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General Meeting Basics (starts at 6:30pm) Main Presentation
April 12, 2017
Creating and managing a hot spare SD image
by Lee Lammert
SUSE Installation on Raspberry Pi
by Joe Bohnenstiehl
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General Meeting on Wednesday - 12 April 2017
The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of each month.

We start the general meeting with a basic session; which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space. Then we will have our usual quick welcome, introduction, administrative announcements, and a Questions and Answers Period. After all that, we take a break before our main event.

Basic Session

The basics portion for April will be Creating and managing a hot spare SD image by Lee Lammert

Many new systems (e.g Raspberry Pi) use an SD or microSD card for the OS; one problem - what happens if the SD card/chip dies? How do you reboot the device? Restore a backup? How many in this situation have had to start over with a new OS image?

This tutorial will show how to maintain a hotspare, and keep it updated so that a failure can be handled as simply as swapping the chip (or plugging it into a new device) and adding power.


Lee Lammert is interesting and informative.

Main Event

The main presentation for April will be SUSE Installation on Raspberry Pi by Joseph (Joe) Bohnenstiehl

This tutorial will be on installing openSUSE on a raspberry PI.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

OpenSUSE for the PI was recently released, and the fun begins.

The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution.

It is aimed towards users and developers working on the desktop or server. It is great for beginners, experienced users and ultra geeks alike, in short, it is perfect for everybody! The latest release, openSUSE Leap 42.2, features new and massively improved versions of all useful server and desktop applications. It comes with more than 1,000 open source applications.

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Bio: Joe Bohnenstiehl is interesting and informative.

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