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by AndyMH
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 19.3 Tricia ISO Image burner
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: LM 19.3 Tricia ISO Image burner

n0body_special wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Kind of sad, really, that there is still no reliable way to make a bootable windows 10 usb under linux. Hope it is fixed some day in the future years
I've been using mint's stock usb image writer to burn win10 iso's without problems? Not just once, but several times over the last few months.
by AndyMH
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need separate /home and /swap partitions?
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: Do I need separate /home and /swap partitions?

I have always had a separate /home partition and it does make life easy when doing a major upgrade. I also have a swap partition, but simply because I've had one since starting with LM17.3. Next major install, I won't bother.
by AndyMH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot/Dual HD/install Mint over Ubuntu
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Dual-boot/Dual HD/install Mint over Ubuntu

I'm talking about the location of the bootloader. Whichever drive the PC boots from first will be the drive with the bootloader, probably sda. If it is legacy install there isn't a specific file (first bit is in the first 512bytes of the drive along with the partition table, second bit hides between...
by AndyMH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-boot/Dual HD/install Mint over Ubuntu
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Dual-boot/Dual HD/install Mint over Ubuntu

On this install, since Mint is going to be the sole oocupant of the HDD, that option will not appear. So my only concern is that when I power on the laptop after the Mint install, that I'll still get that familiar screen during boot-up with the choices of Mint or W7. And that hopefully, it will sel...
by AndyMH
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]problem with archive finder.
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: problem with archive finder.

Try mounting your server in fstab. This is open folder in visual studio, synology is my NAS.
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by AndyMH
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mega Cloud Storrage
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Mega Cloud Storrage

Don't use it, but did dabble with pcloud, was easy to use, 10GB free. Swiss based.
https://www.pcloud.com/?ref=1120&gclid= ... fIQAvD_BwE
by AndyMH
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Second M.2 drive
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Second M.2 drive

All drives should have a partition table at the beginning of the drive. The partition table tells the operating system how many partitions are on the drive, where they are and what type they are. Windows confuses this because it calls partitions drives, so on a windows setup drives C: and D:, etc. a...
by AndyMH
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RESOLVED: lua script permission denied
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: lua script permission denied

iamoraal wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:42 pm
I discovered that all I needed to do was right click the file as root
And that's the way it is with linux, one more day, one more step, one thing more discovered. It is a steep learning curve once you get 'under the hood', but well worth it :)
by AndyMH
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prompt to unlock and mount encrypted disk on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Prompt to unlock and mount encrypted disk on startup

I don't use luks, don't feel the need to encrypt an entire drive when there is only a small amount of info on it that I consider sensitive. I also think that it over complicates things, particularly if something goes wrong. Instead I use veracrypt. This does do want you want - it prompts me on start...
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RESOLVED: lua script permission denied
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: lua script permission denied

I just use killall conky
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Second M.2 drive
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Second M.2 drive

Looks to me like /dev/nvme0n1 has no partition table (as the filesystem starts at zero and linux has mounted it as a loop partiton table). Run gparted and create a partition table (legacy or GPT, doesn't matter but GPT probably better as your other drive is GPT) and then create a partition on it. Co...
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display problem with Evolution email
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Display problem with Evolution email

I have no problems with evolution, or at least not the one you describe, have pm'ed you with my email - email me it.
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: moved to the dark side
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: moved to the dark side

Am researching disk management and best way to migrate windows data disks to linux as I have terrabytes of photos
linux will read/write ntfs or fat partitions so no need to move.
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3047

Re: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)

it is not necessary to format the new SSD hardrive ... yes.
It is not necessary to format the new drive.
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3047

Re: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)

I want to use the "dd" command. Nothing wrong with dd, but make sure you get the command line right, get it wrong and you could wipe your drive. dd will be slow because it will copy every block, used or not. Cloning software like clonezilla (or I have an alternative in beta) is more intelligent, on...
by AndyMH
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3047

Re: Upgrading from HDD to SSD, best way to clone drive? (Solved?)

Stef wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:27 am
Must the SSD be formated first before the process above can be used?
If you are cloning, then no, the clone will overwrite the partition table. What software are you planning to use to clone the drive?
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RESOLVED: lua script permission denied
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: lua script permission denied

As you can see, don't use it, but had a look in spm (synaptic package manager), there are two packages
  • lua-socket
  • lua-socket-dev
Check, if not installed, then install them. See if it helps.
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: PC sound to active speakers via Bluetooth - possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: PC sound to active speakers via Bluetooth - possible?

Yes, assuming of course that you have bluetooth in the PC. I think the default bluetooth program is rubbish, install blueman. That should find your devices, right click to connect Screenshot from 2020-01-20 20-28-42.png and it will show in your sound settings Screenshot from 2020-01-20 20-29-28.png
by AndyMH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RESOLVED: lua script permission denied
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: lua script permission denied

iamoraal wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:52 pm
From what I read lua should be installed by default, but how can I check to make sure?
Not installed in mine, you can check in a terminal with whereis, if installed it will show you the pathname:

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andy@T430 ~ $ whereis lua
lua:
andy@T430 ~ $ 
Install from software manager.
by AndyMH
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]troubles booting dual boot cloned with with easeus todo backup
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: troubles booting dual boot cloned with with easeus todo backup

lt says I can clone larger to smaller IF all of the unallocated space is at the end, which its not. Can I make it work with this legacy- only drive by moving/rearranging? Yes if you move everything left and the end of the last partition is less than the size of the new drive. If it is not the softw...

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