It’s Episode Eight of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

We’re still here!

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss unbreaking an Ubuntu computer (e.g., ahem, by formatting the /boot partition of a running laptop) using chroot.
  • We discuss accelerating lots of bits of the Raspberry Pi.

  • We share a Command Line Lurve – doctl

  • And we go over your feedback – thanks for sending it – please send more!

FixIT Leeds

FixIT Leeds is a non-profit social enterprise that finds cheap, innovative ways to get people on-line and share digital skills. They have a crowd funder to help them relocate.

Cat Detective and The Missing Money!

A short animated film using only Open Source software. Sent to the show and made by Dave Hingley.

  • This weeks cover image is taken from Wikimedia

That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.


3 Comments » for S09E08 – Up the Creek Extreme
  1. Xero says:

    I’ve just listened to Ubuntu-podcast S09-E08 on my new BQ.Aquaris M10 – it works a treat. Thanks, and keep up the good work

  2. Simon says:

    I’ve just enjoyed s09e08 and following the discussion about rebooting a laptop only to find it doesn’t, I thought I’d mention the excellent qemu -snapshot feature. I’ve previously written an article about using it to test server bootability: https://www.pither.com/simon/blog/2015/01/21/testing-new-boot-configuration but the same idea would work on a local machine – something along the lines of (if using an x86_64 laptop):

    sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 512 -hda /dev/sda -snapshot -boot c

    Thanks for the great podcast.

  3. nadrimajstor says:

    Interesting, my podcast player thinks this episode (from the ogg feed) is 34:01 long. Though it does play to the actual end that appears to be at 37:36.

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