Yesterday the first game of the Miami Heat. With the awesome plays of Chris Bosh and a couple of highlights by LeBron. Even if it was just a pre-season game, it was a pretty awesome matchup.
From the start Miami remind the Hawks what Heat was all about last year. Stretching leads almost to 22 pts and with the a 4th quarter benched LeBron, this looks like the continuation of what last year game plan was.
Chris Bosh showed up with spinning moves and dunks and making 15 pts for the first half of the game, he errased his doubts of the 0pts performance on that last game. The boy can and will score.
Miami didn’t played Wade nor Birdman, UD and his new premier faces like Michael Beasely and Greg Oden. But they did show up and they did squashed the Hawks.
From Atlanta’s part they did played the Utah imported Paul Milsap. And he looked okay, he will definetly find himself accomodated with Al Harford on their front court.
I have been using a USB dongle to get online and try to get as much work done as possible, but the issue is that that having a laptop with a usb dongle hanging can lead to accidence that can ruin the performance of a ‘live system’. So instead I got the crazy idea of having my phone SD as the live system and enable it to run my laptop.
Since this is temporary and is a good excuse to learn more about linux, I finally made a transition to a more power user environment. So I am trying ArchLinux.
So far the IRC channel and Wiki have been pretty helpful but one issue I find, is that this is no regular installation but a more custom that I originally thought.
First surprise is that I was suggest against just making a live SD card, and instead do a traditional installation into the SD (no Live environment). The main reason because of the persistence issue. Persistence mode is a way to have the environment on read only. Which means that all the configuration will go away on reboot.
Another issue is because my setup is not that straightforward I need to guess which route should I go. So far I founded 3 different pages:
Installing to a USB Key
Installing from another distro
So far it seems that each has their own method. I had to go with the third one, although I had my doubts regarding the way I was already advanced on the regular installation.
Thing that I find out is that this is very manual and rudimentary way to get a linux system up. Taken from a movie like inception I was told to use the chroot environment to emulate an arch system within the original host (Xubuntu). Since Xubuntu to a degree is emulated since is on a live environment, I was again asked to do a 2nd environment with mkinitcpio.
So the install was something like this:
Boot from live USB
Download ISO and mount -loop it into /mnt/
chroot to the mounted environment
install new stuff
mount the target drives (SD card)
mount it into the chroot enironment
generate a new chroot with mkinitcpio to setup initial files such as:
grub, keymaps, locale, hostname, etc.
Something to scratch your head, not to mentioned that I need to manually configure drivers for wifi and also drivers for display. Is time to boot, we’ll see how much we could interact.