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By Van TING, Dec 2009 1 Department of Electronic Engineering City University of Hong Kong EE3314 Information Product Design Lab 1 Installation and Configuration of a Web Framework on Linux I. Introduction Upon successful completion of this lab, students should be able to: s Install and use Ubuntu for general administrative tasks s Use APT to install software in Debian-based systems s Compile and install Linux driver for Buffalo Remote Station IR module s Install and configure a web framework (LAMP) s Administrate MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin ASUS EeeBox is an Intel Atom-based lightweight desktop computer. Nowadays more and more computer tasks can be done through the internet, so computing power is not so demanded for general computer usages. People therefore pursue other qualities like high-portability and energy-efficiency, and the term nettop is introduced to describe such kind of computers which is commonly low-cost and able to connect to network. In this course, we will use EeeBox to develop an embedded information system. The box has all-round peripheral interfaces and sufficient computing power for most medium to high computational tasks. This lab series will guide you to set up a simple video surveillance system using EeeBox. You should then acquire the basic techniques and knowledge for designing and developing your own information products. To learn more about the EeeBox, you may go to Wikipedia to check out its hardware and software specifications, as well as other related products. II. Preparation 01. Each project group is given an EeeBox suite. Unpack it and check to make sure you have all the parts. 02. Power up the machine according to the instructions of the bundled user guide. 03. Prepare a USB thumb drive with at least 800MB free space. This is required for the installation procedures in the next section.
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By Van TING, Dec 2009 2 Check Point 1: s Record the hardware details of your EeeBox. III. Installing Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu is a free and open source operating system based on Debian which is one of the popular Linux distributions. It is developed and maintained by community so that anyone could use, modify, and distribute it without monetary charge. Ubuntu is an African word meaning humanity to others , a positive aspect of community. Its goals include providing an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Ubuntu has also been rated as the most popular Linux distribution for the desktop, claiming approximately 30% of desktop Linux installations. Ubuntu Desktop Edition is therefore selected in this course, as an easy startup, for a rapid demonstration on setting up a development platform. You will experience the procedures on how we incrementally add extra services and functionalities to the bare system. When you start to develop your own project, you may opt for other editions and Ubuntu variants. 01.
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