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  Can see Samba share from external hard drive, but cannot copy files/create folders/etc
Posted by: garnern2 - 2019-05-28, 08:20 PM - Forum: Samba and NFS - No Replies

I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I'm new to Linux, but I'm pretty good at reading various guides. Unfortunately, I've tried so many solutions to this problem that I'm not even sure where I am in solving the issue at this point. I have successfully setup a Samba share on my Ubuntu machine, but when I open the folder on my Mac, I cannot do anything other than see the folders and open the files. Trying to do otherwise results in an "Operation not permitted" error on OSX. I know this must be a permissions issue, but I have attempted changing ownership and permissions to wide open in an effort to force the ability to add files to the external hard drive on the Ubuntu machine from my MacBook, and I'm having no luck.

Like I said...I'm new to Linux, so I don't even know where to begin regarding logs, etc. Any guidance--even if it's "completely remove Samba and start over"--would be appreciated. Please bear with me, as I've explained the issue as much as I currently know how to explain it.

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  Western Digital NAS
Posted by: Clueless Noob - 2019-05-28, 03:48 PM - Forum: Hello - Replies (1)

Can someone help me with my Western Digital NAS?


It runs Linux and has some hard-coded shares that cannot be deleted from within the GUI. I've connected via PuTTY but don't know how remove the shares.


Anyone home? :)

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  Cant install Mint or Studio as dual-boot?
Posted by: 1bit - 2019-05-10, 06:17 PM - Forum: Just Starting Linux - Replies (1)


Im completely new to linux (other than trying a live cd), Ive been trying to install Linux Mint (on my dads PC) and Ubuntu Studio (on my PC) alongside Windows 10 following instructions on various web-pages...where I get stuck is when it tells me to select the FREE SPACE on the windows drive, it does not display the free space on the drives, it does show 2 lots of free space as 0MB and 1MB on the windows drive on both mine and my dads PC's - two seperate installations/instructions and exactly the same issues?

all I can do is install it directly as a lone OS on a drive, Iam a noob and unfamiliar with linux partitioning etc

can anyone help me install linux alongside windows 10?



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  NOOB - are their distros that allow installers?
Posted by: 1bit - 2019-02-18, 04:13 PM - Forum: Just Starting Linux - No Replies


me and my dad are wanting to switch from windows to linux, I have very little experience with Linux (ran a few live CD's years ago), I installed MINT on a VM and read that MINT and UBUNTU where the recommended choices on most websites, I went to install TOR to help my dad with it (no good to me) and when I ran the Linux installer file nothing happened, I then read that on Ubuntu based systems you have to install programs via several terminal commands, the instructions (below) where quite overwhelming just for a single program installation, I know using terminal is the core of using Linux, but Iam just wondering if there are easier to use distro's that would be better suited for 2 noobs that want to make a transition from Windows to Linux, one where programs can be installed a lot easier than the instructions below?? if possible?? - I do wish to use the terminal but surely it can be easier than that?

thanks in advance



Option two: Tor on Ubuntu or Debian

<p style="background-color:#ffffff;border:0px;color:#1a1a1a;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">
<b>Do not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe.</b> In the past they have not reliably been updated. That means you could be missing stability and security fixes.

<p style="background-color:#ffffff;border:0px;color:#1a1a1a;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">
<b>Raspbian is not Debian.</b> Tor might run fine on the Raspberry Pi 2 / 3 but not the first generation Pi. These packages might be confusingly broken for Raspbian users, since Raspbian called their architecture armhf but Debian already has an armhf. See this post for details.

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<b>Admin access</b>: To install Tor you need root privileges. Below all commands that need to be run as root user like apt and dpkg are prepended with '#', while commands to be run as user with '$' resembling the standard prompt in a terminal. To open a root terminal you have several options: <code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">sudo su</code>, or <code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">sudo -i</code>, or <code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">su -i</code>. Note that sudo asks for your user password, while su expects the root password of your system.

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<b>apt-transport-tor</b>: To use source lines with <tt style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">https://</tt> in <i>/etc/apt/sources.list</i> the apt-transport-https package is required. Install it with

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# apt install apt-transport-https

to enable all package managers using the libapt-pkg library to access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

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<b>sources.list</b>: You'll need to set up our package repository before you can fetch Tor. First, you need to figure out the name of your distribution. A quick command to run is <tt style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">lsb_release -c</tt> or <tt style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">cat /etc/debian_version</tt>. If in doubt about your Debian version, check the Debian website. For Ubuntu, ask Wikipedia.

<div style="background-color:#ffffff;border:0px;color:#1a1a1a;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">
Quote: I run  Debian oldstable (jessie) Debian stable (stretch) Debian testing (buster) Debian unstable (sid) Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (14.04 LTS) Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (16.04 LTS) Ubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10) Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04 LTS) Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish (18.10)  and want TorTor (from source) stableexperimental-0.3.4.xnightly-master

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You need to add the following entries to <code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">/etc/apt/sources.list</code> or a new file in <code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/</code>:

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deb https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org stretch main
deb-src https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org stretch main

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Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:

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# curl https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.or...6DDD89.asc | gpg --import
# gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -

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We provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it with the following commands:

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# apt update
# apt install <span style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">tor deb.torproject.org-keyring</span>



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Now Tor is installed and running. Move on to step two of the "Tor on Linux/Unix" instructions.

