Ubuntu 10.10 in VirtualBox

  • S04E03
  • October 12, 2010

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox. Software to rip DVDs. Google invents a car that drives itself. 200 hackers took out Spain's Copyright Protection web site in a pro-BitTorrent campaign. Apple has been ordered to pay $200 million. Pogoplug Pro is now available.

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Topics Covered:

  • Eric blings himself out with Nanodots.
  • Robbie's Star Trek DS9 communicator.
  • Justin.tv having trouble again tonight.
  • Viewer Question:  I want to reinstall Ubuntu from a clean install, but don't want to wipe my whole hard drive. How can I do this?
  • Eric has bandwidth problems.
  • Viewer Question:  I remember you mentioning a Category5.TV Desktop Application, but can't find it.  Where can I get it?
  • Viewer Question:  Can you recommend any good dictation software for Linux?
  • Reminiscing with people we don't know.
  • Where Eric is at with his Twitter usage.
  • Viewer Question:  Is Perfectbuntu 5 ready for Ubuntu 10.10 yet?
  • Viewer Question:  What is your opinion of Ubuntu 10.10 so far?
  • Viewer Comment:  The paid app store for Ubuntu isn't quite ready yet, with only one codec for sale.
  • Robbie improves Eric's Evolution performance by disabling local folder syncronization.
  • Viewer Question:  I watched episode 44 recently where you did a feature on Handbrake.  Are you using anything new to rip DVDs?
  • Viewer Comment:  Handbrake and K9copy are also good.
  • Viewer Question:  I've heard many viewers mentioning problems with Grub2, and I've written a blog entry on how I got it working for me.  The link to the blog is:  http://computerdoctor-mitchel.blogspot.com/2010/07/adding-missing-menu-items-to-grub2.html 
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Feature:  Installing Ubuntu 10.10 in a virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox.
  • Creating a new virtual machine in VirtualBox.
  • Allocating an appropriate amount of RAM to your virtual machine.
  • Choosing Dynamically Expanding Storage or Fixed-Size Storage for your VirtualBox Virtual Hard Disk.
  • Allocating an appropriate amount of hard drive space to your virtual machine.
  • Downloading Ubuntu Linux.
  • Adding your Ubuntu CD ISO as virtual media on your VirtualBox virtual machine.
  • Robbie gets an unexpected error:  The virtual host controller needs to have cache turned on.
  • Mounting your Ubuntu 10.10 virtual CD to your VirtualBox machine.
  • Booting your virtual machine.
  • Making your virtual machine fullscreen.
  • Opting to install additional codecs during the Ubuntu installation procedure.
  • Allocating your drive space to install Ubuntu Linux.
  • Setting your timezone in Ubuntu during installation.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 - with a greatly improved, multitasking installation procedure.
  • User creation during the Ubuntu installation.
  • Viewer Question:  Can we get a quick review of Unity?
  • Prize Giveaway:  More Nanodots!  Congratulations to GregInTexas_.

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