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by Unsaturated
Sat May 26, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

all_spice wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:14 am

But how can all my hardware be broke only on Linux?
You never said they worked just fine in Windows.
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: good VPN?
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: good VPN?

Private Internet Access accepts payments from major retailer's gift cards, such as Walmart. You buy a gift card using cash for $50.00 and use the data from the Gift Card to pay for your VPN online. Means no financial connection between you and the VPN (such as a VISA card number, etc...). A year's b...
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

all_spice wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:23 pm

I don't see how it could be a hardware issue at all.
Did you follow the instructions I gave you on how to know for certain that one, the other, or both hard drives are either good or bad?
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

Yeah, when they are plugged in, they are both recognized. Wait, it wants me to manually mount one now, via right click in Computer. If you were experiencing these problems "live" while making this post, where it worked and suddenly stopped, that sounds like an intermittent problem to me. Could be a...
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

Also, in addition to the possibility that the USB port(s) on the computer may be bad, power to the HD's, and the USB cords, could also be the problem. I don't get it? I don't know how much more clear I can make it. From what I understand, you are saying that you boot with two external hard drives t...
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

Also, in addition to the possibility that the USB port(s) on the computer may be bad, power to the HD's, and the USB cords, could also be the problem.
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which SSD Should I Buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Which SSD Should I Buy?

About a year ago, I did a bunch of research on SSD's, looking for the best value for an SSD in the 250 to 500 Gbyte range. (I could go to 1 Tbyte, but more than that is necessary for my purposes). At the time, I remember the Samsung EVO something-or-other was considered to be "best" after reading re...
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

Are there any tools that would make this easy for a newbie? When you install Mint on your hard disk, you will be asked - 2nd box to select... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=269867&sid=d9e4096ab9b6f3118c78b96652642027 What about an encrypted install? Is that done afterwards?
by Unsaturated
Wed May 23, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

You are missing my point regarding troubleshooting. It does not give us any useful information to know that both HD's when booted together have problems. The first step is to determine if "the problem" is with either one, or the other HD, or with the computer itself. In order to determine this, you ...
by Unsaturated
Tue May 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: 2nd External HDD No Longer Working-Mint-Cinnamon

Should I post it all here? I'd post in in <code> tags, or upload a text file, to prevent the text from being searched by Google. In terms of basic troubleshooting, can you access either drive when it is the only one connected to the system? If yes, this rules-out a defect with either of the drives ...
by Unsaturated
Tue May 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

Could an encrypted Full Installation be done, so that whatever data might be stored there is unreadable? Yes, it can be done. Whatever becomes unreadable (without logging in with proper credentials) depends on if you encrypt the whole drive or just the Home directory. Are there any tools that would...
by Unsaturated
Mon May 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to create a Windows 7 boot USB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: How to create a Windows 7 boot USB?

catweazel wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:03 am
Unsaturated wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:17 am
https://rufus.akeo.ie/
rufus is a Windwoes application. The OP needs a linux application.
Derp.
by Unsaturated
Mon May 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to create a Windows 7 boot USB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: How to create a Windows 7 boot USB?

After reading this post, I did some research, and determined that Rufus will make a bootable Win7 USB drive. I've used Rufus for Linux Mint and it's extremely easy to use. Assume the same is true for creating a Win7 disk. Note there is a difference between making a bootable USB drive that will INSTA...
by Unsaturated
Sun May 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

No, because there is read-only operations during a Live session, ie no write operations. ....... The process of creating a Live LM USB Flash-drive is a write-once-only operation, eg by using Rufus, Etcher, Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer, USB Image Writer, dd command, etc. It is not advisable t...
by Unsaturated
Fri May 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

<SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

I made an online suggestion that a person contemplating using LInux should run Linux Mint from a USB drive first, like I did, in order to see if that's something they want to do, before making serious changes to their system. Their response was that the USB drive would "run out". Never thought of th...
by Unsaturated
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Files Too Large?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Files Too Large?

I try to attach a file to save a thousand words of tortured descrption (how many hard drives, how many partitions, what's on which partition, which hard drive is in the boot order first, etc... and the thing keeps telling me "file size too large". It was a 110 kb .jpg file. It's probably better to ...
by Unsaturated
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Files Too Large?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Files Too Large?

xenopeek wrote:You can attach small files (< 100 KiB). For larger files use an image or file hoster. For images I'd suggest https://imgur.com/ and then include the link to the image in your post.
I think the <100kb limit is unworkable. Could it be raised to 200kb?
by Unsaturated
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Files Too Large?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Files Too Large?

I try to attach a file to save a thousand words of tortured descrption (how many hard drives, how many partitions, what's on which partition, which hard drive is in the boot order first, etc... and the thing keeps telling me "file size too large". It was a 110 kb .jpg file.
by Unsaturated
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Chat with a Newb about TAILS
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Chat with a Newb about TAILS

This I can help with. TAILS doesn't allow you to mount hard drives unless you have set up a password prior to logging in. It's a security feature - it makes it more difficult for an attacker to modify your base OS through TAILS. If you want to be able to mount hard drives, you'll need to first set ...
by Unsaturated
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Chat with a Newb about TAILS
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Chat with a Newb about TAILS

jimallyn wrote:I've spent a few hours playing with it. No problems.
Well isn't that special. How come I couldn't get forum software to see my .png file that was obviously right there on the desktop?

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