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Platform Specifications 3574 - Advanced Software Development Fall 2010 A. Installing Ubuntu 10.04 For installing the development platform, the Ubuntu 10.04 Linux is required. If you are using Windows, there are three ways in which Ubuntu 10.04 can be installed - natively by creating a separate partition, using Wubi on Windows (without the need of creating a separate partition) and through a Virtualization environment. If you are using a Mac, it is recommended that you use the virtualization environment. We recommend the use of VirtualBox open-source virtualization software which is available for Windows, Linux and Mac. However, on Mac you can also use the Parallels virtualization software, the instructions for which are not provided here. Also, If you are already using VMWare server based virtualization, you can continue using that for installing Ubuntu 10.04, the instructions for which are not provided here. A.1 Native Installation Go to http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download , download the 32-bit ISO for Ubuntu 10.04 and follow the instructions on the web-page to do a native install of Ubuntu on your system. Installing Ubuntu is fairly simple and the installer would guide you through the process. Things to remember 1. When partitioning the system, do not click on “Use entire disk” as that would remove your Windows partition as well. 2. A 10-15 GB partition size for Ubuntu would be enough for this course. 3. During the installation, you would be required to set a user account. Do NOT give the username as “root”. 4. There is no concept of the “root” account in Ubuntu. The first user account created gets root (or sudo) priviledges. A.2 Using Wubi Windows Installer A non-intrusive way of installing Ubuntu is through the Wubi installer. In this method, Ubuntu is installed as another application on Windows. Once you are done using Ubuntu, you can uninstall Ubuntu like any other application. Instead of creating a separate partition, Ubuntu is installed into a set of huge file (depending on the size you chose) on Windows.
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Go to http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer and follow the instructions (Steps 1, 2 and 3) to install Ubuntu 10.04 using the Windows Installer. Things to remember 1. As Ubuntu is installed inside a file in Windows, do not delete the Ubuntu folder or any files from Windows, or else you would not be able to boot into Ubuntu. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2010 for the course ECE 3574 taught by Professor Skshukla during the Fall '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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