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by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: OS from minimal

You might take a look at the Background part of the Wiki article on systemd: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/systemd#Background I've read that and many other articles about systemd but I don't know enough about the OS internals to really take a stand here. The one thing that grates a bit is the fac...
by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: OS from minimal

1) No systemd. If that's important to you. I've got no idea... in the great systemd controversy I sit firmly on the fence. 2) Choice of Stable, Testing or Sid (Unstable) branches of Debian. Given that I look for a stable system I don't need nor want to change for a good while, I'd certainly opt for...
by bwich12
Sat May 06, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: OS from minimal

What are the reasons to prefer a minimal antiX over, say, plain debian or CentOS 7? I am too inexperienced in the world of distro-juggling to see immediately why this or that distro might be a better choice... that in fact is the point of my OP. I know that choice always implies priorities, stating ...
by bwich12
Fri May 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: OS from minimal
Replies: 9
Views: 408

OS from minimal

(Not sure what's the best subforum for this, so here goes. Move if necessary.) I am pretty happy with the way my MX-16 install is working and I have now almost everything in place that I want/need. So I am thinking of starting a second line project, namely to begin with a minimal, stable system and ...
by bwich12
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Testimonials
Topic: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro
Replies: 36
Views: 1990

Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

I am currently in the process of switching away from Windows to Linux, with Win7 as my "final" Windows incarnation and MX-16 (after a stint with Arch and MX-15) my OS of choice, with Win7 running in a VM as fallback. To be completely frank, I would never go away from Windows if MS had not ...
by bwich12
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: live-remaster and mx-snapshot
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: live-remaster and mx-snapshot

@skidoo: I knew that you would choke over that quote... that's why I put in the UTSL and that emoticon. I do appreciate your posts and you are of course under no obligation whatsoever to provide any sort of explanation (definitive or otherwise) for anything -- especially if you are, like me, not the...
by bwich12
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: live-remaster and mx-snapshot
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: live-remaster and mx-snapshot

skidoo wrote:may be... PROBABLY... Likely... should be... some quirks...
IOW, nobody knows anything and it's back to good old UTSL. :p

Actually, the source for mx-snaphot is relatively easy to digest... it's live-remaster (and the files it sources) that give me headaches :confused:
by bwich12
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

semi-automatic prompts at shutdown, will never write unless you explicitly tell it to do so. That's my default and it is mostly fine. The thing is that normally I do say Y to that prompt but sometimes I should say N but simply forget. IOW, this suggestion is more an attempt to protect me from my ow...
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

Hm... my F4 menu shows stuff like checkmd5 or checkfs or various from= and hwclock= options but nothing to set the persistence save mode (I am not talking of setting any of the persistence file options, ie the persist=* parameter in F5).
by bwich12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Suggestion: add boot parameter to switch persistence save mode

I often find myself testing stuff for which my workflow is that I boot a Live USB into either no persistence at all or into root persistence in which case I have to remember later that I do not want to save my changes. So fr the latter case it would make things a bit easier if I could already set th...

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