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by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: moving home to its own partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: moving home to its own partition

Your fstab looks OK now, so maybe worth a go, and the nano line was almost certainly the error line. As for backtrack and entertainment, you could mount them in home, or alternatively, simply softlink them there: cd /home ln -s /mnt/backtrack backtrack ln -s /mnt/entertainment entertainment they kee...
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: moving home to its own partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: moving home to its own partition

I have to admit that the nano thing has me stumped, but maybe the problem will go away when your /home is fixed.

I have no idea what is trying to mount what, or where, or why as far as the nano error message goes (unless you have an iPod Nano connected, which may account for it?)
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Mint, not to Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: New to Mint, not to Linux

Welcome aboard. Since you are an old hand I expect we'll see you answering, rather than asking, though feel free to post if you hit a problem that you can't figure out :)
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] How do I install a patch?
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: How do I install a patch?

The patch actually patches more than one file and is supposed to be used on the source tree prior to installation. You could probably pull it apart to patch the files in situ post installation, but if you don't know how to install a patch you will really struggle with that. If you fancy trying and l...
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: moving home to its own partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: moving home to its own partition

OK, there's an error in /etc/fstab: #/dev/sda6: home UUID=0b781dc5-1a6f-4e0b-8e9a-5777d6650196 /mnt/home/bmike1 ext4 nodev,nosuid 0 2 This doesn't mount /home at /home, but mounts it a /mnt/home/bmike1, which is a different location. in a terminal, first run cd / ls | grep home The output should be ...
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I ever understand the stuff I paste into cmd prompt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2382

Re: Will I ever understand the stuff I paste into cmd prompt

Familiarity will lead to understanding, much the same as with everything else in life. If you've only ever ridden on a bus, learning to drive a car can be a challenge, too, but most of us get there in the end. There are reasons that most fixes and tutorials rely on the terminal, by the way. One is t...
by Roken
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: moving home to its own partition
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: moving home to its own partition

OK, the instructions you followed add a couple of steps that could have been missed out altogether, but those instructions should work, with one exception that bothers me: 8.- Edit /mnt/old/etc/fstab to mount your /dev/sdaY to /home. Now it may just be the way I'm reading it, but this seems to sugge...
by Roken
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [solved] Lost. Please hold my hand on this
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: [solved] Lost. Please hold my hand on this

Try this and see if it helps you make progress. In smb.conf - in the [Global] section, add:

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usershare allow guests = Yes
map to guest = Bad User
Then restart samba and see if you get a bit further.
by Roken
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Bit of new conky code - google calendar appointments
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Re: Bit of new conky code - google calendar appointments

Found an error parsing the date after the 5th of the month. The following should fix it (though I won't know until February). I could always change my system date, but I'd rather wait for the surprise :) #!/bin/bash # We need linebreaks fixing for the return output from gcalcli IFS=" " #Now set up s...
by Roken
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

Ahh, OK, got you. In that case, the "surfer" account is surplus to requirements. Your "Jim" account, whilst it may have admin privileges with the password is just a normal user account, and it's safe to use it on a day to day basis. EDIT: Glad you like the dragon - you'd be surprised where I pop it ...
by Roken
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

Ahh, I understand your point now. Guess we'll have to wait for the OP to clarify.
by Roken
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

remoulder wrote: So in this context there is no need to move the virtualbox guest at all.
The point of moving it is to make the system more manageable, and since the guest was created using root privileges, the user (surfer) will not have read/write access which is needed for normal operation.
by Roken
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

It's pretty easy: cd /location/of/old vboximage/ sudo cp vboximage.vdi /home/surfer/ cd /home/surfer sudo chown surfer vboximage.vdi And you are done. You should now be able to create a new VM as surfer and point the HD to /home/surfer/vboximage.vdi and it should run your Windows guest without issue.
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you create a file alias?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: How do you create a file alias?

You can do it very quickly and easily in the terminal. If the file you want an alias for is called abc in your home folder (/home/username) and you want to access it with def in /home username: ln -s /home/username abc /home/username/def If you want to reference it somewhere else (for example, /home...
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

Note - the above will only move the virtual HD, and not the virtual machine settings. You could move and chown those, too, but it's probably easier just to recreate the machine as the normal user.
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped?
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: Can Admin & Standard user accounts privileges be swapped

Drag and drop don't work because it's currently owned by root, and you are moving it as a normal user, hence the need for chown. However, to move it first use either: sudo cp vbox.vdi /new/location/ to copy it, or sudo mv vbox.vdi /new/location/ to move it. The difference is in the first case the or...
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is linux mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: What is linux mint?

dwasifar wrote: You are already in the right place to ask questions as you get started. Try it out, see what you think. We like it a lot, and we hope you will too.
I'm nominating that for "quote of the day". Wish I'd thought of it :(
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fix Broken Packages First
Replies: 11
Views: 10224

Re: Fix Broken Packages First

Open a terminal (it's in the accessories menu) and run :

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sudo apt-get install -f
Post back any error messages.
by Roken
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Partition not accessible on boot until remount
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: Partition not visible on reboot until after remount

By far the easiest way to set up mounting of ntfs partitions is to use ntfs-config. It isn't installed as standard, but is available in the repository. Once installed, it should install itself to your menu too, but if not you can run it from a terminal. It will allow you to mount it on the fly, or t...

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