[FE training-materials-updates] Remove obsolete installing Linux lab

Michael Opdenacker michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com
Fri Jun 16 14:28:58 CEST 2017

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commit 5eab8418fa0edbc3e2618a623a7e5c466c93ef35
Author: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com>
Date:   Fri Jun 16 14:28:58 2017 +0200

    Remove obsolete installing Linux lab
    Signed-off-by: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com>


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-\subchapter{Ubuntu Linux installation}{Installing Linux on your
-Our training labs are done with the Ubuntu 12.04 distribution
-(\url{http://www.ubuntu.com/}), one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions. We
-are going to use the Desktop edition.
-These steps are meant to be executed before the training session. You can get
-support by sending e-mail to \href{mailto:
-support at free-electrons.com}{support at free-electrons.com}.
-\section{Download Ubuntu}
-Get Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 from
-\url{http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download} and choose the
-64 bit (amd64) version. Note that the 32 bit version is not supported.
-{\bf Important note}: in our practical labs, we don't support Linux installations made
-in a virtual machine (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.). It's because we will need to
-access real hardware (serial port, USB, etc.), and this will be very difficult
-to do through a virtual machine. Another reason is that some of our labs
-require strong computing resources, and using a virtual machine could
-cause people to spend much more time compiling software than if they they
-didn't use a virtual machine, all this at the expense of time available
-for learning and making experiments.
-Follow the instructions on the download page to burn a cdrom or to
-prepare a bootable USB disk.
-\section{Freeing space on the hard drive}
-Do some cleaning up on your hard drive. In order to install Ubuntu and do the
-labs in good conditions, you will need at least 40 GB of free space.
-\subsection{Defragmenting Windows partitions}
-Now, defragment your Windows partitions (if Windows is installed on your
-PC). This will allow to make contiguous disk space available for a separate
-Linux partition.
-\section{Install Ubuntu}
-Once you have gathered enough contiguous disk space,
-you can go ahead and install Ubuntu on your PC.
-Follow the instructions given on
-We advise you to let the installing utility figure out the disk
-partitions by itself. The default settings are fine for our training
-labs. Just make sure that you allocate at least 40 GB of storage to
-install Ubuntu.
-\section{Configure network and Internet access}
-Make sure you can access the network properly. Ubuntu automatically uses DHCP to
-get an IP address from your network, so it usually just works flawlessly.
-If your company requires to go through a proxy to connect to the Internet, you
-can configure this through the \code{Network} application in the \code{System settings}
-interface (usually available at the upper right corner of your screen).
-\section{Configure package repositories}
-Now, make sure the Ubuntu package repositories are properly enabled, by running
-\code{sudo synaptic} in a terminal or \code{System Tools -> Administration ->
-Synaptic Package Manager} from the desktop. Make sure that the \code{universe}
-and \code{multiverse} repositories are all enabled in the \code{Settings ->
-Repositories} menu.
-You can also make these changes by hand by editing the
-\code{/etc/apt/sources.list} file, and uncommenting the corresponding lines.
-For your convenience, you should unselect the \code{cdrom} package source.
-Most of the graphical tools in Linux are based on command-line tools, so there's
-usually more than one way to configure something!
-\section{Apply package updates}
-In Synaptic, hit the \code{Reload} button, which will download the latest version of
-the packages lists from the Ubuntu servers. This operation is the same as
-running \code{sudo apt-get update} on the command line. Then, hit Mark all
-upgrades and then \code{Apply}. This will do the same as \code{sudo
-apt-get dist-upgrade} in the command line.
-Depending on your network connection speed, this could take from several minutes
-to approximately one hour.
-Cleaning downloaded package update files can save hundreds of megabytes. This is
-useful if free space is scarce.
-Once this is done, remove downloaded package update files:
-sudo apt-get clean
-Rebooting is needed after applying kernel updates, if there were any.
-Please reboot your computer when you are done applying the updates.

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