Here are the steps I took to get what you are looking at, starting with only an installation of Kubuntu 13.04 which I wished to keep:
df sudo fdisk -l
df ... /dev/sda5 ext4 96G 7.4G 84G 9% / /dev/sda6 ext4 96G 0.1G 96G 1% /spare /dev/sda8 ext4 84G 39G 42G 48% /extra sudo fdisk -l ... /dev/sda4 645349374 1250260991 302455809 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 645349376 850149375 102400000 83 Linux /dev/sda6 850151424 1054952205 102400391 83 Linux /dev/sda7 1054953472 1071337471 8192000 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda8 1071339520 1250260991 89460736 83 Linux
/dev/sda6was where I wanted to install Mint.
grubto triple-boot the Original Win7 (which I’ve never used), Kubuntu 13.04, and Mint 15.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
mancommand won’t work.
nfsso I can mount other machines on the LAN.
k3b— note that this will bring in a lot of KDE code.
google chrome. Go to
www://support.google.comand download the appropriate (32- or 64-bit)
.debfile. Then go into the file browser, right click on the file (for me,
google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb), and select “Open with GDebi Package Installer”.
calibre. I have an update script for it, which also does a new installation if necessary:
(The stuff inside the double quotes is all one line. I have an alias for the command called
#! /bin/sh sudo python -c "import urllib2; exec urllib2.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read(); main(install_dir='/opt')"
cuso I never actually have to type this monstrosity.)
As you can see from the device names (the first column),
/dev/sda5 /kubuntu ext4 relatime,users,auto 0 0 /dev/sda8 /extra ext4 relatime,users,auto 0 0 dell:/home/dierdorf /dell nfs relatime,users,noauto 0 0 gw:/home/dierdorf /gw nfs relatime,users,noauto 0 0
/extraare partitions on this laptop, while
/gware partitions on machines elsewhere in the universe.
Note that the “auto” in
sudo mkdir /kubuntu /extra sudo mount /kubuntu sudo mount /extra sudo mount /gw sudo mount /dell mkdir ~/jd ln -s /kubuntu/home/dierdorf ~/jd
/extrawill be mounted at boot time in the future, whereas the “noauto” will require manual mounting any time I want
.zshrc, .vimrc, .emacs, .alias,etc.
cd jd cp .alias ... ~
.aliasfile to give me access to my aliases and functions:
zshmy default shell and started running it, now that
sudo chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh
.fonts, words, homepage,etc. into home directory.
cd jd cp -a words ... ~
Right-click on any icon in Menu-->Add To Desktop
Right-click on panel, Panel Settings-->Autohide
libdvdcss, which breaks the encryption on commercial DVDs.
Debian does not include this stuff by default, and neither does Ubuntu. Debian is US-based and Ubuntu’s parent company (Canonical) is incorporated in the UK. In both those countries, it is a felony to break copyright encryption, even for one’s own use. Mint is based in the EU, where there are no such laws. This is the same reason that Calibre (US-based) doesn’t include the easily-obtained routines for removing DRM on ebooks from Amazon, B&N, etc.
If you happen not to live in the USA, UK, Canada, or Australia, the
Ubuntu sequence to install
For everything you ever wanted to know about ebook DRM removal, go to www.apprenticealf.wordpress.com and follow your nose.
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh