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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Install ubuntu 13.4 in virtual box!

Install ubuntu 13.4 in virtual box! 

Have you ever wanted to try Ubuntu but didn't have a spare computer to run it on? This tutorial will show you how a virtual machine like VirtualBox will let you play with other operating systems without having to change what’s on your computer right now. The tutorial will cover how to install VirtualBox and set up your first virtual machine, show you how to get Ubuntu and prepare for installation, and walk you through an installation of Ubuntu.


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Ubuntu install script

Simple Ubuntu install script

To customise and set Ubuntu's clean installation, add some programs You can create simple script which can do for example:
  • add favorite repositories and PPA
  • uninstall unnecessary software
  • install new programs
  • add network drives in fstab
  • run the VPN client
  • attach drives from fstab
  • do a few fix (umountcifs problem, turn off pc speaker and welcome sound)

Edit this script

Download and extract umountcifs script to your home directory. Then create a blank file and name it eg. ubuntu-install and edit it in your favorite editor.
touch ubuntu-install && gedit ubuntu-install
Or simply download ubuntu-install, extract it and open in editor.
Paste this code into it and edit it.
02# update & upgrade #
03sudo apt-get update
04sudo apt-get upgrade
05# add custom sources and PPA's #
06sudo sh -c "echo '## PPA ###' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
07# ubuntuzilla
08sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver C1289A29
09sudo sh -c "echo 'deb main #Ubuntuzilla' >>/etc/apt/sources.list"
10# vlc
11sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc
12# getdeb
13wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
14sudo sh -c "echo 'deb karmic-getdeb apps #getdeb' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
15# medibuntu
16echo deb karmic freenon-free sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
17wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
18# update & upgrade #
19sudo apt-get update
20sudo apt-get upgrade
21# REMOVE some unneeded apps #
22sudo apt-get remove gnome-games gnome-games-common empathy
23# INSTALL new apps #
24sudo apt-get install smbfs nautilus-open-terminal vim mc openvpn geany smplayer minitube firefox-mozilla-build thunderbird-mozilla-build ubuntu-restricted-extras
25# INSTALL deb files from directory #
26sudo dpkg -i /home/yourname/directory/with/deb/files/*.deb
27# make some directories needed by fstab #
28sudo mkdir /media/remotemachine
29sudo mkdir /media/ntfs
30# create samba credential files #
31sudo touch /etc/samba/cred
32sudo sh -c "echo 'username=yourusername' >> /etc/samba/cred"
33sudo sh -c "echo 'password=yourpassword' >> /etc/samba/cred"
34sudo chmod 0600 /etc/samba/cred
35# add new hosts #
36sudo sh -c "echo ' remotemachinename' >> /etc/hosts"
37# add drives to fstab #
38sudo sh -c "echo 'UUID=791957C576AE1E67 /media/ntfs ntfs umask=000,utf8 0 0' >> /etc/fstab"
39sudo sh -c "echo '//remoteIP/remote-dir /media/remotemachine cifs credentials=/etc/samba/cred,noperm,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0' >> /etc/fstab"
40# fixing umountcifs problem in Ubuntu on restart and shutdown #
41sudo cp/home/yourusername/path/to/the/script/umountcifs /etc/init.d/
42sudo update-rc.d umountcifs stop 02 0 6
43sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/umountcifs /etc/rc0.d/K01umountcifs
44sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/umountcifs /etc/rc6.d/K01umountcifs
45# copy OpenVPN certificates to /etc/openvpn #
46sudo cp /home/yourusername/.install/vpn/* /etc/openvpn
47sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn restart
48# time needed to connect to the VPN server (30s with reserve) and mounting drives #
49sleep 30 && sudo mount -a
50# turn off pc speaker beeping #
51echo "blacklist pcspkr" sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
52# turn off welcome sound #
53sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set/desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds --type bool false
54# enabling cpufreq-applet CPU frequency scaling #
55sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/cpufreq-selector
Save the script and give it execute permission
chmod +x ubuntu-install

How to run this script?

Do not run it as sudo, because not every command in the script requires root privileges. Just type in terminal
As you can see, it's not complicated. This method is not perfect, but enough to start. Sometime in the future, we will show even more sophisticated ways.

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