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    Diskless PXE netboot How-To for Debian 8 Jessie

    Notes on Debian 9 Stretch

    one quick initial note on Debian 9 Stretch:

    When upgrading from Debian 8 to Debian 9, it will want to update grub-pc. It will fail, because it will try to run update-grub even if /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist. More generally, my trick of renaming (or erasing) /boot/grub/grub.cfg might not work any more. It seems to try to run update-grub regardless of whether or not grub.cfg exists.

    So, instead of using this trick to prevent trying and failing update-grub (fails when it can't find the root canonical path), do this instead:

    After booting up into the PXE Netboot machine, uninstall grub-pc with:

    Code:
    apt-get remove grub-pc
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    If you don't do this, then it's not really a problem. It's just that every time you do an update or install software with apt-get, it will complain that it can't finish installing grub-pc. If you don't mind the annoyance of this every time, you can just leave grub-pc semi-installed.
    Posted 06-22-2017 at 08:45 AM by IsaacKuo IsaacKuo is offline
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    HOW-TO: Simple GRUB2 NFSroot (Debian 8 Jessie)

    Notes on Debian 9 Stretch

    one quick initial note on Debian 9 Stretch:

    When upgrading from Debian 8 to Debian 9, it will want to update grub-pc. It will fail, because it will try to run update-grub even if /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist. More generally, my trick of renaming (or erasing) /boot/grub/grub.cfg might not work any more. It seems to try to run update-grub regardless of whether or not grub.cfg exists.

    So, instead of using this trick to prevent trying and failing update-grub (fails when it can't find the root canonical path), do this instead:

    After booting up into the NFSROOT machine, uninstall grub-pc with:

    Code:
    apt-get remove grub-pc
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    If you don't do this, then it's not really a problem. It's just that every time you do an update or install software with apt-get, it will complain that it can't finish installing grub-pc. If you don't mind the annoyance of this every time, you can just leave grub-pc semi-installed.
    Posted 06-22-2017 at 08:44 AM by IsaacKuo IsaacKuo is offline
  3. Old Comment

    RAMboot How-To for Debian 8 Jessie

    Notes on Debian 9 Stretch

    one quick initial note on Debian 9 Stretch:

    When upgrading from Debian 8 to Debian 9, it will want to update grub-pc. It will fail, because it will try to run update-grub even if /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist. More generally, my trick of renaming (or erasing) /boot/grub/grub.cfg might not work any more. It seems to try to run update-grub regardless of whether or not grub.cfg exists.

    So, instead of using this trick to prevent trying and failing update-grub (fails when it can't find the root canonical path), do this instead:

    After booting up into the RAMBOOT install, uninstall grub-pc with:

    Code:
    apt-get remove grub-pc
    apt-get autoremove --purge
    Then, use the snapshot tar command to save to a new image.

    Obviously, do NOT do this while still booted up in the normal hard drive install!

    If you don't do this, then it's not really a problem. It's just that every time you do update or install software with apt-get, it will complain that it can't finish installing grub-pc. If you don't mind the annoyance of this every time, you can just leave grub-pc semi-installed.
    Posted 06-22-2017 at 08:41 AM by IsaacKuo IsaacKuo is offline
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    Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170619 with GAPPS and kernel 4.9.31-exton-android-x86_64

    Softpedia 170620: Android-x86 Fork Lets Users Install and Run Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Their PCs

    "After informing us last week about the release of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, developer Arne Exton today announced a new version of his Android-x86 fork.

    Based on the popular Android-x86 project that brings Google's Android mobile operating system to the x86 platform, Arne Exton's fork is now based on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat release and ships pre-loaded with GAPPS, a package that lets users access most of Google's services, such as Google Play Services and Google Play Store."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/andro...s-516570.shtml
    Posted 06-21-2017 at 03:39 PM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170616 with better video performance, GAPPS, Kodi 17.3, Aptoide TV, Firefox 54.0 and

    Softpedia 170616: "Android-Based RaspAnd Linux OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Gets Better Video Performance

    It's been a week since we talked here about Build 170605 of RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2, and Build 170616 is here today to replace the previous ones by adding some of the latest software applications and technologies. First of all, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170616 comes with better video performance.

