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by buteman
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: CIFS or NFS
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: CIFS or NFS

Kadaitcha Man I am well aware that your experience with Linux is much greater than mine but I felt that Linux is too good for us to have to jump through so many hoops over something like this so decided to dig deeper into this so this is what I have done. Originally on the pi I had the share mounted...
by buteman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: CIFS or NFS
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: CIFS or NFS

There are only two solutions to this, 1) Don't do it, i.e. don't close the lid on your laptops, and 2) Work around it.
Okay but would it still be better to use NFS?
by buteman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: CIFS or NFS
Replies: 4
Views: 115

CIFS or NFS

I have a raspberry pi with a 2TB drive connected to it. I set up samba and it works after a fashion. We have 3 laptops, one with Mint Cinnamon 19.3 and the other two with Mint 20.1. We only use Linux but on the Pi I had tried cifs. There are what to me are annoying problems. If the laptop lids are c...
by buteman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint doesn´t install, should I follow the installation guide or manually create partitions? Amongst other things
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Can’t boot into anything after installing mint

Have you tried to boot Linux from USB again? I think that what you have done is shrink the Windows partition and told the installer it should be formatted to ext4. I think the instructions you followed may have misled you. It asked you to shrink the Windows partition but it should have told you not ...
by buteman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub (2.04) does not recognize input from my USB keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: grub (2.04) does not recognize input from my USB keyboard

This might be a daft question but when you finished using your USB keyboard last time did you leave something on it so it drained the battery? Just thinking that if it's flat it won't be seen.
by buteman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs

Sorry, I hadn't been well for a couple of weeks and forgot about this. When I did switch it on after that these had disappeared so I can't investigate further. Nothing in plugins to suggest anything odd there.
by buteman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?

I recently bought a Lenovo V15 and had some bother dumping Win10 so I could install Mint 20.1 I'm mad with myself for not making proper notes but I did post about it. It might help you:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=343417
by buteman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?

Well I have just bought a Lenovo V15 laptop. Now I didn't want Windows at all but it was set up to stop you from accessing the Bios directly. I went through a lot before I got it sorted because I was forced to set up Win10 before I could get to Bios. Once it is running then you go through a simple s...
by buteman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password refusal
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: password refusal

Please try what you did again and then copy and paste that and the whole error message here so we can examine it. We cannot help you otherwise.
If you have already succeeded in getting it sorted out let us know.
I don't think anyone is going to do any more until you do.
by buteman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop

I bought 2 of these laptops, one for myself and the other for my wife. I thought it might be worth logging my experience with the install as it may help others. Now I knew that from Windows 10 on I could not access the Bios directly and also thought I would create a recovery drive should anything go...
by buteman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password refusal
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: password refusal

Hi,all thanks for your replies, the command typed in is my p/w it then reports "command not found" and believe me I have not miss typed anything, Hacked how can I tell? Did you think you have to type in your password just because you started up a terminal? You only type in your password w...
by buteman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop

Well I took a chance and ordered it from Amazon so it will arrive tomorrow.
I'll update here when I find out!
by buteman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Locked out of LInux...password issue!
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Locked out of LInux...password issue!

I'm sure the solution is simple, I just don't know what to do as root user in terminal after I booted into restore mode. SO you can get into a root shell in which case give yourself a new password. Assuming you login as Fred the command would be: passwd Fred It will then ask you to enter the new pa...
by buteman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password refusal
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: password refusal

What do you type in for it to say command not found?
It doesn't sound like a password problem but some sort of syntax error.
Please try it again then copy what you typed and all the error message into a reply here.
by buteman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 108

[SOLVED] Lenovo V15 ADA 15.6" Full HD Laptop

Hi,
Does anyone know if Mint can be installed on this laptop please?
by buteman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem character using sed.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: [SOLVED]Problem character using sed.

Thanks xenopeek did double quoting and that fixed it
by buteman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem character using sed.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

[SOLVED]Problem character using sed.

I have a number of html files from which I am trying to create csv files. I have tried a lot of options but the content of the files do alter each month. In my search I came across the use of sed which I have never used before. Well I have made some progress having seen a number of examples but have...
by buteman
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs

@mikeflan
That's the problem they don't unmount or eject. Hovering over any of them displays
burn:///
so I suspect it's something to do with K3B or Brasero
by buteman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs

Code: Select all

ls -l /dev/z*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root  1,   5 Dec  5 18:03 /dev/zero
crw------- 1 root root 10, 249 Dec  5 18:03 /dev/zfs
by buteman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Nemo shows 4 mounted blank discs

df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 16G 0 16G 0% /dev tmpfs 3.2G 1.8M 3.2G 1% /run /dev/sda4 46G 20G 25G 44% / tmpfs 16G 114M 16G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 16G 0 16G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/sda3 189M 6.1M 183M 4% /boot/efi /dev/sda6 668G 172G 462G 28% /hom...

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