HELP: MX Boot Repair


  • Boot to the LiveMedium and click Start Menu ≻ System ≻ MX Boot Repair and select the appropriate option.
  • GRUB
    • Reinstall a new bootloader. (UEFI support except in MX14)
    • Repair the bootloader by regenerating the GRUB configuration file (grub.cfg). This is the most common use of this application, turned to when it is not possible to boot into any partition where the user could run:

HELP: MX Apt-notifier

MX-Updater (formerly called apt-notifier) checks the repos to look for package updates. A cronjob (a scheduled task using cron) does a check at a random time between 5 and 35 minutes after bootup if it's been more than 24 hours since the last check. If the machine is then left running continuously, the cronjob runs again at 07:35 AM daily and rechecks (also at a random time between 5 and 35 minutes after the cronjob start).


HELP: Disk Manager

General caution

  • Because Disk Manager writes directly to a critical system configuration file, make sure all the right boxes are checked and all the right settings are applied before you exit. If you have questions about how to proceed, post over on the MX Forum.
  • DM is intended for use on local partitions only. If you have remote partitions listed in fstab, they will be ignored or possibly even destroyed, so check fstab before rebooting.

Menu bar

  • File
    • Save: saves the current settings.


The following guide was first worked out by MX Linux user joany, and includes additional information by Danum and other MX Users.
NOTE: there is a monthly snapshot ISO of MX KDE available in the Remastered repo. While not an official release, this installable ISO image provides a completely up-to-date version of MX OS with a pre-configured KDE desktop.



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