igreka wrote:forcing me to reinstall and thus lose all the changes and setups I've made so far.
No need to install, run from iso like I do, with cop2ram. As for chnages, only used once to record setup in changes directory, thereafter only ro, so almost no chance of corruption as directory also set to ro. Otherwise most of setup done in rootcopy, cliexec and guiexec scripts, which could also be kept in the rootcopy directory. And brokenman for instance uses a setup module, so again no chance of corruption.
I am really wishing I could retrieve my old dev environment with the flick of some magic wand
Did something akin to this in a very minor fashion today. Testing 3.2 Cinnamon Date & Time, resulted in the system clock being clobbered. Retrieved the time by loading 3.1 kde from iso for which had ro changes directory, and clock time now restored.
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