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by martienne
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: rEFInd questions
Replies: 0
Views: 151

rEFInd questions

Does anyone know how to get rEFInd to recognise Windows 10? My rEFInd can only spot Windows 8.1. Later if I select Windows 8, the Windows booting process discovers the second instance of Windows. It thinks it's another Windows 8.... I'd rather have the both appear in rEFInd along with Linux. Any tip...
by martienne
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to resize partitions after install?
Replies: 14
Views: 42055

Re: How to resize partitions after install?

Actually Moem I didn't know that! Maybe explained why I could only shrink one of the Linux partitions and not the other despite there being no real difference or space restriction.
by martienne
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to resize partitions after install?
Replies: 14
Views: 42055

Re: How to resize partitions after install?

Just to let you know how all this panned out. Basically I wanted to fit the clones of my WIndows and my Linux Mint drives from my desktop PC onto THE SAME drive in in my laptop. This has now been achieved. The main tools that I used were Macrium in Windows for cloning drives and Paragon Hard drive m...
by martienne
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to resize partitions after install?
Replies: 14
Views: 42055

Re: How to resize partitions after install?

I needed to shrink a partition and had a strange experience. I had two drives which both had the original and cloned version of Mint. I tried to shrink the cloned version which I've actually done before. But Gparted wouldn't shrink that partition. Then I tried the original, which is the drive I'm lo...
by martienne
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Unable to mount" all drives! Lack permission...
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: "Unable to mount" all drives! Lack permission...

Not enough information I'm afraid. If you post the output of the following commands the folks here can see what you are dealing with: sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list cat /etc/fstab Thanks Altair4 ! Here is the output - I have all sorts of junk plugged in at the moment. device fs_type label mount po...
by martienne
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Unable to mount" all drives! Lack permission...
Replies: 3
Views: 363

"Unable to mount" all drives! Lack permission...

Hi all! I have a bunch of drives connected to the PC - NTFS format. Previously (last autumn) when I had a go at getting started with Linux Mint I was able to open and browse all of them. It's mainly storage - files and media. But now I am getting "Unable to Mount" "Not authorised to perform operatio...
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound in Headphones
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: No sound in Headphones

Thanks guys! Will try this tomorrow since Im not sure how to do it and it's very late.
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound in Headphones
Replies: 3
Views: 472

No sound in Headphones

Hi all - can't get any sound in headphones as I'm logged into Mint. Worked fine in Windows. The audio is the built in Realtek on an ASUS motherboard. I can get sound coming from the HDMI monitor but I want it in the headphones that are plugged into the headphone jack on the Realtek built-in soundcar...
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition

I've got EFIBoot or whatever it's called on it. :) Once you get that up and running it works like a charm - It'll pick up any OS that's available to the machine..... I set that up here on this forum during the autumn and it's working fine for dual booting the desktop from. If I hook up some other d...
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition

To be clear, if you merely copy a partition to the laptop drive, that partition will not magically boot! You will need a some sort of bootloader (windoze or Linux) which is "aware" of the new OS. You are aware of this - yes? If there is another Linux distro already on the drive, that process would ...
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition

It should be possible to clone your source partition to a slightly larger partition and then shrink the destination partition using Gparted - yes?... and if that doesn't work, you could shrink the source partition until it is smaller than the target and then clone it... If you are going to use Gpar...
by martienne
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Clone Linux installation partition to smaller partition

Hi all! I would like to clone my current Mint installation to a smaller partition on a different drive. The actual space taken up by Mint on either partition is nowhere near the full size of the partition - so it shouldn't matter that the target drive has less capacity. There is still plenty to spar...
by martienne
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

BigEasy wrote:
martienne wrote:Why is that?
Because I was moderator of big forum and have experience with that. I mean when someone, who banned, trying to sign in again (and again) under different identities.
Yeah but how could you know that it was the same person?
by martienne
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

Maybe they logged the mac id along with the ip plus your style and topics etc etc a lot of ways to see if it is you or not. There is a way to change mac id's and of course ip's but who knows their is a lot of ways to see if it is you or not. Thanks Sam! For years it's been said that it's impossible...
by martienne
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

BigEasy wrote:martienne, even if you change your nick, userpic, browser, os, country and write something in forum then you remain recognizable after just reading 2 sentences.
Why is that?
by martienne
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

Speaking as a forum moderator, don't underestimate how your style of writing combined with what topics you are passionate about can leave an impression with people. That makes you recognizable without any fingerprinting. Anyway, you were banned for cause. I think you're only making it worse for you...
by martienne
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

You explained everything when you said you were addicted to Windows like it was heroin. Microsoft Windows, when it is installed creates a "GUID" which is generated by taking the electronic signatures of ten of the components of your hardware, combined with their 24 character activation code (used t...
by martienne
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

Sometimes people's manner of express their thoughts works much beter than browser fingerprint, cookies and IP alltogether. Yeah, what it was, was back in 2010, was - I defended Russia against some rather baseless accusations regarding relations with Sweden. Back then nobody else knew anything about...
by martienne
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

It's part of how the web works: https://panopticlick.eff.org/about#browser-fingerprinting. And they try javaScript, Flash, etc. to get more details. Funnily enough the more browser features you disable and website content you block, the more unique you become (not less) and thus easier to identify ...
by martienne
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1769

Re: Site that fingerprints users, how do they do it?

1.618 wrote:Once html5 becomes the default you'll be sharing loads of uneccessary data about your system as well

have a look and see

http://www.HTML5test.com
Yes - I know that it's will eventually do away with javascript.
So how does one protect from it?

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