A rather obvious topic that I didn't find good resources for when I was first interested in my shakuhachi. It got shelved for a long time because of that.
This topic isn't about the other necessary things:
If you can't put the flute to your mouth and make a decent note quite quickly, you probably aren't ready for anything more than Mary Had a Little Lamb and maybe not even that, yet. This is fine; accept your limitations so you have some place to set goals from.
At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.
These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!
- These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.
- If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.
Todo - as-yet untested
This concept and these notes are entirely obsoleted by dm-crypt, if you want a complete encryption solution.
These notes were made from instructions from Slackware as of Slackware 14.2 64bit.
It's remarkably simple.
Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.
This is as complete a document as I can think up. I hope I've covered it broadly enough.
Windows 10 >
Problem: I have a messy old Windows installation, and I want to reinstall it from scratch. However, I own Windows 8, applied the Windows 8.1 upgrade, and then got the free upgrade to Windows 10. I don't have a Windows 10 installation disk.
I don't want a new disk, I want a USB stick.
I don't want Windows itself booting from a USB stick, just the installer on it.
I wanted to play Okami on my PlayStation 2 again. My old monitor had an S-Video input, but newer ones do not.
There are little adapters and adapter-cables, but those will not work on most monitors. They are a sort of "straight through" adapter which rely on the monitor understanding the signal a certain way. I bought a "HDV-G3000 PS2 to HDMI Video Audio Converter Adapter 1080P" which did not work.
Solution: Most people have RCA connectors, but what you really want is to have the highest-quality output from the PS2 and convert it using a device. So you take the high-quality cable for a PS2, which gives you S-Video output, and plug that into a converter box. The plus side is you can do upscaling and probably video switchboxing.
I ended up getting:
An two-source audio mixer, so I can use one set of speakers for my computer and the PS2 is another project I only briefly looked at and haven't started yet.