Wlan and the Networking service on Ubuntu

Because I have a mix of GUI and CLI systems, I configure all my machines through the command line. For networking this means I edit the /etc/network/interfaces file. Most of the time, this works just fine, except that after upgrading to the newest Ubuntu release on my laptop, all of a sudden my wireless network wouldn’t come up at boot. In a previous version of this post, I wrongly suggested that removing network-manager would solve the issue. »

Boot ISO files from USB with grub4dos

The goal is to make a universal bootable usb device with a small boot partition and a data partition on which we’ll store the iso files. This means you can just download almost any bootable iso and boot it without having to burn a cd or unpack the iso. We’ll install grub4dos as boot loader, using the ‘triple mbr’ feature to increase the compatibility with different mainboard and BIOS configurations. We’ll be using command line linux applications to reach our goal, any distro will do. »