The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.04 - 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:

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: stojo01 at: 2009-05-17 00:34:33

I got stuck on the openoffice install it hangs in part



Recommend you skip openoffice install

From: Safer Code at: 2009-05-05 15:58:21

Jaunty is fine but has serious problems with the graphics card. So, please consider that before switching to it. This post explains more:

Ubuntu Jaunty Graphics Problems

From: Anonymous at: 2009-05-05 14:19:29


Nice tutorial, but just wondering, why go through all the hassle if you can just use Wubi, get Ubuntu on you desktop/laptop as a second boot system and bob is you uncle!

I jsut set up my system like this - Win XP as base, then Ubuntu 9.04 through Wubi as second boot option. All sorted.

Apparently  Ubuntu is a bit slower in this mode, but I have not seen any significant lags. Moreover I have seen improveemnt in some task over XP!

Plus I use dual screen setup - so my main work area is a hi-res standalone lcd, and on the laptop I have all the other tidbits, like VLC media player, messenger, browser etc. Works fine without all the regular installation hassle!

The apps repository system is brilliant and you can jsut click what you want to install once you have the base system running and all happens automagically! No more hassle with terminal and sudoing everything! Even my wifi was configured autmoatically!

Woo-hoo go *Buntu go! (jsut a little fan boishness...)

Mr G

From: july04 at: 2009-07-02 18:31:46

if (for example) your pc is infected from a virus and can't boot your primary O.S. you get stuck

if you get a virus in your ms virtual machine you copy "on the fly" another M$ machine while quietly continuing to work in the linux host :-)

From: Randall Stross at: 2009-05-05 01:50:37

Great howto. This makes Ubuntu Studio much easier to install.

From: at: 2009-05-08 07:22:48

I wonder why Opera browser is not in the repository?


From: Sigurd at: 2009-08-12 09:03:34

Ubuntu 9 looks great and is an excellent Windows replacement. Debian is much faster than Windows XP for example. The  only thing Linux lacks is peripheral drivers. I have a Lexmark Wireless Network printer that uses a crappy Windows based driver that cannot be installed in Ubuntu.

Hardware vendors should be more aware of the possibilties of Linux Distro's in SOHO environments!

Great article and website by the way.

Sigurd Felix