Posts Tagged 'karmic koala'



Dividing the Hard Drive: Food for Thought

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Pre-OS-install, mapping out data/system demands for optimal disk segmentation saves headaches down the road. Here's a heads-up to help.

You don't have to, but it is a mighty good idea to put pen to paper, ring-fencing the departmental demands you will have on your overall hard disk, or disks.

For instance, you may require space for:-

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The Karmic Koala Installation Process

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The setup is quick and easy, with the exception of the Partitioning Manager which, for noobs, can confuse. This tutorial helps manage the process.

Before you begin, I suggest you read all of this section, with careful consideration to the partitioning notes. That may, quite likely, save you some time and result in a better setup.

Let's crack on ..

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Four Ways to Install .. Here’s Why Aptitude Is Best?

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As we install many packages from a clean install, let's compare the 4 methods for this and software removal, 2 of which are new, included by default.

The first two methods, apt-get and aptitude, are used in conjunction with the terminal. The other two, the Synaptic Package Manager and Karmic's new Software Center are the GUI (graphical user interface) equivalents. ...

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A User-Friendly Command Line Shell .. (Yup, For Real!)

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This guide & cheatsheet – using simple memorable commands, not complex syntax – will make you not only faster at the Linux shell, but enjoy it too.

Copying over my old bashrc file to a new install (it lives in your /home/username folder) is the first thing I do because it speeds up and simplifies everything else .. especially ...

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Using Launchers to Aid Productivity

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Launchers are Ubuntu shortcuts for your Desktop. Here's how to create them.

Being a shortcut kind of a guy, I add a couple of these to save wading through the applications menu.

They can be used to enact any command though: maybe to run a script, but basically to launch a process.

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Get the Damn Windows Key Working

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So you've got Linux Ubuntu and wonder how to have that Windows key do something useful, or just do anything. Here's how to set it up.

Let's make that Windows key do something useful, (other than just openly advertising the fact that Microsoft operates a cartel and we're all pretty much obliged to bow to that.)

Open this file, else it'll ...

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Improve Your PC with Driver Updates

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Here's how to ensure your Ubuntu-driven PC is up-to-date with the latest hardware drivers.

The hardware drivers required varies, of course, from machine to machine. Ubuntu generally works out what driver choices you'll want to know about, to consider installing.

To take a look at what's available for your PC, in the menu:-

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Faster Boot with System Efficiency

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For speed freaks out there, let's look at how we may tune the PC to load only those system services that we need, disabling unnecessary ones. Not only does this give a faster boot time but can also shore up potential security risks.

When you install Windows, unless you've got ...

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Adding Old /home Docs to a New System

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This is pretty obvious for many, but just to be clear for noobs, or those migrating from a previous Ubuntu system to a new one for the first time.

If you're migrating from a previous Ubuntu OS such as Jaunty Jackalope, you'll have backed up various files and folders, especially from your old /home/username directory.

Just pull them into the ...

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Stop Having to Mount Partitions Manually

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Here's how to stop password requests every time you need to mount media. Automate access of any media: partitions, internal/external drives, etc.

One problem with having separate partitions or hard drives – for example for your backup, music collection or website development – is that, every time you boot up, you have to mount those when required, providing a password.

The time-saving ...

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