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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

The hard drive on my laptop (Dell Latitude c610) conveniently shelled out yesterday, so I decided it was a good time to try the new Ubuntu without hurting anything.
After a broken torrent download waste of time I finally got an alternate install CD via http and fired it up. I’m pretty impressed so far. Everything worked properly first try, including the built-in wireless and video.

I immediately installed Automatix2 and had it install the remaining necessities. It took a while to grind through all the installs, but required almost no input from the user. Overall it was one of the least painful system rebuilds I’ve ever done. It seems nice and snappy as well!

Automatix2 install from the automatix wiki:

Installing on (K,X)Ubuntu 6.10 i386,amd64 (Edgy)

Edit your sources.list:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

from terminal

Substitute gedit with the text editor of your choice.

Add the following to your sources.list:

NOTE: Kubuntu/Xubuntu users will need to uncomment (remove the # before the word “deb“) all the additional sources as well as add the automatix repository.

deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main

Now save the file and close it.

Now from terminal do the following:

wget http://www.getautomatix.com/apt/key.gpg.asc
 gpg --import key.gpg.asc
 gpg --export --armor 521A9C7C | sudo apt-key add -

To finish off:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install automatix2

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  1. November 3, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Things haven’t been 100% perfect. Many of the the optional packages in Automatix are throwing apt based errors. The first few I did were OK, but most since have failed.

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