View Full Version : Installing Ubuntu: Some guides and howtos

February 25th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Hi. We have a lot of guides and howtos that can help you install an Ubuntu system. Here's a list of threads that have them, or link to more.

Complete Guide to Installation in Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=781352) (which is a fresh version of this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=500020) guide)

READ FIRST prior to posting - IMPORTANT links ***PLUS INSTALL METHODS*** (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=232059)

Quickguide: Installing/upgrading advice to Gutsy (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=583007)

Installation Guides for Dapper Drake (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=182716)

Ubuntu 6.06 Desktop Guides (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=193301)

HowTo: Install Ubuntu on your HP Laptop with drivers (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=528618)

Another great resource was the Ubuntu Documentation Storage Facility, which has unfortunately closed. :(

If you've written a howto or used another you found helpful, please tell us about it. :)

February 26th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Broadcom 43xx Wiki Page updated:

Certainly hope that would help someone, or MANY someones. :lolflag:

jan quark
February 26th, 2008, 09:31 AM
How to install Flash Plugin via the official Adobe site

guide with explanation how to navigate in terminal

February 26th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Enabling sources. Finding programs...can't download anything: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=693309

Het Irv
February 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Here is the Psychocats Ubuntu page (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/). I have found this to be extremely helpful for How-Tos (or however you make How-to Plural)

March 13th, 2008, 11:06 AM
This was really informative and very helpful


March 15th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Don't understand how to enter code to fix a problem in Ubuntu?

Here's a terminal guide I wrote for completely new users, giving you reasons why you shouldn't be scared of it. Treat it as background knowledge rather than a specific guide. I tried to make it as easy-to-understand as possible, explaining things in plain English.


March 21st, 2008, 09:14 AM
very helpfull

March 24th, 2008, 03:33 PM
hi guys

i started to write some (to my opinion) useful beginner guides on my blog. if anybody is interested, i started to write some basic knowledge topics followed by some more experienced things. so take a look at it and leave some replies if it helps.

thx and happy ubuntuing :)

link to my blog: http://disputerlinux.blogspot.com

April 1st, 2008, 03:25 PM
thank you

April 8th, 2008, 05:38 PM
The Wiki page of Ubuntu How-to's would sit well here:

April 11th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Hi all,

I've just finished writing the first in a series of posts for the absolute beginner, explaining what Linux is and just what makes it so cool.

Here's the link:


Here's a sneak-peek:

Hang on, did you just say it’s free?

Yes. Linux is completely free. You don’t have to pay anything for it.

…Then how can it be any good?

Because, unlike Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Operating System, OSX, Linux can be described as Open-Source software. This means that the underlying code which makes the whole PC do what you want is available for anyone to edit, improve and share. Whereas computers in general have been turned from Tools into Products by various multinational companies like Microsoft, Linux attempts to promote the freedom of technology, information, and computer knowledge. A popular analogy is with a recipe. A recipe is, like a computer, a tool - it gets the job done. What would you do if the recipe for baking bread was not freely available? What if you couldn’t change it without being sued? Linux attempts to bring the ownership of the PC back to you.

April 17th, 2008, 09:40 AM
if you are having any problem installing 7.04 with D-Link W510 visit the guide at


April 28th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Hey Buddies Welcome to Free World

try dis link U can find any thing on this



April 29th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Very helpfull. Thanks.

May 1st, 2008, 11:54 AM
Not sure how to delete my message...

Cap'n Redbeard
May 1st, 2008, 10:25 PM
Tracking responses to posts from user would be quite helpful...

May 5th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Re: Windows/Ubuntu Dual Booting HowTo's

Here's some excellent guides to this perennial forum topic :

http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbooting_guide_linux_vista_and_x p_stepbystep.htm

Can be slow to load - Heavy use !!

How to dual boot Linux and Windows XP (Linux installed first)

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_instal led_first.htm

How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed _first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm

How to dual boot Windows XP and Linux (XP installed first)

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed _first.htm

How to dual-boot Vista with Linux (Linux is already installed)

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_linux_is_already_ installed.htm

How to dual-boot Vista with Linux (Vista installed first)

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_f irst.htm

May 5th, 2008, 04:18 PM
You may have overlooked this:

May 7th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Unofficial ATI Wiki, (Install Guide)

May 8th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Here are some ubuntu tutorials and some cool ubuntu links that I found off of Digg and googling:
100+ ubuntu tutorials (grows fast)
Enable DVD Playback in 2 commands (http://lifehacker.com/350015/enable-dvd-playback-in-ubuntu-in-two-commands)
Ultimate collection of Unix/Linux command cheat sheet (http://www.scottklarr.com/topic/115/linux-unix-cheat-sheets---the-ultimate-collection/)
Automatix (installs programs such as google earth, skype, and more so you don't have to do it) (http://www.getautomatix.com/)

Thats all.

May 8th, 2008, 12:50 AM
The link in my signature (the one at the very bottom) Is a how-to I wrote on automounting NTFS Drives in Ubuntu - I decided to write it after seeing a lot of threads asking how to do it :p

s0ylent green is pe0ple
May 8th, 2008, 12:53 AM
nice list cheers

May 11th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Im totally a newbie in any distributions of Linux....and a 3 day old Ubuntu Hardy Heron user....

Finally, I got here to read these very helpful guides and howtos....Great... :)

Thanks anyway for these.... :KS

May 11th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Thank you so much for this guide. It actually inspired me to write up a Newbie-Newbie start-up you'll find here


Might be useful... ;)


May 13th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Despite being command-line (Terminal) based, I wrote my Comprehensive Multimedia & Video How-to (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683) with newbies in mind. Just copy and paste the relevant commands and you should be fine.

Welcome to Ubuntu by the way. :-)


May 14th, 2008, 09:08 AM
hello guys i'm new here. thanx for the help.:guitar:

May 14th, 2008, 11:22 AM
hello guys i'm new here. thanx for the help.:guitar:

No problem ;)

May 15th, 2008, 10:39 AM
You may have overlooked this:

Great guide Niko ;)

May I add it to my "ultimate newbie faves"?

May 16th, 2008, 05:01 PM
I have a setup guide for installing 7.10 with a separate /home partition (Always a good idea, I would have lost it when I upgraded to 8.04 otherwise.). Check the link in my sig. I will also be updating it soon with instructions for 8.04.

May 16th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Hey all :)

Newbie (n00b) 101 Pt. 2 -- Getting help

here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=796449)

Love you all,

Z The Terrible