Installing Ubuntu 11.10

2011/10/16 by Paulo Pereira

~/categories/Linux #Linux #Ubuntu #Ubuntu 11.10 #Oneiric Ocelot

Since upgrading didn’t work on my machine, I went ahead and did a fresh install.

As I keep my /home partition separated from my / partition (they’re in fact in different drives), I can install without much worries. I have to reinstall a bunch of things, but I was in need of a clean up anyway.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
md5sum ubuntu-11.10-alternate-amd64.iso

62fb5d750c30a27a26d01c5f3d8df459 ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso

Installing Ubuntu it’s pretty straightforward this days, so there’s nothing much to say.

I selected the option to install the multimedia codecs and unchecked the option to download available updates (I will do that later).

If you have your /home partition separated from your / partition, be sure to select the mount point, but leave the format option unchecked.

Post install

After the install I was having troubles with Unity. I couldn’t get to the desktop.

I logged out (Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Log Out), chose Unity 2D and logged in again.

Then I reset Unity to start with the default experience.

unity --reset

Finally I installed the NVIDIA drivers (System Settings > Additional Drivers), rebooted and log in in Unity without any problems.

Extra software installed

sudo apt-get install sshfs openssh-server
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
sudo apt-get install hplip-gui
rm -r ~/.dropbox-dist
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
dropbox start -i
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
sudo apt-get install gnome-sushi
sudo apt-get install gcstar
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo apt-get install gaupol
sudo apt-get install aspell-pt-pt
sudo apt-get install gparted
sudo apt-get install rar unrar
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:banshee-team/banshee-daily
sudo apt-get install banshee-extension-lyrics