Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Ubuntu restricted extras is a single package contains lot of use full plugins and extras that essential for ubuntu. It is not installed by default due to the license restrictions of various softwares. Restricted Extras contains softwares given below.


GRUB2 installs to USB device during installation

Every once in awhile I have a problem with Debian/Ubuntu installers running from USB thumb drives. What I think happens is the installer sees the USB drive first and the HDD second, so when it installs a bootloader, some information is written to the USB thumb drive that is needed to boot the computer. This is a problem because I don’t intend on leaving the USB thumb drive in the computer every time I need to boot it.

So my fix is quick and simple (and can be found all over the Internet). I only post it here so that I can easily find it in the future.

sudo grub-install /dev/sda # HDD device name
sudo update-grub

Good luck!

Image Writer for Windows

Image Writer for Windows: A tool used for writing images to USB sticks or SD/CF cards on Windows.

This program was initially written to fill a need for Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) Netbook Remix. Recently, it has grown in popularity for other project developers, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Unfortunately, the developers have been retasked to other projects. Hopefully, one of us can spare a little time to bring this app up to date with requested features and needed fixes.

Ubuntu 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot

Today, Mark Shuttleworth announced the name of Ubuntu 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot.

Oneiric means “dreamy”, and the combination with Ocelot reminds me of the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline.


Natty is a stretch release: we set out to redefine the look and feel of the free desktop. We’ll need all the feedback we can get, so please test today’s daily, or A3, and file bug reports! Keep up the discipline and focus on the Narwhal, and let’s direct our daydreaming to the Ocelot.