I’ve just installed a new ultrawide monitor. Before installing, the system was up to date (testing) and working without a problem (Even after restarting/sleeping where problems typically occur).
Post-install, NetworkManager went into a connect/disconnect cycle and KDE panels would not display when the mouse hits the screen edge. Not knowing if it was an update problem, I timeshift restored to a know good point. That’s when all hell broke loose.
After the restore I was prompted with the “Emergency Mode” screen. I have an older iso configured for such an emergency in my GRUB. It failed to boot past “Simple Display Manager”. Luckily I duel boot with Windows where I created a Live ISO.
Anyway, I could chroot into my system, but timeshift would not list any snapshots.
timeshift --list was empty. I instead thought about googling the exact error so I rebooted into my installed system prepared to photograph the screen, to my surprise it booted normally. I can only guess that chroot somehow fixed the original problem on its own.
As to my question. Given that
timeshift RSYNC is configured to store snapshots on
/dev/sdb2, which is also configured to mount to
/home/owen/Backups, how should I restore the system from a live ISO? I’ve actually done this once or twice in the past, but this time it refused to work.
Right now I’m worried about applying the new updates again. Then again, I’m long overdue for a full reinstall. If I do a reinstall, would BTRFS be a better choice?