Bootable USB live thumb drive.
Since my lappy has no CDROM, I will need to download the ISO and burn it to a thumb drive. Creating a bootable USB thumb drive is done through Unetbootin.
Apt-get Mirror Servers.
It seems that our local Ubuntu update servers are slower compare to our neighbour country, Singapore. On average, I can get 50 - 60 kB/s from .SG server where .MY server only gave me downloading speed of 20 - 30 kB/s. Why ? I have no idea what so ever. Can someone enlighten me on this?
To change the update servers,
$ sudo -s $ cd /etc/apt $ sed -i.orig 's/my/sg/' sources.list
Some explanation on the sed command. It basically tell sed
- to modify the sources.list in place (save in the same file)
- make backup of the original file with .orig sufffix.
- substitute my with sg
Then we continue with the update and upgrade.
$ apt-get update; apt-get -y upgrade
More steps ahead.