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Condobloke

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Is everyone going to post the install date of their system now?
Yeah....just to show how up to date we are !!
Maybe @KGIII will give a 'prize' for the longest installed OS...??!!
 


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Yeah....just to show how up to date we are !!
Maybe @KGIII will give a 'prize' for the longest installed OS...??!!
I don't find my install date worth showing until my system has been running for a couple of years ;)
 

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I have some servers with more uptime than some of the installation dates, but I don't think those are fair comparisons. On the desktop end, I've got nothing old and worth sharing. I did have an older i5-based system that had 15.04 installed on it and had been upgraded all the way to 18.04.
 

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I have some servers with more uptime than some of the installation dates, but I don't think those are fair comparisons.
I tend to update my systems every few months including kernel updates and then reboot them so they are booted into the lasted kernel. It would be fun use live kernel patching but in the en it's nice to know when your system does get a reboot that it comes back up again, while if your system has an update of over one year you can't be sure that it will boot properly after a reboot and it won't have the latest kernel security patches.
 

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I tend to update my systems every few months including kernel updates and then reboot them so they are booted into the lasted kernel.
Some of my servers have customers on them, or at least other people to whom I am beholden. They're very upset with downtime. I usually schedule it ahead of time, make sure everyone knows, and then do as much work as I can and reboot the production server. I tend to do a lot of testing ahead of time, 'cause I'm really not the greatest admin out there.
 

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Some of my servers have customers on them, or at least other people to whom I am beholden. They're very upset with downtime.
I work for a hospital and ever since I started working there I was taught by the senior sysadmins that security is more important than uptime, although when we do system maintenance it's announced ahead of time and in an evening maintenance window in the evening for production.
 

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Works on Linux Lite 5.4

Code:
ls -lt /var/log/installer
total 780
-rw-r--r-- 1 root   root    396 May 19 14:30 telemetry
-rw-r--r-- 1 root   root 446640 May 19 14:30 initial-status.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root   root     31 May 19 14:30 media-info
-rw------- 1 syslog adm  183400 May 19 14:30 syslog
-rw------- 1 root   root   4240 May 19 14:23 debug
-rw------- 1 root   root 132844 May 19 14:11 partman
-rw------- 1 root   root     21 May 19 14:06 version
-rw------- 1 root   root   2133 May 19 14:00 casper.log
drwxr-xr-x 2 root   root   4096 Mar 29 17:23 cdebconf
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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Here is mine

[email protected]:~$ ls -lt /var/log/installer
total 884
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 527945 Sep 6 2019 initial-status.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48 Sep 6 2019 media-info
-rw------- 1 syslog adm 212569 Sep 6 2019 syslog
-rw------- 1 root root 3378 Sep 6 2019 debug
-rw------- 1 root root 144004 Sep 6 2019 partman
-rw------- 1 root root 29 Sep 6 2019 version
-rw------- 1 root root 2139 Sep 6 2019 casper.log
 

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Is everyone going to post the install date of their system now?
It looks like it!

This is the oldest installation I've got (for a desktop system):

ls -lt /var/log/installer
total 916
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 395 Oct 1 2020 telemetry
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 467264 Oct 1 2020 initial-status.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48 Oct 1 2020 media-info
-rw------- 1 syslog adm 315806 Oct 1 2020 syslog
-rw------- 1 root root 124838 Oct 1 2020 partman
-rw------- 1 root root 3459 Oct 1 2020 debug
-rw------- 1 root root 30 Oct 1 2020 version
-rw------- 1 root root 2152 Oct 1 2020 casper.log
 

Nelson Muntz

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Works on LMDE4
Code:
[email protected]:~$ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda2 | grep 'Filesystem created:'
[sudo] password for nelson:             
Filesystem created:       Thu Apr 15 08:47:42 2021
 

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Here's one from work.
Code:
tune2fs -l /dev/vg0/root  | grep "Filesystem created"
Filesystem created:       Fri Nov 30 11:17:36 2012
 

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How are you liking LMDE? I've been pretty happy with it. I have one bare-metal installation and it has been rock solid.
It's OK and it's stable.
 

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It's OK and it's stable.
If I hadn't gone to LXQt after LMDE got nixed in Lubuntu, I'd have probably gone to Cinnamon. I really like Cinnamon, especially with the desklets and applets. I've had a great experience with LMDE and can't think of anything but good things to say about it.
 

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I prefer Xfce over Cinnamon as Cinnamon is to resource hungry for my old Frankenstein boxes.
 
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For an M2 drive you have to be specific. In my case dev/nvme0n1 didn't work and the command line returned: Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.

However: dev/nvme0n1p1 worked.

@debian:~$ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/nvme0n1p1 | grep 'Filesystem created:'
Filesystem created: Wed Mar 10 14:18:54 2021
 

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It doesn't seem all that heavy, but I have very modern hardware with ample resources.



See the article here:
Where's the link in post # 39 so I can read?
 
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