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Discus and support Roll back to or update systm to specific date - Arch Linux VM's in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi there I know a load here also experiment with Linux VM's Arch Linux makes it really simple and automatic via the pacman package manager- if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Roll back to or update systm to specific date - Arch Linux VM's


    Hi there
    I know a load here also experiment with Linux VM's

    Arch Linux makes it really simple and automatic via the pacman package manager- if updating your system has broken it or if you only want to update the system to a specific date since something has broken it then it's a really simple thing to do (saves re-installing the whole kybosh over and over again).

    First edit the file mirrorlist in /etc/pacman.d so only this entry remains uncommented (or create this entry and comment everything else by a # in col 1). Should also work on Manjaro and other Arch derivatives that use pacman package manager.


    e.g I want to use 14 Jan as kernel 5.10.7 is the latest one where I don't have any Sound problems running say Windows VM's (you can run 2nd level VM's) either on Arch Linux as a host or as a 1st level VM.
    ##
    ## Arch Linux repository mirrorlist
    ## Generated on 2021-02-06
    ##
    ### Arch Linux repository mirrorlist
    ### Created to downgrade to Nov 10th 2020 or whenever get the relevant date from the archive
    Server=https://archive.archlinux.org/repos/2021/01/14/$repo/os/$arch

    So to DOWNGRADE simpy as root or sudo type pacman -Syyuu

    or to UPGRADE to that date and no later if your system was last updated BEFORE that date type pacman -Syu

    Then reboot. The package manager handles all the dependencies etc quite automatically -- simple process.

    When you finally want to resume normal upgrading comment out the archive server and uncomment your appropriate mirror(s).

    Stuff you install manually though has to be dealt with manually - with pacman there's almost no need ever to install anything manually - it's the easiest package manager ever IMO.

    (C'mon windows how about something like that too - I know there's history etc but it's more complex and doesn't always work).

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Feb 12, 2021
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    Wow you really have bad luck.

    I've made VMs of Centos, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint and various other distros and I've never experienced those issues.
    Installing drivers is horrible though. *Sad

    Arch is for Linux Power Users.
     
    lehnerus2000, Feb 12, 2021
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    Thanks
     
    BurntWookie, Feb 12, 2021
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Roll back to or update systm to specific date - Arch Linux VM's

    Graphical installer for Arch Linux - VM really fast on Windows hosts

    Hi there

    @Hopachi

    If creating Arch Linux as a VM or even as a Host when partitioning the Virtual disk and using the ZEN installer

    Note the following : (same method whether operating on Virtual Disks or creating a REAL HOST).

    If using EFI first create partition table (use gparted and select device in the dropdown menu - its available in the zen installer GUI) and select gpt and then you need to create a /boot partition formatted fat32 and select the flags (also use gparted) to boot,msp.

    If using MBR also create the partition table as with EFI (again use gparted) but select msdos . You will also still need a /boot partition formatted fat32 and simply select flags as boot.

    Then answer yes to use separate boot partition and select the partition.

    Also answer yes to "do you want to install the boot loader" and answer with the relevant device (not not the partition nr e.g /dev/sda1 but the device where the boot partition is located e.g /dev/sda

    Now it should all work.

    Note the question do you want to install the boot loader comes up later in the install process.

    Also select use separate / and /home partitions and also separate swap partition -- use gparted to create those.


    If you want the KDE desktop choose SDDM as the display manager, for GNOME choose GDM , for others take your pick. This question will appear just before the actual install process begins. I prefer the KDE desktop (KDE Plasma) but like all these things it's everyone's own choice.

    If using KDE after ist boot go into the system settings and change the login screen from the default - otherwise you won't be able to choose secondary users for login or login as root.

    Here's my system SSD disk running on a NAS server - Host is Arch Linux on 256GB SSD.


    Roll back to or update systm to specific date - Arch Linux VM's [​IMG]


    How to alter the login screen :


    Roll back to or update systm to specific date - Arch Linux VM's [​IMG]


    (the Get login screens gives a load more -- you can also change wallpapers, splash screen etc etc).

    cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Feb 12, 2021
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