How To: Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10 | Precise Pangolin to Quantal Quetzal

Hello,

Tested Ubuntu 12.10 and After few updates i can say that it is going good. Now it looks very nice and very smooth.

In this How To, I will show you steps to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

Here you will see a Upgrade Process from GUI, Follow Just few steps and Your upgrade will start immediately.

Follow the below steps to Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10 :-

##> Things to consider

=> Internect Connection Needed Until it finishes Upgradation.

=> Make sure you have taken backup of all critical Data.

=> Try at your own risk.

1. Open Terminal and Execute Following command to open Update Manager, You need to be root or sudo privilege user :-

linux-forums@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad :~$ sudo update-manager

Update Manager Using Terminal
Update Manager Using Terminal

2. Now Click on “Settings”, Look at the Attached screenshot Below :-

Click on Settings
Click on Settings

3. In Selection of “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” select “For Any Version”, Below is the screenshot for the same :-

Select Notification of Version
Select Notification of Version

4. Make sure you settings look like below ScreenShot :-

Setting Verification
Setting Verification

5. Now click on “Check” to Refresh Update Window, Wait for a While until it finishes Update Procedure :-

Click on Check
Click on Check

6. Once Update Procedure Finish you will get a Notification for New Available Version and Then click on “Upgrade”, Please have a look at below screen shot :-

Click on Upgrade
Click on Upgrade

7. Once you click on Upgrade You will be prompted to Release notes and Again you have to click on Upgrade at that Screen too, below Screen shot will explain you :-

Final Upgrade
Final Upgrade

8. That’s It. Don’t Disconnect Internet Connection and Just Wait for Up-gradation to Finish and You are done. and You will be Upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.

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Howto: Reset / Break root and other user’s password in Ubuntu 12.04 & Ubutu 12.10 Linux | Grub2 | Precise Pangolin

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By Following this article, You will able to reset root password or any other user’s password if you have forgot or you want to reset it any how.

In Previous GRUB, It was very easy to reset root password and other user’s password using Single User Mode but now it is bit complicated but not difficult one.

A Few days, I tried to reset root password by Old method Single User Mode and Adding “1” or “Single” or “S” to the vmlinuz boot option or Adding the same to Recovery mode but nothing helps as it requires root password to Continue.

In Grub2 If you are trying to switch to Single User Mode from Grub Menu then you must have root password as it will take you to the system maintenance mode. (CTRL + D)

Now Lets come to the point, It is bit complicated so thought to share it So it will helps to all of you to reset root password or any other user’s password if you wants to reset.

DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

You can reset root or any other user’s password in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Linux and For GRUB2. This method will only work if Grub2 is not protected with password or any other security.

Do the following procedure to Reset :-

1) Restart Machine 

2) HOLD Shift Button ( You will get message “GRUB Loading“)

3) Select the Kernel ( Don’t select Recovery Mode)

4) Press the e key to edit the entry

5) Select the line starting with the word “linux”

6) Append the init=/bin/bash to the end of the linux line.

7) Now Press F10 to boot with provided option.

Now You need to mount File System ( / ) into Read-Write Mode

8) mount -o remount,rw /

Now execute passwd command to Reset root password.

9) For root User passwd

Other User passwd <user-name>

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Howto: Installing GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Using PPA | LTS | Precise Pangolin | Single-Window Mode | Linux

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This is Great News for Designers who likes to Design on Linux and Open Source, A Strong Alternative of Photoshop Releases Strong Version of GIMP, and Guess what its a Complete Open Source.

First Let me just explain you why GIMP 2.8 is better than all other versions, I am Huge fan of GIMP as its very nice alternative to Photoshop, It contains most of the Photoshop features, I don’t say all but its very nice alternative to Photoshop in Linux and Open Source.

In Open Source and Linux GIMP is very Nice Alternative to Photoshop.

Didn’t check all other features but One feature which i like the most and was looking from Long long time, Now Its Included and That Feature is Single-Window Mode.

GIMP 2.8 Startup Screen
GIMP 2.8 Startup Screen

Why GIMP 2.8 and What are the New Features ?

1. Most Famous and Useful Feature Single-Window Mode.

Single-Window Mode
Single-Window Mode

2. GIMP 2.8 is very fast than any other version.

3. Tabbing Feature, If You open New Window then it will open New Tab Instead of New Window.

Tab Window GIMP
Tab Window GIMP

4. New Tool : CAGE Transform Added.

New Tool:  Cage Transform GIMP
New Tool: Cage Transform GIMP

 

A Nice Video which explain Feature of Cage-Transform, Have a look at Following video for Cage Transform Tool :-

There must be many other features but in Quick time i have mentioned those features which clicked on Mind very quickly.

This How to will guide you for following things :-

1) Installation GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Linux

2) Using GIMP with Single Window Mode ( like Photoshop )

=> To Install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Linux Execute Following Command :-

root@tejasbarot-linux-ahmedabad:~ # sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

root@tejasbarot-linux-ahmedabad:~ # sudo aptget update

root@tejasbarot-linux-ahmedabad:~ # sudo apt-get install gimp

=> To Start Using GIMP into Single-Window Mode,

=> Open GIMP

=> Click on Window -> Single-Window Mode

Following Screenshot will help you to configure for Single-Window Mode

Switch to Single-Window Mode
Switch to Single-Window Mode

 

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