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by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: authorisation lost?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: authorisation lost?

With sudo? If the update removed you from the sudoers group, you should restore from a timeshift snapshot or reinstall. Please confirm that sudo will not work, the error message should be something like "permission denied <username> is not in the sudoers group. This incident has been reported.&...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: authorisation lost?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: authorisation lost?

Try mounting it manually.

Find it with

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lsblk
mount it with

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sudo mount /dev/sdxx /media/<username>
If that does not work, print the error message you received.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: authorisation lost?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: authorisation lost?

Can you be more specific? Are you talking about a kernel update? What is giving you the error message "not authorized to perform operation" Did you try the mount command from the terminal? It's syntax looks something like mount /dev/sdxx /media/<USERNAME> Where the xs are what your compute...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the future of Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 1078

Re: What's the future of Linux Mint?

It was some other forum.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32702182

Just because someone said, does not mean it will happen.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: home data in dual boot
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: home data in dual boot

If the installer automatically mounted the Windows partition, could it also have mounted it read only? The answer is probably in your fstab.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the future of Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 1078

Re: What's the future of Linux Mint?

Lunduke seems like a nice guy, he is not the obnoxious provocateur that you would think from the title. Lol. You do realize that he does the "Linux Sucks" videos on a sort of regular basis? Why yes, yes I did. Hence my impression about his demeanour, and my inability to remember if he mad...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: home data in dual boot
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: home data in dual boot

On my backup computer I have Debian 10 and Windows 7. What I did was make a directory under /mnt named C:, and edited my /ect/fstab to mount the Windows partition to /mnt/C:. If I wanted to go back and do it right, I would make a symlink in my /home directory that points to Documents on the Windows ...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the future of Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 1078

Re: What's the future of Linux Mint?

Lunduke seems like a nice guy, he is not the obnoxious provocateur that you would think from the title. Let's see, was it last year that he predicted that a major Linux corporation would be bought out by Microsoft, that Linus Torvalds would either retire or be forced out as head of the Linux foundat...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?

At any rate, fix your /ect/default/grub. This is the top of my /ect/default/grub. It does not display a Grub menu on boot because GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden, and GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the op...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?

I am not really following you on what the issue with steam was. You truncated that right? I was also going to ask if you had two entries for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= because the third post in this thread indicated that you might have. The line actually read RUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet r...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Grub option on start, how do i stop it?

Post the results of

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cat /etc/default/grub
Are there more parameters to your question?
# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
If you want to revert what you did, set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] LUKS, multi user, & mount issues
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: [SOLVED] LUKS, multi user, & mount issues

Well visudo is a fail safe way to edit the /etc/sudoers file, which controls who can do what with sudo. I had a thought, can you log in as the standard desktop user and use su to switch to the administrator in a shell. Then decrypt and mount the LUKS partition from the shell, exit the shell, and con...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] LUKS, multi user, & mount issues
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: [SOLVED] LUKS, multi user, & mount issues

Update: Further experimenting seems to indicate that making my std desktop user (as opposed to the admin account) a member of the sudo group dramatically dropped the number of passwords I needed to type. Less than ideal as I wanted only the 1 account to have any elevated privileges. But it's someth...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to create a start up boot menu?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: How to create a start up boot menu?

There already is one, it is just set to auto select in zero seconds. sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find the line that says GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, change that to GRUB_TIMEOUT=10. Write your changes and quite. run sudo update-grub reboot and hope it worked. I think nano is the default terminal text editor, I w...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 51
Views: 1796

Re: What are you listening to right now?

...Lights flicker from the opposite loft/ In this room the heat pipes just cough/ The country music station plays soft/ But there's nothing, really nothing to turn off/ Just Louise and her lover so entwined/ And these visions of Johanna that conquer my mind All this talk of ambient noise got me list...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I (temporarily/for few days) turn off Luks password/encryption on portable hard drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: How can I (temporarily/for few days) turn off Luks password/encryption on portable hard drive?

I can however verify that the steps in the Arch Wiki work, I encrypted a small flash drive I had laying around and then removed the LUKs encryption. To wit: sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/<device name> #For the information I need in step 3. sudo cryptsetup luksClose luks-<Get this information with ls...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I (temporarily/for few days) turn off Luks password/encryption on portable hard drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: How can I (temporarily/for few days) turn off Luks password/encryption on portable hard drive?

I have to say it, "you don't." Not that it can't be done, but you risk leaving yourself with an un-unencryptable device and total data lose. Anyone is going to tell you to make a full backup before trying this, so just copy everything, reformat, and reimport. See the warnings under Decrypt...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Discord Linux does not like Mint.
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Discord Linux does not like Mint.

What in the world is an "unofficial derivative of Debian..."? I know unstable, sid, and non-free meet the definition, but Debian itself does not officially support any of its derivatives. Putting unofficial derivative of Debian and Ubuntu in the same sentence presents a logical problem. No...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How can I get the same on-the-fly ecrypt/decrypt exp on portable hard drive as my Mint SSD/OS has?
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: How can I get the same on-the-fly ecrypt/decrypt exp on portable hard drive as my Mint SSD/OS has?

No need to apologies.
You actually made me think a bit. I might have some insufficient redundancy. That's the problem with complicity, it doesn't hurt when it happens, it hurts later.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How can I get the same on-the-fly ecrypt/decrypt exp on portable hard drive as my Mint SSD/OS has?
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Went with LUKS.

But, yes I do have the same backup on multiple drives because something will eventually fail. Yes, multiple drives are always a good thing. However, please don't fall into the trap of thinking just because you don't see it now means it will not happen. I have a friend who smokes and she doesn't hav...

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