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by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [solved] Why does Linux Mint not come with Wine pre-installed?
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Why does Linux Mint not come with Wine pre-installed?

If you need a free and open source operating system which closely "emulates" Windows on which you could run Windows program, you might be interested of ReactOS:
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=reactos
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition

I do use Timeshift for system backups. Timeshift is not a backup program. It's a system restore facility. There is much confusion around about this fact, please don't give users the wrong impression. Well, that wasn't my intention. I consider timeshift's snapshots as backups of my system files that...
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Best program for backup/imaging of Linux system partition

I do use Timeshift for system backups. There are several other application that can be used for data backups like Grsync, BackInTime etc. Occasionally I make partition images using Disks, that is gnome-disk-utility.
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need antivirus if I use Wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Do I need antivirus if I use Wine?

Indeed the incident described in the Wine FAQ is old, but then again that FAQ doesn't strive to keep track of new contaminations.... Would you please inform us interested in the issue about new cases not covered by the FAQ? Well, it doesn't interest me enough to spend time and energy on that.... Bu...
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need antivirus if I use Wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Do I need antivirus if I use Wine?

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:58 am
Indeed the incident described in the Wine FAQ is old, but then again that FAQ doesn't strive to keep track of new contaminations....
Would you please inform us interested in the issue about new cases not covered by the FAQ?
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Torrent client can't find my second hdd`
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Torrent client can't find my second hdd`

But how are you going to copy your data if you cannot mount it?
niikolaypopov wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:42 am
P.S.: I am new in Linux. Sorry for these too much questions.
No worries at all! We are all in some stage of our learning curve in Linux. New is a relative term in this regard.
by Sir Charles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Torrent client can't find my second hdd`
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Torrent client can't find my second hdd`

Could be the case that there is a hiberfil.sys file left over from when you had Windows installed. This would usually hinder an NTFS formatted partition to be mounted by Linux since the latter regards it as being still in use by Windows. If you have the possibility to plugg your drive into a Windows...
by Sir Charles
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to create DATA partition symlinks for standard user?
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: How to create DATA partition symlinks for standard user?

UUID=6ca3aaea-bc8f-4f8e-997a-f1fa543bf73b /Mnt/DATA ext4 defaults 0 2 Hi, You could edit the above line in the fstab to read as follows (copy/paste): UUID=6ca3aaea-bc8f-4f8e-997a-f1fa543bf73b /Mnt/DATA ext4 defaults,user 0 2 Please note that there is no space between defaults , , and user . This sh...
by Sir Charles
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager error
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Update manager error

wpshooter wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Any action needed regarding this error message, what does the please report mean, report to whom ?
Perhaps for future reference you might want to have a look at:
Fix ‘E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock’ Error
by Sir Charles
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to create DATA partition symlinks for standard user?
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: How to create DATA partition symlinks for standard user?

What similar steps should I use for my wife's account to set up similar symlinks from the DATA partition to her /home directory folders? I tried the same steps but it says ...user wife is not allowed to execute '/bin/mount /dev/sda4 /Mnt/DATA' as root . Hi, Could you please post the content of your...
by Sir Charles
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux mint 18.3 sylvia Solved Excellent

Based on that, I think you can reasonably proceed with installation. Then, first thing - before you do setup, create a wireless connection or copy in any data files - run the authentication check in Mint. That's easier than in Windows. I guess that would be possible to do in the live environment (M...
by Sir Charles
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux mint 18.3 sylvia

I am not myself familiar with the procedure in Windows but do have a look at the following tutorial written by @gm10:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=291093
by Sir Charles
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Root 98% Full
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Root 98% Full

You could install and run a disk usage analyzer like baobab or filelight to have a graphical overview of your disk usage.
by Sir Charles
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More Dual Boot Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: More Dual Boot Questions

Sounds good!
Happy installation!
:D
by Sir Charles
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Undelete files SD-card
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: UNDELETE files SD-card

Vilsen wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:29 am
That is why I asked if anyone has own experience !

I do not know how to use them ; Both are installed .
A google search reveals:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
Isn't that fantastic!?
:wink:
by Sir Charles
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More Dual Boot Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: More Dual Boot Questions

There are quite a few tutorials on the subject of dual booting Windows and Mint/Ubuntu on www. Here is a couple of them: https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-mint-18-alongside-windows-10-or-8-in-dual-boot-uefi-mode/ https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-linux-mint-16-dual-boot-windows/ The official ins...
by Sir Charles
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Smartphone applications on laptop, how to?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Smartphone applications on laptop, how to?

Perhaps you could extract the APK of your already installed application using
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... i&hl=en_US
or some such.
by Sir Charles
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 13862

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

AndyMH wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Want to find out what is excluded? Take a timeshift snapshot and then browse the snapshot, there is a file exclude.list that contains all the exclusions.
That's not necessary. Before making a snapshot you can have a look at the list of the excluded directories in Settings:Filters:Summary.
by Sir Charles
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backup Backup Backup!
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Backup Backup Backup!

deck_luck wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:19 am
I always say you can never have too many good backups. :idea:
A-men to that!
by Sir Charles
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 13862

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

ANY other partitions other than home or swap is NOT excluded in the backup process and can make for a HUGE backup. So in Timeshift settings under Filters you will need to Exclude unwanted partitions and other Hard drives if any. Partitions mounted under /media/* and /mnt/* are by default excluded f...

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