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MX linux, and remastering

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by drfootware, Sep 1, 2019.

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  1. drfootware

    drfootware Thread Starter

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    After some trial and error, I found a foolproof way not to lose any settings, after the "Remaster" process. So, if you are running MX Linux, from a flash drive, a 128gb usb3 flashdrive, is awesome for this, by the way. You have set up your persistence file size, tine zone, etc... Equally as important, you've set up wallpapers, browser preferences, with add-ons, bookmarks, done all updates, etc... The way, NOT to lose any of this, is as follows:
    -Click "Remaster"
    -Choose "Personal, and click "OK"
    -It will ask you,"Do you want to save files under /home, in the new remaster?", click "Yes"
    -It may tell you there is an old "linuxfs.old" file,do you want to fix this problem now", click "Yes"
    - Select "Delete it" the old file.
    -After deleting the old file, it will ask for a name for the new file, just hit "Enter"
    -Just hit enter on the other questions
    -When complete, it will ask you of you want to create the new persistence file now, click "No"
    -Exit out of that program, shut down, and select "yes", when asked to "save", provided you have the save feature set for "Semi-automatic".
    -Reboot, go the process you'd normally go through, when booting into MX linux, from there it will ask you to set up a new persistence file. Select the appropriate size, then it will continue to boot. When the splash screen comes up, you should have everything the same as before.

    As a side note, save everything in the "Live USB Storage" folder, it just makes life easier.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. bassfisher6522

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    Would this work for the rest of linux distros?

    I would like to see you make a video tutorial on this, showing the step by step process in doing what you've described in your post.
     
  3. drfootware

    drfootware Thread Starter

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    This is specific to MX Linux, possibly, Antix, as well. Unfortunately, I don't have the means, or the know how, to make a video. I am very much an amateur.
     
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