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Installing Ubuntu on an External Hard Drive

I’m writing this mainly for my own reference. I note that a lot of people want to install Ubuntu on a laptop but choose to put it on an external USB hard drive. The result is usually that GRUB breaks when the external drive is not connected since it cannot locate the files needed to boot which are on the external drive.

How To Install Ubuntu Locally Over The Network

I spent some time this week figuring out the requirements for installing Ubuntu locally over the network. Ubuntu has netboot installers which are more than happy to go find a public repository mirror for you, but how about installing over the LAN using the contents of the CD as the repository? Well, if you’re interested in fast installations and no longer burning CDs this tutorial is for you.

How to install MySQL on Ubuntu/Debian

It may seem easy for some, but for others, installing MySQL on Ubuntu or Debian Linux is not an easy task. This article explains to you how to install the MySQL Server and Client packages on a Ubuntu/Debian system.

GooPackage - The Unofficial Google Package Manager/Installer

The open source package manager for Google applications, powered by Mozilla Prism.

Howto Install Sofa Media Center in Ubuntu

Sofa is a media center aimed at easy usage, minimal configuration and total integration with the Gnome desktop environment and existing multimedia applications.

Howto Install Firefox 3 Beta 1 in Ubuntu

Mozilla has officially released the first beta test version of Firefox 3. Here’s how to try it out for yourself in Ubuntu.

Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy

qBittorrent is a Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .

How to Install Source Files in Ubuntu

For all those who are beginners in any linux(ubuntu) find hard to find the package files of their distro and end up in finding an source package(which is either in tar.gz or .gz).. so now people think how to install these source files. Lets now see how would you be installing source files in ubuntu…

How To Install The Epiphany Browser

So as many of you know I recently got back from the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Boston where we hashed out the details for the upcoming 8.04 release.  It was loads of fun, I met a lot of cool people and I’m excited to get a lot of work done between now and then.  In the meantime I thought I’d share something with you all that I noticed while I was there.  Nobody seemed to use Firefox.

How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu

The Eternity Screensaver plays animations of ray-traced scenes which took days or even weeks to generate. The reasoning is that these clips should look more impressive than anything which can be generated on-the-fly.

How To Install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 7.10

It was recently pointed out to me on one of our local mailing lists that my previous tutorial on installing Adobe’s Acrobat reader for Firefox no longer worked. It seems that those packages have been pulled from the repository since that writing. I wanted to take a few minutes and give an update on a different method of installing Adobe’s Acrobat reader.

apt:This! Bookmarklet

apt:This! is a Bookmarklet to send package name to The AptURL Protocol Handler. The AptURL Protocol Handler is a program that handles special URLs for installing software on Linux. Ubuntu 7.10+ can use AptURL by default.

SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.

Install Ubuntu Linux on your PC

The way some people talk, you'd have to be a rocket scientist to use Linux. In the old days that was probably true, but modern versions like Ubuntu have made it easier than ever for us mere mortals to join the free software revolution. To prove this point we're going to follow Liz, an ordinary non-techy computer user, through the whole process of installing Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows.

Easy Way to Install Ubuntu

Want to try Ubuntu Linux? Of course you do. Want to install the entire OS to operate just like an application inside Windows? With no partitioning? No fuss, no muss?

Install Ubuntu as a Windows program (Wubi)

Wubi is a free Windows front end installer for the Ubuntu operating system. That means that Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu without leaving Windows, just like any other Windows application! With Wubi you don’t have to burn any fancy I.S.O. images to a CD, no worrying about disk partitioning, and you can even uninstall Ubuntu, right from windows.

How to install Linux without needing to burn a CD

This is a How-To to install your linux distro live CD without needing to burn it and put it in your drive. This will for sure save you some CDs.

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