[sf-lug] Meeting notes for May 2, 2021

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun May 2 14:35:35 PDT 2021

Hi LUGers,

     Well this was one of the most interesting meetings so far.

     Attendees were myself aka Bobbie Sellers, John S. , another John
Tom L., Aaron C., Wayne from the south bay, Ken Shaffer,
Victor and Michael Paoli.

     I was at home on my Dell E7450.  Many of the other attendees
were at home
     Tom L.  Was sitting in a open air cafe in Berkeley as he was thinking
of starting live meetings again.

     The question was raised as to the best distribution to
install on an older machine with lower specification and
I called MX-Linux, someone else said AntiX and I believe
it was Michael Paoli who suggested Debian's multi-arch
Which ever distro you pick do not forget the checksums.

     So we suggested how to do the dual-boot install and informed the
interested party that they could always post to the list if they had
problems or needed help.

     Then we got into the matter of the possibility of converting a MBR 
to GPT without Data Loss.  Michael P. tried to setup a MBR disk to test the
He did most of his work in terminal which he shared with the rest of us.
He did have problems working from the terminal but eventually he got
the MBR straightened out.  He might let us know if the conversion
was practical but around 12:45 PM we developed audio problems and
after a reboot and reconnection there was no improvement at my end
so at 12:54 I signed out for the day leaving only Michael and Aaron
still in the meeting.

     A very interesting meeting with lots of input from most attendees.

     Too bad audio was so bad today.

     Next Virtual Meeting at <https://meet.jit.si/sf-lug.org> on June 6, 
from 11 AM to 1 PM.

     Hopefully with the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions we will be able
to meet in person soon.

     Sorry I could not solve my problems dealing with signed checksums
on iso files yet nor could I recover enough energy to produce the
Linux Pro magazine precis for this month yet.

     Stay well.  Happy Holidays to all but especially on Mothers Day.

     Bobbie Sellers -“Nearly any fool can use a GNU/Linux computer. Many 
do.” After all here I am...

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