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by bwich12
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Is there RESET Option within MX Linux

As far as testing a new software package is concerned I do that with a Live system plus ample root persistence. The root persistence file can be backed up and copied back as often as you want so long as you work within the same snapshot (or, if you use dynamic root persistence, you can also simply d...
by bwich12
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The latest bad news.
Replies: 57
Views: 6450

Re: The latest bad news.

As far as I'm concerned meltdown - (intel CPUs are vulnerable. AMD owners can ignore) patch for debian kernel (4.9.65-3+deb9u2) is in sources already https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-5754 spectre - 100% resolution is in future hardware. So would never get fixed via soft only. St...
by bwich12
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distrowatch MX-17 review
Replies: 28
Views: 2870

Re: Distrowatch MX-17 review

Personally, I'm inclined to lobby for a feature freeze until completion of a comprehensive and up-to-date set of relevant documentation is achieved. Agree 100%. I would perhaps add the suggestion to instigate a process to rigorously identify and squash bugs before adding new code with potentially n...
by bwich12
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distrowatch MX-17 review
Replies: 28
Views: 2870

Re: Distrowatch MX-17 review

"One of the few areas where I think MX loses out to the big, mainstream Linux distributions is in beginner friendliness". - it's still a fairly beginner / friendliness Linux System - as far as I'm concerned, though. I've read the review as well and I agree with the reviewer. There's beginners and t...
by bwich12
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

I *will* test this in due course and certainly will report back but don't hold your breath.
by bwich12
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

Test drive MX17 & assess whether the persistence tools now suit your intended use. Can't do that for a while, as I have other things in the pipeline. I think I will postpone any MX17 activities until around mid-2018, as this has to be a full install. I assume that even if that matter has not yet be...
by bwich12
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Quick question: MX17 persistence files under NTFS read/write?

I have not followed the MX17 release very closely as I have too many things already on my plate and MX16 works well enough. There's one thing that I tried to find out but didn't succeed. Root persistence in MX16 does not work correctly when the rootfs file is located on an NTFS volume. This has been...
by bwich12
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

It is likely that remaster has been updated since you last used it, if it has been some time since you tried it. It is worth your time to give it a try. I might when I update the whole shebang to 17 once that's released and the dust has settled. However, like d_o I rely on a stable live system plus...
by bwich12
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

BitJam wrote:It is much easier to simply do a live-remaster.
Not in my experience. Snapshotting has been rock-solid for me whereas the live-remaster stuff has not always worked. Alas, I do not remember the precise details because I have not done that in many moons as I tend to stick with what has worked well.
by bwich12
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

As Adrian and Jerry have said the documentation is your best friend here. A few hints based on my own experiences: 1. Get a clear idea what home and root persistence do and make sure you use the right combination. (I have in the end decided to go for root only but that may not be the ideal solution ...

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