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Feb 20, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meeting - unetbootin and qemu

Today we had Colin, Mike and Les present at the LUG. After a brief chat about our plug on the Linux Outlaws podcast, we set to work on installing a Microcore linux iso file on a USB pen drive via Unetbootin. The install went well, and we were quickly able to boot the distro on my eee pc (701 4G). We used microcore’s own package management kit to install Firefox and Sylpheed email client.

Feb 13, 2010 - 1 minute read

Meeting - unetbootin and wubi

Well things seem to be gathering some pace at last, 5 of us at the meeting today, Mike our host, Dave C, Les, Colin and Myself (Tony). Les was showing us how to create a bootable USB flash drive with Unetbootin. He downloaded an ISO of Ubuntu 9.10 then using this demonstrated how to create the bootable drive using the Unetbootin software. Les was using Crunch bang but this program will work in most Linux disros and there is also a Windows version available for those without a current Linux system.

Feb 6, 2010 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting

Well we managed to get to the dizzy heights of 4 of us present this week. Mike, Colin, Tony and New member Les, (welcome to Blackpool LUG Les). Mike and Colin were playing with DSL and installing it on a USB stick. My self and Les were having a chat about our experiences with PC’s, OS’s and software in general. Very much a mixed bag of a meeting in the sense that we chatted about all things Linux and PC’s through the last 20 years or so, and how to attract new members.

Jan 27, 2010 - 1 minute read - Hacks

Elonex ONEt hacking

http://members.home.nl/janrinze/trendtac.html#Restoring_the_kernel_in_flash [![](http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif) ](http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,51.msg165.html#msg165) [MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech ](http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,51.msg165.html#msg165) « ** on:** September 11, 2008, 10:43:40 PM » I think this is the same device as the Elonex Onet Device manufacturer: http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/ The site of a Dutch guy who’s had some success in hacking software and hardware. This includes links to the Dutch importer’s site that are also worth looking at: http://members.home.nl/janrinze/trendtac.html

Jan 27, 2010 - 1 minute read - Hacks

xterm on the Elonex ONE

xterm on the Elonex ONE Three of the members of our Google Group have pooled their ideas and come up with a way to get the “xterm” terminal console onto the ONE’s menu. This is probably going to be a very useful thing to do, as I can imagine that lots of other Elonex ONE tips are going to start: “open up xterm and type the following commands…” Anyway this is what you have to do to get xterm on your menu: Pop up the virtual keyboard with alt-tab and hover over the xkbd logo.

Jan 27, 2010 - 4 minute read - Hacks Hardware

Elonex ONEt has ARM processor

Your best bet is the Dutch Trendtac user group… I have found that gang a very helpful bunch and with the most advanced “hacking” experience: http://trendtac.hyves.nl/ There are a couple of thread there, specifically “Apps” and “Games” which have a collection of interesting stuff, mainly for me VNC viewer and Doom (!) Your first port of call though should be this website which has a small collection of useful software: http://www.xs4all.nl/~jostht/epc/ Ultimately you can grab and convert Debian Lenny mipsel packages (http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages) to .xap format (the OneT’s format) with “mkxap” script available at the URL above.