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by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10

The package testdisk contains both commands, testdisk and photorec, so you sudo apt-get install testdisk to get both. Photorec is totally read-only, so that's the one to go for when it's 'forensic' and you absolutely must not change anything on the drive (recommended). I have never tried the testdis...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10

Of course drives fail, or users format them, or the weather blows up the computer by stuffing 500V down the telephone line. You were unlucky. o Don't delete the originals... put them somewhere safe, like USB sticks in the sock-drawer or a stack of DVD-R or a detachable hard drive or in a cloud-store...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Format Error
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: USB Format Error

Writing a Mint ISO to a USB stick makes it look like a DVD and a MBR drive and a GPT drive... all at the same time. When Linux sees an ISO it doesn't look any further... it's read only, just like a DVD. You can use the Accessory Disks to fill the store with zero bytes... then format it with a partit...
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a command list for programs in terminal?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Is there a command list for programs in terminal?

Pretty standard is the --help option... bash --help ### Display a short list of command options. ...or the manual pages... man bash ### Display the manual pages for a command. Some programs don't have very good documentation. You might have to resort to looking at the source-code to find out what it...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any way of checking a mint installation?
Replies: 25
Views: 732

Re: Is there any way of checking a mint installation?

There is a maneuver to reset an installed Mint to pristine, by copying Live Session folders into the installation store. It will reset your 'apt-get' status to the same as that in the Live Session snapshot... o Boot a Live Session of the Mint you have installed. o Mount the OS root volume. o Use sud...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint freezes randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Linux Mint freezes randomly

Before you post please read how to get help
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444

'...it freezes randomly...' might be completely normal for a 2005 machine, fixable on a 2018 machine.
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed Linux Mint without Password fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Installed Linux Mint without Password fix?

You can't install Linux Mint without setting a password........
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable the home folder encryption
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Disable the home folder encryption

The easy-easy way is to just make a new user... and Linux has tags for thousands of users. The command... sudo adduser mute ...will make a new user 'mute' with no encryption. It's only the user's $HOME folder that's encrypted, not /home. You might want to do... sudo adduser mute sudo ...to give the ...
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Weird Mint boot
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Weird Mint boot

Does the machine boot normally without the DVD in the optical drive?

Linux Mint is a 'generic' kernel, meaning it probes the hardware every time it starts. The messages may be a result of having a DVD in the drive.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help: windows file system is read only
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Help: windows file system is read only

This forum is packed with expertise in Linux and Mint systems, but the problem you describe is almost completely Windows-centric. If there's anything wrong with an NTFS volume, Linux will simply refuse to write to it. Mint can't mend NTFS file systems. You need Windows tools to fix a Windows install...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware reset
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Hardware reset

I read that a forced detach of an EXT4 can cause an oops-no-data. The old metadata for a file is updated (losing the original) before the new data is fully committed to the store (losing the new version too). There's a file-system mounting option to prevent that... journal_data_ordered ...and you on...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Installer doesn't see empty partition
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: USB Installer doesn't see empty partition

'... I used the partition manager to shrink C: ...' If you used Windows to do that I suspect the partition is unchanged. It's the C:\ file-system that's been shrunk, leaving Windows owning the released space. A screen-dump of the Mint accessory gparted looking at the drive would help. Mint runs very...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED please help: the 5's problem SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: please help: the 5's problem

'...cleaned of the presence of other people's nose hairs...' I am so glad I don't live near you, really.
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB

'...my other half has a long list of jobs for me...' Up with which I will not put. My small-feline-femme other half gets hissed at if she has a list and I am pretty sure large-anthropoid-femme have the same body language... sssssssssssssssssss.
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Links to internal drive suddenly die
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Links to internal drive suddenly die

'...will this unmount my primary (boot) drive...' No. '...do I need to still need to do sudo mkdir -p /media...' Yes, the previous command might remove it if it's empty. '...how do I mount the '2TBData' drive...' Just the same as you have been doing. '...will I need to do this every time the system ...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any way to restrict all applications from accessing a folder except one?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Any way to restrict all applications from accessing a folder except one?

No. You can minimize access by setting all the permissions to 000 so that only root can do anything, but not an application.
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB

...or that the ISO doesn't have an EFI image, so isohybrid can't point to it...
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should brand new USB sticks go immediately through "USB Stick Formatter?"
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Should brand new USB sticks go immediately through "USB Stick Formatter?"

Personally I use Accessory Disks or a console command to fill a new drive with zero bytes. That gives the firmware a chance to retire damaged blocks before you try to store real data. It's not a trivial process, writing 32GB takes tens-of-minutes and I doubt the manufacturer does that. Then format t...
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Links to internal drive suddenly die
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Links to internal drive suddenly die

A volume mounted under /media/$USER is given a machine-generated name and your links appear to be pointing to that name. After a dirty shutdown, the next boot gives the same volume a new name, because it sees the old name and assumes it's in use already. You can... sudo umount /dev/sd* ### Unmount a...
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) kinda: Mint on SSD wont boot
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Mint on SSD wont boot

To separate Hardware from Software problems, you might try... o Find a distribution that your motherboard will boot Live Session from a USB store. o Use that Live Session to write the ISO directly to the SSD. A fixed-drive Live Session which will wipe what's on the SSD . I use the command... sudo su...

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