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by Mute Ant
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Offline installation, how?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Offline installation, how?

Well... sort of in a sensible order... o "...I have almost no idea of what i am doing..." This never goes away (hurrah). There's always something new to play with... just assume that's normal when using your machine. For me, that's the fun and intrigue... what happens if I press the Red Button... mu...
by Mute Ant
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unkown problem File Managers.
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Unkown problem File Managers.

I guess the File Manager of a desktop OS is quite extensively tested in alpha, beta and released versions... someone(s) would have noticed and fixed a systemic anomaly. My number one suspect is that your hard drive is complaining, almost silently, that it's having problems with Read or Write. I woul...
by Mute Ant
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

"...explain it to your grandmother..." I did. My grandmother helped invent Unix... NEXT PATIENT!
by Mute Ant
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

Albert says: "Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." USB Stick Formatter doesn't need to write over byte 32768 which is where an ISO9660 signature is stored. So it doesn't write over it. So it's still there after the message "Successfully Formatted" appears. Linux won't attemp...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 1031

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

"wipe an ISO" Making a partition table and a partition and a file system does not necessarily write over an ISO9660 signature at drive address 32768. If Linux sees an ISO signature it simply refuses to attempt any writes to that file system. o You can use the Accessory Disks to zero the drive conten...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what is going on with my root password? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: what is going on with my root password? [SOLVED]

"root has been disabled" The default password for the root user in a Mint OS is made impossible to type with command... sudo passwd -d -l root man passwd -d Delete a user's password... Make it empty. -l Lock the password of the named account. Users with a locked password are not allowed to change th...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Removing un-needed Mountpoints (?)

If you made the folders yourself, it's fine to remove them too. I would avoid the -r option, you can do a lot of damage really quickly. If the OS made the folders and they are still there, it suggests you are not using "Safely Remove Drive", or you are using it and not waiting long enough for the bu...
by Mute Ant
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British spelling
Replies: 30
Views: 483

Re: British spelling

''...trolling...'' Nah, real trolls rip your arm off when they lose. The skills you need to produce a correct result are exactly the skills you need to recognize a correct result.
by Mute Ant
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PC taking a long time to shut down.
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: PC taking a long time to shut down.

Shutdown writes all the RAM buffered data to the hard drive... o Have you got 'hibernate' switched on? o Does the accessory Disks report the drive is healthy? You can force an emergency no-questions-asked 'off' with the keypress [Alt]+[SysRq]+[o] but it's a bad habit. Just this once, does that switc...
by Mute Ant
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't mount external drive
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Can't mount external drive

"Error reading bootsector: Input/output error" My first guess is that the electronics can no longer see the platter, or at least not every time it tries a read... o Damaged head... did someone drop it... has it been travelling in a motor vehicle? o Motor not properly under control... sticky or hot b...
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British spelling
Replies: 30
Views: 483

Re: British spelling

"insist I should spell color, colour" Which is correct and proper behavior for a British distribution. How Anglo Saxon would you like me to get, xxxxxxx xxxx ?
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint does not recognize USB drive
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: [SOLVED] Mint does not recognize USB drive

I read once that the Linux USB driver can't share access. If a USB drive gets mounted automatically by the host OS then that hardware becomes unavailable to the guest OS. Just saying, you might want to switch off the 'Automatically Mount Removable Storage' option in the host OS file manager.
by Mute Ant
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Peculiar (corrupted?) image files
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Peculiar (corrupted?) image files

The ._ prefix looks like an addition made by the file-transfer program. Files can't instantly be created so it assembles a temporary version and renames it when the copy is the same as the original. So, I guess you didn't get a full copy of the original. JPG is not robust, just one bit wrong can tra...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bluetooth
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Bluetooth

There has been global disruption of wireless links in the past few days. To upset GPS it had to be bigger than the planet (!) my guess is the sun burped and everyone got a share. On the other hand, maybe your Bluetooth transmitter just went pop. There are removable USB-Bluetooth dongles that allow y...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] E:Failed to fetch when setting up software sources.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: E:Failed to fetch when setting up software sources.

"Check your Internet connection" Did you do this? Does Firefox connect to Google?
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live USB login failure
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Live USB login failure

Are you typing the quotes when you should not? For a Mint Live Session...
Username:
mint[enter]
Password:
[enter]
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing passwd root by terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Changing passwd root by terminal

[guess] You are changing the password for user 'root' and then logging in as user 'olva' [/guess]

Maybe it did exactly what you told it to?
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Test
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Memory Test

The Live Session boot routinely includes a menu item Test Memory which usually runs memtest86+

It's like a Marathon workout for your CPU and RAM, a lump of binary code with no OS required, just an '86 processor and some RAM to test.
by Mute Ant
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to delete mint off usb stick
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: How to delete mint off usb stick

A Live Session ISO9660 image is always read-only, so you are simply not allowed to edit it. That makes it perfect for a malware-resistant OS. Some 'reformat' methods see an ISO9660 signature and refuse to proceed. In that case... o The Accessory Disks will let you format a drive by filling it with z...
by Mute Ant
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What on earth is this image from LiveCD
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: What on earth is this image from LiveCD

I suspect you need to attract the attention of someone who HAS seen it before? Billions of people putting their hands up is not helpful...

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