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by Mute Ant
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password root forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: password root forgotten

o You can usefully make duplicates of the virtual machine, on different drives. It's not as good as having the files on a USB stick in a safe, but it's better than only having one copy. o Sylvia works without a root password anyway, forgetting it won't upset the OS, setting it won't make a lot of di...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup partition
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Backup partition

Oh yes. I have been doing it my way for so long I missed that. The Something Else install does indeed include an option to have a partition encrypted. I imagine the /boot still needs to be plain-text, but I already cracked that, replacing it with an ISO9660 file system after everything is working pr...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup partition
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Backup partition

"...I want to reinstall to encrypt my OS..." AFAIK the Mint installer will only offer to do that for a whole drive.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System

"...PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable ..." Your motherboard is trying to load boot code from the ethernet port, and failing. Mint can't affect this, it's a setting in the BIOS screens where you enable/disable PXE boot.
by Mute Ant
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

Certainly you can convert an unencrypted file system into something linux-encrypted, but..."
by Mute Ant
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing log-in passwords
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Changing log-in passwords

No need to re-install just for that. You can make a new non-encrypted user in the OS you already have... Control Center: Users and Groups: Add The encrypted-home-folder files only exist when the owner is logged in... o Log in as the encrypted user A. o Lock the session with keypress Ctrl-Alt-L o Log...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

"...could I lose my data..." Yes, at any time, for no reason at all. You should not need to worry about this... because ...all your data is duplicated on removable storage. "...is there any way to encrypt the home folder of my original user..." Yes. You need lots of free space in your /home folder a...
by Mute Ant
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing log-in passwords
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Changing log-in passwords

There will be a calculation overhead, yes. When you write to a file in your home folder it will be scrambled once using the ecryptfs home-folder system, then scrambled again using the cryptsetup LUKS system before it actually arrives on the storage medium. It's a valid setup, just more moving parts ...
by Mute Ant
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?[SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?

Your monitor may well have an 'Auto Adjust' button or menu item that does the nudging.
by Mute Ant
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

"...if you require the account to have sudo privileges..."
sudo adduser mute sudo ### Add user 'mute' to the sudo group.
by Mute Ant
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

"...how could I make a new user with an encrypted home..." For Mint 19 Mate that's under... Control Centre: Users and Groups: Add: Encrypt home folder An encrypted-home user has a couple of extra requirements... o You can't set that user to log in automatically. Entering the password is part of unlo...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

Certainly you can convert an unencrypted file system into something linux-encrypted, but then you have to reprogram Linux to tell it how to unlock the encryption before it tries to mount it. It's not impossibly difficult, but you end up with a non-standard Mint that nobody else can service. If your ...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing log-in passwords
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Changing log-in passwords

That sounds like you have installed with 'Encrypt my home folder' on top of 'Encrypt my OS'. Does the first password prompt you with a message like 'Please unlock sda5_crypt'? Account login password. For an encrypted-home you must be logged in as that user, not logged in as root and not using sudo ....
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Too fast uploading content on a flash drive
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: Too fast uploading content on a flash drive

I think it is a write-cache phenomenon, but by Linux saving up data-to-send rather than the drive saving up data-received. Normally a Debian kernel is set to use 10% of your RAM to cache data being sent to a drive. So, if you write more than that, it goes RAM speed, then Drive speed. You can smooth ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: process runnig in terminal
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: process runnig in terminal

I guess the window holding the terminal is still running the 'bash' binary. You can exit bash...
o Using a Ctrl+D keypress
...or...
o Using the exit command.
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 - very slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: LM 19 - very slow boot

@ afineman Slow with two different distributions? Use the Disks accessory to look at the SMART report for your hard drive. An ailing magnetic drive suffers silently with hard-to-read and hard-to write blocks. Age or on-time is not a reliable indicator of the internal state of the storage, some fail ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc

"...it will not let me click the button that says create image ..." Possibly you are using it backwards, trying to read the disk and make a file image? Close Brasero, right-click the ISO file and open it with Brasero again. That should start the software trying to write the image to the disk. Bonus ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive

If you are still using autofs in the system and autofs has been given control of the cdrom drive, simply disconnecting the hardware may not be enough for the drive to be released. You would need to use the autofs version of Safely Remove Drive.
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file/dir dates from BEFORE I installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: file/dir dates from BEFORE I installed?

"...I assume that ls returns a default of atime..." That turns out not to be the case

man ls "...instead of default modification time..."
by Mute Ant
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: auto login
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: auto login

All the versions of Mint start with a Live Session that automatically logs in... the function is built-in to the OS.

You can't auto-login a user with an encrypted home folder.

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