Q & A

Written by Tommy Alsemgeest

If you have Ubuntu related questions, e-mail them to:
questions@fullcirclemagazine.org & Tommy will answer them in a future
Issue. Please include as much information as you can about your problem.

QI’ve just purchased a new Minimac, & would like to know if there is any problem installing Ubuntu on it using boot camp ?

AUnfortunately, I don’t have a Mac to test this on, but apparently you use bootcamp to create a new partition, boot up the Ubuntu Live CD, use the partition editor to delete the last partition (the Windows one that you just created). Quit the partition editor, then start the installer, &, when asked where to install to, choose to install to the free space.

QWhen burning an .ISO file, do I need to burn to a data CD ? Or will a music CD be OK ?

AIdeally it should work on any blank CD. Just make sure you burn the file as an ISO, & not just burn the ISO file to the disc as a file.

Burn ISO image to your disc.

QI currently run 8.10, when I update through my package manager, will I lose all my files ? Secondly, in 9.04, I am hoping for better support for my Logitech web cam STX- currently there is a known issue with this camera in 8.10. Lsusb for the web cam says

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:08ad Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate STX.

AWhen you upgrade to a new Ubuntu release through the update manager, all your files will remain, & programs will be upgraded. However, there is always a certain risk involved. The safest route is to backup your files, & do a clean install from the Live CD, or upgrade using the Alternate CD. For the Logitech webcam, there is a possible fix included in Jaunty (9.04).

QMy question is about one thing that I’m trying to do to older machines to create an LTSP server. I work at a school, where I would like to implement it, but I cannot find a good tutorial to explain every step, & what to do when something goes wrong with the installation.

AThere is a good how to here, please visit http://linux4dummies.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/ubuntu-ltsp-server/ &, if you have problems, search Google on the problem (accompanied with the words “ubuntu” & “LTSP”). If that returns no useful results, turn to Ubuntu Forums.

QI have a small Samba file/print sharing network up and running, but what I would like to do is to force the Samba share to be mounted as a specific drive letter in

QI’ve just purchased a new Minimac, & would like to know if there is any problem installing Ubuntu on it using boot camp ?

AUnfortunately, I don’t have a Mac to test this on, but apparently you use bootcamp to create a new partition, boot up the Ubuntu Live CD, use the partition editor to delete the last partition (the Windows one that you just created). Quit the partition editor, then start the installer, &, when asked where to install to, choose to install to the free space.

QWhen burning an .ISO file, do I need to burn to a data CD ? Or will a music CD be OK ?

AIdeally it should work on any blank CD. Just make sure you burn the file as an ISO, & not just burn the ISO file to the disc

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