Another new and much better ISO is out!
Tell me when ready to download it today, I cannot get a connection so I assume you have turned it off.
I know VM is not sensible for using it, but can be used for some testing.
Maybe I dare to test it on my main machine…
No. Please no. Don’t. You will get a virus. The distro hop virus.
But if you do it, you’re welcome to join the “Distro Hop Anonymous” aka DHA to help you on the recovery.
EFI bootscreen has no opptions to choose lang and keys at all, and on Bios you need to choose keyboard first then it works… but i just start to get into this (it should be enhance for main ISO also)
On issues with VirtualMachines: i think as the rescue ISO makes no real sence running inside a VM, i will not care about issues related to VM
Of course not everybody has a spare laptop or desktop. I do have one that I can test this but it’s still important to test it on a VM. Sometimes I do it also on VM’s but lately I’ve been using only real hardware because it’s a computer I can look on and use a keyboard. I can put it to install shit and continue to use my main laptop.
I’ve installed in the last days Solus, Antergos, Antergos::rescue and CentOS. I take not on things that do not work on one and test on another. And this old Toshiba with less than 2gb of ram and a strange ATI Radeon, is perfect to stress anything you want. Nvidia? Nahh, that’s for kids. Real men use ATI because on the first wrong key, it puts you on fire.
Hehehhe… well, it’s kinda late here now, 22:55 so tomorrow I’ll download it with a cable, not on wifi where I’m now, because I finally connected my Draytek and I don’t have an extra networking cable. Love this Draytek 2830n.
In Portugal my ISP now has routers that the configuration is not on 192.168.1.1… no, they think it’s better to logon on their website, use a webpage that is on their server to configure my router at home. This is very strange because these guys are really good at internet shit and things, and now they make this crap, I don’t understand.
So the ISP router is now only used to bring internet home and connects to the Draytek, where I can configure all the crap I need.
By the way, almost forgot, tried to recover an SSD from a friend today with ::rescue and it did not worked.
Lol I was not going to write anything else about it but of course it was not ::rescue problem. The SSD is really dead, dead as it can be, not even smartinfo it read on it. It’s a brick now. And he runs a coffee shop… no backups.
About a month ago, I warned him again, let’s do a backup plan, Veeam Endpoint Backup doing backups everyday and maybe Cobian for the database and send it to my remote server. I have this solution working on several sites, for years now working with a few disasters and recovery’s done.
Have you ever heard about KingFast SSD drives? 2 years and a few months, an SSD dead. Wow.
little part of my “desktop” situation…
Damn, that looks like my desktop. I have two WD Green here, beer, two more Blue, a few 2.5HD, beer, cables, usb’s, beer, fans, papers, two laptops, two routers, monitor, and oh, I have beer too.
And this is only what I have really close to me. I need a beer.
- hardware info program does not show RAM size, only shows this: “memory: Main Memory”; I know it’s not your program but inxi show the important stuff and works
- can’t you put programs on menus on alphabetical order? it would be simpler to find something, because I see “Add/Remove Software” as the second from bottom, and it should be the first
- Deepin File Manager (Root) does not work: "failed to execute coommand “dde-file-manager-pkexec” (No such file or directory)
- on boot from usb, choose “memtest”: file not found
- also on boot, if you choose another language, like Portuguese, there are still a few words that are not correcly translated, “Start Antergos:Rescue” should be “Iniciar Antergos:Rescue”
- on boot, option for “Boot from Hard Disk” does not work, reboots to Antergos:Rescue
Anyway, that is it for today. My Toshiba is using 26% of memory, 197 processes, it looks just an regular Antergos running smooth as always. I’ve done a few things like suspend and open almost every program, so it looks almost everything is running great.
During this week I have time for testing, so just put the link here, that I will boot on two laptops. But the Toshiba Satellite L635 - 10K is nice for testing. It has only 1.88GB of RAM (2GB)
A few more things I found:
- booting with option 2 with NVIDIA drivers on this ATI Radeon, it won’t boot, and it has the other X11 error. Removing the 20-xxxx file it boots
- hardware info program does not show RAM size:
- pressing Super key: failed to execute child process “xfce4-popup-whiskermenu” (No such file or directory) -> my note: the whiskermenu is missing from /usr/bin
- disk image writer does not open; disk image mounter is ok
- network program does nothing, as it also did not configure my wifi at start, with no wifi connections; networking is enabled but I don’t have wifi
- there are menu options with no description on the menu, and only with the “networking” icon
- system, second option
- internet, option 3 and 4
- I think this should start with the wiki and not cnchi; this would help anyone who booted on ::rescue to start recovering what they need, because they probably don’t need to install it at this moment
- I would love to see a list of all tools available, maybe wiki or other menu, with options on how to use it
I’ve used testdisk before in a real scenario of my own recovery and it was not hard but it was not easy. I also know that it’s not possible to put testdisk documentation because it’s pretty extensive, but one or two examples on usage would be nice. There are many tools that sometimes you just need a little help. If you need extra help, browse the arch wiki or anything else.
this are a few, I’ll test it a bit more later