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by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unable to access shared folders under W10
Replies: 17
Views: 195

Re: Unable to access shared folders under W10

Open Nemo - your Mint file manager... I'm glad you were passing by, I didn't know the answer :) Yggdrasil232 - as well as doing a cifs mount following altair4's guidance, you can also permanently mount your shares by editing a file called fstab . It lives in /etc and is read by the system when it b...
by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 20.1 Cinnamon - How to change computer name? [SOLVED] Enrypted account, don't do it.
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: LM 20.1 Cinnamon - How to change computer name?

To change your host name with persistence you have to edit your /etc/hostname file. This requires root privileges.
Not correct:
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by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant download Mint 20.1
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Cant download Mint 20.1

You have to download the iso:
https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Then burn it to a usb stick (you can use rufus for this https://rufus.ie/) or DVD and then boot from it. Then you can run the installer.

You need to disable secure boot in BIOS.
by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 20.1 Cinnamon - How to change computer name? [SOLVED] Enrypted account, don't do it.
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: LM 20.1 Cinnamon - How to change computer name?

I was recommended I do not change my username (home) name if my user account is encrypted. So, it stays what it is. In spite of it appearing as an innocuous option during install, full disk encryption is not a good idea if you are a linux newbie. Bork your system to the point where it won't boot (w...
by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Moving disk contents
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Moving disk contents

As an alternative to clonezilla you might find foxclone easier to use. Download the iso, burn it to a stick and boot from it. Read the user guide.
by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clonezilla booting from USB
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Clonezilla booting from USB

After booting up the computer with Mint on a live USB, I lost my WiFi. See the error message I got: https://imgur.com/L96duA0 I don't know, but there will be others that do, not that the forum search facilities are good, but try searching on realtek RTL8821, if that fails and no-one else responds h...
by AndyMH
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 65
Views: 49905

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

Edit: oh, by the way! do you know how I could force Timeshift to start at a fixed hour in the day? No, I have mine set automatic, once a day. I assume it is using anacron for scheduling so that if the computer is not on at a specific time it still gets run. There might be a clue in the config files...
by AndyMH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 65
Views: 49905

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

When I did my own backups with rsync scripts I went round in circles before I got the includes and excludes right. It's all about the order. Originally you told it to include everything, so the following excludes had no effect. Doing the excludes first means that the include takes account of the pre...
by AndyMH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Zip contents names
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Zip contents names

Are they encrypted?
by AndyMH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clonezilla booting from USB
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Clonezilla booting from USB

I want to clone my drive to put on a new computer. The new computer currently has windows 10. If you clone your drive to the new computer it will overwrite win10. Clone = make the target an exact copy of the source. If that is what you want then you will find foxclone more user friendly than clonez...
by AndyMH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Foxclone - linux image backup, restore & clone
Replies: 299
Views: 22718

Re: Foxclone - linux image backup, restore & clone

Sorry! Have another free and good solution - Rescuezilla . Try it. The reason both rescuezilla and foxclone exist was that redo, last updated in 2012, had been abandoned. Both of us saw the same need but didn't know about each other until each of us released. Then with a 'look-a-like' around the or...
by AndyMH
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Hard Drive Question
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: [SOLVED] Hard Drive Question

Ivy_Pool wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:19 pm
Ok, I need a breather and time to reflect and deal with Timeshift.
Timeshift needs an ext4 partition to save snapshots to, a 60GB partition on your 1TB drive should be enough.
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Programming as a hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Programming as a hobby

Unfortunately no, or you will have to give me more clues :D, certainly wasn't doing anything with pascal in the early '00's. Before I (foolishly?) decided to do foxclone a couple of years ago, my last major foray with pascal was an order processing system, about 13k LOC. To give you an indication of...
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Programming as a hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Programming as a hobby

I'd like to hear from people who do programming as a hobby, not a job. What do you enjoy using? Pascal with the lazarus IDE, not mainstream, but I like it, gets the job done. Beyond that, some bash is essential, done a bit of C++ (Arduino for IoT) and a bit of python (not my favourite), looked at p...
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 609

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

The only thing that's really frustrating me, (so far !!!), is how Linux Mint constantly forces me to enter my rather length, complex password each and every time I try to install a software package from the repository. I won't repeat what you've already been told - that it is a really stupid idea, ...
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Hard Drive Question
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Hard Drive Question

I partitioned 32G of the 250G primary drive for Linux.
Too small without a separate home partition, at some point in the near future you will need to make it bigger. DO NOT setup timeshift with the defaults (it will rapidly fill up the drive = no boot).
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Window Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Window Manager

I suspect you don't mean window manager, e.g. muffin (used in cinnamon), or openbox, but desktop environment (DE). The three standard desktop environments for mint are cinnamon, mate and xfce. Which is best is a matter of personal preference, but mate and xfce are less demanding on the hardware, so ...
by AndyMH
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 3634

Re: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab

Had my first Pfizer jab a couple of weeks ago, no side effects . Second sometime April. Well actually, there is one major side effect - that little knot of tension that you didn't know was there, but has been there for the last year, it's gone. I feel less nervous about going out where there might b...

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