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by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extracting .zip or .rar files
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Extracting .zip or .rar files

Right click on the file..... extract here.

There are other methods but that's the simple one.
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script

I suppose that there is an one usb-drive in use at the time. Yeah, sure ( I'm just trying to work out the most robust way of doing it :) ). 'We' don't know what the circumstances may be.. they could have another drive plugged in doing an unrelated task which gets assigned the same sdax as that in t...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script

administrollaattori wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 pm
dev/sdXY
Wouldn't that change if you're pulling and plugging in different drives?

Maybe give it a LABEL name and mount with that?
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script

I wouldn't use fstab to mount the drives I'd put the mount/dismount command in the script itself to then run at set times in the crontab... I'm not a big scripter but I imagine if you're using rsync you could work something to mount, rsync, dismount, send a log file somewhere and kick any errors ( l...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /home encryption is not ext4 with luks?
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: /home encryption is not ext4 with luks?

My encrypted /home is ext4, not even sure if luks works using another format ( maybe butter fs )?? /dev/sdb1 ext4 /home Use blkid -o list in terminal to check yours while booted. Because you've got a separate /home re-installing the system electing not to format /home and using the same password, us...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I am level 3 now, but still have experience of level 1.
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: I am level 3 now, but still have experience of level 1.

:) Don't think the levels really matter... look at me, I've got a 6 and as many round here will happily testify, I still have absolutely no idea. Some days I'm surprised I have the cognitive ability to even hold a coherant conversation!! Seriously though I get that 'newbies' are probably going to tr...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to mount 571 GB Volume
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Unable to mount 571 GB Volume

thx-1138 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:53 am
Mattyboy wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:06 am
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Mattyboy, if you happen to know of course - can this 'trick' be done with Win8 .iso as well? Or is this feature provided only under Win10?
Pretty sure you can access the command prompt in the same way under 8, yeah
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing data between Linux Mint and Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Sharing data between Linux Mint and Windows 10

Boot your Windows with the drives attached. Open command prompt, CMD as admin and enter. shutdown /s /f /t 1 Now check the drive access in Linux. Won't that only work once, and need to be rerun every time this happens? Until windows decides otherwise, yeah. If it works for the OP they will then hav...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing data between Linux Mint and Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Sharing data between Linux Mint and Windows 10

Boot your Windows with the drives attached.

Open command prompt, CMD as admin and enter.

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shutdown /s /f /t 1
Now check the drive access in Linux.
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I partition HD post-installation using 'Disks' software?
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: How do I partition HD post-installation using 'Disks' software?

You will need to use gparted. This can be installed from the software manager. You won't be about to re-size or format a partition that is mounted... for example the drive the operating system is on. To do that you will need a live boot ( gparted will be there ). Be very careful that you totally und...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VIrtualbox Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: VIrtualbox Issues

Hello.

Did you install that from the software manager or from the website?

The .deb file for Ubuntu 18.04 works fine on Mint 19 under the 4.15.0-23-generic Kernel... ( 4.15.0-24 has been causing lots of problems for people, regardless of using VBox )
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: slow boot on old laptop
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: slow boot on old laptop

binocry wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:02 am
hello thanks for reply but this problem happens even when first install, with kernel version 4.15.0-20
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=270632&p=1477499#p1477499

Possible fix.. read the thread and the links. If it doesn't fix the slow boot revert the changes back.
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Linux Mint 19 Dual Boot Win 10
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Linux Mint 19 Dual Boot Win 10

Use rufus in Windows to create your bootable USB for both Windows and Linux. Select GPT UEFI for both from the drop down menu. Install Windows first and make a partition for it before you install. Once Windows is installed make your Linux USB and install it to the other partition selecting the advan...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 - Missing Windows entry in Grub
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Mint 19 - Missing Windows entry in Grub

Thanks for the quick action on the response... I did the commands, saw that it said adding a UEFI system config, but when I restarted I wasn't given a Windows option. You probably mixed the install method. Both operating systems need to be either, legacy or UEFI. Take a look at your drive with blki...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi driver Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Wifi driver Linux Mint

pat howard wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:39 pm
it was working on window. It working when i plug it in but no wifi

pat@pat-HP-Laptop-15-bw0xx:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

enp2s0 no wireless extensions.
We need the results of inxi -Fxz to be able to help you.
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi driver Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Wifi driver Linux Mint

Open the Linux terminal and run

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inxi -Fxz

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iwconfig
Copy/paste back the results.

Did you check the WiFi before you installed? Did it work?
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install amd driver
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: How to install amd driver

Presuming you download it, which you shouldn't do in Linux, you should run a timeshift restore on your system to a time before you installed it. Or use dpkg -l | grep amdgpu-pro to see the installed packages Then use a purge to remove them. Make sure you don't remove something you shouldn't. or how ...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install amd driver
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: How to install amd driver

Hello.

In short you don't. Radeon propriety drivers are not supported in Mint 19.

Here's another discussion on the subject viewtopic.php?f=90&t=272643
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet Speed Meter
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Internet Speed Meter

You didn't say which version you're using....

In Cinnamon, right click on the panel... add applets/Download.... update the cache.

You'll find what you're looking for there.
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 - Missing Windows entry in Grub
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Mint 19 - Missing Windows entry in Grub

Try running

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sudo os-prober
and

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sudo update-grub

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