Search This Blog

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ubunt 11.04 is here...

Woohoo...Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed 'Natty Narwhal' has been just released.
Get you copy...

Here are some torrent files, you might be interested :)
-Desktop editions:
    -64 bit :
    -32 bit :

-Server editions:
    -64 bit :
    -32 bit :

Enjoy :-)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Small tips and tricks

Thought to share few tips and tricks...

1.Ubuntu fresh installation
While making a fresh installation of ubuntu, it's always safer to give separate partitions for boot, root(/), swap(if needed) and home directory. So, while installation, select "Manual partitioning" and delete all the current partitions(ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TAKE BACKUP BEFORE PROCEEDING FOR FRESH INSTALLATION). And specify partitions as follows:(I will take my system configurations as an example, so that may give you an idea)

- /boot   : Primary partition, 100MB space
- /          : Primary partition, 20GB space (min recommended is 8GB)
- /home : Primary partition, rest-complete space

I didn't find any need to give anything for swap partition. As I have 4GB RAM and applications I would be running includes VMWare workstation/VirtualBox, Ubuntu Compiz effects, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.

So, I didn't find to waste any space for swap, if I won't be needing it. You may decide swap according to your needs.
Here is a link, which can be helpful for taking backup and reinstalling/upgrading ubuntu:

2. Execute command from history
Many times, things may happen like, you want to execute a very long command and you are as lazy as I am. So, here is what you do:

ubuntu@localhost:~$ history |grep rsync
  110  man rsync 
  111  rsync -h
  116  rsync -h |grep time
  117  rsync -h |grep -i time
  122  rsync -arH some/local/dir some-machine-name:/some/remote/dir
ubuntu@localhost:~$ !122
rsync -arH some/local/dir some-machine-name:/some/remote/dir

3. rsync : Sync and Backup utility in Ubuntu

..............Done(for now)!!!