Archive for September 12th, 2012

postheadericon Experience with Ubuntu installation on flash drive so far

I thought it’d be pretty cool to install Ubuntu on a flash drive instead of just using a VM. Turns out it is. After a couple hours of googling “how to install Ubuntu on a flash drive” and trying to figure out what I was doing wrong (I was missing a ‘./’), the OS finally installed on my new Kingston 16GB flash drive. It has all the functionality of a hard drive OS and can even save files permanently too.

So far it’s been pretty reliable. However, since it doesn’t have access to my Fujitsu’s RAM (can it?) it often slows down when you try to start applications ranging from Qt Creator to just the Terminal. It can get pretty annoying but once everything is open and running, it’s relatively smooth. If anyone else has any tips about having an OS on a flash drive feel free to comment below!

I’ll definitely update this if anything drastic happens.

postheadericon Takin’ To [command] School

So for one of the first exercises in ECE 2524, we were assigned a couple UNIX commands and were told we needed to teach them to fellow classmates. Surprisingly, this activity was actually beneficial! The fact that we needed to have enough knowledge to not only know the commands but actually go above and beyond to effectively teach others about those commands made this assignment pretty cool and worth the time put into it. I definitely hope this class has a few more in class exercises because my group was actually cool. We were also able to go through all the commands since everyone was prepared!

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