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There is no "easy" transition to Linux.

Posted 09-05-2011 at 10:12 PM by ReaperX7

I've been using Linux on and off for the past ten years or so and at first, even I was very intimidated by the OS. It took a lot of researching and also a lot of trial and error before I settled in on my current distribution, Slackware. I've had the opportunity and unfortunate privilege of trying out other distributions that were more or less a migraine. Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Ubuntu, and a few others I've forgotten over the years.

As a user of Linux I've been ridiculed in college...
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Big Muddy Blues Festival

Posted 09-05-2011 at 03:51 PM by FredGSanford

Saturday and Sunday night, me and the wife went to the St. Louis 'Big Muddy Blues Festival' downtown on the Mississippi Riverfront...I had a wonderful time and the one band was super good, they ended the night with a Howlin' Wolf's song, Shake it for Me.

This is held every September but the first time I've attended it. I'll keep an eye out for it next year. I guess its the last outdoor concert to end summer.
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Sticky issues with tar...

Posted 09-05-2011 at 12:24 PM by Thor_2.0

Tar does not unpack...well, the TTYLinux tar does'nt. It seems that the Busybox tar cannot handle all the tars around.

Since I try to assemble something from the bottom up, most (all? dunnow yet) software comes from gnu's site, so, untarring is a must.

Workaround: install the GNU tar. To do that I need to start up with a Live CD that has a good/working tar, download and untar in folders, and re-boot with TTYLinux and compile the software.

To do that,...
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The first step: persistence in a void...

Posted 09-05-2011 at 11:30 AM by Thor_2.0
Updated 09-05-2011 at 11:33 AM by Thor_2.0

The first step is to set up some persistence. I choose a 16Gb USB stick. I figured, since it's an experiment, and since harddisks are somewhat in short supply...why not.

First step: boot with the CD .. and the USB stick plugged in.
Second step: recon:

Quote:
fdisk -l
came up with sda as drive...the USB stick, as the harddrive is unplugged.
Third step: lay out the drive

Quote:
fdisk /dev/sda
and calculate the partitions:...
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Just for fun

Posted 09-05-2011 at 11:24 AM by Thor_2.0
Updated 09-07-2011 at 01:08 PM by Thor_2.0

...sunday is one of those days where time (at least for me) ticks too slow.
So, why not try something ultra-zany: build a Linux from the ground up.

Following the "road sign" laid out by Linux from Scratch, I used a footprint to get started, and choose TTYLinux.

In this blog, I'd like to give a step-bystep account of my endeavours, hoping to retain some things in the "stream". Any and all comments are welcome...of course.
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