Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 from an ISO image

Here is a tip I ended using on a machine that didn’t have a CD drive and no connection to the internet. It already had Ubuntu installed and needed to upgrade to the next release. First you need to download the Ubuntu Alternate CD image (text base install) ubuntu-1.10-alternate-i386.iso

1. Mount the downloaded ISO image in the CD drive mounting point by typing the following:
sudo mount -t iso9660 ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso /cdrom -o loop
2. Run the upgrading application found on the CD.
gksu “sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade”
3. The machine will now upgrade and eventually reboot. You may now remove the CD entry to the image found in the file: /etc/apt/sources.list

You might want to keep the image for software sources and mount it anytime you wish to install new software.


Dùng live CD Desktop Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Tài liệu này dựa trên tài liệu trước đay đã soạn cho Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, nhưng đã cập nhật lại các hình chụp màn hình và theo thực tế. Tài liệu này cũng hướng dẫn sơ bộ việc cài đặt Ubuntu từ live CD.

Có thể tải tài liệu theo 2 định dạng ODT (Open Document
format) và PDF. Tài liệu phân phối theo giấy phép GNU/FDL


Install vlc in Ubuntu

Vlc package .deb

if missing libvlc.so.2

try starting
/sbin/ldconfig (as root) and this might help you.

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Install Gywach with ubuntu

One way to install is to covert the rpm’s to deb packages then install the deb packages. Here is how-to
First install alien

sudo apt-get install alien

then download the rpm packages to Desktop


Then change directory to Desktop

sudo alien -d Gyach-Enhanced-pYVoiceChat-1.0.7-1.i586.rpm Gyach-Enhanced-Encryption-Plugins-0.2-1.i586.rpm Gyach-Enhanced-Media-Package-0.2-1.i586.rpm Gyach-Enhanced-XMMS-Plugin-0.4-1.i586.rpm

then install packages

sudo dpkg -i gyach-enhanced-pyvoicechat_1.0.7-2_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i gyach-enhanced-encryption-plugins_0.2-2_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i gyach-enhanced-media-package_0.2-2_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i gyach-enhanced-xmms-plugin_0.4-2_i386.deb

if there is an error about missing library libexpat.so.0
cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s libexpat.so libexpat.so.0

Thi shas the advantage that you haven’t deleted anything from your system. If the version of libexpat changes, you don’t have to do anything. libexpat.so.1 itself is a symbolic link to /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2 So you should be able to rely on Ubuntu taking care of things.

Start using 🙂

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Install ymessenger on Ubuntu 8.04

1. Install library
– libglib1.2-dev :http://packages.debian.org/etch/i386/libglib1.2-dev/download
– libglib1.2ldbl : http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/i386/libglib1.2ldbl/download
– libglib1.2 : http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/s390/libglib1.2-dev/download
– libssl0.9.6 : http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openssl096/
2. Install ymessenger
– Download : http://www.4shared.com/get/60330359/504c7134/ymessenger_104_1_i386.html
– Install : dpkg -i –force-all ymessenger_1.0.4_1_i386.deb

Finished 🙂

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What does Ubuntu mean?

Navigate to System>About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on
people’s allegiances and relations with each other. The
word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu
(pronounced “oo-BOON-too”) is seen as a
traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the
founding principles of the new republic of South Africa
and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.

A rough translation of the principle of Ubuntu is
“humanity towards others”. Another
translation could be: “the belief in a
universal bond of sharing that connects all

“A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”

Update to Ubuntu 9.04

Check your version of Ubuntu :
In a terminal type:
cat /etc/issue

Ubuntu 8.04.2 \n \l

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release: 8.04
Codename: hardy

Start the Update Manager (System > Administration > Update Manager):

A window with the release notes for 9.04 comes up. Click on Upgrade again:


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