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Is the building of the kernal meant to take a long time? If so is there a way to install a pre-built version of this kernal?
Dear Mr. Dubois,
I have an important question/request, if I may please?
First, however, I should begin by thanking you for all the content on Arch/Arco Linux. This is possibly, very probably even, by far the best resource on YouTube for learning, advice and guidance on Linux (particularly Arch). You are in good company as there are many LnX-oriented channels, so rich pickings for users for the most part.
My Request: System backup and reinstatement.
I keep daily backups of my work files, stored on separate drive to my working Arco system - where the backup is on a tertiary drive:
[Physical Drive(0): LinuxSystem]
[Physical Drive(1): LinuxSystemBackup]*
Physical Drive(2): [WorkFiles]
Physical Drive(3): [WorkFileBackup]
* It is "[Physical Drive(1): LinuxSystemBackup]" that I am missing. Work File Backup is no problem at all.
I should explain that I am vision-impaired (almost completely blind); so I have, by necessity, to keep things very simple. I am an IT professional from a past life; so no newbie to computing, sysadmin, building systems or running linux more generally.
However, I am struggling to find a really simple ('KISS') method of maintaining a mirror of my working (dedicated) system SSD so that I can immediately switch to that when/if something goes belly-up (which, given my inquisitive nature, it does from time-to-time).
Ideally, I'd prefer to create an ISO of my working system which I can flash in a heartbeat (or two) to an identical SSD in the event that I inadvertently stomp all over my working system ...
Given my disability, it is really quite important that I can switch - settings, configs, wallpapers, cursors, ..., etc. and all - at a moment's notice.
In the good ol' days, when I was knee-high to a Grasshopper, we had a method we were given to calling 'bit copy' - which allowed a carbon copy of a floppy disk from a source floppy of the same size/format.
I don't doubt that this is trivial to achieve these days, but I am failing to figure out a means by which to create my own ISO, from my own working system, that I can flash to an SSD periodically.
My intention is to rotate a brace of SSDs, one running my system while the other is a carbon copy in waiting.
Each week, for example, I switch to the companion SSD (a copy of the current working device), leaving the previously working SSD to become the running back up ... and round, and round it goes ...
The idea is not beyond my skills, but in practice ...
Getting this to work reliably and consistently is difficult (please remember: I am vision-impaired - so, I jump into more mistakes than your average Grasshopper).
To the point:
Would you be willing to make a YT video demonstrating a very simple, effective and reliable means to achieve the above please?
As a disabled user I don't lack confidence in myself as much as I gain extra confidence as the witness to someone else (usually not disabled) doing the things I need to do.
I turn to you because your videos are excellent and very helpful; and you have a calming, slightly laid-back, approachable demeanour that shines through in the content you produce (I mean: you don't even edit-out the small mistakes you make - this is really good, as we all see what to avoid). That is real teaching with just humility.
I imagine it might be useful for you, as well as your loyal audience, to make a short series of videos:
1. Save a working system to an ISO and prepare a backup drive to mirror the working system as an ISO.
2. Install the last working system from the ISO (1) to another SSD.
3. Boot from the newly imaged SSD - rendering the previously working drive a previous instance ...
4. Rinse and Repeat.
I think you get the idea.
I don't currently use GitHub or similar, as this adds an unwelcome level of complexity to my otherwise simple needs.
I will add GitHub config storage/backup once I have a working process as described above.
My immediate need is a running mirror of my working system (IMPORTANTLY: running and configured just the way a disabled user needs it to be, after years of perfecting his setup and layouts).
Is this something you'd be interested in staging through your channel ... please?
Just curious, I don't have chaotic-aur selected and I did a search for xanmod and I find several in aur, it has the -anbox version, but the aur has a non -anbox version. Also found the lts version. So what is different between the one in aur and the one in chaotic-aur? There seems to be alot more choices for xanmod in the aur.
Thank you, Erik!