[RndTbl] MUUG Meeting, Dec 11, 7:30pm -- Putting Linux on a Stick

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Dec 4 11:12:54 CST 2007

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, December 11.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Putting Linux on a Stick

   This talk is motivated by a problem of the presenter, Michael Doob:
   when visiting universities in different countries, computer and
   internet access is invariably provided. These computers, however,
   come with a variety of operating systems, wildly varying hardware
   (for  example keyboards) as well as totally differing software
   installations. Traveling with a laptop computer helps, but sometimes
   it turns out that local conditions make connecting to the internet
   something not be done easily. What all computers do seem to be
   equipped with is a USB port that can read vfat plus other file

   One solution to this problem is to put Linux on a USB flash drive.
   In this presentation we'll look at some of the different approaches
   for doing this that will allow us to make bootable systems. We'll
   include a live demo of the construction of a rescue USB stick whose
   uses might include saving a crashed system or repartitioning a hard

   This presentation is meant to be of intermediate level. No deep
   understanding of Linux internals is required, but enough information
   will be given to allow either personal or pre-built Linux systems to
   be implemented on a USB stick.

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave.
   (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15pm, 
   so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30pm. Don't be late, or you may
   not get in.  (But don't come too early either, since security may not
   be there to let you in before 7:15 or so.) Non-members may be required
   to show photo ID at the security desk.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, either on Ellice
   Ave. or on some of the intersecting streets. Indoor parking is also
   available nearby, at Portage Place, for $3.00 for the evening. Bicycle
   parking is available in a bike rack under video surveillance located
   behind the building on Webb Place.

For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out their
Web server:


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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface		Phone:  (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:    (204)474-7609

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