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    important directories in linux

    Thank you for the extended explanation, helped me a lot. I always wondered why there is a /usr/sbin folder, now I know.
    Posted Today at 06:16 AM by Kefijoo Kefijoo is offline
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    Grokking Debian GNU/Linux

    Wow, what a great source! Thx a lot.
    Posted Today at 06:13 AM by Kefijoo Kefijoo is offline
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    RAMboot How-To for Debian 8 Jessie

    Note on 2017-05-08

    The most recent Debian 8 update (to Debian 8.8, I think) updated /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/local which meant that it overwrites the modifications used to load the root file system into RAM. This will cause the system to boot up to the hard drive instead, possibly a minimal install and also possibly broken if the hard drive architecture is different from the architecture of the tarball (32 bit vs 64 bit).

    So, you'll want to redo the modifications to local (and make a convenience copy to local.RAMBOOT) and use something like this to rebuild the init:

    mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 
    cp -vax /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 /mnt/sda1/boot/initrd.img-ramboot
    cp -vax /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64    /mnt/sda1/boot/vmlinuz-ramboot
    The precise things you'll need to do to fix this may vary. In any case, it's annoying but that's the risk you take when you start mucking around with files that they don't expect you to be modifying in weird ways!
    Posted 05-08-2017 at 12:04 PM by IsaacKuo IsaacKuo is offline
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    MeX 64 bit Linux based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and kernel 4.10.8 Build 170501

    Softpedia 170502: Ubuntu-Based MeX Linux Distro Updated with Cinnamon 3.2.8, Linux Kernel 4.10.8

    "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is kicking off the month of May 2017 with a new release of his Ubuntu/Debian-based MeX distro, which ships with the latest Cinnamon desktop environment and a recent Linux kernel.

    MeX Linux was previously based on Linux Mint, but it's now borrowing packages only from the stable repositories of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" operating systems. The latest release, MeX build 170501, is shipping with a custom compiled kernel based on Linux kernel 4.10.8.

    The default desktop environment of MeX Linux is now powered by Cinnamon 3.2.8, the latest stable release of the popular DE developed by the Linux Mint project. As expected, all the packages included in the new MeX Linux build have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of the release.

    Probably the best feature of the MeX Linux build 170501 release is the inclusion of Refracta tools, which let users create their own Ubuntu-based Live and installable ISO images. According to Arne Exton, remastering your own Ubuntu Live DVD is a child's play and it won't take more than a few minutes to complete."

    Posted 05-02-2017 at 12:39 PM by exton exton is offline


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