I mentioned a new BSD live disk yesterday. Well, for you delectation
here is the URL if you are interested:
Don't do what I did and automatically put a www. in there. It'll take
you to a Drupal page :-(
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...is that the BSDanywhere live CD works a treat. It's a bit slow
compared to the other live disks I've been trying (it's like being a
kid given the keys to the sweetshop) but it does work. Web access is
fine as can be seen as this is being sent via Firefox running on
The bad news however.... I thought I'd give the live USB stick
another go. Nope, stumbles at the first block. I have USB-FDD,
USB-HDD, USB-Zip and USB-CD as option in my BIOS so I would have hoped
that it would work. It doesn't, on USB-CD and USB-HDD I get 'invalid
disk, press any key to continue' coming up. It then goes straight to
the next boot option. The other BIOS options don't even give that
simply going to the next valid disk available and booting from that
(hard drive in this case).
If anybody is interested the USB stick is a Den Elec 2gb 'blue pill'
model. It has been formatted and installed exactly according to the
letter from the pendrive linux site <http://www.pendrivelinux.com/>
utilising Kubuntu 8.10 All the messages came up positive while the
system was installing.
I may one day try a true USB-HDD to boot from. Just to see if that
option does work. For now I am left USB stick bootless on this PC.
Maybe when I upgrade...eventually.
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i'm sim, just found the mailing list, i tried to register on the website but apparently there was a problem with the email being sent to my address and told me to contact the webmaster, although it seemed easier to just post it here.
i've been running linux for around 6 months as my sole o/s. i started with ubuntu and now using linux mint 5 (i know not much difference).i'm based in stoke.
is there generally more use of the mailing list rather than the forum?
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as you'd expect for your skills.
I've just received an email about a couple of jobs, they are:
Linux Support Admin - RedHat/Solaris/Unix - West Midlands
Linux, Apache or Solaris skills key
If anyone is interested, drop me an email and I will forward the email
I've just checked the email and wow has the list been busy (good times),
but I notice that there's a couple of things people have concerns about.
Well.. As you may or may not have notice I *think* I've set the mailing
list to display who the post is from (if it's not right, let me know and I
can tweak more settings!)
About the site.. Yes, I agree content is a bit lacking, but I'm always
ready to accept contributions :o)
I know some may ask "but you run this site, why don't you do some".. And
the simple answer is I a terrible writer!
If anyone out there feels they would like to step up and help out with the
site running, or feel they have good ideas for changing the site/group,
again shout up!
I like the idea about arranging meetings on the IRC channel (yes, I've
even logged onto it a couple of times).. So what times would people say
would be best?
my last email on this didn't go through, but regarding the message below.
i think installing a distro on a usb stick would be your best solution.
install a distro onto the usb drive, some distros have this as install option (fedora is one
of them) this means that whichever firefox addons or personal settings you prefer can be saved, and
this usb drive can be used on any machine.
> Hi Kevan,
> staffslug(a)staffslug.org.uk wrote:
> > Ok, for ages (as in a few years) I have been unable to coneect to the
>> web using a live CD or DVD. Any distro' it didn't matter they simply
>> wouldn't work. I wasn't bothered as I had my HD installs and they
>> were fine. A couple of days ago I decided to try the latest Mandriva
>> One 2009 disk. Nice distro' and quick for a live DVD. But wait, I
>> was amazed, nay gobsmacked!!!!! I could connect with no hassle, no
>> altering of configurations in the router, it just worked :-)
> TH: Oddly I've never had a problem with wired controllers and live
> discs. Even Gentoo's minimal disc...
> Or are you persisting with a wireless adapter?
Nope, this is purely a wired PC no wireless on it.
> Can you pull the lspci -v output for your NIC(s).
I could and was prepared to do that until I found that this live
distro was working :-)
>> Why? I don't have a clue. The only things different are that I'm now
>> using O2 as my ISP (£7.50 a month for unlimited dowloads and 8mb speed
>> which is max for my exchange) and I have the router that they sent
>> (Thomson). So I'm happy. I just need to sort out a distro where I can
>> keep Firefox add ons and I can use a live DVD/CD all the time. It is
>> vital that I use a particular add on for my Freecycle stuff.
> TH: I'm not sure why you need to use a live disc 24/7, or for freecycle
> exclusively (can you elaborate?) but you may be interested in the
> 'Reconstructor' project, that provides a nice GUI/plugin model for
> re-creating the Ubuntu live CDs to your own specifications.
Ah, I should elaborate. I was actually apologising for being
hypocritical on the Wolves list. I have about 4 PCs in my workshop
that all run various Linux distros. This one in the house however
uses Win XP Pro. There are bits of software that my kids use that are
solely Windows stuff and I've never really been inclined to see if
they will work with WINE or Crossover. However, I've always wanted to
be able to use Linux on this PC so was forever trying the various live
CD/DVDs all to no avail. Everything else worked great just not web at
all. I can only assume it was something being blocked through my old
The Freecycle bit is a plug in that has been written by a fellow
Freecycle moderator that cuts about 2 hours work down to 10 minutes
everyday. It runs a treat on Firefox in both Linux and Windows so
that isn't a problem. The problem is that I can't install it and its
preferences using a live disk. I like the thought of remastering an
Ubuntu live distro though.
Of course, I could always just dual boot :-)
More than anything I'm just plain amazed that I can use a live disk
properly now :-)
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