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by SoapyMint
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 252038

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

SoapyMint, you are free to shoot your own foot. Nonetheless let me tell you that filenames, foldername, mountpoint names (which are foldernames indeed), enclosing space characters are a good way of making life more complicated. Let go of such Windowish vices. So you might name the mount point /disk...
by SoapyMint
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: partition advice sought for install!
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: partition advice sought for install!

thegutterpoet wrote:Done it!
What did you do ?
by SoapyMint
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

Excellent work Cosmo - now if that could be made to work it would be a great improvement to download security. I am so pleased that my inexpert blundering around has been a catalyst for such creative thinking. As a young man, one of my progress reports said "he at first might appear to be not very b...
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

[SOLVED]Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

.. So, no, it's not useless - as you see, correct usage of gpg covers even the most out-of-the-question extreme & unlikely cases... Thanks again. You are right, I only originally skimmed the gpg guidance briefly to get the gist but in attempting to get to grips with it this evening, I lost the will...
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

I disagree. As long as the download page is not compromised the fingerprint gives security. When we had the attack 2 years ago, it took a very short time (about an hour or so), until the first reports came in. I remember, that I checked the problem myself after seeing the reports and verified, that...
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 252038

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

xenopeek wrote:You can mount it pretty much anywhere you want, /mnt/disk2 is just an example.
I too am a bit puzzled by the naming why not just "/disk 2" then where did the /mnt originate ?
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

You are right. If the described scenario should happen, the fingerprint info could get replaced with a wrong one. This is a possible problem and a proof, that something like absolute security does not exist. On the other hand - and really realistic -: If the website should again get hacked (Clem wr...
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows? [SOLVED]

If the fingerprint would be included in the key it would be similar, as if the PIN for your banking card would be stored in the card and the device would read the PIN out. (Well, technically it would be something different.) There would be no benefit from the fingerprint (or in the comparison examp...
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

Nothing is invulnerable, especially not a simple text file. But checking the fingerprint of the key does the trick, because the fingerprint cannot get faked. So it matches or not, in the latter case the key is corrupt. Thanks Cosmo, As always, its a matter of semantics. If I have understood it prop...
by SoapyMint
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

SoapyMint, maybe I don't understand a couple of your responses, but to me it seems that you don't realize pbear provided a means to verify the ISO for both Integrity AND Authenticity using a Windows computer. If I misunderstand I apologize. If I am correct then read pbear's Forum Tutorial more care...
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

Hey SoapyMint , welcome to the Forum! A few thoughts. 1. You're not imagining things. The documentation for this isn't as good as it could be. It's a volunteer project. 2. The reason for the verify step is that the Mint download site was hacked a year-and-a-half ago. Once, and it was discovered qui...
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

having trouble using the quote in post tool - but I'll learn!
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

initially, at least have a look at this Tutorial: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126 it's written for win-8x, but does apply to win-10 as well. do, also read the LinuxMint Users Guide: https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation/user-guide/Cinnamon/english_18.0.pdf which is also t...
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

Thank you for the very swift response. 1. How can I authenticate the sha256sum.txt using Windows? https://www.maketecheasier.com/verify-md5-sha-1-sha-256-checksum-windows10/ Thanks for that but as I said in my post, I had already verified the iso file using Hashtab. What I wanted to know was how to ...
by SoapyMint
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

How to verify and validate Mint XCFE ISO on Windows?

I have an unused Samsung NC10 with a new 120GB SSD and 2GB of RAM on which I intend to do a clean install of 18.2 XCFE on an Samsung NC10 . This seems to be the best distro for such a limited machine. I had considered Peppermint but am not too comfortable with putting too much data on the web. The o...

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