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by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CD burning woes
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: CD burning woes

"...is Brasero borked..." Some people say there's nothing wrong with it, others find it repeatedly fails. Xfburn receives frequent praise. My choice is to simply avoid the whole GUI bit and use the back-end tools directly... Audio tracks onto a CD-R as a CD Audio disk sudo wodim speed=8 dev=/dev/sr0...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck in Emergency Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Stuck in Emergency Mode

"I have important data on the Linux Mint OS..." and on two alternative removable stores? You really should not need to be concerned about your data. USB sticks and pocket hard-drives are fast but can fail all-at-once with no warning. DVD-R are very cheap and they fade slowly, giving plenty of warnin...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt

Digest functions like MD5SUM and SHA256SUM are designed so that each bit in the file affects around 50% of the bits in the digest. That makes it very difficult to get a correct digest by accident. If the digest of your ISO file is wrong, you can't expect to use it for installation. The digest alone ...
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: gpg: BAD signature when verifying sha256sum.txt

Bad Signature can be simply that you have not told GPG to trust signature 'X'. It won't improve the download though. I would ignore the Signature for now and concentrate on getting your ISO image the same as everyone else's. The bit-torrent system can correct a bad download if you use it like this.....
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP PLEASE! Mint 19 install killed my computer [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: HELP PLEASE! Mint 19 install killed my computer

Booting a Live Session USB or DVD of the installed OS is your number-one Linux panic-station. Live Session takes over before any 'broken' system gets a chance to start, even without a hard-drive fitted. From there you can access the tools and help to repair things while they are inert, or rescue any...
by Mute Ant
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No GUI
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: No GUI

It looks like my trick is obsolete :( the / mount point won't check on my machine either. You can use command lsblk to determine the device mounted over the / mount point and check that instead. Or boot a Live Session and check everything from the outside with application gparted (preferred).
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] How much maximum memory can my laptop have?
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: How much maximum memory can my laptop have?

Physically, the maximum RAM is limited by how many of the 128 possible wires actually run between the CPU and the RAM. Which machine you have matters. Theoretically, the machine is irrelevant. A 64-bit address-bus and a 64-bit data bus can access ((2^64)*8) bytes ... slightly less than 148 million m...
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keep getting error message "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Keep getting error message "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."

If you leave Mint to choose it's own repositories you don't get the error, so it counts as an own-goal. I imagine Debian, Ubuntu and so on have machine-checks so that every package in their repository can be installed from their repository. Flatpak is one way of avoiding OS contamination by 'foreign...
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keep getting error message "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Keep getting error message "E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."

It's an Engrish error message that doesn't say what it means. It is better put... "If that package was installed it would be broken, so it hasn't been installed. Make the dependencies available then try to install it again." sudo apt-get install virtualbox-qt ### Some packages could not be installed...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Freezing when booting and installing from live cd
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Freezing when booting and installing from live cd

There's a few non-technical gaps you could fill in... o Are you using a DVD or a USB? A CD is far too small for a Mint. o How did you get your copy of Mint? o Did you burn a Mint ISO yourself? How? o What Make and Model of machine are you booting? o Does Check Integrity (in the Mint boot menu) conf...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS partition files get corrupted after W10 boot!
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: NTFS partition files get corrupted after W10 boot!

It might be symptoms of a normal Your-Drive-Is-Failing fault. o Accessory Disks can help by showing the SMART report. o Any sectors Reallocated are an orange-alert. The drive is not as good as when it was manufactured. This is normal for an SSD, bad in a magnetic drive. o Any sectors Pending Realloc...
by Mute Ant
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot Live from USB?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Cannot boot Live from USB?

It's a how-to, not a support question. You can't move it, but adding [solved] to the title would help, I think.
by Mute Ant
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blind installation for AIO PC
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Blind installation for AIO PC

"I want to..." You can't get there from here. Mint has a GUI installer, GUI installation needs a working screen. A machine without a screen is called 'headless' and there are certainly ways of remote-logging-in to a headless machine and exporting the display data, or installing to a drive in another...
by Mute Ant
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question on dd
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Question on dd

The 'bs' block size parameter to 'dd' can be omitted. The final physical write-down-the-wires will go through Linux, buffered from RAM, using whatever block size the driver-binary chooses. With command 'dd', the 'of' destination only needs to be big enough to hold all the 'if' source. Any existing f...
by Mute Ant
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading without dvd or usb
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Upgrading without dvd or usb

Impossible Edit the .list files in /etc/apt to use newer repositories and then dist-upgrade Mint10 into Mint18. The apt system gets 'stuck' needing to replace components that simply aren't available any more, or needing packages that Mint10 never had. You can't upgrade Mint's version of the Control...
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what app will burn ISO's to USB in Elementary Loki?
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: what app will burn ISO's to USB in Elementary Loki?

With root privilege... cp linuxmint.iso /dev/sdX ### Write a file into a block device. cmp linuxmint.iso /dev/sdX ### Verify the written data matches the original. fdisk /dev/sdX ### Allocate the unused storage as a partition... /dev/sdX4 mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdX4 ### Format that partition. mount -o loop ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't mount iso
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Can't mount iso

"... I tried it on both of them, the one on my main drive gives an error..." Do the md5sum digests of the two versions match each other, or is one not all there?
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blind installation for AIO PC
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Blind installation for AIO PC

No screen? Pull the RAM and the Drive. Recycle the residue. Ebay a duplicate.
https://xkcd.com/722/
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Persistence is not working for my live USB of Mint 19 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Persistence is not working for my live USB of Mint 19 [SOLVED]

Both Peppermint8 (Ubuntu-Live) and BL-Helium (Debian-Live) honour the live-session boot argument... username=mute ...which starts the GUI with a live user 'mute' instead of 'mint' or 'peppermint' or 'user'. You can't have a Live Session User with a login name 'Aries' though, only lower-case letters ...
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 56
Views: 743

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Euw I only remember a pull-down selector at the bottom of one of the screens.

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