"grub" tag

Grub 2 Demystified: A Complete Perspective

Grub, also known as GR and Unified Bootloader, has been the main boot loader for many Linux distributions. Grub was initially released as a part of the GNU HURD project and later was…

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….

It's time we file

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 3

The first article of this series discussed basic installation and configuration; the second described some advanced Openfiler features including bonded interfaces and RAID 1 data storage, with some important setup instructions and troubleshooting…

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…

Saving Private GRUB

Saving Private GRUB: Remotely Restoring MBR on an Enterprise Server

Corporate hardware systems differ from their conventional desktop counterparts primarily because they have a number of interesting features. For example, they provide an ability to connect a virtual CD-ROM drive, and use a…

Create Multi-boot Discs

In this guide we will look at how to pack seven distros into one CD, and thus create a multi-boot optical media.

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