You will need a script from here http://www.2shared.com/file/eZSpENE3...e_texlive.html or as an attachment. Brought to you by http://alexkrispin.wordpress.com/201...011-on-ubuntu/
1. Open terminal, go to the directory where you downloaded the script and make it executable with
2. Execute the script with
chmod +x install_update_texlive.sh
. A window will pop up. The choices there are self explanatory.
~3 GB of data will be downloaded
3. After a short while a window appear with different settings. Again, self explanatory. Choose your languages, packages. I chose to download all of it so there are no hiccups later. Click next.
4. All you have to do now is wait. For the impatient there is a progress bar.