Customize alternate install CD with UEFI?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 17:42:49 UTC 2016


On 22 July 2016 at 19:14, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 04:43:57PM +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
>>
>> That seems weird to me, but OK, whatever you like.
>
> How do you cope with the distro's config files? When the package-maintainer
> decides to change something?

I ignore them. They work. I have been using Ubuntu since the first
release, 4.10, and I think I've had a problem about 2-3 times in
twelve years.

I sometimes share a single home directory between 2 different
installations, including different versions of Ubuntu, or Ubuntu &
other distros. No serious problems.

>> I've only done full-disk encryption on Linux once,
>> because a previous job insisted on it. I thought it a tragic waste of
>> computer power and performance.
>
> Performance is no longer an issue for more than a decade.

Not in all cases, all the time, no. That job gave me a lovely Core i7
Thinkpad X240 with a 500MB SSD. Encrypting it reduced the SSD's
performance to hard-disk-like levels.

>> I used LUKS, incidentally.
>
> I also prefer Luks. You can change your passphrase without re-encrypting the
> whole partition.
>
>> > Encrypted disks should be standard. At least on noteboks. IMHO, of course!
>>
>> Dear gods, no. As I said, I hate it and never use it
>
> When somebody staels your laptop (or you loose it somewhere), the theft/finder
> will have all your personal data! Think about it!

[1] I've never had a laptop stolen or lost. Phones, many; laptop, never.

[2] It's passworded anyway, at login and at resume.

[3] They want things to sell, not to data-mine.

[4] https://xkcd.com/538/ -- and read the mouseover text and think about it.

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