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Old 10-01-2006, 02:41 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by mpelts
These documentation projects are good but they do contain a lot of Ubuntu (Gnome) realted tips and how-tos. What are the Kubuntu equivilants?


Dude!!! Did you not check out the above How-to. Its all Kububtu........
Old 10-08-2006, 04:32 AM   #47
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ubuntu tutorials

if any new and advanced ubuntu users are looking for ubuntu tutorials you can refer here

hope this helps
Old 10-23-2006, 10:32 PM   #48
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The first post in this thread is no longer accurate. It suggests not to go to but instead go to

PLEASE NOTE THESE PROJECTS MERGED AT THE RELEASE OF DAPPER. is now a very active 3rd Party Project. Going to either link of the above links will bring you to the same guide. also now has its own sub-forum at

There is another major change. is now in wiki format and anyone can now get an account and update the project. And the Guide is now translated in many more languages.

Join in. Help Out. is back and better than ever!

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Old 11-16-2006, 01:08 PM   #49
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I was going to mention that ubuntuforums has a lot of great information, and a reciprocal link might be good to this forum.
Old 11-18-2006, 05:29 AM   #50
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simple and nice ubuntu tutorials

if you are looking for nice ubuntu tutorials with nice screenshots i would recommend this and this

If you are a new to ubuntu and need each step by step tutorials you can have a look

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Old 01-25-2008, 12:48 PM   #51
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Dont't install ubuntu full stop.

It isn't at the end of the day doing you any favours. It's a noble effort but you'd be better off with open SUSE and a book on linux, if you don't want toread then fair enough, stick with windows. I've spent the last few months with installer with peolple wondering why this doesn't do that. Personally I think good on you developers, but it should not be described as a windows replacement like any other distro should be either. Linux on the desktop is ready, if it was given a chance in the coporate everonment like windows does. i,e someone else sets up up and I use it then it would be fine.

Tonight I had someone use the copy from network settings onto storage from WinXP and wonder why ununtu didin't pick them up from the flash drive.

Setting up a linux system from scratch can be a problem but I think ubuntu makes it ten times worse. i.e don't you worry we'll sort it ( so when it don't it makes it a nightmare to edit config files etc.)
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #52
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Hi Looking Lost
That was quite a diatribe and I could not disagree with you more. I am a structural engineer who has used computers since their inception, back to pre-dos days of pcos, zilog 8002 etc. Finding Linux after the dreary years of dos, and worse yet Windows 95, 98, Me, XP and now Vista. S/N numbers and "key codes", anti-virus programs and their God-awful pop-ups was a breath of fresh air.

I have not used SUSE so I won't comment, but I have used Red Hat, Fedora, Storm, Debian and even Puppy, but Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the one I have settled on. It works, works, works!!! I can do what I want, not what Bill Gates wants. I don't want to emulate Windows programs. I don't need to. Did you know a lot of Open Source programs are being ported to Windows?
I hope you enjoy paying for your upgrades.
Have fun!
Old 03-17-2008, 10:04 AM   #53
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For those who are reading the thread but have no gone to the site, is currenty up to date and supports the latest Ubuntu version. There is even a Kubuntu version of the site now:
Old 03-17-2008, 10:18 AM   #54
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Improved a lot too... the site was getting bogged down in "how to install <my-favorite-app>" entries, where the howto was "sudo apt-get install <my-favorite-app>". Now it actually has useful things that are actually tricky to do or non obvious.
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how to find hdd serial no

hi all , i would like to know how wil i find my hdd serial no using command line on centos 5.3
i tried this command
hdparm -I /dev/sda

but above command works on only one server but not able to get otheres server's hdd serial no

following error i have returend (Edge server)

hdparm -I /dev/sda

HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid argument

please help
Thanks in advance.
Old 04-03-2010, 12:16 PM   #56
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# hdparm -I | grep Serial

should work when run locally - were you logged in to the other servers when you ran the command?

I associate that error with usb enclosures or scsi drives.
Old 09-18-2010, 03:06 AM   #57
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I'm slightly impressed with Ubuntu 10.04, but even less so with their "Official" forum.
Old 11-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #58
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nice one!

thanks for the links, I've found them really helpful!
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i need some help, im trying to install ubuntu 13 on my dell inspiron 15R, i had backtrack on it before but the file got corupted so i decided to go with ubuntu, when i go to boot from usb it comes up with a blank screen and a little white text line
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Dunno if it is allowed necroposting...

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