Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep (Ubuntu 64 bits)

My old laptop's battery is dying, and I used that as an excuse to buy myself a new on :-)

I had a HP Pavilion zt3240EA, and have been very happy with it. Nice machine. Still, age weights on every one.

I'm gonna be installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition, 64 bits version, on my new HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep.

Download and Burn a CD
$ md5sum ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
  • Burn a cd (you can use Brasero, for example, if you already use Ubuntu). 

Running the live cd
  • Boot from the cd.
  • After booting it's important to check the integrity of the cd. Burning cds also fails.

New laptop

Just bought a new HP Pavilion dv5-1020ep.

Downloading 64 bits Ubuntu and almost ready to install it. I'll write a post about it.

Virtualbox 2.0

Virtualbox 2.0 is out and now it's easier to install and maintain.

  • Download and register Sun authentication key
$ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  • Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and Third-Party Software.
  • Add the following sources for Hardy (check your distibution here)
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian hardy non-free
  • Now you can go to Synaptic Package Manager and look for virtualbox. This way you can uninstall previous Virtualbox installations (Synaptic Package Manager will do that for you).
  • Don't forget to install the new Guest Additions if you're using a Windows Virtual Machine.
  • Now you'll receive updated through Update Manager.
Also check my previous posts about Virtualbox for more info and tips: