FatPhilI'm feeling a bit derpy - is there a tutorial for creating a persistent live lubuntu usb? I last did it about 3 years ago, and forgot to take notes.10:58
kc2bezFatPhil: I think the best tool for that is mk-usb https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb11:25
FatPhilyeah, I do remember using that tool in the past. Alas, I can't find what machine I must have done it on.11:47
FatPhilHowever, it gets worse - I'm not even seeing any live isos any more!11:51
kc2bezIf you need to download a Lubuntu iso, you can find them here: https://lubuntu.me/downloads11:56
FatPhilAh, they work as live images as well as installation media?12:09
kc2bezFatPhil: sorry I missed your message earlier. Yes the downloads are both live images and install media. 16:13
bob20.04 MATE desktop.  Right-click works ONLY in apps and menus, NOT on the desktop.  Any ideas?16:31
FatPhillooks like my /var/lib/dpkg/status is corrupt, is there anyway I can replace or regenerate it. I do have a status-old - can I just copy that back and cross my fingers?21:47
FatPhilheck, the system's trashed, I can't lose anything, fingers being crossed...21:49
FatPhilit seemed to cope - did an apt upgrade, but that stopped with an error: dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-dXkVVc/4-dbus_1.12.16-2ubuntu2.3_amd64.deb (--unpack):21:56
FatPhilunable to make backup link of './usr/lib/dbus-1.0/dbus-daemon-launch-helper' before installing new version: Input/output error21:56
arraybolt3Yikes, I/O error could indicate a disk problemm.21:59
arraybolt3Which may also explain how /var/lib/dpkg/status got corrupted?21:59
FatPhills -al on the dir shows me there's a socket with that name, but any attempt to open it gives the io error21:59
FatPhilyeah, there was corruption from an unclean shutdown21:59
arraybolt3Hmm... you might need to run a filesystem check?22:00
FatPhilbut that's a socket, not a realfile22:00
arraybolt3True. That's odd.22:01
FatPhilI did a reboot into recovery mode a week or soback,I forgot what it told me when I fscked - I'llreboot and try again22:01
* FatPhil carelessly trips his own sshd fail2ban22:04
FatPhilah. I can't do the 'dpkg' option from the recovery boot, as I don't have the network up - how do I do that?22:07
FatPhilit's running inside a QEMU on a devuan, and the desktop live boot just worked on picking up the network automatically22:07
FatPhilah, the 'network' option just did some stuff in the blink of an eye and has appeared to cope22:08
FatPhilugh, resume normal boot doesn't resume normal boot, it resumes default boot, without my high-viz settings. But worse - it confuses the QEMU about the size of the screen so that the desktop pans around like an old fashioned virtual desktop from the 90s - whilst simultaneously not taking up the whole of the QEMU window.22:12
FatPhilfeature request - given that 'fsck' can't be run after 'dpkg' in the recovery menu, and you need to reboot - how about adding a 'reboot' option to the recovery menu?22:13
arraybolt3That seems like it might be useful.22:14
arraybolt3Not sure off the top of my head how one would implement that (I think Recovery Mode is built into the kernel?), but it would be handy.22:14
FatPhilOnly a minute later did I think about dropping to root shell and shutdown -h now!22:15
FatPhilAh, yes, now I remember how fsck didn't work: /lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu: line 80 /etc/default/rcS: no such file or directory22:19
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FatPhilof course, on the persistent live boot, /etc/ is part of the cow overlay confusion - can I just put an empty file there? Or condition out the line that sources it in recovery-menu?22:25
arraybolt3Sadly, I don't know.22:33
FatPhilI could even try to replace it with a real file - this is the 20.04 image - can I grab that file from anywhere?22:36
FatPhilI'm not sure how /cow deals with deletions - presumably the lack of a dentry in the overwritten dir just means the file is no longer visible. I can't imagine a way to undo that dir overwriting.22:37
FatPhilnot according to kernel docs:  "If both actual lookups find directories, both are stored and a merged directory is created" -- https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/next/filesystems/overlayfs.html23:00
FatPhiloooh, there's more info later in that doc23:01
FatPhilof course, I forgot about the google options: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2452636 https://askubuntu.com/questions/1087205/fsck-e2fsck-cannot-continue-aborting ...23:25
FatPhilfirst reported Aug 3, 2018, it seems, and still an issue in 202223:26

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