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by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Uninstalled Python 2.7 and now Mint won't boot, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Uninstalled Python 2.7 and now Mint won't boot, etc

'...I was warned by smarter folks here...' It works. Most of an install is copying a snapshot of the designer's running OS (under /rofs) into your OS partition (under /target). If you can't or won't use the Application Timeshift , the Live Session files are the earliest possible snapshot of what you...
by Mute Ant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Uninstalled Python 2.7 and now Mint won't boot, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Uninstalled Python 2.7 and now Mint won't boot, etc

'...is there any way to fix this...' There is, at least to get you back into a working machine. You... o Boot a Live Session of the Mint you installed. o Mount the OS root partition which is broken. o Repair the primary binary store by copying the Folder /usr out of the Live Session and into the bro...
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keeps asking for root password
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: keeps asking for root password

'...how does one go about removing all their user privileges...' Ooo I like a challenge... this one's too easy though :(

The Command SUDO DELUSER $USER SUDO will remove you from the Group sudo leaving just Linux in charge as the Administrator... TADA!
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keeps asking for root password
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: keeps asking for root password

Your account is not allowed to run Command sudo because the real administrator (Linux) won't let you. The first-installed user of Mint is always in the Group sudo ... what did you do? It's not really your machine any more. As far as Linux is concerned you are a random operator trying to hack the sys...
by Mute Ant
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Workflow for Ripping DVD and BRs
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Workflow for Ripping DVD and BRs

I still use Command mplayer to rip titles one-at-a-time. Then the Command ffmpeg to make a transcode in the old VCD format. Designed to play a video from CD hardware... o You get good quality (patent free) MP2 sound. o You get enough (patent free) video to remind you what the original looked like. o...
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HDD LED Stays lit
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: HDD LED Stays lit

'...report one bad sector...' I would not worry about it unless there's a lot more 'pending reallocation'. '...possible that this is the cause of the HDD led staying lit...' I doubt it. '...any way to correct this...' No. The SMART record can't be modified by OS access. '...reformatting...' will not...
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't get persistence working on a live usb
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Can't get persistence working on a live usb

My impression is that the Ubuntu Live Session system casper has become so fussy about what it will and won't mount as persistence that it's no longer worth using. The simplest working method is to install Mint into a 32GB USB3 stick.
by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not using all 2GB of RAM, already changed swappinness
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Not using all 2GB of RAM, already changed swappinness

If your machine's hardware is using a common pool of RAM, some will have been reserved as VGA screen store and possibly some for DMA access to hardware ports. I would not be surprised at Linux reporting 10% 'missing'. As an example, my machine has two 8GiB sticks and Command inxi reports Memory: 106...
by Mute Ant
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More compact but full-featured install? (15 GB too much)
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: More compact but full-featured install? (15 GB too much)

'...possible to install a current Mint release on a 9 GB partition and still have some reasonable amount of space...' Yes. The distribution ISO expands from 2GB to 6GB and in a Live Session is all under the Folder /rofs . You can copy that read-only snapshot into your partition and replace /etc and ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port

When I last looked (2017) at the source code neither GRUB not ISOLINUX had native USB3 drivers. They relied on the motherboard BIOS to access a USB3 port instead of talking to the hardware directly. If the BIOS has no firmware to support USB3 hardware (and often this is the case with 'new' features)...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HDD LED Stays lit
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: HDD LED Stays lit

The Accessory Drives will show you the SMART status of a drive, if it has SMART, and a summarised 'health' report. I have read (in this forum) that the Windows shutdown defaults to a hibernated state in order to speed up the next boot. Linux can do this too but it's not the default. I guess that's b...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 18.3 crash
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: [Solved] Linux Mint 18.3 crash

I have been running a relatively modern (2013) machine with 'toram persistent' for over a year now. My OS is my keyring boot stick. Just saying, 32GB is a lot of bikini downloads --happy smile-- no traditional hard drive, just clone the stick and put the original into the sock drawer.
by Mute Ant
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HDD LED Stays lit
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: HDD LED Stays lit

'...since installation of Linux Mint 19...has anyone experienced this...' Oh yes. Mint uses the EXT4 file system and that defaults to a 'quick format' to get a writable volume as soon as possible. Then, when the volume is mounted, Linux works its way down the store, testing blocks and initialising t...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grup - rescue mode - help please [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: grup - rescue mode - help please

'...not foung...how can I rescue grup and the my LM installation?' I don't think you can. I think you're stuck with Recover-Data-And-Install-Again. o Boot Live Session Mint o Insert OS USB store o Install using all the defaults to get an OS on the correct store. o If you are making a removable OS th...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 18.3 crash
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Linux Mint 18,3 crash

That looks like a 'legacy' machine. I'm sure other users will suggest their favourite alternative distribution, but I think running an Ubuntu is a bit optimistic.
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 18.3 crash
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Linux Mint 18,3 crash

I would rewind the 'install' to booting a Live Session in Compatibility Mode. That's what it's for, to determine whether your basic hardware will run a modern Linux. If you get acceptable Live Session results, the necessary 'compatibility' options can be edited into your installed system, in the Fil...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system

I always use a BitTorrent to get my Mints. Torrent checks the file integrity as part of its normal Collect-Fragments-From-Peers operation.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]slow shut down
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: slow shut down

Before you post please read how to get help

'...so many different ways...' Listing the ways would help. So would the output of Command inxi -Fxz

The slowest component in a laptop would be a magnetic hard drive, what does the Accessory Disks say about the OS drive's SMART health?
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keeping a version of Chrome I like, right or wrong? [SOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: Keeping a version of Chrome I like, right or wrong?

'... I am quite competent...' Yes, but this is the Newbie Questions section.
Dances-With-Wolves
Walks-With-Tigers
Knives-Are-Sharp
Avoids-Raw-Prawns
Holds-The-Blunt-End
Juggle-With-Nitroglycerine
One-Man-Bucket

Also see: Ask-For-Help (And they did ( Bonus Points)).

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