[sf-lug] linux was discussed at noisebridge, wednesday 20120321:18:00 and thereafter

Grant Bowman grantbow at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 21 22:27:49 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> Noisebridge, Wed 6 to 8 PM 20120321:
>    Eric Rasmussen showed up with a ipod nano strapped
> to his wrist and a grin on his face.
>    Yeah, but can you put Linux on it?
>    Eric's idea is to make a partition on his 16GB
> ipod nano storage and somehow or another get that
> partition to boot linux.
>    Typing in ipod nano linux got me
> home.gna.org/linux4nano
>    which told me it's been subsummed [sic] by
> www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Main_Page
>    Discussion shifted to Rockbox, an alternate OS
> music player for ipods, including ipod nano v1 and 2.

http://www.rockbox.org runs OK on older ipods.

>    Someone besides me is using Ubuntu 10.04 and,
> unlike me, is also fiddling with Ubuntu 12.04. I'm
> chicken. and I've got a year of support left for
> 10.04.

Unfortunately the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone won't sync with 10.04
because Android now uses the MTP protocol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol to copy stuff to
and from the phone which isn't supported by 10.04. Older android
phones use USB Mass Storage. This allows for non-volume sharing but
requires the OS to support it. MTP is one of the reasons I'm fiddling
with 12.04. Please join http://twitter.com/pleia2 and I
http://twitter.com/grantbow next month Tuesday, 4/17 at
http://balug.org for a presentation on 12.04 to be released nine days

Also please join the Ubuntu community coming to Oakland for
http://uds.ubuntu.com Mon, May 7th - 11th at the Marriott near the
12th St. BART station.

>    uh oh: people are leaving to get food.



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