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hi Atlantia,
If you download the ISO to your harddrive you can then right click the ISO and you should see an option to "calculate MD5sum" checksum" and calculate SHA256" checksum.

There are links there to download either by torrent or direct download.
Download the Peppermint 10 Respin (32 bit) ISO Image via Torrent
Download the Peppermint 10 Respin (32 bit) ISO

Link here

Peppermint is a good starting choice, it`s what I use, so I perhaps could not be objective.

I have had an HP Office Jet Pro 8100 for quite a few years now. Printing only when necessary, which isn`t all that often, although lately I`ve been doing more than normal. So far no problems, even when I don`t print anything for months, it even works via Wi-Fi!

This is just my experience.

Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 12, 2021, 07:13:34 PM
I think debsums checks the MD5 sums of installed/installing packages. It would only tell you if the package was corrupted.

You can right click on the file to check the MD5 sum, but that`s only any good if you have a MD5 sum to check it against.

That`s all my knowledge of it.

General Discussion / Re: Changes to the Forum pages
June 18, 2021, 06:55:30 PM
Quote from: Keith on June 18, 2021, 04:18:04 PM
Following a plea by one Forum Member, The Management has increased the font size.  What do you think?  Too big now or just right?  In particular, the post editing box has a larger font than the remainder of the site.  Is that useful? 

We want to make the Forum accessible to everyone but without putting people off. 
Please do let us have your views - after all it's your Forum. 


I think it`s just about the right size, for me anyway! Others may not find the same. I did notice the extra font size straight away and wondered what had happened.

Well done management.
Linux Support / Re: NTFS partition on Ubuntu
May 04, 2021, 07:31:00 PM
On the odd occasion that I`ve had a problem with not booting, I always use the Boot Repair Disk. This might not work for this problem, but it`s worth a try.
I don`t know much about the program basex (nothing at all really). Have you got installed "xml-core", "xml2", "html-xml-utils", "libxml". Perhaps they might be of importance, I don`t know. That`s about all I can suggest.
Linux Support / Re: PIA
February 10, 2021, 08:16:52 PM
I have used PIA for a number of years and never had trouble with it. I downloaded from their website and just followed the steps provided and it connects automatically whenever I start the laptop, which can be changed via the icon on the tray. I am wondering if your problem lies with accessing it from Firefox as an add on and not directly from their website.

Other than that I can only agree with Keith & Rich J.
Does pressing F10 or ESC work when booting at the blank screen?
Quote from: 19goalie50nxQ on January 23, 2021, 09:22:37 PM

You will see that there are some parts 'greyed out' how do I 'delete' the files in this instance.

Can you right click on the file and "move to rubbish bin". If you can then you should be able to delete it from there.
Quote from: 19goalie50nxQ on January 21, 2021, 06:03:34 PM
Keith do you mind if I break off to have tea.

In the meantime I'm not sure what you mean by :-  We might be able to open the folder as "Root" and change the permissions.  And it's probably easier to do that in the file manager (I wish I had listened to Wishbone!)
First of all I need to know which folder that file is in.  Is it one of these:

Are you asking where Root is or where file manager is ? The folders shown are all on the USB,  the file manager (which I think is the HOME folder on my desktop) if it isnt' could you tell me where it is. I backup my HOME folder on USB for when I consider upgrading MINT just in case I delete folders by mistake. etc.  I'll be back around 7ish.

P.S. I bet you wish you hadn't got involved with me on this.

Hi Goalie,

The file manager in my system is nemo which I think is Mint`s as well. https://imgur.com/a/iQ3ENnR

If you right click on the folder there should be the option to "open as root" select that, you will be required to input your password then the root window will open and you should be able to select the file you need.

I should say that it`s not guaranteed to work, but it`s worth a try.

I`m not sure if this will work, but when I have had the occasional problem with a locked  folder I opened it as root and ctrl+c and ctrl+v it onto the desktop (for example). Can you change the permissions of the file in the file properties? Right click and choose properties/permissions.

It can`t do any damage to try it anyway.

Linux Support / Re: Zerofree Utility
January 01, 2021, 08:06:01 PM
Quote from: Keith on January 01, 2021, 07:52:10 PM
Hi Wishbone.  Many thanks for your input.
Yes; you are right but I deliberately didn't suggest it as I wasn't sure it would automatically be appropriate.  Just over cautious I guess. 
Specifically, there wasn't an Ubuntu 19 listed to match Matt's Mint 19, and the versions usually match, I think.  Which one would you suggest - 18 or 20?

@Matt: I see now where you got the "Alpine" from.  Definitely not recommended!


Good question Keith, I use Peppermint 10 which is based on Mint 19 (I think) and Ubuntu Bionic. What I would do if I was going to download it would be to back up my system first, then try either 18 or 20 and see which one works. Who knows, they might both be suitable. I would strongly remind someone to back up when doing something that might not go to plan. Back up regularly anyway!!!!

That`s my twopenneth worth.

Linux Support / Re: Zerofree Utility
January 01, 2021, 07:44:09 PM
Hi Keith,
Excuse me for butting in, isn`t Mint still based on Ubuntu or have they sidled away from them? Zerofree is available for Ubuntu and if Mint is still based on Buntu wouldn`t it then still be applicable? Just my ramblings.
General Discussion / Re: Backing up w/ rsync
October 31, 2020, 10:15:58 PM
I use grsync rather than just rsync. It gives a graphical interface which is more useful (for me) as you can easily decide on the source and destination for your backup. It is available in Synaptic. Hope that might help

General Discussion / Re: Advice in getting a Linux system.
September 29, 2020, 08:10:00 PM
Not much I can add to the previous replies. I can suggest you visit distrowatch.com where you get a full list of  Linux Distros down the right hand side.

I currently use Peppermint, having settled on it about four years ago, previously I used  Mint and loads more before that. The upside is you can use whichever you want, whatever suits you. You are not stuck with just the one choice!