    Probably the second most important change of the new RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 build is the inclusion of Mozilla's latest Firefox 54.0 web browser, the first release to use multiple content processes for better usage of the system resources. Of course, RaspAnd remains based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

    Also included is the GAPPS package that gives users access to the Google Play Services, but not Google Play Store, the latest Kodi 17.3 media center, Aptoide TV 3.2.1, Spotify TV 1.2.0, Google Play Games 3.9.08, Gmail 7.4.23, ES File Explorer Pro 1.0.8, Rotation Control Pro 1.1.2, and Clash of Clans 9.24.9".

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/andro...e-516508.shtml
    Posted 06-17-2017 at 01:16 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Exton|OS Build 170607 with Mate 1.8.0, Refracta Tools (build your own live Ubuntu system) and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton

    Softpedia 170612: "After informing us of the release of a new build of his Android-based RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, Arne Exton announced the availability of Exton|OS Build 170609.

    Coming about half a year after the previous update, Exton|OS Build 170609 seems to be a massive release that moves to the latest Linux 4.11 kernel series and updates the MATE desktop environment to version 1.18. All the core components in Exton|OS Build 170609 have been updated to their latest version as of June 7, 2017.

    A significant change in this release is that Mozilla Firefox replaces Google Chrome as default web browser because it's now possible to use it for watching Netflix movies out-of-the-box. Popular apps like VLC Media Player, GIMP and GParted are also included, and you can study the full package list to see what's inside.

    Another cool new features of the Exton|OS Build 170609 release is that it ships with the Refracta tools pre-installed so you can build your own Ubuntu 17.04-based Live ISO system. The best part when using Refracta tools is that you don't even have to install Exton|OS on your PC to use it to remaster your own live Ubuntu system."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exton...1-516410.shtml
    Posted 06-13-2017 at 02:25 AM by exton exton is offline
  7. Old Comment

    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170605 with GAPPS, Kodi 17.3, Aptoide TV, SnapTube and Clash of Clans

    Softpedia 170611: RaspAnd OS Brings Android 7.1.2 "Nougat" and Kodi 17.3 to Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs

    "Arne Exton is informing Softpedia about the availability of a new build of his commercial RaspAnd Android-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2.

    Still based on Google's Android 7.1.2 "Nougat" mobile operating system, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170605 is here to replace last month's RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170519 release by upgrading Kodi Media Center to version 17.3, which is the latest in the series patching a nasty vulnerability known as the "subtitle hack."

    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170605 also comes pre-installed with various updated apps, among which we can mention Spotify TV 1.2.0, Rotation Control Pro 1.1.2, Google Play Games 3.9.08, Clash of Clans 9.24.9, Gmail 7.4.23, and Aptoide TV 3.2.1. The GAPPS package is also included to give users access to Google's services."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/raspa...s-516379.shtml
    Posted 06-11-2017 at 09:15 AM by exton exton is offline
  8. Old Comment

    Getting iOS 10.x working with Slackware 14.2

    Thank you, it works on iPhone 6, iOS-10.3.2.

    I think it's more user-friendly to provide the package, or better to tip Pat to provide this upgrade.
    Posted 06-10-2017 at 02:50 PM by clavisound clavisound is offline
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    important directories in linux

    Thank you for the extended explanation, helped me a lot. I always wondered why there is a /usr/sbin folder, now I know.
    Posted 05-29-2017 at 06:16 AM by Kefijoo Kefijoo is offline
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    Grokking Debian GNU/Linux

    Wow, what a great source! Thx a lot.
    Posted 05-29-2017 at 06:13 AM by Kefijoo Kefijoo is offline
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    Posted 05-29-2017 at 06:08 AM by Kefijoo Kefijoo is offline

  



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