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Feb 5th: How to get screamingly fast performance with Linux.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rick Moen is a longtime senior system administrator and member of SVLUG's Web Team, who also runs nearby Linux user group CABAL (, meeting at his and his wife's house in West Menlo Park, and has been fooling with various Unices since the 1980s. Having formerly been a technical employee at several Linux firms (Linuxcare, VA Linux Systems, and California Digital Corp.) during decades past, he stresses that it's not his fault and he has an alibi.

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  • lewleib

    Greetings. For about 9 month I have been slowly learning to use Ubuntu on my laptop to analyize NASA astronomical images.
    Last week I ran out of Virtualbox disk space and just had a 1T hard drive and Windows 7 installed. Now I can't boot VB. I've heard Windows 7 can duel boot UBUNTU but I don't want to try it on my own.
    Where/how can I get the technical support to get me back in operation? Thanks

    July 15, 2014

    • Kevin D.

      You can't boot the VM because you ran out of disk space inside of it or you ran out of disk space in the Windows host? By VB did you really mean VM? You tried deleting some cruft from the Windows partition? Empty the recycle bin, etc? Dual booting will require you to install Ubuntu, using up disk space. You could, instead boot from a DVD and get to the disk that way. But, it doesn't sound like booting Ubuntu is going to help. It sounds like you need to just cleanup your Windows disk space. Perhaps Windows doesn't have enough swap space or enough space to grow the VM's virtual disk.

      July 15, 2014

    • lewleib

      Hi Kevin, Yes, I was having problems because I almost ran out of Windows disk space and I ran out of VM disk space. NOW, I had a new 1 Teribyte internal drive installed with a tech's attempt at copying my old files on to my new drive. Yesterday I installed a new copy of VM. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu. How can I find my old Ubuntu files on the old VM particion?

      July 16, 2014

  • Jim L

    For a quickly prepare meeting it was OK. The speaker was knowledgeable and open to discussion.

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is building 350 or vcafe? We've asked some people here but no one knows. Currently at 380

    February 5, 2014

    • Harish G.

      Right behind 380. Next to the gym

      February 5, 2014

  • anne
    Free IEEE Computer Soc presentation , Feb 11 , hosted by Cadence in San Jose

    February 2, 2014

  • David

    Looking for help revolutionizing search.

    January 2, 2014

    • Kevin D.

      The first thing I did, (10 years ago), was to eliminate the requirement of using only keywords and simple extensions. Traditional search engines give way too many hits with their limited ways of searching.

      January 30, 2014

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