"BIOS" tag

A Look at the Basics of LVM

This article deals with Logical Volume Management (LVM) and looks at how to set it up. Many years ago, when 2 GB of storage was considered a lot, I beamed with pride after…

The UEFI factor

UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs “unauthorised”! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing about it? This article attempts to answer some questions….

Inside the hard drive

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for Understanding Partitions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound like a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

It's time to u-boot

Using QEMU for Embedded Systems Development, Part 3

This is the last article of this series on QEMU. In the previous article, we worked on bare-metal programming, and discussed the need for a bootloader. Most GNU/Linux distros use GRUB as their…

Cut my own disc!

About Live CDs & How to Cut a Live Disc Using UCK

When I heard the term Live CD, I thought it was a rock band — but very soon, I learnt what a wonderful thing it was. This article not only introduces readers to…

What makes hotkeys tick!

Exploring Software: What Makes Netbook Hotkeys Tick!

This article explores the often confusing issues around ACPI handling in Linux, with the particular perspective of getting hotkeys working on netbooks. One weakness of Linux on laptops and netbooks is that not…

Boot Linux from USB drive

Install Linux from USB on System without BIOS Support for USB Boot

Tired of burning CDs each time you want to try out the latest Ubuntu release because your not-so-new computer doesn’t support booting from the USB? Don’t worry, now you can use your USB…

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