Sunday, October 18, 2015

Installing Ubuntu and Fixing Boot, Software Centre Issues

Installing Ubuntu 12.04
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As long as you do not choose to screw your windows partition explicitly default installation should work fine. The problems starts later on however! I trust you on this part and proceed further directly to problems.

Boot Problems
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The grandchildren of linux have the same old boot loader problems that their grandmother RedHat 2-6.0x had! What happens is you will not see an option to boot to Linux, stuff directly goes to Windows or whatever else you have on you computer.

Ctrl+Alt+T
sudo grub-install /dev/sda

Hit enter the problem should now be solved.

Software Centre
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The Canadian server seems to be sleeping so you may get this error.

Error
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W:Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to ca.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Open Software Centre and choose Edit -> Software Sources and select Other hit the Best Server option and accept when Ubuntu finds you the best server.

Now
Ctrl+Alt+T
sudo apt-get update

This will update your software stuff and you should be good to go from there.

Have fun.
Regards
Ragu

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