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by dontNull
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: CLOSED ... Linux mint ISO 18.x Cinnamon (64-bit) - BAD checksum
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Linux mint ISO 18.x Cinnamon (64-bit) - BAD checksum

Hi there, There is actually some error detection when you download via http (browser). However sometimes errors are not picked up, torrent's error detection is much more robust. You can however when you go to download the file via torrnet, point the torrent program to you corrupt file. The torrent p...
by dontNull
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Spoof your mac address on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 4904

Re: Spoof your mac address on Linux Mint

Hi newbee121 It should be possible to automate the 'change mac address' if it will work once off. (It doesn't look like you got it to work at all yet.) the error: SIOCSIFHWADDR: Too many open files in system Does indeed point to a driver issue. (Though it is unhelpfully not clear!) Either the wirele...
by dontNull
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: update-grub to remove Windows Info
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: update-grub to remove Windows Info

Hi bobstead, There is a not too tricky way to remove the grub entry without messing with the 'EFI system partition'. If you are interested, you can (re)move one of the scrips that grub uses to find non linux based OS. The Windows boot loader will still be there, but grub won't show the entry that do...
by dontNull
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Spoof your mac address on Linux Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 4904

Re: Spoof your mac address on Linux Mint

Hi, If you don't want to post full results for privacy reasons, you could just mask the MAC with 00:01:02:03:04:05 etc. I think '1.618' just wanted to check wlan0 was the correct device. (I had a laptop that called the wireless card eth1) So if you use: ifconfig and get an output like: wlan0 Link en...
by dontNull
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 Update manager not working
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: !7.2 Update manager not working

Hey,

Have you tried closing the update manager, then running:

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sudo apt-get update
Sometimes fixes update manager problems.

Cheers,
Jay :)
by dontNull
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: UEFI problems

Hi, A little more info could help. Things to check: USB is a GPT disk (been mentioned) Boot partition is formatted FAT32 You are using a recent version that supports UEFI. Probably all those are correct. Also you are trying to install a 64 bit version of Linux Mint? I think the 32 bit versions don't...
by dontNull
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Writing scripts, maybe similar to DOS batch files?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Writing scripts, maybe similar to DOS batch files?

Hi, This is called a shell script, specifically a bash (Bourne Again SHell) script. The clue is in the first line: #!/bin/bash This is the most common scripting language used in Linux (There are others). CGI (Common Gateway Interface) says what the script is for, not what language it is in. The synt...
by dontNull
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd hard drive mount point
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: 2nd hard drive mount point

All drives are unmounted at shutdown... This true. Do you mean that you want the drive to remount automatically every time you start up? If so you would have edit /etc/fstab with an auto option. (It should not matter where you want to mount the drive (partition.)) If this is what you want and need ...
by dontNull
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows 7 & LM 17.2 installation failures
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Windows 7 & LM 17.2 installation failures

Hi,

Firstly you are trying to install a 64-bit version right?

I know you said Win 7, but you might want to read this tutorial as it deals with UEFI/EFI:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=163126
by dontNull
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Registering on the Thunderbird website problem. (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Registering on the Thunderbird website problem.

Hi, More details would help. Do you mean you see the sign in but not registration for this page? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/thunderbird If so then it looks like you get a registration when you try to do something. i.e. If you volunteer for there support community, or you try to ask a...
by dontNull
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swapping drives between laptops
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Swapping drives between laptops

Hi, Yes, I would suggest 'resetting' the drive and reinstalling Mint. In general I would never suggest swapping a drive between machines and expecting the installed OS to work. (Unless they are the same.) It might work, but would probably cause issues with installed drivers. You might be able to boo...
by dontNull
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will Linux Mint run on my HP 15-d013sx ?
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Will Linux Mint run on my HP 15-d013sx ?

Hi mintouser, This laptop should be able to run any of the Linux mint editions you want to run. I would suggest was using a 32 bit version, as it only has 2 GB of ram. Also probably go for "Mate" or "XFCE", as it has integrated graphics. (You probably could run 64 bit Cinnamon Linux Mint, but would ...
by dontNull
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No detected operating systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: No detected operating systems

Hi, Firstly I would suggest not making the 20 GB partition for Mint in Windows 8. As far as I know Windows can only make NTFS and FAT partition. For Mint you need Linux partition, i.e. ext2, ext3, or (preferably) ext4. (Though you should be able to reformat it under "something else" in the installer...
by dontNull
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need a text editor configurable to programming languages. <SOLVED>
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Need a text editor configurable to programming languages

I use Notepad++ in Windows, and geany on Linux, so would recommend geany very light weight and easy to use.
There is a "Notepadqq" which is supposed to be a lot like Notepad++, you could try that if you want.

http://notepadqq.altervista.org/wp/

Jay
by dontNull
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Accidental formatting, help
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Accidental formatting, help

Hi, You could try 'PhotoRec' http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec PhotoRec is supposed to recover files on a damaged or reformatted partition. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives fro...
by dontNull
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can't see partition on installing linux mint as dual boot
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: can't see partition on installing linux mint as dual boo

Hi, what was the original format of the empty partitions? I'm guessing they were NTFS before you changed them to fat32. If so, then they must be a Linux partition not a windows one. ie. a ext2, ext3, or ext4 But I want to ask, why didn't mint see them ? although mint did see them in the file manager...
by dontNull
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing TexMaker in Linux Mint 17.1
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Running C++ from the terminal

Are you meaning running your compiled C++ code from the terminal? If so, then: If it is in one the bin folders then just type the name of the program. (In one of: /bin or /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin, then it is in the executable path.) (or make a link to it in one of these folders.) Otherwise in the ...
by dontNull
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GPT or MBR for dual boot?
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: GPT or MBR for dual boot?

If your hard disk is 2 TB or less then there is very little advantage to changing to a GPT. The GTP would allow more than 4 partitions by default, and has more protection from the partition table getting corrupted. The partition is unlikely to have any issues (but could), as that part of the disk is...
by dontNull
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 17.1 off DVD wont recognize wireless card in laptop [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: 17.1 off DVD won't recognize wireless card in laptop

Hi, My best guess is that the built in drivers don't support the wireless card. Wired cards are more generic, so are more often supported without any adjustments. So that's probably why it only gives option for wired connection. So the big question is what wireless card does it have? Open a terminal...
by dontNull
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do you change permissioin for root to my user account
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: how do you change permissioin for root to my user accoun

You could try this in a terminal:

sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

If it's the first partition on the first drive.
Make sure the folder /mnt/sda1 is there first.

(mkdir -p /mnt/sda1)

Jay :)

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