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System update = security risk ??

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Re: System update = security risk ??

#11 Post by BitJam » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:06 pm

@Steve_Wakey, do you have a usb stick and a usb port?

Even if you can't boot from usb directly, I can easily make a very small "stub" iso file that you can burn to cd that will allow you to finish the boot from a usb stick. These are so easy to make, we could make them regularly if there was enough demand.

If this interests you, the next step would be to discuss how to make the live-usb. I'd recommend installing live-usb-maker from my github repo. Here are the instructions for installing it:

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sudo apt-get install git 
git clone https://github.com/BitJam/live-usb-maker
git clone https://github.com/BitJam/cli-shell-utils
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Re: System update = security risk ??

#12 Post by Steve_Wakey » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:12 pm

Another ingenious suggestion - but probably one I can`t do. I am nursing a few bits of old hardware including a USB stick of 256Kb capacity - I`m sure that`s too small (I thought it was massive when new about 10 years ago).
Out of all the ideas in reply to this post, I think the OSDisk one as suggested by Jerry 3904 looks best for me.

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#13 Post by uncle mark » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Steve_Wakey wrote:Uncle Mark - I won`t take up your offer ; I`m on the other side of the pond in old England, so it would be too much to ask, but thanks very much anyway.
There are other limeys around here. Maybe they'll step up.
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Re: System update = security risk ??

#14 Post by GuiGuy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 am

uncle mark wrote:..........
There are other limeys around here. Maybe they'll step up.
Stepping up here.
Steve_Wakey, if you PM me your address I will post a DVD of the November update.

P.S. It's already flagging up a dozen updates!
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Re: System update = security risk ??

#15 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:50 am

Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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