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by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Setting reserved blocks does not stay
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Setting reserved blocks does not stay

That command makes a permanent record in the header of an ext4 file system. What it doesn't do is... o Change the default when you make a new ext4 file system. You need to fiddle with the settings in /etc/mke2fs.conf for that. o Change the partition /dev/sda1. It is a file-system parameter, not a ha...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation without a bootloader in LM19
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

It's quite easy to modify the Live session so that attempts to install GRUB fail quietly...

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sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/grub-install
sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/update-grub
...for example, replaces two important GRUB command binaries with copies of the do-nothing command true.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install to a usb drive
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: install to a usb drive

The Mint installer will refuse to install Mint onto the drive holding the Live squashfs. It's technically possible, it just won't do it. You will need.... o A cheap-and-cheerful stick to boot the ISO... plus ...another SSD-Grade store into which the installer can make a Mint OS. ...or... o A machine...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?

Your file manager is automatically looking for [anything]what-you-type[anything] so don't type wildcards, they are not recognised as special. Ext4 allows many names forbidden by non-POSIX file systems like ISO9660 or FAT32. They can have leading spaces, trailing spaces, * and ? in them, although you...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems

Any Ubuntu distribution causes my machine to freeze. I have to start in Compatibility Mode because of the old GPU in my 'disposable' machine... inxi -G Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C51PV [GeForce 6150] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: vesa Resolution: 1280x1024@0.00hz OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Login, Login Loop, Can't access encrypted home
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Can't Login, Login Loop, Can't access encrypted home

QUICK I have read about this but never tried it... o Switch to TTY console 1 with a CTRL+ALT+F1 keypress. o Log in as user-with-a-problem. That unlocks the home folder and now the greeter auto-login doesn't need the password. o Switch back to the greeter screen with keypress ALT+LeftArrow and try ag...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete it
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete i

"...device or resource busy..." with the nodejs package running as you try to delete it? If it makes a user nodejs or mounts its own ramdisk workspace you get that 'busy' error. The old-style solution would be to switch to runlevel1 where the only user logged in is root , so booting into a recovery-...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB data transfer issues
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: USB data transfer issues

There's more than one possible problem here... o Drag-and-Drop file copies are known to get 'confused' using Nautilus, Nemo or Caja. It seems to be a legacy from the original Gnome code and the symptoms are the same as running out of free RAM. I simply avoid it by using Thunar or XFE or a command co...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC

...and if it's an encrypted installation there's extra steps needed to unlock the LUKS and activate the LVM...
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by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error message
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Error message

When you boot the machine using a Mint DVD (or USB equivalent) there's usually a message "Automatic boot in X seconds". At that point you can press the down-arrow key and get a menu showing various start-up functions... 9jgbb6.png o Memory test gives the RAM and the CPU some exercise. It takes many ...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Freezing for seconds when manipulate files
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Mint 17 Sarah freezing for seconds when manipulate files

I would start the Disks accessory and look at the SMART report for the drive holding those files. A drive having difficulty writing can slow the machine to a crawl without letting Linux know there's something wrong.
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install programs to external media
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Install programs to external media

Snap and Flatpak are the 'portable' systems that avoid contaminating the OS with application-specific libraries. The old method is to statically compile the application with all the libraries built in to the command. The wide adoption of dynamically linked libraries is rooted in one cause... a porta...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 running in 'software rendering' mode
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Mint 18.3 running in 'software rendering' mode

No rush... Quad core AMD bmips: 15971 ...I suspect the only difference you will notice is that the message goes away.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is the dconf-editor still available?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Is the dconf-editor still available?

I just sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Starting Synaptic and a search for dconf might help...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error message
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Error message

Good news first... You are getting error messages from the Linux kernel, so a very important piece of Mint is loaded and working. ACPI is motherboard ROM software that presents a simple interface to difficult-to-use hardware. It's outside Mint and in this case, not happy. After installation you can ...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC

Are both OS installed encrypted? That is, do you normally get a message like "Please unlock disk sda5_crypt" when you boot?
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 10 GiBs gone missing
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 10 GiBs gone missing

Ext4 always looks like that to the df command. Five percent of the 'size' is reserved for user root 's exclusive use. It's not 'used' for files and it's not 'available' for files either. The idea is to stop user data from disabling the OS by filling up the OS-root volume. The reserved space also hel...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to check everything are migrated after the physical to vmware virtual machine
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: how to check everything are migrated after the physical to vmware virtual machine

I would normally make an MD5SUM list of the original files, as seen from the top folder, here all of /home... sudo find /home -type f | while read a ; do md5sum "$a" >> /var/tmp/homelist.txt ; done 002fea70cb87c2b6b8186cc7c53c14f0 /home/mute/.xscreensaver d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e /home/mute/...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing mint from CDs
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Installing mint from CDs

Machine https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-toughbook-51-core-duo-1-66-ghz-512-mb-ram-80-gb-hdd-series/specs/ CPU https://ark.intel.com/products/27233/Intel-Core-Duo-Processor-T2300-2M-Cache-1_66-GHz-667-MHz-FSB That's a nice machine... top-of-the-range for the Windows XP era I guess. I think i...
by Mute Ant
Thu May 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Connector gender confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Connector gender confusion

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