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by user755
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

lo and behold ... so much censorship of purely technical posts... why the hostility ? or do I get banned for this question ? Your assumption is they were technical responses. You have no idea what they contained. I think you should accept the Forum's moderation and respect it. no, I clearly think n...
by user755
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

lo and behold ...

so much censorship of purely technical posts... why the hostility ? or do I get banned for this question ?
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

Jerry3904 wrote:Recognize please that different users have different preferences--there is no single right way.
I never claimed that one way is the only one of glory.

But clearly there are simple ways and complicated ones. Most complicated schemes will fail sooner or later.
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

I have sda1 for / Then for sda4, I have my experimental partition. So I can boot into the sda4 and do anything to the unmounted sda1 installation. if sda1 crashes and sda4 crashes too, while you try to fix sda1, then you're done in. you have no rescue system any longer! you need a third USB-live li...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

Completely different approach: I have a separate data partition. All files are backed up, synced, to two separate cloud storage services. [...] More effort, but satisfying to me. This is more effort, requires a larger # of tools and needs internet. Using a backup with 1 or 2 rescue-thumbdrives it a...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

Re: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

I simply make a clone using clonezilla, then put the clone on my other hard drive. I have swappable drives. my late mate had those, they are perfect! :happy: clonezilla is an alternative to mx-snapshot, but it is more tedious to use and I believe, in more cases it will not be able to clone. e.g. it...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation
Replies: 26
Views: 3364

MX Linux maintenance -- best practices to always be able to fix your installation

In Linux, it always is a possibility (and reality) that you lose your GUI, say KDE or XFCE. Then many users face a bad loss of time to do a reinstall or maintenance. Here is how you best prepare for this contingency: 1. Have one "work install" (say a USB-live or a HDD-frugal or both in combination, ...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.
Replies: 460
Views: 38386

Re: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.

There have definitely been changes to either cups or other packages within a distro that could affect drivers. The proprietary Brother ppd driver that used to work with my Brother MFC printer in MX14 no longer worked in MX15. Luckily, the Printer Config GUI identified an open Foomatic/Postscript dr...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Reinstall, but preserve home folfer
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: Reinstall, but preserve home folfer

That's why I wonder if there are precautions to take : fir exampke, same user name, same root password and so on if you goal is to have a nice install, easy to clone and maintain, use live-USB (or frugal) with ROOT persistence. after a crash, just roll back your rootfs, and usually not much is lost...
by user755
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Reinstall, but preserve home folfer
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: Reinstall, but preserve home folfer

do you have live install

or full install ?

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