Virtualbox 3.0

Following previous posts about installing Virtualbox, here’s the 3.0 update (currently 3.0.8). If you have a previous version already installed you need to manually install the new one. Install Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software. Add the following sources for Intrepid (check your distribution here) Download and register Sun authentication key wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - Be sure your source list is updated sudo apt-get update Be sure you have dkms installed (so Virtualbox host kernel is automatically updated as you update your system kernel) sudo apt-get install dkms Install Virtualbox 3.
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Recovering the update-notifier icon in Ubuntu 9.04

If you have installed Ubuntu 9.04 you probably noticed by now that the update-notifier icon no longer appears when there are new updates available. Instead the Update Manager window opens. This may be a problem if you don’t notice that window and shutdown your system. After that you have to wait for new updates (and notice the Update Manager window that time) or manually look for updates. To get the update-notifier icon just run the following:
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Installing Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (Asus Eee 1000HE)

I have a new Asus Eee 1000HE. It came with Windows XP, but I want to try out Ubuntu Netbook Remix. The eee don’t have an optical drive, so we need to install it using an usb drive. The goal is dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu. I want Eee to become my main Windows machine; this will allow me to format my Desktop machine to have only have Ubuntu (next release with default ext4 filesystem).
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope (on the Desktop)

After my laptop, is time to upgrade my main machine whith Ubuntu 9.04, codename Jaunty Jackalope. I will be the using the 32 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it’s much faster, I think. I shouldn’t do this during the week, but… oh well… Before you start Check for updates using Update Manager (be sure to have all the available upgrades done) Backup your data Check the Release Notes Download Ubuntu (I used the Text based “alternate installer” installation disk link to get the alternate image) Check the file hash (example: md5sum ubuntu-9.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Yesterday Ubuntu 9.04, codename Jaunty Jackalope, was released. Time to upgrade :-) First in my laptop. I will be the using the 64 bit alternate cd to upgrade. This means that the upgrade will have a cd image as his source, and not the Internet. This way it’s much faster, I think. I considered a clean install in order to create ext4 partitions, but after reading around I decided not to, because I saw some “your data may be lost” comments.
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