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Post by pitape » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:01 am

I really like MX Linux 18.2. I would like to switch from Kubuntu 19.04 with persistence. MX/Antix seem to have far better persistence options. But it does not seem to work properly.
I have created a boot USB with Rufus from Windows 10. I boot and go through the screens (EFI, my laptop is Thinkpad X260) and chosoe frugal persistence on my NTFS windows partition. Everything is fine, root and home are created on my Win10 NTFS partition. But I when I reboot and choose my MX USB stick, I have no other choice but going through all those screens again. And my Swiss French keyboard is never accepted. Why can't we set up our system and then just reboot straight into it at boot with a menu option?
I really want to use MX with live persistence but it is too cumbersome...

Your thoughts and comments most welcome!

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Re: Furgal?


Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:03 am

Have you checked the md5sum of the downloaded file and of the media you created? That can cause all kind of weirdness if those don't match.
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Post by pitape » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:25 am

thank you let me check

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Post by chrispop99 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:03 pm

Booting in legacy mode has an option to save those settings, but I can't see that on the UEFI screens.

The following video tutorial might help:


Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Furgal?


Post by Stevo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Can part of the problem be those NTFS partitions instead of a normal Linux filesystem?

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