Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Install Dockbar Removed AWN PPA on Ubuntu 12.10

Avant Window Navigator – better known as the AWN – has been (and I think still is) one of the most dockbars popular among Linux users, thanks to its numerous applets and to its numerous configuration possibilities. Unfortunately, however, the development of AWN is still well over a year, which is why Ubuntu developers have seen fit to remove the package installer on the dockbar by repository of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

Fortunately there is help Andrew @ Webupd8 who created – within their repository – a package installer latest version of Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal . Since the development of the dockbar is still a lot ‘of time, however, it is likely that some applets crashino often or even refuse to work. AWN dockbar is still a very useful and well done : worth trying!

AWN (Avant Window Navigator) – Installation on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal

With repository Webupd8 the process is easy! All you have to do is open a terminal, and type
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-
get install avant-window-navigator
On Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and earlier find AWN in the system repository.

siduction 12.2.0 RC1

Ferdinand Thommes has announced the availability of the first release candidate for siduction 12.2.0, a desktop Linux distribution based on Debian's unstable branch and featuring four desktop environments - KDE, LXDE, Razor-qt and Xfce: "We are happy to present the first release candidate of siduction 2012.2 - 'Riders on the Storm'. Siduction 2012.2 ships with four desktop environments: KDE, Xfce, LXDE and Razor-qt, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Razor-qt is the latest flavour that joins our regular release cycle after seeing a development release earlier this year. The released images are a snapshot of Debian unstable from 2012-11-19. As the freeze for Debian 7 will still last some months, we take the opportunity to update and consolidate our package base with this new release." Read the detailed release notes for a complete list of new features. Quick links to the KDE edition (for other editions please see the project's download page): siduction-12.2.0~rc1-kde-i386.iso (1,005MB, SHA256), siduction-12.2.0~rc1-kde-amd64.iso (1,008MB, SHA256).

How to Fix MBR or Damaged Partition Table under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

If you have boot issues which are caused by accidentally deleting a partition table, you can use TestDisk, which is a data recovery software that allows to find lost partitions and repair MBR or damaged partition table.

Here are some features of TestDisk:

  •    Repair partition table
  •    Recover deleted partition
  •    Recover FAT32/NTFS boot sector from its backup
  •    Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32/NTFS boot sector
  •    Repair FAT tables
  •    Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  •    Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  •    Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  •    Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and run TestDisk under Ubuntu/Linux Mint to repair your partition table or MBR.

Warning: Use TestDisk at your own risk! We are not liable for any misuse of this tool.

TestDisk Installation

Open the terminal and install TestDisk with this command under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older:

sudo apt-get install testdisk -y

TestDisk Uses

Via the terminal, you can start TestDisk with this command (root privileges required):

sudo testdisk

In the first screen, you will be asked to select whether you want to create a log or not. It is optional, so you can select any option from the list using the arrow keys, then hit Enter:

Select now the media you want to access (hard disk partition) and press Enter:

Select now the partition table type and press Enter:

Highlight now the "Analyze" option and press Enter to search for lost partitions:

At the bottom of the window, leave the "Quick Search" option highlighted and press Enter:

In the newt screen, you will get the structure condition of your disk:

Press Enter to continue, then highlight the "Write" option and press Enter to fix the partition table:

Quit now TestDisk and reboot your system:

sudo reboot

You should now re-gain access to your partition files.