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Linux User Group Meta, Annual General Meeting – 12/04/14 12hr @ Lambic

Members,

This is to inform you that we shall have our Annual General Meeting held on the 12th of April 2014 at 12hr to 15hr.

Venue: Lambic Conference Room, 4 St. George Street Port louis

Map:
location-plan-black-big
Agenda:
            1. Reading and Approval of Annual Report by Secretary
            2. Reading of Financial Reports by Treasurer.
            3. President’s speech
            3. Payment of membership fees.
            5. AOB
            4. Election of new board members.
ps. Venue is already booked so we cannot cancel this.
pps. A further meeting for executive members to perform handing over, and for executive members to elect office bearers among themselves will be held 3 weeks after this meeting.
ppps: This meeting is Members ONLY.
Sincerely,
Pirabarlen Cheenaramen (Selven)

Secretary of the Linux User Group Meta.

Dual Boot Windows, Linux Or BSD when UEFI is being a pain

 
Dual Boot Windows, Linux Or BSD when UEFI is being a pain in the @$$
linux-on-uefi

 
If UEFI is pissing you off by not allowing you to install Linux OR BSD on your laptop, and despite you setting it to legacy (and even win7 refuses to install along because of your hdd is gpt’ed and everything), you are having issues, here’s the quick fix.

(this will get you a dual booting system)

1. Back up all your data.

2. Boot into your bios setup (f2 or f12 or del, depending on your bios), and disable SECURE BOOT, DISABLE UEFI, enable LEGACY. Set First bootable device to be your CD drive DVD drive or optical drive

3. Boot using something like www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html (download the iso and burn it to a CD or dd if=theimage.iso of/dev/yourpendrive ).

3. Wipe out your hard drive, as in really wipe it out. Apply.

4. Make your entire hard drive into 1 single partition, FAT32. Apply.

If you do not want to have a dual booting system skip part 5,6,7.

5. Make a FAT32 partition as Primary label is winblows, for your winblows system and set it as ACTIVE. Make another FAT32 Primary partition and label it as NIX.

6. Apply and boot into your windows 7 or less DVD (windows 8 is bullshit so don’t use that, but yes you can do the same with windows 8 also See how you would do things with windows 8 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn336946.aspx ).

7. Choose customize install when you get the option, then select the winblows partition when you get list of partition, you can delete it, and create a new NTFS partition on it. Then next next next, should be fine, if there’s any error, you didn’t follow something from 1 to 6. Go re read then complain if you are sure you did everything the way i said.

8. Boot into your favourite linux distro or BSD, in this case i had a Linux mint & and a PC BSD.

9. Follow normal setup procedures, when asked what partition you want to use, use the partition labelled as NIX.

10. You should be done, if there is any error, and you did re read all the steps and did it like said, then please do complain, cry or ask. Someone will probably answer.

If you need more information, google up those terms and read:
GPT partition, windows, FreeBSD.
UEFI , EFI
Microsoft UEFI certificates FSF
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+selven

LUGM meeting, 15th of June 2013. (Meeting Restylized) Venue: L’escalier.

Greetings people, due to popular demands we have decided to re-stylize our meeting formats,
and are even doing it at a different location, where, we get to discover new places
at the same time instead of the usual.

We can’t do this without your presence, so please do confirm where you will be present or
not, or if the date needs to be moved. (can’t be moved earlier than 8th of June, can’t
be moved after 18th of July.)

I will be updating this description as times goes on with more ideas of what we shall include.

Agenda (and how i view it so far):
– Get to know a bit of ourselves, new members etc.
– Recruit new members out there (hopefully each one of you will be able to bring
some more people).
– I myself might do a very short presentation, on some intelligent tv i am
working on as hobby.
– Logan will be doing some light presentation.
– Anyone is actually free to do a small presentation of not more than 12 minutes
(Please do inform me before hand if you are planning to do a presentation.).
– There shall be internet provided via emtel.
– There’ll be plenty of free food. (Please do notify whether you are veg or
non veg during the course of this week. (along with you guests).
– Some beer will be available, no hard drinks allowed. You can bring your own beer.
– Let’s kick off our plans for this year, we need to actually do something
as a lug to the society, so feel free to draft ideas and bring those there :),
and hopefully be ready to command a particular project.

