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Captain's Log | Tuesday 16th of June 2015

After using truecrypt to encrypt my drive I'm having issues writing any files to it. It seems like it's stuck in readonlysu
cd /media/wherever whatever so you're at the root of the device
chown -R $USER . don't forget that full stop on the end there
How can I get the mint mate menu style on debian?sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-cache search mint
  find the one that looks like "mate-menu"
sudo apt-get install mate-menu
  once complete add "Advanced MATE menu to your panel"
How can I run a full format (low lowlevel) on my disk?fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
... blah
Device     Boot  Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *      2048     499711     497664   243M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       501758 1953523711 1953021954 931.3G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       501760 1953523711 1953021952 931.3G 83 Linux
... blah
Disk /dev/sdb: 60.4 GiB, 64826114048 bytes, 126613504 sectors
... blah
/dev/sdb1        2048 126613503 126611456 60.4G 83 Linux
... blah
/dev/sdf1        2048 1953523711 1953521664 931.5G 83 Linux
  We want to format /dev/sdf so next...

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf bs=1M