Ubuntu Sixpack

Ubuntu Sixpack

The arrival of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” signaled a new era for the whole family of distributions that use Ubuntu as a base. Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, and other Ubuntu derivatives soon followed with new releases of their own projects.

The arrival of Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" signaled a new era for the whole family of distributions that use Ubuntu as a base. Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, and other Ubuntu derivatives soon followed with new releases of their own projects.

Sixpack

Rather than confining you to a single Ubuntu option, this month's Linux Magazine DVD offers several Ubuntu alternatives on a single disc. To browse for your favorite *buntu, simply insert this disc into your DVD drive and then reboot your computer.

Booting

If your system does not boot to the DVD, try changing the boot order in the BIOS configuration menu.

When your system starts, you'll see a boot menu (Figure 1). Select Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer and press Enter to confirm. The Ubuntu desktop will appear on your screen.

Virtual Machines

In the top left-hand corner of the Ubuntu desktop, you will see an additional Innotek VirtualBox icon that is not part of the standard desktop. Despite the padlock icon, you can still access the underlying software.

To launch the VirtualBox virtual machine, press the icon. Double-clicking the icon launches the program. The first thing you see is the Control Center, where you can manage individual virtual machines. The lower part of the window contains a list of pre-configured systems, including entries for Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4, Mythbuntu 8.04, and Xubuntu 8.04. As the version number indicates, all three systems are based on packages for the latest version of Ubuntu.

To try one of the Ubuntu derivatives in a virtual machine, select an entry in the list and click Start. Ctrl+right arrow returns the host system to the foreground; however, the virtual machine keeps running. To return to a virtual machine, just click on the window.

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  • Ubuntu six pack DVD

    How does one go about creating such a DVD? Ubuntu is obviously the base boot, but how do you add the VirtualBox files to the live DVD? Is the ISO file first extracted to the HD, the VirtualBox files added, then converted as a new ISO file? Just curious about how this DVD was made.
  • Swap Partition

    Hi, I'm trying to do a manual partition install using the standard Ubuntu edition to have a separate /home and /usr/bin. The options on the list of partitions doesn't include a swap partition. When continuing the install it protests at not having a swap partition. Any ideas?
  • Linux base is corrupt on the DVD

    Tried to do a text install, but got a message stating that Packages.gz is corrupt. How do I get a replacement DVD?

    Thanks,

    - Eric
  • sixpack + virtualbox

    How to install Virtualbox available in sixpack DVD in my desktop with Ubuntu 8.04. I can able to use virtualbox only when booted with live boot option.
    Prabath
  • Is the DVD available for download

    Hello,

    I recently received my first issue (August 2008) of Linux Pro Magazine as my "upgrade" from my Linux Magazine subscription. I found that I really like Linux Pro Magazine, but my copy did not include the DVD with the multiple "flavors" of Ubuntu 8.10, which I would like to try out.

    My question is, is the DVD image available for download.?

    Thanks,
    Peter Yellman
  • There are 6 distros on the DVD...

    If you click on the VirtualBox logo on the desktop you can start 3 other Ubuntu variants as live distros within that environment. If you want to install one of those or access the remaining two ones you need to transfer them onto a bootable medium, preferably a CD, first.

    You need to burn CDs from the isos which are stored on the DVD in the /virtualbox/ISO-Images/ directory and boot into them. Then you can install these Ubuntu variants.
  • Only Ubuntu Distro

    This DVD only contains Ubuntu Distro....
  • Where are the additional Ubuntu variants?

    The DVD also contains Ubuntu Studio and Edubuntu which aren't live distros. For that we weren't able to integrate them into the Virtualbox environment. You need to burn CDs from the isos which are stored on the DVD in the /virtualbox/ISO-Images/ directory and boot into them.
  • WHERE IS UBUNTU STUDIO?

    SIXPACK?-NO,three only.I have been misled-the DVD does not contain UBUNTU STUDIO.Or does it? If not, this is a very poor form of advertising.
  • ubuntu dvd

    dvd loads, but then asks for a username

    after trying it says user ubuntu will log on, but it doesn't.

    Is this a problem with my machine or should something be entered?
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