I am not an expert on Ubuntu. Just a person who want to share something that maybe help someone.

"Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment." ………. Ubuntu-Wikipedia

" Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers and it is also popular on servers and for cloud computing."

"Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It also means 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers." ……. About Ubuntu

"Our work is driven by a belief that software should be free and accessible to all." ……. Ubuntu's philosophy

Before Installing Ubuntu

A home user’s successful migration strategy from Windows to Ubuntu Link
Try Ubuntu before you install it Link

Starting Ubuntu

There are a lot of material on the web, some of them:

Collection of tutorials designed to help new Ubuntu users, in particular those coming from a Windows-using background. Link
Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction to Linux Book

Things to do After install Ubuntu

Ubuntu Tips & Tricks (from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04) Link
Ubuntu Tips & Tricks (Ubuntu 12.04) Link
25 things i did after installing ubuntu Link
10 things to do after installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS Link
Top Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Link

Ubuntu news

News, applications, tips and reviews for Ubuntu users. Link
Web Upd8 Daily Ubuntu /Linux News and application reviews Link

My Computer

What is Linux Kernel?

From SolidusCode:

Linux Kernel Module Programming Linux Kernel Module Programming - USB Device Driver
Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5 Part6 Part7 Part8 Part1 Part2

If you want to play all: Playlist

How to install Ubuntu

Go to Ubuntu Official Website and download one of these:

  • Ubuntu Desktop
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Ubuntu Cloud

Ubuntu installation guide: Link
We need to decide how to install Ubuntu, because in a general way we can have 3 options:

  • Erase your disk and install Ubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu inside Windows (using Wubi)
  • Install Ubuntu dual boot with Windows

Also we can check in youtube how to install it:


Ubuntu Installation(Spanish)

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Useful things to install after to get installed Ubuntu

  1. Open in terminal
    sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
    nautilus -q
  2. GMIP, Image editor like Photoshop
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svnsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
  3. Update Repositories
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  4. Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  5. Install Compiz Config Settings Manager
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  6. Install Sysmonitor App Indicator
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexeftimie/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor
  7. Install GNOME Shell in Ubuntu
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
  8. Install VLC media player
    sudo apt-get install vlc
  9. common codecs might give you better sensibility of your system
    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs
  10. Filezilla, an ftp client for Linux
    sudo apt-get install filezilla
  11. Skype
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype
  12. latest Java run time JRE
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/javasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
  13. aMule, is an alternative to popular eMule program on windows platform
    sudo aptitude install amule


GNU BRUB version 1.98-1ubunutu7 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported …..

I got this solution from Khar136

My case:
I had Ubuntu 9.0.4 running on vmware machine. It ran fine. I upgraded to version 12.0.4 LTS, but now when the machine restarts I do not get any menu, I just get this:

GNU BRUB version 1.98-1ubunutu7
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported…..

I got:
vmlinuz-2.6.32-38-generic vmlinuz-3.2.0-15-generic

Then I enter this:
grub> set root=(hd0,1)
grub> linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-15-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro
grub> initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-15-generic
grub> boot

Open terminal. Enter this:
sudo fdisk -l
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
sudo grub-install —root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
sudo update-grub
sudo grub-install —recheck /dev/sda

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