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by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS

The cp writes over any MBR and GPT data, the original partition data just goes away (using gparted is not needed). A full power-off might help. My Dell desktop BIOS keeps its own record of booting devices. I have to power off to make it recognise a device changing from 'data' to 'bootable'. What you...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: no va con videos fullhd
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: no va con videos fullhd

Mae'r holl ffyrdd yn arwain at Ausfahrt... https://translate.google.co.uk/
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Help me get rid of Linux mint I have to have win
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Help me get rid of Linux mint I have to have win

Just run a Windows 10 installer. You can delete partitions and 'mend' an existing Windows.
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SD card says 1.88GiB, but is 16MB
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: SD card says 1.88GiB, but is 16MB

You can make a dummy 'iso' full of zero bytes... head -c 1M /dev/zero > dummy.iso ...and use Mint's USB Image Writer to write it to the store. That clears the first 1MiB, just like using dd but without the unwanted excitement of using the wrong /dev and wiping your OS. The Disks accessory can do thi...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost access to encrypted home folder due to special character in password
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Lost access to encrypted home folder due to special character in password

"so I changed the password into a less problematic one" That just makes it a bit more difficult. The login-password when the encrypted home folder was created (or when the GUI is used to set a new pair) is the only password that will work to decrypt the files...it's embedded in the ecryptf...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update System Crash - Kernel panic - NOT syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x00007f00
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Update System Crash - Kernel panic - NOT syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x00007f00

"Attempt to kill init! exit code=0x00007f00" This just says the init process, PID=1 which on Mint is systemd, has hit an impossible-to-proceed error and quit, so the kernel quits too. For me, there's just too many binaries and interactions in the kernel+init+udev system to reverse-engineer...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Retrieving files from lost+found folder
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Retrieving files from lost+found folder

<<don't try to move the files>> Copy what you can to another drive, read-only is fine for that, because really soon now you need to 'shred' the damaged partition and re-format. The Disks accessory can do that, write zeros over the whole partition...over the whole drive if there's nothing you need to...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS

The simplest method is to leave the ISO intact and use cp to write it whole to the start of the drive. This works on USB flash drives and SATA disk drives... sudo cp hybrid.iso /dev/sdX You can make a partition in the unused space with the fdisk command and format it with the mkfs.ext4 command. You ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel: why differences between update manager and kernel.org?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Kernel: why differences between update manager and kernel.org?

https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html Distribution kernels. Many Linux distributions provide their own "longterm maintenance" kernels that may or may not be based on those maintained by kernel developers. These kernel releases are not hosted at kernel.org and kernel developers can...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: resize ecryptfs [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: resize ecryptfs

"expanding mint--vg-root to use all the available space" that's a good start...now expand the file-system that lives in the volume...
sudo resize2fs /dev/mapper/mint-vg-root
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing bootable flash drives in UEFI
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Writing bootable flash drives in UEFI

"while it's not altering the files, it is storing them in different ways" Nope. GNU-Linux tools are relatively simple, they do not change the file you write, they just write it, whole, where you specify... ### Write a WAV compilation directly to USB store and play it... sudo cp rock-monste...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Writing bootable flash drives in UEFI
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Writing bootable flash drives in UEFI

USB Image Writer just writes a file into the blocks of a USB store, it doesn't modify the file as it writes it. So, if you want a UEFI-Bootable Windows 10 installer for USB, that's the file you have to download from Microsoft, ready to go. If you already have access to a Windows machine, the Rufus a...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to change ownership of a mount point [Solved!]
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Unable to change ownership of a mount point

Permissions for NTFS or VFAT have to be set as the file system is mounted... sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw,umask=0 /dev/sda1 /home/mute/Public ...for example, allows any user (umask=0) read-write access (rw) to the NTFS file system (-t ntfs) in the volume /dev/sda1. If the file system is already mounted,...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: corrupted file system on bootable usb [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: corrupted file system on bootable usb

Applying the du command to /sys or /proc is meaningless; they are not real file systems with a maximum size and unused space. The warning is just a bad guess and you can ignore it. "Are there problems with linux updates onto a bootable usb?" There are, yes, if your Bootable USB is starting...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub file mod slowed boot
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: grub file mod slowed boot

If you edit the file /boot/grub/grub.cfg it's temporary. You edit it, and reboot to try it out. The next run of the update-grub command will revert your edit. If you edit the file /etc/default/grub your instructions will be included in all subsequent runs of update-grub . "quiet splash" is...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing a bad copy of linux
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Installing a bad copy of linux

The transmission program will patch a damaged ISO. Put the torrent link and the ISO together in the Downloads folder and open the link with the Transmission application. It will checksum the file as hundreds of fragments and re-load any pieces that don't match. That's why a bit-torrent is so good at...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HDD Dying?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: HDD Dying?

'airflow' in Disks is the HDD internal air temperature. 117 fahrenheit would convert to 47 celcius, not outrageously warm or unusual. It's summer where you are is it? My room temperature is 29 celcius and both HDD are poodling along 15 kelvin above that at 44 celcius (111 fahrenheit in the old money...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: packages installed by default in linux mint 18.1 cinnamon <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: packages installed by default in linux mint 18.1 cinnamon

If you look in the Live Session ISO casper folder there's a file filesystem.manifest which lists all the packages used to build the distribution. A few of these, like ubiquity and gparted , are removed at the end of an installation. In a running system you can get a list of all the installed package...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boots to .cmd [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Boots to .cmd

'permission denied' can be cured by using Open As Root in the Live Session File Manager. More serious is the reference to 'lvm' which is only used in Mint for an encrypted OS installation. LVM in a LUKS container needs a lot more command-fu than a simple fsck on a damaged file system...plus there's ...

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