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                      Today morning I installed the latest version of Kubuntu in my virtual box. Virtual box is a virtualization tool that is developed by sun micro systems to install an OS on top of another without formatting the Hard disk or for that matter changing your system. How a virtual box works in given here. The latest edition of the virtual box can be downloaded from the sun website.For the sake of terminology the OS which is already in you machine is called Host operating system, the operating system that is being installed on top of it is called as guest operating system Ok! Here are the steps to install the new OS.

1) Download the setup of the virtual box from the sun website.

2)install the virtual box.

3) The open the vbox. It will contain the os that the system supports, in my case it was linux. then in the 2nd column specify the distribution which you are going to install. In case your distribution or OS version is not mentioned then select the option other/unknown OS.

4) Then the Vbox will ask you to select a virtual harddisk. This is nothing but a virtual file in which all the files of the guest OS is installed. Select a name for the drive and select the drive into which the virtual disk is to be created.

5) Then click on the next button and finish.

6) So far the entire setup for installing the system.Now insert the installation CD in the drive and then start the virtual machine. The normal installation of the os can be done normally.

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      Well in this article I want to tell How to login as root user in Ubuntu. I only was able to do so two days ago so i thought I will share it with you. After all that is the philosophy of open source ,Share and Improve. Well I got this Idea of logging into the root user from my Redhat linux coaching class. Our instructor showed us how to do this in redhat and I thought why not do this in my own machine. But I could never login as root in my gui mode. well that left me frustrated to say the least. It was last week when one of my friends send me this link which gives almost every details of day to day working of ubuntu. It is a pdf version of Ubuntu pocket guide and reference. by Keir Thomas It is available for free so download it. It is a good book for beginners to read.
       Well Back to business. How to login to root. well
Step1: Take commad prompt. Type
sudo passwd root
This will ask for your password. Type it and then you will get a prompt for root’s new password .Type in password of your choice
Step2: Now go to system->Administration->login window
You will get a window with tabs. Here select security tab like so
check the option Enable local Administrator login

Admin login

Admin login

      That is it logout and try logging in as root from gui mode. If anybody has any other method please send them to me. Do wrrte your feedback for this post.

"Happy Browsing!!"
       Well people this is my first tech blog if you can call it. Well I had a great time with firefox 3.5 in my vista. Well I liked it addons and customization features. Especially the anycolor pulgin which allows us to give out browser new themes and colors of our choice. The only thing that worried me was that it started to crash more often than the old firefox. But other than that it was a great browser when compared with Ie. Well Then I thought to install firefox in my ubuntu machine but the get-apt update only updated it to firefox 3.0.3. Well I searched the web and came up with this blog which details how we can install 3.5.2 in our machines. The following command is to be executed in the command window
if [[ ! -f /usr/bin/firefox ]]; then sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox; fi && if [[ -e ~/.mozilla ]]; then cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup; fi && sudo tar -jxvf firefox-3*.tar.bz2 -C /opt && rm firefox-3*.tar.bz2 && sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup && sudo ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins && sudo dpkg-divert –divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu –rename /usr/bin/firefox && sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
      Now I don’t know exactly how this works but for more information you could go to the site which I referred by clicking here Happy browsing!!