X'. It won't improve the download though. I would ignore the Signature for now and concentrate on getting your ISO image the same as everyone else's. The bit-torrent system can correct a bad download if you use it like this.....

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