[nmglug] Things to do to fill the day

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 05:45:33 PDT 2020

I've got a copy of Slax on a thumb drive and have used various live media
distros on a flash drive to install Linux on machines that didn't have
optical drives (or had optical drives that didn't work) but if you install
from optical media to a thumb drive then GRUB is gonna want to know where
that drive went every time you boot up the machine.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 8:56 PM Tom Ashcraft <trailerdog234 at comcast.net>

> Install to a USB stick.  A 64 GB USB 3.0 SanDisk Ultra Flair is ideal.
> $15 at Walmart.  Weighs exactly 5 grams, same as a nickel.  Great form
> factor and mechanically solid:  3/16" x 7/16" x 1-1/4" and you can keep it
> stashed in your pocket encrypted with all essential records and files for
> use on multiple machines.  Great for testing and experimenting, redundancy,
> extra space, cheap insurance, etc.  Not that I'm a fan of Walmart or that
> better deals can't be had, but certainly cheaper and less hassle than
> another computer to worry about.
> On 7/29/20 1:39 PM, Don Crowder wrote:
> Thanks, I ran across it, as GNU/Linux OS, a couple of days ago and was
> curious about it but I don't currently have a machine I'm willing to use
> for distro-hopping so I did no more than read about it.
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 11:36 AM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I was poking around and looking at a website specifically re: Gnu and the
>> Hurd OS. Hurd doesn't really work much at all but there were 6 OSes listed
>> that were certified FOSS and approved by Stallman. They each used the linux
>> kernel. I downloaded PureOS and installed in as a virtual machine (in the
>> non-FOSS Vbox). After a few tweaks it was up and running and I really like
>> it. I would migrate to it if I had a clue how to keep everything. It's fast
>> and clean, the FOSS browser works perfectly. No issues with sound nor
>> anything else. It's Debian based so its Gnome GUI is very familiar.
>> Just thought that I'd let you all know.
>> Ciao
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