Go to TogaWare.com Home Page. GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Duck Duck Go

Installation Examples

20200101 Installation examples can provide guidance and confidence. Below are sample installations of GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) capturing various aspects of the installation and configuration.

The specifications are determined from various commands including hardinfo, dmesg, dmidecode, lspci and lshw, and by checking /proc/cpuinfo.

# Computer Information

$ dmesg | grep "DMI:" | cut -c6- | cut -d" " -f 3- # Machine model

# CPU Information

$ lscpu
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'name'| uniq		# CPU
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep process| wc -l	# Number of processors
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep bogomips		# BogoMIPS

$ sudo dmidecode                                # Memory
$ sudo lshw -C memory                           # Memory
$ cat /sys/block/nvme0n1/device/model           # SSD Disk
$ dmesg | grep -i input | grep -i touchpad	# TouchPad
$ uname -r					# Kernel

Installation will usually begin by booting the computer from a bootable USB stick containing an image of the Ubuntu system. The required .iso file can be downloaded from https://ubuntu.com. Once downloaded, create a bootable USB using ImageWriter, otherwise known as the usb-creator-gtk. The image size for Ubuntu 19.10, for example, is 2.3GB.


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