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by Pliny
Sat May 07, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Home Folder Encryption
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Home Folder Encryption

Can anyone fill me in on what encrypting the home folder does? What kind of encryption does it use? What are some security concerns I should be aware of considering it only encrypts the home folder?
Any other info you can add would be great!
by Pliny
Wed May 04, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Overwhelmed after install LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Overwhelmed after install LMDE

Thanks guys! Learning anything new is daunting, I guess I just need to breathe relax and have fun.
Patience was never my strong suit
by Pliny
Wed May 04, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Overwhelmed after install LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Overwhelmed after install LMDE

I'm impressed with everything that mint has done to put this distro together, and am glad I am migrating over to Linux. Here's where my dilemma begins as I am a Linux newbie and lot's of others are as well. I would like to come across a "tips and tricks" style blog or something where it explains and...
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Update roadblock (solved)

Never got going, didn't want to bug you guys more than needed and I thought the rest would work.
I since reinstalled and am now taking my time on figuring out how to get my wireless going. I couldn't get Method 1 to work as mentioned above.
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need additional help with wireless problems
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Need additional help with wireless problems

Please read towards the bottom of this post for info regarding my problem.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=71796
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Update roadblock (solved)

Can't get wireless to work. went through all instructions in Method 1 I get hung up on #9 and #10 When I paste the code for #9 this is what I got lo no wireless extensions. eth1 no wireless extensions. pan0 no wireless extensions. Then #10 says to configure your wireless interface, when i left click...
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Howto install LMDE with LVM (with or without encryption)
Replies: 71
Views: 63433

Re: Howto install LMDE with LVM (with or without encryption)

I admit I'm new to linux. I tried following the instructions for installing with encryption but got hung up on this line dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda2 bs=1M & sleep 5; while kill -USR1 "$!"; do sleep 60; done It didn't like the exclamation mark, am I doing something wrong?? I copied and pasted as ...
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is Grub2 necessary
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Is Grub2 necessary

Thanks for the answer!
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is Grub2 necessary
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Is Grub2 necessary

Newbie question, do I need to install Grub2 on a single OS LMDE installation?
by Pliny
Tue May 03, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE encryption Options
Replies: 2
Views: 466

LMDE encryption Options

New linux convert here, I initially installed LM 10 and was glad it had a encrypt home folder option, I then decided to install LMDE to keep on the cutting edge. I searched the forums and found this HowTo http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=71159&p=415078&hilit=encryption#p415078 but h...
by Pliny
Mon May 02, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: encrypt home folder
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

encrypt home folder

I'm new to linux/mint. I tried doing the LMDE install with LVM as noted here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=71159&p=413391&hilit=encrypt+home#p413391 I had no luck, as it would hang up on this line dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda2 bs=1M & sleep 5; while kill -USR1 "$!"; do sleep 60...
by Pliny
Mon May 02, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Update roadblock

It's working, thanks! :D
by Pliny
Mon May 02, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Update roadblock

EDIT: I'm reading the 2nd link that zerozero provided, I think will work but will wait for confirmation based on the info below. Wow! Thanks for the help and timeliness. I have a feeling I won't be looking back, you all make it so easy to switch. linux +1 Here is the output. 00:00.0 Host bridge: Int...
by Pliny
Mon May 02, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Update roadblock

MaddogF16 you're good, thanks for your help!
by Pliny
Mon May 02, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update roadblock (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Update roadblock (solved)

Hello, I'm new to linux/mint and recently installed linux mint 10 32bit with no problems. Wanting to be on the cutting edge I then did a fresh install of LMDE with no problems. However I'm having trouble with the updater. It finds updated packages to install but when I press "Install Updates" i get ...

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