I finally installed Ubuntu 7.10 (which canonical ltd. had posted me) on my Laptop. Ubuntu has a fast installation. The disk manager helped me to configure my partitions- the unformatted one with 40GB set as ext3 and / (root) and the NTFS set as swap space. After the installation, I found the battery meter feature very interesting since details about my laptop’s battery are available. The setup of Evolution main and connect to Server (for FTP transaction) was laudable! Given the Window$’s button on the keyboard is not functional, the new shortcut to display desktop is ctrl + alt + d, run application shortcut is: alt+ F2. The usual command I currently tried is gksudo nautilus. The enable hyperThreading on my laptop still remains to be uncovered as highlighted by: http://www.livingubuntu.com/?p=44 and http://www.livingubuntu.com/?cat=14. Then I was amazed by the Synaptic Package Manager! Under the development section, I selected apache2, mysql-admin (which asked for a root password) and phpmyadmin (which required the root password for login as root@localhost) for installation. Ubuntu Forums also is of great help: I was very happy to witness: Apache/2.2.4 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.3-1ubuntu6.3 Server at localhost Port 80 when trying to experiment with the new and real “localhost” on a true LAMP system. After I googled a bit, I found that the install order should had been: Linux … … then Apache httpd … then MySQL … then PHP. as higlighted in welho.net and the installation instructions: Zaphu part 1 Zaphu part 2 The small snag that I had with enable mod_rewrite with apache2 was solved by:
- using nautilus to copy rewrite.load from mods-available folder in etc/apache2 to mods-enabled folder.
- In the sites-enabled folder with 000-default, all the AllowOverride None were changed to AllowOverride All.
- Ubuntu forums
Time to start cracking with real Open Source development now!