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by skidoo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Live-Usb Gui option 3: Update Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Live-Usb Gui option 3: Update Mode

[redacted, thanks to dolphin_oracle's definitive answer, below]
by skidoo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Undervolting tools on MX
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Undervolting tools on MX

Hmm, I've only done undervolting via BIOS settings. I did find some interesting results from websearch "linux undervolting cpu" and discovered there's a lot of interest in undervolting, especially toward achieving the goal of extended battery runtime https://github.com/mihic/linux-intel-un...
by skidoo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: MX-17 Live USB unable to create persistence files during boot

Sandisk drives (specifically, "Sandisk Ultra Fit" drives) have been found to be problematic https://github.com/BitJam/live-usb-maker/blob/master/live-usb-maker#L1114 Undocumented... I swore off using "Sandisk Cruzer" due to repeated problems when trying to use 'em as liveboot dev...
by skidoo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Many non-free packages installed by default.
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Many non-free packages installed by default.

exasperated by spaces {giggle} Seriously, though... get the package names you want to remove on one line, exasperated by spaces. then paste all that into the command line prompt. (yeah, although the question was "Is there a quick way?") I would not do that because, almost certainly (based...
by skidoo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux

As making an iso takes a bit, I actually modified the program to disabled making an iso. Yes! I've wished the snapshot workflow would include ability to choose "just rsync, targeting work_dir" -or- "create an ISO" but haven't previously posted as a suggestion b/c the additional ...
by skidoo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux

vamsi, you would be well-served by periodically using the MX-snapshot tool to create a backup iso, before experimenting ~~ while the system is in known-good working order. Not "resetter", but a quite similar 'buntu -ish utility named "aptik" was recently added to MX testing repo ...
by skidoo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.
Replies: 26
Views: 669

Re: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.

which it currently can do, but also to: 3. format or reformat a live USB to "refresh" it for other purposes that would be great. I think you can run "live-usb-maker partition-clear --from=/dev/device" to do that. Ah, the functionality is already in place, it's just not exposed v...
by skidoo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.
Replies: 26
Views: 669

Re: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JdC6x4t9gI 2min video (jump to 0:55 and see mintstick in action Thanks, the guy selected USB Image Writer not USB Stick Formatter, that seems to be a different tool. The USB Image Writer seems to just do a simple (dd?) copy so that doesn't impress me much compared t...
by skidoo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Need help migrating MX-17 from live frugal persist to HD (UPDATE/DONE)
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Need help migrating MX-17 from live frugal persist to HD (UPDATE/DONE)

differences in the end result between the above three methods As you've pointed out (by mentioning modifications to the excludes files) the end result depends on your choice of selected options. Maybe a separate "help me choose" document is needed, containing Q/A pairs... or a flowchart H...
by skidoo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.
Replies: 26
Views: 669

Re: Need an Usb stick fomatting tool in MX17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JdC6x4t9gI 2min video (jump to 0:55 and see mintstick in action) déjà vu Dec 20 http://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=43561&hilit=mintstick&start=17 and, I'll reiterate: check the open issue tickets before deciding to deploy this tool https://gi...

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