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  1. Installing openSUSE LEAP-42.2 on two EFI PCs

    by , 25-Dec-2016 at 06:09 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I installed openSUSE LEAP-42.2 on my Toshiba Z930 laptop, and also on my Core-i7 custom PC over the Christmas break. Both PCs use EFI and I am not very experienced with EFI, so I thought that this might be a good learning experience. The downside was I was doing this with a head cold (ie headache, mild-fever, stuff sinus, hacking cough ... etc .. which is not the smartest condition to be in when trying something new).

    The Toshiba Z930 laptop installation experience was very smooth ...

    Updated 04-Jan-2017 at 00:55 by oldcpu

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  2. Musings on the logic and discussions that lead to openSUSE LEAP-42.1

    by , 24-Nov-2015 at 13:42 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    This post provides my current views on openSUSE-LEAP currently at v.42.1.

    I originally composed a version of this as a reply to an openSUSE user's questions, and decided to modify it slightly and make it into a 'blog post'.

    This is the 1st of 2 parts.

    This is my thinking as to the logic and discussions that lead to openSUSE LEAP-42.1. It is not original thinking but rather it comes from reading many posts of many other people far more knowledgeable and far ...
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  3. Reboot (once) to selected different Grub2 boot partitions. Also label/reorder partitions in Grub2

    by , 30-Aug-2015 at 20:01 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    When updating my 89-year old mother's PC, I found it very useful to be able to reboot (one time only) from one boot partition direct to another partition on her PC.

    Why ?

    I live in Europe, and my mother lives in North America. I find this is very useful when I am accessing her PC remotely (from Europe, when her PC is in North America), and I need to access a different partition on her PC, and I do not want to ask her to reboot the PC.

    To perform the reboot, ...

    Updated 30-Aug-2015 at 20:13 by oldcpu

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  4. Recovering a /home partition with fsck 7000km away

    by , 24-Jan-2015 at 15:12 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I had an interesting experience today with my +88-year-old mother's computer (running openSUSE-13.1), which is a continent away. After returning from an out-of-country business trip late in the evening the previous night, I woke up this morning to find out that I had received an SMS and email from my sister, who lives in same city as my mother, that my mother's GNU/Linux computer had major problems and was refusing to boot. My sister sent me this picture of the boot screen:
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    Updated 20-Feb-2015 at 06:42 by oldcpu

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  5. Foscam FI9831W IP-Camera with openSUSE-13.1

    by , 24-Aug-2014 at 05:13 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    This blog entry describes some of my early openSUSE-13.1 experiences with a Foscam FI9831W IP-Camera using openSUSE-13.1. First let me say this IP-Camera works well with my Android device (and WinXP under Virtual Box), albeit I don't yet have full native openSUSE GNU/Linux functionality.

    One thing to note in general about most (all ?? ) IP-Camera(s), is they have in fact computers embedded inside, which run the GNU/Linux operating system, where that GNU/Linux is not observable ...

    Updated 24-Aug-2014 at 08:12 by oldcpu

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