@wizardfromozAndy @captain-sensible :
Tony George's Releases page has a new look about it, you could try the following:
Scroll down to v19.01 and click where it says
Assets (6), screenshot follows
Download the .run file that suits your environment.
Then use it in conjunction with reading this article, and let us know how it goes.
Simplest thing in most circumstances is, if you are able to boot to a Live USB stick - to have a Mint Live or a Linux Lite Live on hand. Both of these have Timeshift installed, they will warn that they are Restore Only (can't take a snapshot), which is all you want.I guess the real interesting stuff would be if i can't boot my laptop.
Would that have issued something like the below?Basically there were mis matches for deps.
(Version numbers might be a little different).Following packages could not be installed. Please install these manually:
Apart from slackware live on a usb stick i'm not running Slackware any more - my OS is now Arch vanilla. Its been about 3 weeks using it now using Arch with no problems. the only caveat with Arch are the daily downloads. But my thinking is you can't have it "all ways" so its worth putting up with. In theory due to rolling release i never have to install again. I have Debian OS Buster on a usb stick with persistence so i think i will try to install Timeshift to that.Once launched, you can then navigate to where you have your Snapshots stored, and use the stick to restore your Slackware.
What made you decide to move from Slackeware to Arch, this question may be off-topic here but otherwise share it in a post in the Arch section why you switched to Arch.Apart from slackware live on a usb stick i'm not running Slackware any more - my OS is now Arch vanilla.