Setting Linux as default in rEFIt boot loader

After successfully installing Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on Macbook, I am mostly using it. I only switch to Mac OS to watch movie using the remote control which yet to work on Ubuntu.

However, problem is that Mac OS was default on the rEFIt boot loader. I wanted to make Linux default. After searching the different configuration files, I found what to do.

Boot to Mac OS

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Upgrading Lucid Lynx to Maverick Meerkat

Upgrading Ubuntu to Maverick Meerkat

Wow new Ubuntu, as said on the site perfect Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) is now out :D. I could not resist myself from upgrading to it even I am using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on Macbook Pro 7.1. I am upgrading specially to know whether it also works fine on Macbook.

Upgrading Ubuntu is always easy and fun. All you know that. However, if there are someone who does not know it, here it is. Just run the following command from terminal when you are online:

sudo update-manager -d

Then it should automatically detect that a new version is available. Just click on Upgrade button (show on the image above) when it appears. Follow instructions on screen and then sit relax while it is upgrading for you. However, carefully notice the alert (before main phase starts) it provides which includes the packages are going not to be supported anymore, packages that are going to be deleted etc.

Enjoy and pray for me so that it works fine on Macbook :P. I will write detail experience with it later.

I’ve installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 7.1

Well, since buying the Macbook Pro, I was trying to install my most favorite operating system (Ubuntu/LinuxMint). I have failed with LinuxMint and other Ubuntu. However, this manual helped meto get Ubuntu Lucid Lynx installed on my Macbook Pro.

Before installation, I run Ubuntu live. After I’ve confirmed that basic things are working, I have started installation process. The installation was seamless though I was worried about the boot loader. Because I already have rEFIt installed. So, I was not sure if grub will overwrite it or not but it didn’t!. However, I am still wondering, as grub is loaded after I select Linux from rEFIt, will it work if I remove rEFIt? The grub is showing both Ubuntu and Mac Os. Continue reading →

Macbook Pro, the missing keys

After purchasing the Macbook Pro on July, 2010 I noticed that some keys that I use most frequently, are missing on the keyboard. After passing more than 1 month, I also noticed my coding speed drastically reduced due to missing of those keys. So, I started Goolaptop keyboardgling for help. Though I did not like the solutions but still better than unavailability. The reason of my dislike is the combination of multiple keys! Here, I write how to perform some tasks whose keys are missing.

Home/End of Line
These two keys are used very frequently during programming. We can go home / end of the line using the following combination: Continue reading →