November 19, 2014 by aubreykloppers
Ok, this is quite awsome. Running off a 16Gig USB key (memory-stick) and soooooo smove! Have a look at these screenshots before I get to the technical stuff:
- Beautiful Desktop and Widgets
- Awesome environment…
To enable Youtube videos: “apt-get install gnash browser-plugin-gnash”
To Enable Remote Desktop (MSTSC): Open “Software Center” and search for “Remmina” – Very nice 🙂
To Enable FLASH (I.E.: To play SuperSport Live Stream):
- apt-get install flashplugin-installer nspluginwrapper
- sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
- nspluginwrapper -v -a -n -i
To backup your live USB system (I think…):
- Install TimeShift:
- apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
- apt-get update
- apt-get install timeshift
- Remount “/cdrom” mount point as RW:
- mount -n -o remount, rw /cdrom
- vi /etc/timeshift.json and add the uuid of your cdrom:
- ls -al /dev/disk/by-uuid/ (Use ../../sdb1 value)
- “backup_device_uuid” : “<UUID>”,
- Run TimeShift:
- timeshift –backup-now
go check it out! http://elementaryos.org/
My config on a Lenovo B560 – Dual Booting Windows 7.:
Creating some free space to run eOS:
- Open Windows disk Management (diskmgmt.msc)
- Right-Click on the partition you want to shrink and click Shrink.
- Choose a value you want to shrink by. In my case 100GB of a 500GB disk.
TIP 1: Check and Defrag disk before shrinking. TIP 2: Restart the PC 3 times before you use the partition to give windows time to check the partitions properly. Tip 3: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoResizeWindowsPartitions
- I had to hit “F12” to choose USB as my source.
- Installation was easy-easy-peasy. Just follow the prompts.
I had a problem with a Gestetner that has a ‘user id’ added to manage printing accounting. This was (after some investigation) quite easy to fix. Changed the code to one of the defaults (i.e. 1001), then edit the /etc/cups/ppd/<PRINTERname.ppd> and change all the 1001 values to your own “user id”.
Mounting my cifs (Samba) shares:
This was pretty standard. I created share directories (i.e.: /media/aubrey) and added the mountpoint to my /etc/fstab file:
//<ip address>/aubrey /media/aubrey cifs guest,uid1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0
And on reboot the share was available…
Libra office was quite easy to install:
- apt-get update
- apt-get install libraoffice
and all the applications for office was made available.
I started Update Manager once everything was right and ready. I left it to run unattended and restarted once finished.
Installing Zimbra Desktop:
To get this going I had a bit of searching to do. I got an errorafter installation:
/opt/zimbra/zdesktop/linux/prism/zdclient: not found
This lead me to do:
- apt-get install libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 gcc-4.6-base:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libasound2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libxtst6:i386
- cp /opt/zimbra/zdesktop/linux/prism/xulrunner/libxul.so /usr/lib
- apt-get install libxt6:i386
this seem to have worked. I did see some errors when starting up, though…
- Downloaded the Linux release of Zimbra Desktop.
- Ran the 2+1 steps above.
- Ran the pl installer with defaults, choosing /home/<user> to place the Zimbra Icon.
- Dragged the icon the the Dock.
Installing a GRUB editor:
I did this to make it easier to choose my default OS booting on the system. To do this I did the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
I then had a nice to configure “grub” editor in my Applications menu.
Making your GRUB menu look good:
- Install a GRUB theme from http://gnome-look.org/
- note: I did a search for “GRUB MENU” and chose “simpleBlue” as my theme.
- Extract and run installer.