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Tiny Core Plus Linux GRUB2 menuentry
09-Aug-2021  

For a super-duper lightweight Linux distro, I think this one takes the cake! Tiny Core Linux has 3 different cores to choose from: Core (16MB), Tiny Core (21MB), Core Plus (163MB). After testing them out, I decided to go for the 163MB installation image. Core and Tiny Core are too basic for my taste. With Core booting into command line mode, while Tiny Core didn’t have much stuff to play around

GRUB2 Menu Entry Manually Set Up For Non-Detected Linux & Other OS
09-Aug-2021  

My earlier post about super multi-boot using Linux GRUB2 as my main boot loader and menu selection had been fun to do! There were also some tricky issues such as some OS need to be installed first before Linux and other OS could be installed. Now we come to the issue of those Linux OS that could not automatically be detected by way of issuing terminal command ‘update-grub’ and had to be

System Rescue ISO GRUB2 menuentry
09-Aug-2021  

And my final addition to the GRUB2 menuentry is the System Rescue CD ISO. Normally this is best installed in a USB stick or in a CD-ROM for use in an emergency. For the fun of it, I decided to try running a live version off from a PC. Digging around the forum sites, I managed to find a menuentry example. However it didn’t quite work out and it took me a while to sort out the entry. To get it

SLAX GRUB2 menuentry
09-Aug-2021  

SLAX is a super small lightweight Linux distro. It used to be based on Slackware, hence the name SLAX. However, nowadays, it is based on Debian. It has a very nice GUI and some basic software. Since it is based on Debian, you can easily install more software to make it useful. Well, that sounded nice, unfortunately, try as I might I couldn’t get persistence installation. Despite adding the “

8×8 Dot Matrix Pin Header Configuration 1088BS
17-May-2021  

I have been going through the Beginning Arduino text book to learn a bit about this popular microcontroller. I have these various components from the starter kit that I purchased last year during the pandemic lockdown and taking my time to learn about it. During this long weekend holiday, I decided to give the dot …

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SliTaz Rolling Core GRUB2 menu entry
21-Apr-2021  

SliTaz Linux is really small! As a super lightweight Linux distro, the compressed ISO form takes up about 50MB. It was mentioned in the SliTaz website that the decompressed root file system will take up 100MB. A quick check with my install, the storage used up so far was about 60MB. There are a number of SliTaz ISO image flavours to choose. However for my case, I had success with the rolling

Porteus GRUB2 menu entry
21-Apr-2021  

Porteus is a super lightweight Linux operating system taking up about 300MB of storage space. It uses a squashed format for storing its core files, and will decompress when you boot. It also uses a modular approach whereby you install pre-compiled packages as opposed to the standard Linux using package manager. Because it is also portable, it is easy to install into any existing Linux

#ArduinoProject #UltrasoundDistanceSensors with...
12-Apr-2021  



#ArduinoProject #UltrasoundDistanceSensors with #LCDdisplay16x2
I’ve been planning to try this out for quite sometime. First time I could’t do it as the LCD display pin headers needed to be soldered and I didn’t know how to do it. So no choice but to buy myself another one with pre-soldered header from #Cytron.
After assembling, the display spewed out some alien language readout! 👽 Took me several hours to troubleshoot it before getting it right! Turned out to be some mis-wiring. But all is good as I get to learn how the code worked and made some modification to it too. My next idea is to add on a beeper for objects that gets too near. 😁 Beep! (at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNkdQBRJ3je/?igshid=1fmf7sl6wsi2f

#RainingDay it’s nice to have 🌧️☔ rain! Cools down the...
02-Apr-2021  



#RainingDay it’s nice to have 🌧️☔ rain! Cools down the current heatwave. Nice to go for a snooze 😴. Unfortunately it’s a WFH working day. So no lazing about! 🧑‍🏫🧑‍💻😁 (at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNJ8r5ypX2Z/?igshid=jipqowqoq1b6

Haiku OS GRUB2 menu entry
10-Mar-2021  

Haiku is the current continuation of the old discontinued BeOS system. I had the BeOS installation CD a long time ago and played with it a little when it came out. It didn’t catch on and sort of fizzled out. But lived on as an open-sourced Haiku. I was surprised to find Haiku as a form of BeOS still hanging around the internet. I have been curious about the various OS that have been developed

Kolibri OS GRUB2 menu entry
10-Mar-2021  

Kolibri OS is another alternative operating system that is non-Windows, non-Linux. It is a super lightweight OS that was branched off from Menuet OS from 2004. It uses very little storage space and very light on hardware resources. I got intrigued with it when I happened to bump into a YouTube video showing how super fast it booted up! Until now I still haven’t got a chance to try out Menuet OS

How To Build a Super Multi-Boot Linux OS
10-Mar-2021  

Having cleaned up several of my old PCs, I’ve decided to embark on my next project. To make a super multi-boot OS system with Linux, DOS, Windows XP and alternate operating systems. Dual-booting is fairly easy, but multi-booting with 10 OSes, now that would be a feat! In order to cram in so many OS, some prior preparation would be needed. Since these are old PCs with Pentium 4, Dual-Core and

How Much Hard Disk Space to Allocate for each Linux and Windows Multiboot OS
10-Mar-2021  

During my preparation for a super multiboot computer, I needed to know how much hard disk space to allocate for the various Linux, DOS/Windows and alternate operating systems. These were usually easy to check by visiting each of the distros websites. Anyway, I took some gparted partition manager screenshot of my hard disk, hopefully this would give a fair idea of how much space each distro used

FossaPup Puppy Linux GRUB2 menu entry
10-Mar-2021  

Puppy Linux is one of the most handy of the super light linux and considered my goto distro whenever I need to make changes, edit files, and copying files or moving files between distros and between partitions. It dispenses with the need to key in sudo privileges because it is already considered as root and has no issue whatsoever when I need to access another Linux partition. I was using the

LibreElec GRUB2 menu entry for booting
10-Mar-2021  

I first learned about LibreElec when I got my Raspberry Pi 4. Having played around with it to watch some movies and connect to Netflix, YouTube and Spotify in the little RPi SBC, I was thinking of installing it on my spare old PC. LibreElec has a simple Linux shell making it very lightweight. It just concentrates on being a media player by running Kodi fully. Heading over to the LibreElec