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by Netherprovinc3
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Preserve Mac addresses when exporting Oracle VM VirtualBox appliance? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Preserve Mac addresses when exporting Oracle VM VirtualBox appliance?

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:56 am
Netherprovinc3 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am
... but what's the downside?
If you don't have any scripts or router functions that explicitly rely on MAC addresses then there is no downside.
Thanks.
by Netherprovinc3
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Preserve Mac addresses when exporting Oracle VM VirtualBox appliance? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Preserve Mac addresses when exporting Oracle VM VirtualBox appliance? [solved]

Oracle VM Virtualbox v 6.0.24 r139119 Host OS: Linux Mint 19.1 Guest OS's: Linux Mint 19.3, Windows 10 home, Windows 8.1 pro. I sometimes back up Oracle VM Virtualbox machines to an external USB hard drive as a .ova 1.0 file. The plan with these backups is to use them in case something goes wrong in...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Ownership of partition doesn't change after command executes [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Ownership of partition doesn't change after command executes

I figured out the solution need to put the -R at the end. sudo chown $USER:$USER /media/$USER/2015CmpXtraSpace -R Edit: actually no, that doesn't seem to work. But, something along the way did. Still trying to get it working on the second partition. Edit2: something along the way seems to have worke...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Ownership of partition doesn't change after command executes [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Ownership of partition doesn't change after command executes [solved]

I recently installed a second hard drive (internal). I created 2 partitions on the drive. Right now, the ownership of each partition is permissions.png when I run sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/$USER/2015CmpXtraSpace the code seems to execute fine (no error messages given). But, the permissions st...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Second SSD for additional space
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Second SSD for additional space

I searching the web, I do see the terms "securely erasing," and "wiping." Are those what you are cautioning against? Yes, that and erasing from within, for example, a disk manager such as Disks or gparted. Erase actions kill SSDs. It's best just to either delete the partitions and recreate them, or...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Second SSD for additional space
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Second SSD for additional space

...I hope you mean that you formatted the partitions because erasing an SSD has special meaning and doing that needlessly will impact its lifetime and worthiness. I searching the web, I do see the terms "securely erasing," and "wiping." Are those what you are cautioning against? I would question wh...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Partitions are auto mounting but don't seem configured to do so [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Partitions are auto mounting but don't seem configured to do so [solved]

I have an external hard drive with a few partitions. These partitions mount automatically when I start up my computer. I know that I must have set it up that way but now I am wondering how I set that up. In doing web searches, I am finding 2 ways to set up a drive to mount at startup 1) edit fstab 2...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Second SSD for additional space
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Second SSD for additional space

I am running low on space on my Sata SSD. Drive is about 80% full and I will need a bunch more space (create a Windows 10 VM, install a couple of programs on it). I installed another older SSD to the third sata port. So far, I erased what was on the older SSD and I now have these partitions 1- a fil...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments

That can not be thing for standard email attachments: they are part of the email, usually base64-encoded, i.e., encoded as plain text: use View -> Message Source to see it directly. That's to say, a regular attachment is not "downloaded" from anywhere --- other than in the sense that the entire ema...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments

Thunderbird 68.8.0 (64-bit) It seems that Thunderbird is automatically downloading email attachments. Specifically, someone emailed me 4 picture files (.jpeg) and when I click on the email, Thunderbird starts to load each image. Instead of this behavior, I would like to be the one deciding whether I...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

the Shared Folder .. should work, if you can set it up properly, & you don't have to disable it, so regularly, either .. there is no harm, in letting keep running. I used the virtual machine (kept offline) to open files that I don't totally trust. I would (1) move the file to the shared folder; (2)...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Protecting from "office document based" malware

You could always open then in firejail, or another sandboxing system.. https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/ I am not having much luck with Firejail. I think that some of my problem is that I want to open a single file using sandbox. Much of the help that I find online focuses on sandboxing pr...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

and I did not specify a location (I think this is how I have always done it). I am a little puzzled as to what you mean by this. I cannot see how you can add a shared folder without specifying exactly where it is.. I meant that I did not specify a mount point. I'll fix the OP. When confronted, like...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail LibreOffice files
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Firejail LibreOffice files

I have a few files that I would like to open using LibreOffice & firejail. firejail libreoffice spreadsheet1.xlsx I see the Libreoffice calc logo (the one that it shows whenever you open the program). But then I get a dialogue box with this text: LibreOffice 6.0 (as superuser) This application canno...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

Virtualbox 6.0.22 r137980 (Qt5.9.5) Host OS: Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Guest OS: Linux Mint Mate 19.3 I have been using the guest machine just fine, even a few days ago. However, just now I added the shared folder back (I have turned it on and off regularly). I set it as auto mount, read only, and I ...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Protecting from "office document based" malware

1/ you should be able to simply download the *.DOCX file and then open it in LibreOffice itself. - - you shouldn't need to open it with an VirtualMachine . . I think that an offline VM can offer some protection, if copy and paste out of the document into a new document in the host machine. My hunch...
by Netherprovinc3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Protecting from "office document"-based malware

I would like to establish a procedure to protect better from malware in office documents. The most common scenario for me is to open a Microsoft office document (which I have received through email) using Libre Office. Typically this would be a spreadsheet or a word processing file. The files that I...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: back up all messages and attachments
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Thunderbird: back up all messages and attachments

I would like to backup all of my messages in Thunderbird and all of the attachments. The first thing that I am noticing is that Thunderbird maybe doesn't download even the text in the messages? The reason that I say this is that when I disconnect from the web I cannot then open email messages. It se...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Protect a PDF for use on other OS's [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Password Protect a PDF for use on other OS's [solved]

I would like to password protect a PDF so that it can be used by someone on a Windows or OSX operating system without them having to install any "uncommon software." I understand that I can add a password using gpg https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual/x110.html Probably, the command would look someth...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close

dorsetUK wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Hi Netherprovinc3

Alt-click may allow you to move it.

HTH.
Thanks, worked.

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