Search found 133 matches

by bendipa
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Repair Grub
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Repair Grub

From Live Mint, post up results of: lsblk -o name,partlabel,mountpoint,fstype,uuid
by bendipa
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot with Mint 19.3 no boot up after kernel update
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Dual Boot with Mint 19.3 no boot up after kernel update

If you rapidly tap the F12 button as soon as the Dell logo shows at the start of booting up, the BIOS boot menu should appear. Is Windows shown as a choice? If so, can you boot to Windows from there?
by bendipa
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub 2 disappeared with adding new hdd with win10 os
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: grub 2 disappeared with adding new hdd with win10 os

Run sudo parted -l and post results, using code-display brackets [</>] around output when you post.
by bendipa
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: separate efi partition for mint [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: separate efi partition for mint

In that photo you only have the one option - Windows - so obviously Windows uses its own boot manager. Did you have to press any Fn buttons to get that screen? Not sure what your problem is. If you're going to use Mint or other Linux dist. then you may as well get used to the idea of having grub as ...
by bendipa
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: separate efi partition for mint [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: separate efi partition for mint

So you already have a separate ESP shown here as sda1. You don't need to do anything else as far as a boot partition goes. Linux/Mint is not showing as installed. I presume you know that although your OP suggested it was. Only Windows is seen here. So go ahead and install Mint. sda1 will add the nec...
by bendipa
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: separate efi partition for mint [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: separate efi partition for mint

When you install Linux under UEFI, an EFI partition should be automatically created (known as an ESP). It will include all the efi booting files for Windows, and simply adds a folder within that partition for the Linux booting files, all of which are included under the existing folder EFI . At the s...
by bendipa
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reducing triple-boot to double? :-) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Reducing triple-boot to double? :-)

Which of the 3 systems can you boot to, and which one/s do you want to remain?
by bendipa
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypting files made EASY!(SOLVED)
Replies: 20
Views: 538

Re: Encrypting files made EASY!

Just use Seahorse (aka Password and Keys), which is built into LM. It's very safe and effective and you can encrypt and decrypt several files at the same time. It works on asymmetric encryption, so if you don't already have a pair of keys (public and private) you have to create them first . You need...
by bendipa
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypting files made EASY!(SOLVED)
Replies: 20
Views: 538

Re: Encrypting files made EASY!

How many files are we talking about here?
by bendipa
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie to backing up files
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Newbie to backing up files

You should really learn how to use the rsync command. It's what it's used for - backing up folders/files. Alternatively, if you don't want to type out commands you can download and install Grsync which is the GUI equivalent and learn how to use that , although there is a small learning curve. Both h...
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

Well, for whatever reason, after all that I can confirm that there are no files in that folder . You say that you added files to it. Well either they have been deleted or you moved them elsewhere. But you showed earlier you had no permission originally to use that folder, so what did you do to move...
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

JUB3156. It looks like you have the correct permissions to access 'XXXX', so I don't know what your issue is. If you look under permissions in file manager for XXXX what I did was give you (pc), and anyone in your group access to that folder so you should now be able to open it. Does it open? Furth...
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

JUB3156. It looks like you have the correct permissions to access 'XXXX', so I don't know what your issue is. If you look under permissions in file manager for XXXX what I did was give you (pc), and anyone in your group access to that folder so you should now be able to open it. Does it open? Furthe...
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

Nope. You didn't read my edited post properly. I said substitute your user-name for $user which is just a generic convention for any user-name. So in this case substitute pc where I've put $user in those commands.
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

I've edited my post for a full solution. If there's any problem run the output of that ls command again.
by bendipa
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm unable to access any files of an HDD after changed the Mount Point
Replies: 46
Views: 771

Re: I changed the Mount Point of a HDD, now it has a 'root' ownership, so I cannot access

Change permissions as follows. Open the terminal. and run sudo chown -R $user:$user /home/pc/Downloads/XXXXX, substituting your user-name (is it pc?) for $user. Then run chmod -R 750 /home/pc/Downloads/XXXXX . Finally run ls -al /home/pc/Downloads/XXXXX. What output is shown?
by bendipa
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Are there any known holes in Mint or Ubuntu that a skilled hacker can exploit?
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Are there any known holes in Mint or Ubuntu that a skilled hacker can exploit?

You have 8 Notebooks , and you deleted Rsync, Thunderbird etc. Why? Do you get hacked on all 8 machines?? You didn't mention details of these 'glitches'. The hacker got your Firefox passwords? How do you know that? And assuming they did, there is a safeguard by using a Primary password in FF. UFW is...
by bendipa
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File manager (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: File manager

Your open file page for Libre Office looks rather different to mine, however the method for opening documents directly from Office should be the same. First you have to organise your data a little bit to open documents from Libre Office. The way I do it on my data disk is to categorise my files unde...
by bendipa
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to recover encrypted /home folder?
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: How to recover encrypted /home folder?

No point in encrypting stuff for the sake of it. Most people don't need to encrypt much if any of their data unless for some specific reason, eg if you're a lawyer and hold sensitive info for clients then that would make sense. But when I read about users encrypting their music files, holiday photos...
by bendipa
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Private keys &.gnupg LM20 Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Private keys &.gnupg LM20 Cinnamon

I don't follow you. In your original post you said that folder was empty, yet your secret keys are shown in there. So why did you tell us that the private-keys-v1.d folder was empty?

Go to advanced search