Ubuntu Sixpack

What's Inside

This DVD provides the following Ubuntu alternatives:

  • Ubuntu – The original Gnome-based distribution.
  • Kubuntu – A version of Ubuntu that uses KDE.
  • Xubuntu – A light Ubuntu derivative that uses the Xfce desktop.
  • Mythbuntu – A version designed to support MythTV.
  • Edubuntu – Ubuntu add-on for educational settings.
  • Ubuntu Studio – Ubuntu for the audio, visual, and graphics specialist.

Edubuntu and Ubuntu Studio are add-on packages that do not appear in the boot menu but are still available on the DVD.

Try It

Our Ubuntu Sampler DVD lets you try all the leading Ubuntu alternatives in an easy virtual environment. If you decide on a favorite, you can install it directly to your hard disk. The Ubuntu repositories offer access to hundreds of other powerful Linux applications.

We hope you enjoy this month's Ubuntu Sixpack DVD.

System Requirements

For Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and other standard versions, the Ubuntu project recommends 384MB RAM, 8GB of disk space, and a graphics card capable of 1024 x 768 resolution.

Xubuntu, which is designed to operate with minimal hardware, requires only 128MB RAM to run from the CD and 192MB minimum to install. Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio are tailored for multimedia applications and have additional hardware requirements [4] [6].

Additional Resources

[1] Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com

[2] Kubuntu: http://www.kubuntu.org/

[3] Xubuntu: http://www.xubuntu.org/

[4] Mythbuntu: http://www.mythbuntu.org/

[5] Edubuntu: http://www.edubuntu.org/

[6] Ubuntu Studio: http://ubuntustudio.org/

[7] VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/

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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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