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by Mute Ant
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Loading persistent USB Flash to RAM
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Loading persistent USB Flash to RAM

The command man casper will show you what the Live Session system can do. Specifically the kernel boot argument toram if you are booting an unmodified ISO or toram=filesystem.squashfs if the ISO has been unpacked into a larger space. The machine will need to have at least 4GiB RAM for a toram booted...
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effective application to recover all data from a micro SD me
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Effective application to recover all data from a micro SD me

"I used programs Photo Rec" My opinion is: If photorec can't find the pictures, they are gone forever. You have written over them. There's no harm in a second opinion, or a third or fourth. You can make a duplicate of the whole SD card quite easily... sudo cp /dev/sdB /dev/sdC ...taking care to writ...
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: With dual boot I can no longer get into BIOS
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: With dual boot I can no longer get into BIOS

"In GRUB both Linux and Windows appear as options. Only Linux will work." Strictly speaking, this is a Windows problem. If GRUB starts, and there's an option for Windows, and it doesn't work, you need a Windows Weeble, not a Linux Gnome. At the Installing-Two-OS-On-The-Same-Drive level you should pr...
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with terminal commands
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Help with terminal commands

The nodes under /dev are rebuilt during boot and when the kernel notices a device has been removed or added. The changed permissions of /dev/usb/lp0 will not 'stick' if the printer goes off-line or the machine is rebooted.
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint downloads arriving as .zip not ISO - assume I am the problem here..
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Mint downloads arriving as .zip not ISO - assume I am the problem here..

Posting the URL of the file you fetched would help everyone go and look at what you downloaded. If it's a Mint distribution it will be around 1700MB as a single file, like the ones on the end of this link... https://linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=249 The OS inside the file is already 'squashed' as a m...
by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Instruction of interpretation of hard drive self test stats
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Instruction of interpretation of hard drive self test stats

Good News : The data-sheet promises suggest that modern SSD and mature HDD are now roughly equal in reliability. You should look at the MTBF or AFR for the drive, then add a huge pinch-of-salt to guess how long it will actually last in service. "Annualized failure rate (AFR) gives the estimated pro...
by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Occasional startup and USB issues
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Occasional startup and USB issues

You might try setting the hard drive to be the only device that the BIOS is allowed to look at during boot. My BIOS defaults to... BOOT ORDER: Floppy: Optical: Removable: Hard drive ...which is okay up to the 'removable' step. Any USB store that has an MBR but no actual boot code, such as is produce...
by Mute Ant
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mv command giving unexpected error
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Mv command giving unexpected error

That was just a practice. You wait until you get file names that end with spaces...
touch "weasel.mp3" "weasel.mp3 " "weasel.mp3 " ; ls -1
weasel.mp3
weasel.mp3
weasel.mp3
...argh argh argh.
by Mute Ant
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Instruction of interpretation of hard drive self test stats
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Instruction of interpretation of hard drive self test stats

The SMART statistics are presented so that a perfect drive scores 100% for all the parameters. If the drive starts to develop weaknesses, like sectors that stop being recordable, the raw "Fault" count goes up and the 100% comes down a little bit... the drive is not perfect any more. Eventually a sco...
by Mute Ant
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mv command giving unexpected error
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Mv command giving unexpected error

I bet one of the names that matches... *unsorted* ...starts with... -N ...and the mv command sees it as options in the middle of the list. Avoiding names that start with '-' becomes a habit. They invented -- for this case, to signal NoMoreOptions... touch -Nobbly ### Fails with touch: invalid option...
by Mute Ant
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Shutdown or Restart
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Can't Shutdown or Restart

Failure to Shutdown or Restart might be because your antique BIOS simply doesn't implement the ACPI calls. The noacpi boot option puts the kernel in charge, not the BIOS. This bug "MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC" does not work well with the newer Ubuntu-based distributions... speci...
by Mute Ant
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Edit File Properties to remove tags or details
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Edit File Properties to remove tags or details

I suspect the term you are missing in your searches is metadata There's lots of pages about it, Windows and Linux... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata_removal_tool The program in Windows that shows you the metadata and allows you to edit it is not really the OS, it's the Windows 10 File Manager...
by Mute Ant
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: make linux my boot loader os
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: make linux my boot loader os

When you update-grub it is the kernel of the running OS that is put first in the list. So if you want Mint to be first, boot Mint, then update-grub.
by Mute Ant
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Meltdown and 32-bit systems
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Meltdown and 32-bit systems

You will not hear it first from Mint? Try... https://www.kernel.org/ ... for the Big School news about what's being fixed and how Linux must change. I don't think there's a lot the kernel can do about how a CPU works. There's a lot they can do with the shared memory map... Linus is often quite refre...
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ntfsclone for SSDs? <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: ntfsclone for SSDs?

Yes, internally an SSD moves data around, so next week a file might be in a different chip. From outside the SSD, though, that is invisible. You just read and write the /dev/sdX node the same way that you would with a magnetic drive.
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unicorn HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Unicorn HDD

An MBR partition table is limited to 32-bit unsigned integers to describe... o The position of the first sector of a partition. o The number of sectors in a partition. A drive like yours has sectors 4096 bytes in length, so MBR is good for one-or-more partitions in a 16TiB space. A BIOS or boot-load...
by Mute Ant
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reboot command does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: reboot command does not work

A 'polite' reboot from the GUI or a console will try to close files, unmount volumes, etc etc etc. If that is not possible the OS will just 'sit on its hands' to avoid damaging something it can't handle automatically. It can be as simple as a USB printer that won't 'off' because it's 'busy'. If you ...
by Mute Ant
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

"sudo mount /dev/mapper/sda5_crypt" -----> "can't find in /etc/fstab" possibly because you are not telling it where to mount it. I solved this to my own satisfaction (no LVM) to make private+persistent live-session USB sticks. Encrypted copies of system folders are mounted on-top-of a plain-text run...
by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 17.3 lts 2019 out of date hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: linux mint 17.3 lts 2019 out of date hardware

"Without wanting to approach you..." I wouldn't want to, either. Let's engrish!
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by Mute Ant
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: slingplayer
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: slingplayer

"How do i make SlingPlayer [version?] work in Wine [version?] under Mint [version?]. It might never work with the particular versions that you are using... https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=14848 ...the 'Show all tests' button on that page suggests it has been occasionall...

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