Startup Disk Creator : Create Bootable USB Disk in Ubuntu From Ubuntu

Keywords: Startup Disk Creator, Download Ubuntu, Bootable USB Disk, Ubuntu ISO, Make Startup Disk, Pen Drive, Flash Disk, Install Ubuntu, Upgrade Ubuntu, UNetbootin Making a bootable USB disk / pen drive/ flash disk is not a difficult task. If you have a Linux distro pre-installed like Ubuntu you can do it easily using “Startup Disk Creator”. This comes pre-installed with Ubuntu. Advantages of having Ubuntu USB disk handy: Windows not working then you can take backup of your data Install or upgrade Ubuntu Enjoy or test Ubuntu experience without installing…

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How to install Apache OpenOffice in Ubuntu/Linuxmint/Debian derivatives

 Keywords: Apache OpenOffice, Ubuntu, Linuxmint OpenOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform, Office Suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems. Nowadays Ubuntu/Linuxmint comes with Libreoffice pre-installed. So if you need to use Openoffice you have to install it manually. Appache OpenOffice is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the. deb packages from sourceforge and install it using  dpkg command. Please follow the below steps to download and install the Apache OpenOffice. Steps to install Apache OpenOffice on 64-bit Ubuntu, Linuxmint and…

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How to install Microsoft fonts in Ubuntu/Linuxmint

Keywords: Microsoft fonts, Ubuntu ,Linuxmint A fresh installed Ubuntu/Linuxmint system does not have Microsoft fonts installed. If you need Microsoft fonts for your documentation you have to install them. Follow given steps to install Microsoft core fonts in Ubuntu and Linuxmint. Below method has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linuxmint 17 and Linuxmint 17.01. I hope this will work with other Linux distributions also. Step: 1 Open a terminal and type following command and enter. $ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts After enter it will ask for your…

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How to control brightness using function keys in Ubuntu / Linuxmint

Keywords: Brightness Control, Ubuntu ,Linuxmint My colleague was having issue with his HP laptop. He was not able to control the brightness of his laptop using function keys. Here are the steps to enable brightness control using function keys in Ubuntu and Linuxmint. To do that we need to edit GRUB configuration file. Below method has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linuxmint 17 and Linuxmint 17.01. I hope this will work with other Linux distributions also. Step: 1 Open a terminal and type following command and enter.…

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Setup Local YUM Server in RHEL 6.0 /CentOS 6.x / Scientific Linux 6.x step by step

Keywords : yum, yum server, Setup Local YUM Server in  RHEL 6.0 /CentOS 6.x / Scientific Linux 6.x step by step Yellowdog updater, Modified (Yum)is a software package manager that installs, updates and removes packages on RPM-based Linux distributions. Yum makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm. Yum uses an online repository by default, but you can also configure it to use a local repository of packages. Following are the step-by-step instructions to configure a local yum repository server. The steps…

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Bypass ‘sudo’ : Execute root commands without entering password in Linux

Keywords: Bypass sudo, execute root commands without ‘sudo’    Many times we encounter a scenario where we have to enter password to execute some commands. Many Linux commands needs root previlege to execute them. If you are trying to execute a command using ‘sudo’ in a script or by a function using any programming language, then you’ll encounter this problem. If you don’t want to enter your password every time while running your program or script then you can follow one of the following options: 1. Bypass ‘sudo’, provide ‘password’ automatically (a).…

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FTP Server in Linux/Ubuntu : Install vsftpd in Linux/Ubuntu

Keywords: Configure a FTP server in Linux, vsftpd, Install and Test FTP server in Linux, Install vsftpd in Ubuntu If you want to configure a FTP server in your machine , then ‘vsftpd‘ is a good choice for Linux-based distro like Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint etc.  To know How to install FTP Server / vsftpd in Linux , please continue to reading this tutorial. 😉   Please Note that you have to fulfill following requirements in order to “Install and Test FTP server in Linux”. Now follow these steps: Step 1: Open…

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Make boot-able Linux/Ubuntu USB drive using UNetbootin: Live CD solution to backup your data

Keywords: UNetbootin, Make a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu How to make a bootable USB drive with Linux distribution? How to boot Ubuntu from a pen drive? How to make bootable Ubuntu pen drive? Windows not working, how to backup my data ? How to save my data stored in c: drive in windows as it’s not booting? Basic windows troubleshooting failed what to do now? … And many more like these questions being asked by my friends. The answer is simple… Make a bootable USB drive with Linux Live CD functionality……

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How to install and configure DHCP Server in Linux/Ubuntu

Keywords : DHCP Server, How to install DHCP Server in Linux/Ubuntu, Configure DHCP server in Linux/Ubuntu In this tutorial I am going to explain How to install and configure DHCP Server in Linux/Ubuntu. You might be thinking what is a DHCP Server? Well.. A DHCP Server is used to assign ip-address to client machines connected in a network. It also reduces the effort to assign ip-address manually. installation of DHCP Server Open a terminal and type following command: $ sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server Above command will install the DHCP Server…

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Transform Ubuntu Desktop in a Router : How to invert your desktop in a Router

Keywords : Transform Ubuntu in a Router, How to invert your desktop in a Router, IP Forwarding and Masquerading,  Router Ubuntu Why to Transform Ubuntu Desktop in a Router ? The answer is simple: For fun as well as learn new things. 😉 In this tutorial I’ll show How to invert your desktop in a Router. This can be helpful to utilize your old desktop as it won’t require much hardware. You can setup your own router, can implement much secure firewall, setup different services and list go on. Once…

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