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by sgtor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encryption software for Linux and IOS
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Encryption software for Linux and IOS

Hello sgtor, I just took a look at cryfs. It's currently in beta at this time.... Don't know about the rest of your question but there is just no way in hell I'd use a beta release for somwthing like this. Or anything remotely important. Beta = buggy. +1 I agree with this, that's why I said check t...
by sgtor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encryption software for Linux and IOS
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Encryption software for Linux and IOS

cryfs is designed especially for cloud encryption. Read the specs though, the last time I looked at it they hadn't reached the point where data corruption can be totally avoided.
by sgtor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?
Replies: 44
Views: 562

Re: Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?

ahamoments wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:22 pm
The question that's the subject of this thread asks if what I'm trying to do is even possible...

Many many thanks!
As long as the usb is mounted yes. Once mounted it's a part of the filesystem just like any other disk.
by sgtor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?
Replies: 44
Views: 562

Re: Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?

The way it works is you click start for the vm and choose the .iso file, then it will run it like a live disk in the vm. If that doesn't work you may need to click on Settings Storage Controller IDE Click on the tiny CD and choose your .iso file. Now when you click start the iso file is already adde...
by sgtor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to use Mullvad VPN system-wide
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: How to use Mullvad VPN system-wide

Can you post the output of this? ifconfig -a | grep -iv ether That will show me the info I need while removing your mac address info. Can you tell me what other programs are not connecting through the vpn? It sounds like you tried to install via apt and yes quitting half way through can cause broken...
by sgtor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to use Mullvad VPN system-wide
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: How to use Mullvad VPN system-wide

Are you using an app provided by mullvad? Usually you just install an app provided by the vpn service and all traffic through your computer automatically uses the vpn.

If they don't have a Linux app I would switch providers. private internet access has a Linux app.
by sgtor
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is an SSD worth it for an old netbook?
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Is an SSD worth it for an old netbook?

Lastly though please tell me where I can get an SSD for $20? Or was that just hyperbole? If you are in the US, ebay, Newegg, Amazon or plenty of other places... prices have plummeted in the last few months, especially for smaller capacity (<256G) drives. Can't comment on other locations but I suspe...
by sgtor
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is an SSD worth it for an old netbook?
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Is an SSD worth it for an old netbook?

How fast is your SATA version? that will be the real factor. I did the research on this a few years ago before I bought my ssd drive. I forgot the exact commands I used so I had to look it up again. sudo apt install hdparm sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | egrep "Model|speed|Transport" Source:https://www.cy...
by sgtor
Sun May 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lost password
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Lost password

So I noticed nobody else posted yet so I decided to read the man page for chroot. So first boot with a live disc. Make sure sdaX in the example is your root partition, if it isn't then change sdaX to whatever yours is. Find out by running fdisk -l sudo -i fdisk -l mount /dev/sdaX /mnt chroot /mnt pa...
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much faff is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: How much faff is it?

At this point in time Linux Mint is just as easy to use as windoze so don't let that stop you. You don't have to touch the command line at all if you don't want to. I personally like the command line as do a lot of Linux users and a lot of stuff is just easier to do with it once you know how to use ...
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lost password
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Lost password

I decided to go ahead and look for you. This page explains it better than I can since I've never had to do it.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/92556/h ... root-shell

Once you get into a root shell you can use passwd to change it.

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passwd yourusername
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lost password
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Lost password

I've never had to do that so I don't know, in theory you should be able to boot with a live disk and run chroot then run passwd.

I've never tried it but if you hit shift while booting up you get a root prompt as well.(I think)

Some other people here should know more about how that works.
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a way to connect two PCs using USB ports? (Solved)(Not usable)
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Is there a way to connect two PCs using USB ports?

Assuming both can connect to the internet via a router, why not just set up shares on each PC. Create a folder, e.g. /home/you/public, in the file manager right click on it and select 'sharing options'. If not installed, it will install the required samba packages. As both PCs are running 19.1 shou...
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint has bad symptoms--corrupt? What to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Linux Mint has bad symptoms--corrupt? What to do?

From this post alone I'm not sure what the problem would be but for the "repair install" I wouldn't do it that way. Instead I would backup the home directory and backup all the system settings that you may have changed in /etc then just do a new fresh install. Then add your /etc backups into the sys...
by sgtor
Sat May 25, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a way to connect two PCs using USB ports? (Solved)(Not usable)
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Is there a way to connect two PCs using USB ports?

Back in the old days we used to use the parallel ports to do that, so yes it's possible to do it with USB ports but I don't know of any program that does that. The home LAN really put that method to bed so I don't know if you would want to do it even if you found a program. The type of cable you're ...
by sgtor
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 not recognized
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 not recognized

Being an old IT geek, I added this to my Amazon cart, tnx If you want to buy a usb tester they are fairly cheap and can tell you exactly what port or cable is bad, that really helps to narrow down the exact problem. I own this one and I like it a lot. I'm not saying buy this to solve your problem I...
by sgtor
Thu May 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: WD My Passport not recognized
Replies: 78
Views: 1396

Re: WD My Passport not recognized

I felt the same way a few pages back too but knowing his situation i.e. not his disk. I knew taking it out of the enclosure was a last resort and maybe not possible, and data recovery companies are something I see as useless for me on a personal level. They are good for rich companies that have data...
by sgtor
Wed May 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 not recognized
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 not recognized

We just went through many posts in another thread for a WD usb drive.
Maybe read through that to see what works for you. viewtopic.php?f=49&t=293720
by sgtor
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: WD My Passport not recognized
Replies: 78
Views: 1396

Re: WD My Passport not recognized

No, I don't have a desktop. But I'll try to make this test in someone else's computer. If there is no Linux can I try this booting from a USB drive with any distro? Yes any distro should work but you might as well use a mint usb since you already know the distro. Gparted is already there on a live ...
by sgtor
Wed May 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: WD My Passport not recognized
Replies: 78
Views: 1396

Re: WD My Passport not recognized

This line [4:0:0:0] disk WD My Passport 07A8 1042 - /dev/sg2 The disk isn't even showing up as /dev/sdb anymore. It's probably time to give up on everything we've tried and accept it's a bad disk. The next steps if you want are to take it out of the enclosure and install it directly into the compute...

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