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EFI and GPT Multi-boot Practices

Meeting Info
Bryan Smith and Nino Pereira
6/11/2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
Nova Labs II
1916 Isaac Newton Square W
Reston, VA 20190

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  • Introduction: Purpose and Terminology
  • Background: Quick Overview of uEFI and GPT
  • Enablement: Enabling uEFI and Creating GPT Disk Labels
  • Booting: Linux and Windows Tools and Solutions
  • Practices: Rod Smith's rEFI Boot Loader and Author's Eccentric Ways

The purpose of these materials is to focus on the following concepts, realities and practices.



LVM Presentation

In the spring I did a NovaLug presentation on LVM. The attached power-point gives an overview of how LVM is constructed and how to use the basic features of LVM.

On iPhone Development Demonstrations

I'm going to be presenting an iPhone programming demonstration at the November 2009 NoVaLUG meeting. Yes, I know that this is a Linux Users Group, and there's not much open source about the iPhone, but it does derive from some open source material: OpenStep, which lives on today as GNUStep. Now, gentle reader, I know what you're thinking. "If GNUStep is the current open source version of OpenStep, why don't you demo development with GNUStep?

FOSE 2010

The federal open source software conference is around the corner and we are recruiting volunteers to organize and sponsor the local user groups. You can check out the conference here FOSE. If you can help please comment below this story or hit up the mailing list.

The Guardian Angel Linux (G.A.L.) announced that compiled
the Guardian Angel Linux (G.A.L) - a portable full featured operating system with a complete set of Applications, etc.

also they promised, in a few weeks time, that a GAL ISO will be released and mirrored on NOVALUG’s web site - seems, it isn't present here still now;

may be some one knows there I can find / download G.A.L ISO image?

thanks in advance

Polling Option now available

There was a recent request to have the ability to create polls to post questions to the NOVALUG audience, so we have gone ahead and enabled that option for all registered users.

You will be able to create/edit/delete your own polls and set time limits to the polls.

If anyone has any question or problems about using the polls feature or any other parts of the NOVALUG website please post your questions on the forums or the mailing list.

I recommend the Forums on the site as it is an excellent place to have "OT" discussions. (just my humble opinion)

Mailing List DOWN

The mailman server is DOWN. We hope to have a new server up very soon.

October 10, 2009 Install/Tweak/Share Event! (Reston Library)

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Install, Tweak, Share!
Date: 10 October 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA (Reston Library)

Appliances and SUSE Linux

Novell announced through a press release today that the long awaited SUSE Studio is finally available for production use, along with a host of other capabilities and tools to help make it easier to develop appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. These offerings include:

  1. SUSE Studio Online - web-based appliance building tool
  2. SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS - micro foundation for SUSE based appliances
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Amazon EC2 - you can now run SLES on the Amazon EC2 cloud
  4. Go-to-market support for ISVs
  5. Technical preview of the SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Full press release