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by baldyeti
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice needed (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Advice needed

Have you checked for hidden partition(s) ? Some systems use that to support a "restore to factory settings" feature.
by baldyeti
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

We do runs update-grub, but there seem to be some key differences when running inside the chroot environment the installer sets up. Alright, i doubt indeed that re-running update-grub in the same (installer) environment would yield a different result. The fix probably comes from running it from the...
by baldyeti
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

I am aware of the work-around, just concerned of the fit it might give a newbie to reboot to a startup menu that does not include the other OS. No idea how often this occurs; perhaps the installer could run upgrade-grub a 2nd time (unconditionally would make it slower for everyone I guess, so perhap...
by baldyeti
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

Thanks Rose. I seem to recall somebody mentioning that same issue with MX17 in the past, but cannot find back that thread.
Later tonight i'll add some details about this particular system, although it seems rather standard to me.
by baldyeti
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

Sorry to repeat myself, but i have not seen this problem acknowledged - on my mbr-partitioned 18b1 HDD install, there was initially no entry for windows in grub.cfg. A subsequent update-grub fixed this, but still. Is nobody else seeing this behaviour ?
by baldyeti
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

A minor oddity i noticed in 18b1: the firefox about box mentions MX-Linux 1.0 (?!?)
by baldyeti
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

anticapitalista wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am
antiX now has 4.19.7-antix.1 kernel
Not to request every single kernel dot version, but given the following, wouldn't 4.19.8+ be a better choice for the RC/MX18-release ?
by baldyeti
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-18 beta 1 feedback
Replies: 353
Views: 8661

Re: MX-18 beta 1 feedback

Hello, i tried i386 as i figured it might be getting less attention. Installed fine to HD AFAICT (pretty much all set to defaults) only thing i noticed: - grub did not initially create an entry for the windows install on the same HD. Running update-grub corrected this but it might scare a newbie - g...
by baldyeti
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Disable system updates? [BRICKED]
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Disable system updates? [BRICKED]

I would boot from a DVD/USB stick and run mx-boot-repair (both "reinstall" and "generate config"). Pay attention to the partition ("location") you pick if you have several distributions on the hard disk. Isn't "bricked" a tad melodramatic ? To me it suggests permanent HW damage, which is not the cas...
by baldyeti
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: how to make a fat32 bootable USB key without reformating
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: how to make a fat32 bootable USB key without reformating

Thanks for your suggestions. You are right USB sticks are dirt-cheap nowadays and i have spares. I do not know why i feel compelled to have every single stick bootable ;-(

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