A look at special cases and uncooperative distributions - problem solving in Linux UEFI Multi-Boot
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
I covered the general layout and operation of UEFI boot in my part one. Now it's time to get down to brass tacks, and see what my multi-boot configuration looks like.
How I set up multi-boot for Linux (and Windows) on systems with UEFI firmware.
As if wiping one of my disks weren't enough, Windows Update has decided to go into a 'reboot loop' on my desktop Windows 7 system.
No sooner said than done - the LMDE 2 Betsy beta release is now installed.
Installing the latest Windows 8.1 updates didn't go too well, so I decided to take the hint, and reloaded the system as a pre-release testbed instead.
A new Raspbian release, a sales milestone reached, and the Raspberry Pi is on its way to the International Space Station.
I've been working with the new Raspberry Pi 2 for a few days now. Here are some of my impressions, opinions, and thoughts about it.
I'm trying out the new RaspberryPi NOOBS 1.3.12 software release - and itching to get my hands on the new RaspberryPi 2 hardware that I just ordered!
When openSuSE 13.2 was released, Tumbleweed got promoted to the official openSuSe rolling release distribution, and Factory returned to being the unstable development codebase.
After just a few days of using Manjaro Linux, here is a list of my favorite features so far.
Manjaro is an increasingly popular Arch Linux derivative. I decided to try it, and I got a very nice UEFI surprise!
A new release and a new desktop for this distribution. Here's a summary of my experiences with it so far.
Just in time for the New Year, a new Raspbian release and a new NOOBS package. Here's how they installed and work on my two Raspberry Pi systems.
The new PCLinuxOS release does work on UEFI systems, in Legacy/MBR boot mode. But it still has problems with a few of my systems.