This is my road of discovery.
I was doing research on building a new computer . My old system was 8 years old and running Windows 7. My work laptop with Windows 7 died, and I got a new one with Windows 10. The more I used Windows 10 the more I disliked it.
I was watching Youtube video’s on Threadripper and Wendell was talking about how good it was on Linux. I tried Mandrake 20 years ago, but did not have drive to learn all about it.
I bought a couple SSDs, and some more thumb drives and backed up all my stuff on spinning rust.
I started with Mint, and my old system ran like brand new. It was like WOW.
Now I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous, tried putting KDE Plasma on Mint. Failure!
Keep calm and re-install.
That has been a recurrent theme on this journey.
Three weeks into the One Year Linux Challenge, I built my new system.
I put Mint on an NVME and distro hopped with a couple of SSDs.
One recurrent statement I kept saying every time I messed something up was “Learn to Walk before you Fly”. I have tried not to ask questions, most of the problems I have encountered, have already been asked and answered.
I finally found a distro that worked for me.
Erik Dubois has setup a learning path to teach Linux. I started in May of last year, and in 4 months I was running my own custom install on a 3 NVME Raid 0 LVM.
IT’S ALL GOOD FROM HERE!