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The DNS name <code style="border:0px;font-size:13px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">deb.torproject.org</code> is actually a set of independent servers in a DNS round robin configuration. If you for some reason cannot access it you might try to use the name of one of its part instead. Try <code style="border:0px;font-size:13px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">deb-master.torproject.org</code>, <code style="border:0px;font-size:13px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">mirror.netcologne.de</code> or <code style="border:0px;font-size:13px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">tor.mirror.youam.de</code>.

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Use Apt over Tor

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<code style="border:0px;font-size:13.3333px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">deb.torproject.org</code> is also served through via an onion service: http://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/

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To use Apt with Tor, the apt transport needs to be installed:

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# apt install apt-transport-tor

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Then replace the address in the lines added before with, for example:

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# For the stable version.
deb tor://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/torproject.org <DISTRIBUTION> main

# For the unstable version.
deb tor://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/torproject.org tor-nightly-master-<DISTRIBUTION> main

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Now refresh your sources and try if it's still possible to install tor:

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# apt update
# apt install tor

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See onion.torproject.org for all torproject.org onion addresses.





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  Fedora 29
Posted by: Oroshi - 2018-10-30, 10:50 PM - Forum: Linux - Replies (3)

Here a screenshot of Fedora 29. Nothing too fancy tho lol. I have not tweak much from previous version (28).

It's running Gnome 3.30.1

Firefox Quantum 62.0.3

and of course Terminal :)



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  Upgrade to Fedora 29
Posted by: Oroshi - 2018-10-30, 07:46 PM - Forum: Fedora - Replies (2)

Upgrading Fedora 28 Workstation to Fedora 29


Using the command line

This method is the recommended and supported way to upgrade from Fedora 28to Fedora 29. Using this plugin will make your upgrade to Fedora 29 simple and easy.


1. Update software and back up your system

Before you do anything, you will want to make sure you have the latest software for Fedora 28 before beginning the upgrade process. To update your software, use GNOME Software or enter the following command in a terminal.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Additionally, make sure you back up your system before proceeding. 


2. Install the DNF plugin


sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

3. Start the update with DNF

Now that your system is up-to-date, backed up, and you have the DNF plugin installed, you can begin the upgrade by using the following command in a terminal:


sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=29


This command will begin downloading all of the upgrades for your machine locally to prepare for the upgrade. If you have issues when upgrading because of packages without updates, broken dependencies, or retired packages, add the ‐‐allowerasing flag when typing the above command. This will allow DNF to remove packages that may be blocking your system upgrade.


4. Reboot and upgrade

Once the previous command finishes downloading all of the upgrades, your system will be ready for rebooting. To boot your system into the upgrade process, type the following command in a terminal:


sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

Your system will restart after this. Many releases ago, the fedup tool would create a new option on the kernel selection / boot screen. With the dnf-plugin-system-upgrade package, your system reboots into the current kernel installed for Fedora 29; this is normal. Shortly after the kernel selection screen, your system begins the upgrade process.


Now might be a good time for a coffee break! Once it finishes, your system will restart and you’ll be able to log in to your newly upgraded Fedora 29 system.

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  Fedora 29
Posted by: Oroshi - 2018-10-25, 07:48 AM - Forum: Fedora - Replies (1)

Hello Folks,

Fedora is about to release Fedora 29 on 30th October 2018, but not yet confirm! I will let you know once it official ;) 

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  Time for a new beginning ?
Posted by: anyweb - 2018-10-19, 09:08 PM - Forum: Site News - Replies (3)

Well, it's true, I've neglected this site for years, for various reasons including work, my Microsoft MVP commitments, and of course the sister site windows-noob.com.


You could say I've practically ignored linux-noob.com and done as little as possible to help it survive other than the bare minimum which is to keep the domain name alive and make sure the data in the site itself was protected, but the time has come to re-resurrect the site, breath new life and start afresh.


So, today I've updated the site license, and will with the help of the web server admin plan to upgrade the site to the latest and greatest version of Invision Power Board and once that is complete, start to re-energize this site and get people coming back.


Please help !


But before doing that, I need you to help me understand what exactly you want to read about on linux-noob, what should this site be about going forward ?


Do you want a complete re-birth or just move forward and start-over ?


I'd love to read your comments and look forward to the next stages !




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  What's your address?
Posted by: Oroshi - 2018-07-03, 11:04 AM - Forum: Jokes - Replies (1)

In text message: 


Female: Hey! What's your address?




Female: No, your local address.




Female: Oh you geeky nerd!! I mean your physical address


Male: 29:01:3B:62:31:C8




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  Play classic games on Linux?
Posted by: Oroshi - 2018-07-03, 10:53 AM - Forum: Games in Linux - No Replies

You can install RetroPie on Raspberry Pi or on Debian/Ubuntu on a PC


What RetroPie?

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi, ODroid C1/C2, or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customise the system as you want.

RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you.


Raspberry Pi: https://retropie.org.uk/download/


Debian/Ubuntu https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Debian/


Enjoy [img]<___base_url___>//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]

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