The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 10.10 - Page 2

Now the base system is being installed:

Create a normal user account:

If you like, you can set up an encrypted private directory. The default is to not set this up:

Next the package manager apt gets configured. Leave the HTTP proxy line empty unless you're using a proxy server to connect to the Internet:

On the Software selection screen, I select all package groups and hit Continue:

The installation continues:

You might see the following message (Configuring jackd2). If you want to use jackd with realtime priorities, select Yes, otherwise No. I don't intend to use it, so I select No:

The GRUB boot loader gets installed. Select Yes when you are asked Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?:

Select UTC unless this is a dual-boot system with other operating systems (such as Windows) that expect the system clock to use local time:

The base system installation is now finished. Remove the installation DVD from the DVD drive and hit Continue to reboot the system:

The new Ubuntu Studio system is booting. Log in to the desktop with the username and password you provided during the installation:

This is how your new desktop looks:

Now the base system is ready to be used.

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From: Nicka at: 2010-11-01 11:33:20

First off, great job and a really in-depth guide for novice users. The only part I question is the latter part of page 3. I assume this guide is primarily meant for users migrating from Windows to Linux/Ubuntu? I have found that if not most, at least a great many Windows users are terrified of the command line. Over the years I have had serious problems guiding users to open a command prompt and enter "ipconfig" on Windows. IMHO these beginners guides should avoid anything command line in order not to scare people away. Yes, it's the fastest and easiest way to do a loooot of things (if not most) on a *nix-box, but the cold truth is that migrating users want to do it the hard and graphical way for a while. They have all the time in the world to befriend the terminal when they have their system up and running. Otherwise you have done a great job, and I hope it will safely guide a lot of newcomers to the wonderful world of free software/GNU/Linux/Ubuntu!


From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-05 09:06:21

Did you really need multiple programs that do the same thing (2 browsers, 3 audio players, 2 burners, 3 BT clients, 5 media players!!) ?

 And Ubuntu comes with a default PDF reader that isn't a huge gigantic hog like Adobe Reader, so it seems an unnecessary addition.

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