MX gets better and better! Since I was swamped with work at the time of the development, I could not help much with testing or translating.
Unfortunately, the translation in my language has evident errors and needs more polishing, but that is not a show stopper, is it?
MX has actually gone a long way from the way its first release (MX-14) was. I am amazed at the growing collection of handy tools its new MX comes with. The devs are indeed working hard to simplify tasks without dumbing the distro down. I do appreciate that!
The first big change I noticed was the GRUB Menu. Before, I had to press F2 to change the language and the timezone. Thus, I pressed F2 when I saw the menu... but nothing happened. I went to advanced settings but there was nothing there about locales.
Thus, I booted the distro in English. Checked the manual and it did say that you had to press F2. I guess there was a change that the documentation team could not have ready for the release. Or maybe I did something wrong.
To try again, I restarted the laptop. No, F2 didn't do anything. Wondering what to do next, I realized there was another booting option for personalizing the boot up. I tried that one and bingo! There I found the options to change language and time zones.
But then, I was asked about persistence and frugality.
I had a vague idea of what persistence is, but frugal installs were to me the same as an amargasaurus: I had no idea what they were! :P
Still, the options looked quite tempting. Trying to be witty, I chose the options that looked less dangerous to me. After all, I was not going to install anything yet.
The distro booted and I played with it to my heart's content. After that, I turned off the laptop and removed the pendrive.
|This guy could have helped me!|
After repairing GRUB, messing with its files, reinstalling it, googling for possible solutions, and forum checking to no avail, I decided to boot the pendrive and hitting "e" to edit the booting options. Then, I removed the part of persistence.
That took care of the problem. Boy! What a relief! :P
Next time, I'll do my homework before acting cocky. After all, I am an eternal newbie in the world of Linux!
By the way, for those of you who wish to know more about persistence and frugal installs, here you have some information:
1- Persistence (courtesy of Pendrivelinux)
2- Frugal installs (courtesy of Puppy Linux)