GNU/Linux is built of many programs around a kernel. One of those programs is used to check your file system for errors before mounting it while booting. If errors are detected then the boot process stops and places you at a command line where you must somehow repair your disk so that your system can boot. fsck is the program that you call to do that repair.
New features in the file system cannot be checked by the old fsck – you cannot successfully fsck a disk made with Linux Mint v19 using Linux Mint v18: you get an error “e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015) /dev/sdg4 has unsupported features …. e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!”
Our lab computers dual boot Microsoft Windows 10 with GNU/Linux Mint / MATE. As a result, when booting to Windows the time is five hours too fast because Windows expects the RTC (real time clock hardware) to be in local time while Linux keeps time in UTC. The fix is easy.
After years of wishing, in the Fall Creator’s Update, OpenSSH was added to Windows 10! That is right – cross server inter-operability using normal tools and secure keys without needing to mess around with obtuse VPN setups or 3rd party programs!
GO START -> Setup -> Apps -> Apps and Features -> Manage optional features -> Add a feature and select SSH. Copy your Linux keys to a folder named .ssh in your home folder (c:\Users\yourlogin\.ssh), just as is the default in Linux.
You must restrict access to your private key(s) just as in Linux. In Microsoft this is done by browsing to the key file, right click, Properties, Security then remove everyone / objects, add yourself (only), and give yourself Full Control.
Read more at the link above concerning generating keys and protecting them with a key manager program.
I am still exploring the possibility of using File Explorer to browse via ssh, just as the file manager can be used in Linux. More later…
My build at Gray Garden in Fallout 4. Sometimes it helps to get motivated for real life work through simulations. You can easily and cheaply alter sims to see what you like, but real-life mistakes take much time and money.