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by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)

Joliet is an addition to the ISO9660 standard... there will be an 8.3 msdos-style version of the file-system. You can try forcing linux to only use ISO9660... sudo mount -t iso9660 -o nojoliet,norock /dev/sr0 $HOME/Public ...on my Mint19 the options don't have any effect though :( The ddrescue comma...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (LM19beta issue) was:software sources "repository is not signed" fails..
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: software sources "repository is not signed" fails..

"...E: The repository 'http://mirrors.xmission.com/linuxmint tara Release' is not signed...." I don't see this URL in the Official Mirrors list... did you add it manually? Personally I take the two default URLs as preferred-but-maybe-a-bit-slower. It's not like you need to download distro-sized lump...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cant delete partion or flag
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: [Solved] Cant delete partion or flag

"...dev/sdb: device contains a valid 'ext4' signature..." Somehow you managed to make a "Super Floppy". That's when the first sector of a file system is on the first sector of a drive -----> no partition table -----> gparted can't edit a partition record that simply isn't there. Neither can fdisk , ...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally

Certainly the XFCE environment has a 'No Click' setting. You hover over an item and after a delay. it is selected as though you had clicked it. It >sounds< like you have this switched on, so your one-click is counting as two?
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can´t fully recover my backup files after installation of 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Can´t fully recover my backup files after installation of 18.3

"...the console reported..." I suspect your console command caused the error. Encryption is completely invisible at the copying-files level.
by Mute Ant
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?

"...my eyes glass over any time I see a huge dump..." The new-speak acronym is TLDR... Too Long Didn't Read.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Log in screen
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Log in screen

"...can that screen be eliminated..." Sometimes it can, yes. There may be buttons in [Control Centre]:[Screen Saver]:[Screen Locker] to specify the behaviour after waking up from a 'pause'. Suspend is when the machine sits there switched on but using reduced power. Often the power LED blinks to remi...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't create a shortcut to a folder
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Since Windows98 'Send to Desktop' has implied 'Make a Symbolic Link', then move the link to where you want it.
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] how to format an sdcard with read only boot partition
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: [SOLVED] how to format an sdcard with read only boot partition

As far as i know only a hardware signal can block dd from writing to a drive. There's no Linux setting to make a /dev/sdX drive node read-only, that's for file systems, not drives. What might have happened... o The Write-Enable slider on the SD card is in the Protect position, or gets pushed there w...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 19 Installation problems.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: LM 19 Installation problems.

I have already tried the XFCE and MATE beta ISOs with encrypted OS installation and they work. Which suggests you don't have '19' problems as such, just one of the usual things that can go wrong.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: every time i get this error with redshift
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: every time i get this error with redshift

"...i think that the redshit team need to fix some bugs..." An accident just waiting to happen, really. There is an F in Redshift but there is no F in chocolate.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Setting reserved blocks does not stay
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Setting reserved blocks does not stay

That command makes a permanent record in the header of an ext4 file system. What it doesn't do is... o Change the default when you make a new ext4 file system. You need to fiddle with the settings in /etc/mke2fs.conf for that. o Change the partition /dev/sda1. It is a file-system parameter, not a ha...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation without a bootloader in LM19
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

It's quite easy to modify the Live session so that attempts to install GRUB fail quietly...

Code: Select all

sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/grub-install
sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/update-grub
...for example, replaces two important GRUB command binaries with copies of the do-nothing command true.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install to a usb drive
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: install to a usb drive

The Mint installer will refuse to install Mint onto the drive holding the Live squashfs. It's technically possible, it just won't do it. You will need.... o A cheap-and-cheerful stick to boot the ISO... plus ...another SSD-Grade store into which the installer can make a Mint OS. ...or... o A machine...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?

Your file manager is automatically looking for [anything]what-you-type[anything] so don't type wildcards, they are not recognised as special. Ext4 allows many names forbidden by non-POSIX file systems like ISO9660 or FAT32. They can have leading spaces, trailing spaces, * and ? in them, although you...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems

Any Ubuntu distribution causes my machine to freeze. I have to start in Compatibility Mode because of the old GPU in my 'disposable' machine... inxi -G Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C51PV [GeForce 6150] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: vesa Resolution: 1280x1024@0.00hz OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Login, Login Loop, Can't access encrypted home
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Can't Login, Login Loop, Can't access encrypted home

QUICK I have read about this but never tried it... o Switch to TTY console 1 with a CTRL+ALT+F1 keypress. o Log in as user-with-a-problem. That unlocks the home folder and now the greeter auto-login doesn't need the password. o Switch back to the greeter screen with keypress ALT+LeftArrow and try ag...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete it
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete i

"...device or resource busy..." with the nodejs package running as you try to delete it? If it makes a user nodejs or mounts its own ramdisk workspace you get that 'busy' error. The old-style solution would be to switch to runlevel1 where the only user logged in is root , so booting into a recovery-...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB data transfer issues
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: USB data transfer issues

There's more than one possible problem here... o Drag-and-Drop file copies are known to get 'confused' using Nautilus, Nemo or Caja. It seems to be a legacy from the original Gnome code and the symptoms are the same as running out of free RAM. I simply avoid it by using Thunar or XFE or a command co...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC

...and if it's an encrypted installation there's extra steps needed to unlock the LUKS and activate the LVM...
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