Again this is in the form of an opensource project, it works only if you contribute
ideas :p, so please feel free to add more to it (though you get to be responsible of
what you add.

I’ll add a map shortly for the location. Its 20 minutes drive from Ebene.
You will most certainly be having people driving to come to the event, so lemme know
where you leave, i’ll hook you up with someone coming here.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/598276533525752/598279506858788/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Sincerely,

Selven
Secretary of the lug.

Lugm meeting 3/3/2012 @ 10hr30.

Agenda: Membership fees, treasurer and secretary’s book, Tech presentation
Time ~ 10.00 am
Venue: LinkbyNet Indian Ocean, DCDM building, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.. [ if you can’t find your way wait around vins/20 and gimme a call (49 24 9 1 8 )]
Date: 29/10/2011
Technical presentation on MariaDB will be ensured by Nitin & Ronny.

http://thegodof.net/images/maplugm.png
this meeting shall be postponed if there is less than 5 confirmations.

+selven
Secretary of the lug

LUGM Annual General Meeting 10 December 2011

This is to inform you that the Linux user Group Meta (LUGM) shall be holding its annual general meeting on Saturday the 10th of December 2011

Agenda: treasurer and secretary’s book, New Managing committee will be voted
Time ~ 10.30 am
Venue: LinkbyNet Indian Ocean, DCDM building, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.. [ if you can’t find your way wait around vins/20 and gimme a call (49 24 9 1 8 )]
Date: 10/12/2011
ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT.

LUGM meeting, 29/10/2011

MariaDB
Agenda: Membership fees, treasurer and secretary’s book, Tech presentation
Time ~ 10.00 am
Venue: LinkbyNet Indian Ocean, DCDM building, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.. [ if you can’t find your way wait around vins/20 and gimme a call (49 24 9 1 8 )]
Date: 29/10/2011
Technical presentation on MariaDB will be ensured by Nitin & Ronny.

this meeting shall be postponed if there is less than 5 confirmations.

+selven
Secretary of the lug

LUGM Meeting 13/08/2011

This is to inform you that there shall be a LUGM meeting this week.

Agenda: Discuss about audit reports for the registrar
Time ~ 10.00 am
Venue: Knowledge7, Suite 505-506, Newry Complex, St Jean Road, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.. [ if you can’t find your way wait around pussy cat and gimme a call (49 24 9 1 8 )]
Date: 13/08/2011
All members of the managing committee must be there (guests are invited to come also), this meeting will be postponed if there is less than 5 confirmations.
+$3|v3n
//secretary of the lug

LUGM meeting April, 02, 2011

This is to inform you that there shall be a lugm meeting on the 2nd of April 2011

.
No technical presentations is planned YET, members wants to have a more informal kind of meeting this time.

Agenda: Open to discussions

Time ~ 10.30 Venue: Linkbynet indian ocean, Mauritius, Orbis court, quatre bornes.

[gimme a call if you are need to find your way (49 24 9 1 8 )]

Date: 2/04/2011

map: http://thegodof.net/images/maplugm.png

+selven

/secretary of the lug

Recovering GlusterFS password

recover or reset gluster password

Well, drinking too much is bad, you shouldn’t. I recently had a gfs installation which  i have changed the default password, password which i happenned to have forgotten.

Since there was no forgot password option, i decided to look around if  there was anybody who ever bumped into this, couldn’t seem to find anything [ph33r my leet googling skills :p].

Anyways, after searching and searching i realized i would be better off following the code. I had no clue where they had it, but thankfully, i was able to boot the gluster machine into single user mode [ am not going into the boring details http://www.google.mu/search?hl=en&q=boot+linux+grub+into+single+usermode&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= ]

once inside, type this:

cat /GLUSTER/webagent.auth

ofcourse you can use vi or nano or whatever text editors they have there, the password is stored in clear text.

I guess this should save someone some times, since i lost like 15 minutes looking through the codes  through which way was it doing authentication since it kept referencing functions from this or that file. I had to go through /var/www/html/modules/login/index.php, /var/www/html/classes/user-authentication.class.php,  /var/www/html/modules/setting/change-password.php to finally get a clue to where it was storing the password.

Hope it helps.

+selven

pcthegreat@gmail.com / sch@csis.dk