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by WharfRat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED - Can't boot after recent 19.2 updates - Error - directory is encrypted
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: SOLVED - Can't boot after recent 19.2 updates - Error - directory is encrypted

Although when I try this, it returns: tune2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda Found a dos partition table in /dev/sda Should I use different parameters? Your linux partition should be something like /dev/sda2 - /dev/sda is the block device (disk) Use the following to ...
by WharfRat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to join .MOV videos?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: How to join .MOV videos?

OpenShot Video Editor is probably your best bet - it's not to difficult to use.
by WharfRat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MDM could not write to your authorization file
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: MDM could not write to your authorization file

You will not be able to run fsck from the root recovery option because /dev/sda5 cannot be unmounted.

Again, boot the installation/live session and run sudo e2fsck -fvy dev/sda5 in the terminal.

When done sudo reboot and try booting normally.
by WharfRat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MDM could not write to your authorization file
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: MDM could not write to your authorization file

The installation media is the usb/dvd that you used to install Mint.

If you don't have the original installation version you can use the latest Mint version.

It would be easier working from there in case more information is required.

If you want to try fsck from the recovery menu that's fine.
by WharfRat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED - Can't boot after recent 19.2 updates - Error - directory is encrypted
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: SOLVED - Can't boot after recent 19.2 updates - Error - directory is encrypted

Having a periodic check of the partition will help

sudo tune2fs -c35 /dev/sd?? will set the partition to be checked during boot after 35 mounts then reset back to one.

Replace ?? with the partition designation.
by WharfRat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MDM could not write to your authorization file
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: MDM could not write to your authorization file

varum wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:39 am
Sorry for my lame comment, but how can I do this?
Boot the installation media and paste back sudo blkid to identify the Linux partition.
by WharfRat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MDM could not write to your authorization file
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: MDM could not write to your authorization file

Your filesystem went read only so there could be some sort of problem.

Boot the live media and try to mount it to /mnt from there and check the mount command to see if it's mounted rw.
by WharfRat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: New to Linux

Hello Darren Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello World of Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Hello World of Linux

Hello Ed Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot malfunction
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: boot malfunction

ox85,

Just to clarify your error - you used a lower case 'c' in sudo e2fsck -fvc0y /dev/sda3

My line was sudo e2fsck -fvC0y /dev/sd?? - an upper case 'C'

In any event /dev/sda3 would not have worked with the encrypted /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root

Glad to see you got it straightened-out :wink:
by WharfRat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm new to the linux world.
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: I'm new to the linux world.

Hello ms_southern_belle62 Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot malfunction
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: boot malfunction

Try booting the installation media and run sudo e2fsck -fvC0y /dev/sd?? on your Linux partition.

Replace the ?? with the proper device designation.
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't get image to my HDTV as 2nd monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Can't get image to my HDTV as 2nd monitor

Did you try shutting down the laptop and restarting it with the HDMI cable connected :?
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 260
Views: 72447

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

Hello Nicole Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Cannot Print with Brother MFC-L2700DW
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Cannot Print with Brother MFC-L2700DW

Hello ctr https://thumb.ibb.co/dA8CQ8/hello.gif Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :) I recently purchased a Brother printer and went right to the support.brother.com site for the driver package. https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcl2700dw_us_eu_as Choos...
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?

If you just google rsync you'll find plenty of info :wink:
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile from source - /usr/bin/ld: cannot find Scrt1.o: No such file or directory
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Can't compile from source - /usr/bin/ld: cannot find Scrt1.o: No such file or directory

Hello LazyCubicleMonkey https://thumb.ibb.co/dA8CQ8/hello.gif Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :) Not having the need to compile anything for a long time, the only thing that jumps out here is your prompt $ cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON Did you mkdir osmo-fl2k/build cd osmo-fl2k/bu...
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?

Biggest problem is that when you restore the snapshot you will lose all new documents and all document edits since the date of that snapshot. Timeshift is designed on the premise you'll use something else for data. Options include rsync (in Terminal), Grsync, Back in Time and Lucky Backup. I use rs...
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2

akstirling, You do have a swap file entry in fstab /swapfile none swap sw 0 0 And you do have a swap partition /dev/sda2: LABEL="SWAP" UUID="699982af-1ba9-4a4c-86dc-f432436b1896" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="e4b47560-02" If you ls -lh /swapfile you'll list the file. To switch to the partition the fstab ent...
by WharfRat
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount LUKS encrypted device automatically
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Mount LUKS encrypted device automatically

kwyrky, It was a good move to start a new topic for the udev rule. I've searched my old posts and found some udev related topics from years ago that might be of some help https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=174304&p=898118&hilit=action#p898118 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php...

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