Posts tagged bootstrap

Edubuntu

March 8, 2012, 4:58 p.m. bootstrap , edubuntu , grub , Ubuntu

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook, or should I say I had one? The kids lifed it a while back. I decided that they could keep it and to install Edubuntu on it. The netbook originally shipped with Windows 7 starter but the first thing I did was install Fedora on it - neither of which is really suitabl ...

Macbook boot failure

Dec. 13, 2010, 5:22 a.m. bootstrap , Macbook

While I was working in frenzied rush to finish off my MBA asignment, the hard drive on my Macbook died on me. I managed to make do with another disk, until the assignments were out of the way but thought to reinstall OS X on it afterwards. What ought to have been a rediculously easy task turned out ...

Yet another dead macbook

July 23, 2010, 5:26 a.m. bootstrap , Macbook , motherboard , toast

Dell is in a lot of hot water for shipping lousy hardware. One wonders why the same fate has not befallen Apple, the company that is so arrogant as to elegantly package a brick and call it an iphone or an ipad and charge you heaps of money for it. Macbooks are only slightly better. It was only a cou ...

F11 and Back to Square 1.

May 25, 2009, 6:39 a.m. bootstrap , lame , toast

After going into all that trouble with Fedora 11. I landed back on square one thanks to Palimpsest. Since the time I upgraded to F11, It kept warning me about a hard drive that is on the verge of failure. Now I am someone who has suffered a lot from drive failures the most recent one was in October. ...

Fedora 10 Glitches.

Nov. 30, 2008, 2:16 a.m. bootstrap , X11

The Fedora 10 Live Update trials I did earlier with my virtual machines went smoothly. That was in stark contrast to the difficulties faced with the upgrade of the host operating system. In other words, a real upgrade on a real system running on real hardware was anything but smooth. Well, perhaps n ...

Fedora 10 Gold

Nov. 29, 2008, 8:35 a.m. bootstrap , green , X11

The final release of Fedora 10 was made available a couple of days ago. There was the early delivery and and the problems with my WiMax connection so it wasn't until a little while ago that I managed to do the updated from Fedora 10 Preview to the Final release. (That too only when the little tyke w ...

Four Crashes in a Day

Nov. 23, 2008, 4:19 p.m. bootstrap , green , virtualization , X11

The last time my computer crashed (that is totally froze up) was back in May. Today I have had four freezes with in hours of each other and I am pointing the finger at Fedora 10.Twice the machine crashed when it went to sleep. If the computer sleeps, it doesn't wake up again. The screen gets garbled ...

Fedora 10 and Plymouth

Nov. 22, 2008, 1:46 a.m. bootstrap

My Fedora 10 installation is now booting up with Plymouth. It was only after I added the 'vga=0x318' flag (as mentioned at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Alpha/ReleaseNotes#Boot_up and disabled bootchart that the splash screen appeared. The new boot process is supposed to be faster bu ...

From Qemu to VirtualBox?

Nov. 17, 2008, 10:36 a.m. bootstrap , virtualization , X11

While trying out VirtualBox I wanted to use the existing Qemu images to save me the trouble of having to carry out new guest OS installations. Sadly, qmeu images will not work out of the box with VirtualBox. Though it's not possible to directly convert them to VirtualBox (vdi) images with Qemu, can ...

Boot Up Time and Overclocking.

Nov. 14, 2008, 1:05 a.m. bootstrap , virtualization

In my opinion overclocking is just a waste of time and a sure way of reducing the life time of your CPU and possibly even your VGA card and RAM. The real bottleneck in modern computers is the hard drive and RAM. Memory is so cheap now it's crazy  to spend a load of money on a more expensive processo ...

Improving Fedora boot up time

Nov. 11, 2008, 2:35 p.m. bootstrap , virtualization

Looking at the boot up time of my Fedora 9 Desktop, I found it to be a rather disappointing 59 seconds. I managed to reduce that somewhat by optimizing the firewall startup script and killing off a few services that I don't like don't want.Optimizing boot up time is a tedious process and I hate to r ...

Fedora boot time

Oct. 26, 2008, 2:07 a.m. bootstrap , toast

Well we know that fedora (a modified fedora actually) can boot up in five seconds. How long does it take to boot mine? A rather disappointing 59 seconds in fact.I don't reboot that often but had to do so a little earlier to plug in the new hard drive. (The one that was a replacement for the dead dri ...

Boot Fedora in Five Seconds.

Oct. 19, 2008, 10:53 p.m. bootstrap , green

I read with envy that the author of powertop (which I blogged about earlier) and some other blokes have managed to make Fedora boot up in 5 seconds.  In comparision, my boot time is painfully slow but it's still faster than what most other Fedora users have to suffer through and certainly a lot fast ...

First reboot.

Nov. 19, 2007, 9:56 a.m. bootstrap

Yesterday for the first time in a very long long time, I have had to restart my desktop because of a software failure.This machine does get rebooted once in a while. Most often it's because of a power cut. Sometimes I even switch it off alltogether but that doesn't happen too often. I have had many ...