Originally Posted by JeremyBoden
What do you want to recover?
Data is OK - but I wouldn't mess with init scripts if you don't understand them.
file-rc claims to
I wouldn't agree with the above claim.
Have you looked at rc.local?
Yes Jeremy that is what I read I saw how the process would go through what is the norm for boot every time and just create a more static list of configuration. I can't even remember what I was hacking at (can't say it was working) but I see so much...like if your sd card is recognized you can just get the right info from it (after it has been live installed with an os) and you can edit that in..if you know how and it can show up in a grub menu..your computer doesn't have to BIOS boot from there the grub can do it.
But I don't know what I was doing and ran that command to cause the symlinks to be re-made into a new configuration..I knew as I watched it was going to be bad. But I am looking at these different flavors of the children of UNIX..I studied computer science but degree from '93 ..such a fraud in the mathematics and now tack on computer science dept. I wish I could sue. But things have come to this from back then when it was primitive like the hardware comparatively.
Today I put in a live install from USB arch linux..and wtf is all I could think. I looked it up. I see they have you build the structure onto the drive..and get the simple gui if you want..but I thought this would be a great place to start with the intention of putting virtual box on..maybe this old computer could support some vm distros..not likely.
I have also been looking at, because I have ONE 2gig USB to swap and the SD cards are come and no boot..looking at iPXE and seeing what can be done and what I am able to do..by putting distros on the other laptop..and booting (in my mind) through the router..some persistence for each somewhere I don't know.
But I am 20 years behind, didn't treat ADD so became cartoon brain..I didn't go to college to learn to program I was programming for years..it served to give me a nervous breakdown and debt.
I have looked at, and I run them hard, Debian, Ubuntu, and started with mint Rafaela (so innocent yet just as deadly)...so much instability I have reinstalled these over and over sometimes twice in a day..because I don't just watch youtube..I'm in there digging looking at what they've done..
I read the linux kernel was the last part that one man finally coughed up...then it was open source..
For three weeks with every combination I have been on priority: remote control fully a desktop both linux, network settling on right click share..you need to install windows share lol, and concluding what should be backed up as I have no room for images only shadows which is fine who has time..
Also, looking at the tools favored by each distro for working GNUpg and without compromise but really that is just for admins prying eyes, nothing exists if you are the governments target that is bullet proof. I still have and keep close the 7.1a of truecrypt and until computing power gets better I believe in it..I believe they were pushed off that project because they handed out a tool that could do what could not be allowed..truly be without the combined efforts of europe an usa crypto and resources and time..maybe never see what's inside. Now everything is a honeypot encouraging you to use the new as it is safe while saying the old one is compromised. la
The last big push was with ubuntu and if you search google and put ubuntu in the question you will get some good answers..that is a huge plus for those of us who barely know the relationships...mint from ubuntu..debian and ubuntu split and try not to mix..kde..anything with a K in front of it i don't trust.
What I did was start at the baby mint..then want some metal..but found that those first priorities because I am so..lost 20 years to the point of not knowing command line..had to move up as far as I could go to advanced UIs and GUIs.
It really is a sea an ocean to swim in..when I got treated..have meds..without thinking I went back to my friend the computer..and now there are no windows in the house..and when i mourned losing a setup I knew it was cool cause it was time to look at something else.
Also, the idea of forcing it to do what I want is gone..now I ask the distro, "how do you like to do this?" and the path of least resistance gets you time and that is so important.
Freedom on my tiny resources..no clouds, google when I had windows uploaded my entire harddrive, just the names of the files was a violation of privacy exasperating..and the internet bill..here we are capped by comcast at 300gig...of course we went way over..partly because google drive wanted to inventory my soul.
We can make our own 'cloud' and we can put headless powerful servers in a cool room..and control them through laptops from bed..we can boot any distro that does what we want the best or at least it is the way we know how..
I want much more powerful capable hardware..but as you can tell I'm not ready to use it..I learn on these 2 cheap azz laptops the other is my mom's and if she can't watch her crushes live stream or youtube some worse than dr oz shit then she is furious..so, I have to be careful with the one laptop that can boot from sd.
I don't have time to do 20 years catch up. I have to figure out what's up and stay on target..healthy paranoia..ubuntu making it look real easy to tor browser up but then not even a direct install after the software center's assing up the whole thing..now i will leave i guess the remmina that gave me remote and the easy networking and put on a new distro..oh i also used fedora, they are very thorough I am comforted by there writing style in directions and they are not cutting corners..maybe i will look at it again..but that arch..that is a wonderful way to learn and putting up the virtualbox..
Would like to serve my own mail, i would like to use linux if possible to get some independence from the crushing comcast xfinity whore..
In the past few days I have been wondering "where is the 'repository' from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil..pirate bay was no help haha
Thanks for the reply, my post was just..I wanted to tell everybody my platforms fall from under me as fast as I put them up and don't even know enough to turn back time backup..chroot to the usb so i can unmount so i can alter the layout of the drive HA..only one tool on the usb at a time..ubuntu has quit reading my sd cards..
i guess i continue until i find satisfaction..programming captivated me in 6th/7th grade on that was in about 1984..so everybody has there interests ..all of these toys..when i figure out what my priority is then ill be able to get and keep stable whatever combination of pieces ..but the knowledge of security..not getting a ad blocker that actually .json all your form info to a grifter russia mafia..might not be possible..if so then I could help clients protect what I do not have to protect..so many instructions..so little time.