Microsoft’s “Secure Boot” plans for Windows 8 have already caused no end of controversy in the Linux community, and certainly one of the more divisive announcements in recent months was Canonical’s decision to drop the GRUB 2 bootloader as part of its solution for Ubuntu Linux.
September 23rd, 2012 by cj2003
This is the second article on dual-booting Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 with Windows 7. But while the first one, how to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, showed how to do it on a computer with a single hard drive, this one gives a step-by-step guide on how to do it on a computer with two [...]
July 26th, 2012 by cj2003
For many of us, the Chromebox, and the Chromebook before it, are a waste of perfectly good hardware. The Chromebox given out at Google I/O, for example, comes with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD. It also has plenty of USB and video ports as well as a built-in speaker. [...]
July 16th, 2012 by cj2003
Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions use the GRUB2 boot loader. If GRUB2 breaks — for example, if you install Windows after installing Ubuntu or overwrite your MBR — you won’t be able to boot into Ubuntu.
One tool that has seen very little or no change over the past several releases in Ubuntu Desktop is the installation program. So it is somewhat surprising that some users are having problems dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 using a tutorial written for Ubuntu 11.04.
Ubuntu 12.04 has been officially released and, with minor adjustments, the intel gma500 video card is working out of the box. See the last part of this post for suggestions on getting suspend working.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” can boot faster… sometimes. If you are not lucky, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS can boot more than twice as slow as Ubuntu 10.04, the previous LTS release. Here are boot performance results of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running on six distinct notebooks and comparing the Bootchart results upon clean installations of Ubuntu [...]
April 1st, 2012 by cj2003
Grub 2’s configuration options are split across multiple files instead of the single menu.lst file Grub 1 used, so setting a password has become more complicated. These steps apply to Grub 1.99, used in Ubuntu 11.10. The process may be different in future versions.
January 4th, 2012 by cj2003
I usually recommend against multiple-boot machines, but I can’t argue with the fact that here are situations when the idea is very useful. So this is what this article is about: making sure you need a dual-boot system, acknowledging the requirements, making backups if need be and proceed.
December 5th, 2011 by cj2003
Upgrading your system with latest version of Ubuntu enables you to support the latest drivers, BIOS (Basic Input Output System), and advanced applications. While the upgradation process is simple and easy-to perform, it might result in booting problems if interrupted or performed in disorganized manner.
October 22nd, 2010 by cj2003
In this article we’ll see 3 way of installing Ubuntu on a USB drive. We’ll see how to create a live USB Ubuntu disk, just like your live CD. Only difference is that we’ll be booting and installing Ubuntu using this live USB diskette, and as last option how to do a full installation of [...]
October 9th, 2010 by cj2003
You can cause Ubuntu to display information about what it is doing in place of the graphic as it boots. If you watch this information scroll by each time the system boots normally, you will become familar with some of the stages the system goes through as it boots
September 28th, 2010 by cj2003
I just updated to the latest Ubuntu 10.10 desktop and noticed that boot time is now extremely fast! My Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80GHz laptop with an Intel SSD now boots in 8.6 seconds! That is from boot loader all the way to logged in and ready to use! Nice work Ubuntu
September 9th, 2010 by cj2003
There are times when you may not want ubuntu to make a loud sound just in case your computer is common room and you don’t want to disturb others or you may not want to hear the booting sound in ubuntu while booting it.
August 30th, 2010 by cj2003
Since most tips you see for Ubuntu are geared toward new user, we’re going to take it up a notch and offer some tips for the Ubuntu power users. These tips will vary in scope and level of expertise but all will improve your Ubuntu Linux experience.
July 17th, 2010 by cj2003
Are you desperately searching for ways to finally reach that elusive 10 second boot time? You certainly heard that Ubuntu 10.04 has the capability of doing just that right? It can…but you have to help it along.
July 12th, 2010 by cj2003
There are two ways to dual boot with a Windows system preinstalled. The first is to add a new or spare hard drive to your system and use this for version of Linux you want to install. The second solution is to use the installer to automatically resize your Windows partition to make room for [...]
Why need to optimize ubuntu performance improve ubuntu boot speed? Ubuntu10.04 boot time is only 25-30 seconds after a new installation, but the boot time rose to around 1m20s after used a period of time.
June 28th, 2010 by cj2003
If you’re diligent about applying patches to your Ubuntu PC, you’ll soon notice an annoying problem—the boot menu keeps growing bigger every time a kernel patch is installed. Here’s how to clean it up.
We all know about the obsession with booting speed that Ubuntu has. Since the last two Ubuntu releases, the Ubuntu developers have been consciously pushing for lower boot time.
April 6th, 2010 by cj2003
A few days ago, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on my Super Talent Ultradrive GX 64GB (firmware version 1916 with TRIM support) and rebooted it thirty times to get some data from bootchart. Here are the results: The fastest boot took only 3.65 seconds.
April 4th, 2010 by cj2003
The second alpha of Ubuntu 10.06 boasts 15-second boot-time, says an industry report. Meanwhile, the Ubuntu project posted a controversial survey about which proprietary apps might be considered for inclusion with the distro
January 24th, 2010 by cj2003
In looking at the first Alpha release of Ubuntu’s Lucid Lynx OS, or Ubuntu 10.04, the boot time on a PC built with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 at 2.80 GHz and 2 GB of RAM clocked in at 20 seconds.
January 23rd, 2010 by cj2003
A common problem many users face after installing either Linux or Windows on a system when the other is already present is an override of the default boootloader.
January 19th, 2010 by cj2003
You have a new computer that came with Windows 7 pre-installed on it, and you want to create a dual boot system so you can run Ubuntu Linux as well. Here we take you through the process to install Ubuntu on your pre-installed Windows 7 machine.
January 16th, 2010 by cj2003
There have been a lot of users complaining about the new Ubuntu 9.10 splash screen. First users are complaining that cosmetically it looks unprofessional and tacky. Second, there is no obvious way to configure this splash screen
January 7th, 2010 by cj2003
One area that Canonical is focusing upon in particular with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is speeding up the boot process, so we decided to provide some benchmarks there too.
January 4th, 2010 by cj2003
For speed freaks, you could improve the boot up time using friendly GUI application, Ubuntu BootUp Manager or BUM in short. Using BUM you can make the PC load only those system services that you need, killing unnecessary ones.
December 30th, 2009 by cj2003
The difficulty is that GRUB 2 regenerates its grub.cfg file, and during that generation it looks for additional Linux kernels in /boot and automatically includes any that it finds there.
November 20th, 2009 by cj2003
Windows 7 and Ubuntu, despite their opposing missions, can get along like best pals on a single computer. Here’s how to set up a dual boot system that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds in perfect harmony.
November 13th, 2009 by cj2003