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by AscLinux
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su password not recognised
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: su password not recognised

su - to root works only when root account is activated and root password is set.
sudo -i works when user is in sudo group.
If none of above conditions is met you need to boot into single user mode and activate at least one of them.
by AscLinux
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon w WIN7
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Cinnamon w WIN7

Cinnamon is an application which runs on Linux and some other Unix-like operating systems. I wouldn't say it can be a base for something, maybe it can be the base for Cinnamon applets or such. Windows is an operating system which does not meet basic safety standards, and as such it should never be u...
by AscLinux
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Somehow lost ownership of my home (at least) directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Somehow lost ownership of my home (at least) directory?

From terminal mount command will print all mounted volumes along with actual mount options in effect.
by AscLinux
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Somehow lost ownership of my home (at least) directory?
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Somehow lost ownership of my home (at least) directory?

The first thing I'd check is if the filesystem is mounted read-only. In case of filesystem corruption kernel protects the content by remounting the filesystem in question read-only. If this is the case then you need to investigate what is causing it, dying hard drive, bad cable, etc.
by AscLinux
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to install Linux mint
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: How to install Linux mint

With specs like that you should be able to just download Linux Mint, put it on a USB stick and plug it in and fire it up. Why just 4 gb of RAM? Memory is so cheap that even my old PCs have 16 gb of RAM and the new one that I am building has 32 gb. First, it is not gb (gram-bars), it is GB (gigabyte...
by AscLinux
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

First, if there is no environment set for your cronjob there will be none. Meaning command won't work, you must use /full/path_to/command in your script. Even basic commands like ps won't be found without full path. Second, use --bwlimit option with rsync to limit transfer rate instead of nice .
by AscLinux
Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LinuxMint 19 $PATH
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: LinuxMint 19 $PATH

In case your shell is bash this should work in ~/.bash_profile

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PATH=$PATH:/home/<user>/bin
by AscLinux
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How To make custom links?
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: How To make custom links?

The above may work, depending on your file manager. Using ln from command line works always. Could you give us an example, mate? Hint: you can wait until someone searches the net for you (slow) > Linky < ... or you can read the man page and search the net all by yourself (much faster). :P
by AscLinux
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I lost a directory, twice!
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: [SOLVED] I lost a directory, twice!

FYI hard drives die when they are new sometimes. Usually, when they last more than a few weeks without bad sector count building up they last for years. Thus, I'd run smartctl long test on it and then look at bad sector count afterwards, also pending relocations count.
by AscLinux
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I lost a directory, twice!
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: [SOLVED] I lost a directory, twice!

Filesystems will be mounted read-only in case there is corruption or the "dirty bit" is set. You could remount read-write and ignore the issue - not a good idea, though. I'd certainly investigate why it is mounted read-only. It may hint there is an hardware issue - and this is something that will co...
by AscLinux
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint sees no internal hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Mint sees no internal hard drive

fdisk will see only what kernel can access. If you have an NVMe device and kernel has no driver for it then it won't be seen and cannot be used. Will this device show up in lspci?
by AscLinux
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How To make custom links?
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: How To make custom links?

The above may work, depending on your file manager. Using ln from command line works always.
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

Hi AscLinux, I am never intentionally misleading anyone in this forum, just trying to help others, unlike your comments that provide no useful information on the topic and no solutions for the user's original post issues. "skoty" is now able to do what the original post was about and what I suggest...
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

Hi AscLinux, Do you have anything positive to contribute or are you just complaining? OK, tell me how would you stop some member with 7000+ posts misleading new members? When I first switched to Linux Mint and I had multiple computers some with MS Windows XP Pro, I could not read the Linux drive pa...
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

MS Windows computers cannot read or write to Linux filesystems (ext4) without installing special software AFAIK. So, if you have a mixed networking environment of Linux computers, MS Windows computer(s), Mac computers, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, smart TV's and Blu-Ray players, TV sticks, ...
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

Even more confusion. Why on earth you need a foreign filesystem if you want to share over SAMBA? :?: Just to make everything as difficult and unreliable as possible? Edit: maybe you do not understand how it works. A local filesystem like EXT4 <> Linux kernel <> SMBFS <> Remote Windows As you see Lin...
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

Not clear, do you dual boot and need your local Windows to access these drives or not? I assume yes, since you talk about FAT32?
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding HDDs after Install
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Adding HDDs after Install

You say you want to share these drives with remote Windows and then suddenly tell about FAT32, do you also want to share these drives locally?
by AscLinux
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

I run Mint in a virtual machine. I added two [virtual] floppy drives and booted Mint. Sure enough, there were two new device nodes, /dev/fd0 and /dev/fd1. Owned by root:disk, meaning these are not accessible without elevated rights. So to use floppy disks you need to be root or you need to master so...
by AscLinux
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Don't confuse Mint with Linux. Linux is kernel and it has excellent floppy support, always had. The question is whether these features are enabled in Mint stock kernel.

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