LEARNING UBUNTU

Welcome to these Learning Ubuntu pages from TheUrbanPenguin we can provide both free training via these videos and, if you prefer to work direct with the penguin, then we can offer online training at a reasonable cost. You of course may choose a little of both; either way you know you are gaining the traning without the overheads of having to be away from home or work. The training happens at a device close to you.

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Ubuntu Animal Zoo

The Ubuntu zoo of alliteration make their releases a little more fun than other…

by The Urban Penguin    12th April 2014

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Upgrading your 12.04 server to 14.04

With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server now available, the 20th Ubuntu Linux release, we look at upgrading our…

by The Urban Penguin    19th April 2014

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Installing Google Chrome on 14.04

With the latest LTS version of Ubuntu Linux available; 14.04 the Trusty Tahr we look at installing the popular Chrome…

by The Urban Penguin    29th April 2014

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Custom boot splash screen on 14.04

In this video tutorial, we are going to be branding our Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with corporate wallpaper.

by The Urban Penguin    14th May 2014

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Installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

Installing Ubuntu Server is quick and quite simple and can make the start of a new mini-series.

by The Urban Penguin    11th April 2013

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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Software RAID

We have seen that the guided partitioning on Ubuntu Server 12.04 makes life plain and simple for us.

by The Urban Penguin    11th April 2013

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Implementing a Squid Web Proxy Server with basic time restrictions on Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal, we are going to demonstrate how we can set up a simple HTTP Web Proxy

by The Urban Penguin    11th April 2013

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Using GRUB2 as your boot-loader

For a while now, GRUB2 has been in distributions but it is now proving its reliability and worth and starting to make its appearance…

by The Urban Penguin    13th April 2013

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Protect GRUB2 Entries with Passwords

Typically when using GRUB boot-loader we use passwords to protect menu items and the menu itself.

by The Urban Penguin    13th april 2013

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Booting to a recovery ISO with GRUB2 in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

As part of your recovery system on your servers you may require a rescue system to be available from the boot menu.

by The Urban Penguin    13th April 2013

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Kazam screencaster on Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently revisited the Kazam screen-caster tool on Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried it before but found…

by The Urban Penguin    15th April 2013

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Installing the openLDAP Server on Natty Narwal, Ubuntu 11.04

My original openLDAP videos have been well received but I have a had a few requests to show the setup and configuration of openLDAP on Ubuntu…

by The Urban Penguin    17th April 2013

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openLDAP on Ubuntu Server 1 – Installing openLDAP

This video marks a start of a mini-series on using the openLDAP Directory Server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server.

by The Urban Penguin    17th April 2013

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openLDAP on Ubuntu Server 2 – Managing Users

We saw in the first video that we can use LDIF files to create objects within our openLDAP server; we created to OUs for People and Groups.

by The Urban Penguin    18th April 2013

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Authenticating Ubuntu clients to RPi openLDAP Server

Having set up the openLDAP server and we have seen how to do this  on Raspberry Pi, SUSE and Ubuntu.

by The Urban Penguin    18th November 2013

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JAVA – Installing Oracle Java on Ubuntu 12.10

Java is designed to be cross platform and vendor independent, so you should be able to use the JDK…

by The Urban Penguin    12th July 2013

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Ubuntu Integrating with Active Directory with Likewise

In many environments Active Directory from Microsoft may still be very prevalent and if you are using…

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Using UFW, the uncomplicated firewall on Ubuntu 12.04

It is normal in Linux for the iptables module to control what we know as the firewall and this remains the case with UFW.

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Ubuntu Enabling Crash Dump

A Kernel Crash Dump refers to a portion of the contents of volatile memory (RAM) that is copied to disk…

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Using etckeeper in Ubuntu 12.04 to maintain server configuration

If you want to implement a simple low maintenance Version Control System on your Ubuntu Linux server

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Maintain the default Runlevel on Ubuntu 12.04

After many years of little change in Linux we, as administrators, now have a few changes making their way into Enterprise Linux distributions.

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Control use of the Control Alt Delete on Ubuntu 12.04

When I am rushing through the KVM switch in the server room I do not want my Windows login to be mistaken for a reboot on my Ubuntu servers.

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Static IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04

The address configuration of Ubuntu tends to be a little different from other Linux distros; typically you would…

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Software management with APT and DPKG

If you are new to Ubuntu but not new to Linux you may already be familiar with using RPM in your software management

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Ubuntu and the upstart service control daemon

I have been using Linux now for more years than I can remember and I have been used for many of those years to the

by The Urban Penguin    2nd October 2013

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Installing Apache on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

In this tutorial we look at installing the Apache HTTPD server onto Ubuntu 12.04, the LTS Server. Like SUSE the package

by The Urban Penguin    4th October 2013

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Managing Apache modules in Ubuntu 12.04

Managing modules at the command line has never been easier than with Ubuntu. Even though we could use a…

by The Urban Penguin    5th October 2013

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Ubuntu 12.04 Local File Repository

In this howto we look at creating a local software repository for Ubuntu 12.04, the suite name precise.

by The Urban Penguin    5th October 2013

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SAMBA – The SWAT web admin tool on Ubuntu

In this tutorial we show the example of how we can manage our samba server graphically with SWAT,

by The Urban Penguin    20th October 2013

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Installing Nagios Core onto Ubuntu 12.04 Server

In this tutorial we look at installing the renowned monitoring software Nagios 3 core onto Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server.

by The Urban Penguin    21st October 2013

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Disabling the whoopsie service in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server

You know sometimes I wonder if I am in the right job; having to disable the whoopsie service ??? Really!

by The Urban Penguin    21st October 2013

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Ubuntu – Installing the NTP Server on 12.04 Server

Time is always important on networks and NTP is seen as an infrastructure service that is required by many hosts on your networks.

by The Urban Penguin    24th October 2013

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JAVA : Installing NetBeans IDE 7.4 on Ubuntu

The two big players in the free JAVA IDE field are NetBeans and Eclipse. jDeveloper is also out there but it seems that the former are both well used.

by The Urban Penguin    9th November 2013

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Weather Reports when Logging into Ubuntu Server

When you log in to the command line environment of your Ubuntu 12.04 server you are presented with…

by The Urban Penguin    6th January 2014

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Centralized Ubuntu Management With Puppet

Centralized server management can be achieved on our Ubuntu Server with products such as the long established Puppet project.

by The Urban Penguin    6th January 2014

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Ubuntu Server : Creating a Network Bridge Interface

For many years bridging was a topic mainly for networking theory classes.

by The Urban Penguin    7th January 2014