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notes on installing grub on a disk that is not mounted as root

During install fests we sometimes need to install grub on a disk that is currently not mounted on root. For example, if a system can't be booted from its hard drive, but can be booted from a live usb, we want to boot from the live usb and "repair" the hard drive by installing grub on the hard drive. Once the hard drive is "repaired," the system can be booted again from the hard drive.

Installing and configuring owncloud

Todd and I spent a morning installing and configuring owncloud on the team server. Things worked fairly well - with essentially only one glitch that I'll discuss at the end.

owncloud was installed on a new virtual machine with Ubuntu server 12.04.3 as the initial install. Immediately after the install from an ISO image, the server was updated with the latest updates.

A web search suggested that there are only install packages for OpenSuse. Later on (more by accident) we found out that Ubuntu has an owncloud package, but we didn't use that.

Use Raspberry PI To Implement a VPN

The basic idea here is to add a VPN connection to an existing residential network. The way its implemented is as an add-on to the existing network, so that the existing network doesn't need to be modified at all. Turning off VPN is simply done by shutting down the PI, no other reconfigs necessary.

test of win 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 dualboot with UFEI and secure boot

Windows 8.1/Ubuntu13.10 UEFI, secure boot dual-boot installation instructions provided by wmack
Generic Box with MSIFM2-A75MA-E35 A75 FM2 R mother board
and a AMD A4-5300 3.4G CPU 4GB ram 500gb HDD

Prerequisites
System with an installed Windows 8.1
Boot is set to use UEFI and secure boot
Ubuntu 13.10 USB, created with startup disk creator in an Ubuntu 13.10 system

New Installfest, this one is in Paradise Valley

Located at Paradise Valley Community College (in building E near the three pillars). Parking on the east side of the campus is best & enter on the east side of the building. Look for the area called "Computer Commons" near the center corridor on the left. Enter and make your way towards the room against the wall on the far right labeled E146. See the link below for the campus map.
http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/campusmap/

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