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by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can not boot! initramfs error!
Replies: 5
Views: 4913

Re: Can not boot! initramfs error!

Hmmm. The mists are clearing... I can see... "Gave up waiting for root device" ...and... "/dev/mapper/mint--vg-root does not exist..." Linux+Busybox is trying to access a LVM installation and can't find the OS root volume. Do you need to type a passphrase to get this far into the boot (LVM-on-LUKS) ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition size
Replies: 24
Views: 382

Re: Partition size

When i looked last year isolinux and GRUB lacked USB3 driver code. They will try BIOS calls to see what's connected, but some people have machines with USB3 hardware but no USB3 support in the BIOS. YMMV.
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Cinnamon on 32GB eMMC drive
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Installing Cinnamon on 32GB eMMC drive

"I tried a live USB stick but all I got was a blank screen" Fix that first... really. You don't have any problems with Mint (yet) if the Live Session medium can't start a Linux.
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running LM From a Flash Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Running LM From a Flash Drive

@ jamesb7a "...you can convert the windows 10 to linux..." You can wipe Windows by installing Mint, yes. You can't convert Windows 10 to Linux. "...you can never use that hard drive for windows again..." You can do a Secure Erase and remove all traces of any OS. The drive behaves just like a new one.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: There are 2 files but yet there are 40 files. (And other file syncing questions.)
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: There are 2 files but yet there are 40 files. (And other file syncing questions.)

find -type f | wc -l ### Report the number of real file objects in-or-below this folder where I am now.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition size
Replies: 24
Views: 382

Re: Partition size

"...putting another version of Linux onto a flash drive..." Well alright, but the Live Session Mint is not 100% competent booting from a USB3 device through a USB3 port. The benefit of using a USB3 device is that they tend to use modern, faster storage. A USB3 flash store (~30MB/s) can work flat-out...
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: 52

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

"Can not extract file" is a programming wobbly I have seen in MATE. It is supposed to prompt for a password. It would be nice if it told you that and suggested you install the helper-program package p7zip-full which can decode encrypted 7z files. sudo apt-get install p7zip-full ...should fix your Mi...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password
Replies: 7
Views: 147

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: Open chat
Topic: Problem with Photobucket pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 123

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: 52

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: 2
Views: 46

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: 147

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: 91

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: 63

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: 157

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: 24
Views: 382

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: 144

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: 66

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: 24
Views: 382

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...

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