Oh man, my main desktop has decided to stop loading the kernel for some reason. All I'm getting is a GrUB prompt.

I've been thinking about flipping back to Ubuntu Mate for a while now, I suppose this is the kick I needed...

And I'm done. As expected, everything was really straightforward in - just need my files to sync now.

@kev excuse my ignorance, but which distro have you been running?

@kev Go ! I tried a bunch of distros but settled on Arch in 2013 and haven't looked back. IMO there's no winning the "rolling latest versions of only the packages I need" approach.

P.s. Gentoo was too much compiling for me :)

@ttiurani @kev I’m no Linux expert but jumped from Ubuntu to Manjaro to Arch. I know it can feel like a lot of work to maintain but I’ve found the experience very rewarding

@ttiurani not a chance. I like to get stuff done on my machines! 🙂

@kev to each their own (distro) :) I've found a rolling distro to be less work in the long haul, because each change is always small, and because updates you have to do in every distro.

@Kero_Don whatever the latest version that Ubuntu 20.04 is running.

@pantos @kev resize your root part, add a new part, mount it at /mnt, cp -r /home/* /mnt, edit your fstab to mount the new part at /home, reboot

@TheFreePenguin @kev Thx! So far I have not thought about it so much, but sounds very reasonable!

@pantos on my Synology - so everything is in the SynologyDrive folder.

@kev Do you sync your entire /home/? Or are you working in the synology sync folder only?

@kev Mate is one of the most stable distros out there.

@adam99 it is. I ran for around 3 years with absolutely no issues.

@kev i end up doing the same thing eventually when there is problem in booting. But i try to understand through every hook and crook what the hell happened to my machine at least for a few days.

@flamingkeys I don’t have time for that. I just need it to work.

@kev yeah sometimes it's a rewarding learning experience.

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