Sunday, April 3, 2016

How to create Bootable USB for Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI and Legacy Compatible)



You Tube Intro


Win32 Disk Imager 



Win32 Disk Imager to burn *.iso to USB flash drive.
Then, reboot from USB from UEFI enabled laptop. Should work. (Live CD has limitation as most new laptop no longer have CD drive.)

To restore USB flash drive. Follow step 5 in uTube video.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bit Torrent in Ubuntu



https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BitTorrent



qyang@ubuntu:~$ dpkg --list |grep transmission
ii  transmission                                                2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1                                   all          lightweight BitTorrent client
ii  transmission-common                                         2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1                                   all          lightweight BitTorrent client (common files)
ii  transmission-gtk    




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Vi Error 'E185: Cannot find color scheme 'morning' in freshly installed ubuntu 14.04.3

Copied all ~/.vim folder to newly installed ubuntu box. But vi is complaining on start up. "E185: Cannot find color scheme 'morning'" Because at default it's using vim.tiny. qyang@ubuntu:~$ ll /etc/alternatives/vi lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Dec 6 13:24 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim.tiny* In old ubuntu box: qyang@lgm-pc:~$ ll /etc/alternatives/vi lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 15 2015 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim.gnome Installing vim-gnome fixed this issue. ($sudo apt-get install vim-gnome)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Install Playonlinux from command line to accept the license by Tab -> Enter

This POST addressed how to accept license when clicking enter doesn't respond the OK display when installing playonlinux from command line.
Solution:
Hit  key, then hit  to accept the license. 

That is it. So easy, just switching among buttons, to highlight button. Same like in windows.

Ubuntu apt mirror access error.


http://askubuntu.com/questions/553765/failed-to-fetch-update-on-ubuntu-14-04-lts-trusty-tahr


This post addressed one issue I had tonight.


W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-backports/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:http:

Solution
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Or switch apt mirror from this link
http://askubuntu.com/questions/37753/how-can-i-get-apt-to-use-a-mirror-close-to-me-or-choose-a-faster-mirror