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by sgtor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1724

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

It seems like if people needed advice on why they should buy a SSD, then it would be appropriate to suggest installing a SSD for specific reasons. Yes on any modern computer with an HDD, that HDD would be the final bottleneck in the computer that doesn't match up the rest of the hardware. On some o...
by sgtor
Thu May 28, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 boots to text prompt !
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Mint 19.3 boots to text prompt !

You said it was booting normally before so the first thing to check is permissions. You might have changed them while experimenting. ls -ld ~ the result should look something like this: drwxrwxr-x 74 your-nick your-nick 12K May 27 11:40 /home/your-nick if it doesn't then do this sudo chown your-nick...
by sgtor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Random slow boot Mint 19.3
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Random slow boot Mint 19.3

it's helpful to run

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systemd-analyze blame
but it's also helpful to run

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systemd-analyze critical-chain
by sgtor
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: {SOLVED}removed window,installed mint, want to get back dual boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: removed window,installed mint, want to get back dual boot

I wonder if you have a rescue partition on that laptop? If you do it may still be there if you simply installed over everything without repartitioning the drive. I don't use windows anymore but if I remember correctly you would hit F8 or maybe F5 possibly F1 while booting to get the rescue started....
by sgtor
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: {SOLVED}removed window,installed mint, want to get back dual boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: removed window,installed mint, want to get back dual boot

I wonder if you have a rescue partition on that laptop? If you do it may still be there if you simply installed over everything without repartitioning the drive. I don't use windows anymore but if I remember correctly you would hit F8 or maybe F5 possibly F1 while booting to get the rescue started. ...
by sgtor
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hard drive repair application for Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Hard drive repair application for Linux Mint

You can also run dd on the whole drive and let the SMART system disable the bad sectors. Of course that overwrites the whole drive. You should be backing up the whole drive anyway though no matter which method you use.

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M
Replace X with your drive letter
by sgtor
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to run VirtualBox
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Unable to run VirtualBox

Yeah this is a setting in your BIOS. You need to reboot your computer then as it's rebooting hit DEL key or F10. It's different depending your computer and BIOS type. I would try F10 first. So once you're in there look for that setting in the menus AMD-V, I forget what it's called exactly maybe virt...
by sgtor
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: An old newcomer
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: An old newcomer

Welcome to Linux and this forum. You will find out through time this is one of the nicest Linux forums in existence so ask away whenever you have a question. I bet you remember what forums were like in the old days but that isn't a problem here. :)
by sgtor
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies

BenTrabetere wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:03 pm

YADATROT: One of the most unrealistic depictions of hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in a movie has to be Live Free or Die Hard. The entire movie is a smorgasbord of the ridiculous, but the computer stuff is ... wow!
Yeah but I can't dislike Kevin Smith playing the hacker.
by sgtor
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies

A lot of the movies show some person sitting down and cracking a system in a few seconds. It doesn't happen that way. And also it turns out that there are actually no projected numbers and words scrolling across your face. We've been lied to! :lol: Yeah lol. Hollywood needs to make it exciting thou...
by sgtor
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Hacking, cracking, and computer intrusion in movies

I agree with Mr Robot , it had the most realistic cracking of any tv show ever put out. Before that there was the good old Sneakers . With that you get to see a lot of the stereotypical personalities and traditional methods. You get some dumpster diving, some social engineering. Which brings me to t...
by sgtor
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any WayTo Overide 15 Minute Logins?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Any WayTo Overide 15 Minute Logins?

Are you using psensor with udisks enabled? Add this to a file named 10-mount-without-password.pkla change USERNAME to your username [storage group mount override] Identity=unix-user:USERNAME Action=org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount;org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount-system ResultAny=yes...
by sgtor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?

The only time I've never had a problem with that is by installing Debian with the net install iso and choosing all the different DE's at install. I did that for my old laptop and so far so good.

xenopeeks advise is also one to follow. you won't have any problems with that.
by sgtor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to open Imagemagick?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: How to open Imagemagick?

It doesn't run under the name imagemagick, rather it uses differently named commands that relate to the function of said command. The only one I use is mogrify but there are many others. What makes it so great is you can do a batch run from the command line or a script and it is a lot quicker than d...
by sgtor
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to relabel a USB stick
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: How to relabel a USB stick

sgtor: I tried but could not. What are elabel2 and /dev/sdx all about? What would they be in my case? It's e2label not elabel2. x= a letter that represents a drive in your system. Your first drive would be /dev/sda a second would be /dev/sdb, etc etc Run this to see what I mean ls /dev/sd* Run this...
by sgtor
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to relabel a USB stick
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: How to relable a USB stick.

And just in case you do want to know how to do it from a terminal window.

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e2label /dev/sdx new-label-name
by sgtor
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting with Linux Mint from zero
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

Re: Starting with Linux Mint from zero

I noticed the word Groot in that link. In Toronto there is a family owned butcher shop called Degroot's and some of those guys are all three big, tall and strong. I used to see them throw a side of beef over their back like it was nothing. What does a side of beef weigh? It has to be at least 200 p...
by sgtor
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting with Linux Mint from zero
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

Re: Starting with Linux Mint from zero

I noticed the word Groot in that link. In Toronto there is a family owned butcher shop called Degroot's and some of those guys are all three big, tall and strong. I used to see them throw a side of beef over their back like it was nothing. What does a side of beef weigh? It has to be at least 200 po...
by sgtor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Advice with regard to AMD CPU's
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Advice with regard to AMD CPU's

JoeFootball wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Mazda81 wrote: I went back to the store today and managed to get a full refund :D
Well done! :)

Joe
+1

I'm glad to hear it.
by sgtor
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Advice with regard to AMD CPU's
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Advice with regard to AMD CPU's

I was actually curious about that statute of limitations for fraud so I looked it up. I know it used to be the way I said but that was years ago. Looks like it is no longer the case though. Might be different in the UK. Under the old limitations legislation, there was an argument that limitation per...

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