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Posted 10-15-2015 at 06:40 PM bydonatom Updated 10-15-2015 at 07:45 PM bydonatom
I am writing this to help any poor soul who like me has spent hours trying to get his microphone to work. I am an Arch Linux user and Arch has excellent support. For instance the following website offers all kinds of help to get sound and recording to work: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...roubleshooting
Posted 10-14-2015 at 02:06 PM bydonatom Updated 10-14-2015 at 02:26 PM bydonatom
I have several multiboot systems (Arch, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.). On each I have chosen to make Fedora the "master" distro; that is the distro that controls grub. On occasion, after a system upgrade when Fedora updates the kernel, I "lose" one of my installations -- usually Arch Linux. What I mean by "lose" is that the distro is still on the grub menu but when chosen, booting fails.
Why does this happen? Well, when Fedora updates the grub configuration...
Booting a live iso from your harddrive is generally pretty easy. You store your live isos in a directory (I created the "ISOS" directory under the Downloads directory for this purpose) on your system. You then open the iso (# mount -o loop /path-to-iso /mnt OR right click the iso file and choose "open with Archive Manager") and look for either the syslinux.cfg or the isolinux.cfg file. Open this file with gedit and look for "append:". Copy all the info that follows...
Posted 01-21-2013 at 01:21 AM bydonatom Updated 01-21-2013 at 11:42 AM bydonatom
With the help of linux forums and especially the pendrivelinux.com site (booting linux isos with grub2) I have been able to create a usb drive with over twenty utilities and linux distributions. Recently I was toying with fedora 17/18. Although I can boot fedora live isos 16/17/18 from a usb thumb drive, I have not been successful at setting up fedora so that it is persistent (i.e., keeping any changes made to the system like adding applications).