Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Install Day!

Right now I'm installing Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft).
My hardware is what is left over from my latest desktop build, most of the parts used to be in my old main desktop running windows XP.

These are the parts:
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (1.533 mhz)
motherboard with an Nvidia chipset
766 MB ram
2 hard drives:
40 GB (boot, swap, /)
80 GB (storage)
Nvidia GeForce MX 64 MB video card

Old used parts, yes, but I don't mind. I'm doing this on the cheap.

That's pretty much all that's on the agenda for today, put the damn thing together, install Ubuntu Linux, and update!

This is how I updated:
Open Synaptic package manager
System - Administration - Synaptic package manager
Put in password
go to Settings - Repositories
Make sure universe and Multiverse are checked
(this will enable you to get all the update goodies, including updates and programs that might have more restrictive licenses than the GPL)
Hit reload
Hit mark all upgrades and then apply

It might just be a habit left over from working with windows machines, and you certainly don't have to do it, but at this point I like to do a reboot.

That's it for day 1.

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