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Tomorrow (01/05) is an holiday in Portugal and today it was a nice day to start installing Ubuntu in my Desktop :-)
The first reference for my eXPerience is my own post where I address several important points to check before installing and to achieve.
Running the live cd⌗
After booting from the cd is important to check the integrity of the cd. Burning cds also fails.
Hardware to check (during the live cd session)⌗
- Sound (check)
- Cable network (check) – been writing in the blog in the live cd session
- Graphics (not so good)
I have a 800x600 screen resolution in my 19'' monitor, and the image isn’t centered…
I installed EnvyNG using the Synaptic Package Manager (look for
envyng-gtk) and just had to run it (Applications > System Tools > EnvyNG), after closing Synaptic (important), choose to “Install he NVIDIA driver (Automatic Hardware Detection)” option.
Note: before installing EnvyNG, in Synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories and in the “Ubuntu Software” tab choose every option. Also, in the “Third-Party Software” tab choose the first option.
Because I was in a live cd session I didn’t restart to see the effect, but everything looks fine in the log so…
Starting the installation now :-)
Hard Drive Partition Layout⌗
/dev/sdc /dev/sdc1 ntfs 21476 MB (20 GB) /dev/sdc2 ext3 / 15360 MB (15 GB) /dev/sdc5 ext3 /home 15360 MB (15 GB) /dev/sdc6 swap 2048 MB (2 GB) /dev/sdc7 ext3 /storage/pool 27719 MB (27 GB)
Post-install: graphics card⌗
After the Ubuntu installation, I restart the computer and choose to boot from Ubuntu in the Grub menu.
I still don’t have the graphic card installed, but the image is centered now.
I installed EnvyNG (like in the live cd session) and restarted.
While restarting a NVIDIA splash screen will be displayed, proofing a successful installation. I now have a normal 1280x1024 screen resolution and some desktop effects are already active.
Also check the System > Administration > NVIDIA X Server Settings. Pretty awesome. Even my monitor is correctly recognized.
Post-install: wireless network card⌗
A warning in the Notification Area told I had a Proprietary Driver to install. I just had to check Enable and the wireless card was installed.
Try the wireless network…
Post-install: file system⌗
Besides the / and /home partitions, only root have permissions to write in every other partitions. In my case /storage/pool.
So, we have to add permissions to our user:
sudo chown -R youruser:youruser /storage/pool sudo chmod -R 755 /storage/pool
Click here for more info.
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list \ -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add \ \- && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common && \ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
- Codecs and plugins (it will take quite some time)
sudo apt-get remove icedtea-gcjwebplugin openjdk-6-jre && \ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss \ compizconfig-settings-manager faad gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad \ gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly \ gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-pitfdll libflashsupport liblame0 \ sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin unrar w32codecs
- Playing Encrypted DVDs
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread3 libdvdnav4 build-essential \ debhelper fakeroot regionset
- Changing your DVD Region Code (be sure there’s a DVD in the drive)
Check the reference link, because it as many other things you’ll want.
Post-install: System > Preferences⌗
List of changed Preferences:
- Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (Compiz Settings Manager)
- Keyboard (Layout > Layout Options)
Post-install: LAMP Server⌗
To install Apache, MySQL and PHP, check here.
Post-install: Windows Legacy⌗
To install VirtualBox to run Windows, check here.
Post-install: NFS file sharing⌗
To configure two Ubuntu machines to share files using NFS, check here.
Post-install: Syncing Windows Mobile 5/6 with Synce⌗
To sync your phone with Ubuntu, check here.
Post-install: extra software⌗
List of extra installation software installed:
- Firefox Foxmarks add-on (can’t live without it)
- More Firefox add-ons (BugMeNot, Forecastfox)
- Firefox IMDB search-engine
- Gmail Notifier
- Istanbul Desktop Session Recorder
- Gaupol Subtitle Editor
- Acrobat Reader (choose the .deb installer and double click after the download)
- Google Earth (it will download a .bin installation file, run it in the Terminal)
- Screem HTML/XML Editor
- Bluefish Editor
- Gnome Partition Editor (gParted)
- Simple Backup
- mdf2iso (
sudo apt-get install mdf2iso)
- nrg2iso (
sudo apt-get install nrg2iso)