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by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: S.S.E. File Encryptor for PC on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: S.S.E. File Encryptor for PC on Linux

"Can not extract file" is a programming inelegance I have seen in MATE. It is supposed to prompt for a password, it would be nice if it told you that, then suggested you install the helper-program package p7zip-full which can decode encrypted 7z files... sudo apt-get install p7zip-full ...should fix...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Password

"The trouble with supplying passwords automatically..." Well yes. There's another queue of users complaining that they need a password at all, presumably ignorant of the fact that passwords can be switched off e.g. Live Session user mint can sudo without any password at all. If you can't sudo and yo...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with Photobucket pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Problem with Photobucket pictures

That '?' in the html address is a signal to the host machine to do some work... it looks up the file indexed by 'ref=1' and sends it to you. Something similar happens with YouTube, you can't get to the media by simply downloading a file, so you can't get one-of-everything without clicking on each li...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: S.S.E. File Encryptor for PC on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: S.S.E. File Encryptor for PC on Linux

I get an 'Untrusted' warning from the site you have pointed to, not a good start really. Is the application open-source? Not just free, can you actually download the source code. This is particularly important in cryptographic circles, where everyone is invited to take a crack at the output files an...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mdadm RAID 1 power save
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Mdadm RAID 1 power save

Leave them mounted and talk to the drive hardware. As soon as Linux needs to access something in the RAID they will spin up again...
sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sda ; sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sdb
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Password

"..I am pretty sure that I can get it given enough attempts..." Oh yes, it's called a Brute Force Attack in the cryptography world. It's also a criminal offence just to guess in some parts of the real world, too, even if the guess is wrong. It's the 'enough attempts' that acts as a barrier to casual...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Booting wint Win10 - No Grub Menu-Straight to Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Dual Booting wint Win10 - No Grub Menu-Straight to Mint

"...does not even list Windows as being there..." It might not be of course. GRUB will only list OS kernels that it recognises and which it can boot for you. From Mint you can look at the whole picture and determine whether your installation actually left Windows on the drive... lsblk ### Show the b...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant boot because of missing partition
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Cant boot because of missing partition

Ooo you broke it. That's sad, really, because Mint can't use FAT or NTFS mounted on /home anyway. There's no problem mounting Windows-compatible file systems on top of the visible folders in your home folder. It's the hidden cache, configuration and authority files that need a Linux OS file system. ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: clone
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: clone

"...best..." Will an exact copy fit in the new drive?
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition size
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Partition size

"...so there is no point in me using a USB 3 drive..." It's worth a try. My USB3 pocket hard drive manages 30MB/s through a USB2 port.
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot on Mint 18.3 - partition issue
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Slow boot on Mint 18.3 - partition issue

If you are cold-starting Mint 18.3 from a magnetic-drive in less than a minute, there's nothing to mend... that's a normal boot.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation trying to use existing swap space?!?!
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Installation trying to use existing swap space?!?!

In the installer, you mark that swap as "Do Not Use This Partition" to... well you can guess what it does.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition size
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: Partition size

"C and D, sized 371 GB and 537 GB respectively" These are very odd sizes for hard drives. Might they be 400GB and 600GB partitions of the same 1TB drive? Windows and thus Windows users can be quite fuzzy about the terms GB, Drive, Partition and Volume. The gparted program in the Live Session Mint wi...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB drive mount point on main disk
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: [SOLVED] USB drive mount point on main disk

An entry in /etc/fstab would normally be read and applied only once, during the boot sequence. If you want it to take immediate effect, you do a...
sudo mount -a
...which is a good way of checking you got the line right, too.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I encrypt /home after install?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: How should I encrypt /home after install?

Ubuntu-Style OS encryption can only be applied during the installation. There are other ways to store most of the OS in encrypted space, useful if you want a Live Session with encrypted persistence like I did. For an installed Mint, it's faster and much better supported to rebuild your OS by re-inst...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB not showing up in File Manager (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: USB not showing up in File Manager

I have found the Mint 18.3 blkid command returns a '2' error code on some removable drives. No pattern detected, they just don't. I guess Nemo does something like a blkid command to see what's been plugged in, gets an error code and decides there is no volume to be mounted. My possibly extreme solut...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB drive mount point on main disk
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: [SOLVED] USB drive mount point on main disk

"...fool's sure knowledge..." They got into print first though...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E ... ger_effect... with the exciting bonus that Dunning-Kruger sounds like something Lara Croft packs for her special weekends abroad.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM No boot
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: LM No boot

Black Screen + Flashing Underscore -----> The BIOS is trying to boot something with an MBR but no boot code. Like a USB stick?
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB drive mount point on main disk
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: USB drive mount point on main disk

[guess]
At some time there was a left-over folder from an auto-mounted drive...
/media/mfa/MfAServerBackup <----- Residue from a dirty OS reboot
...and you backed-up into it...
[/guess]

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