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#1 2010-01-13 00:28:18

Chives
#! CrunchBanger
From: Indiana
Registered: 2009-12-03
Posts: 155
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Install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu

This is a guide to help you install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu.

NOTE: The program is available from the Ubuntu repositories, but what's the fun in that?

First off, you need to download the program.

Direct your browser to unetbootin.sourceforge.net and click "Download (For Linux)" (If that wasn't obvious).

Download the file and save it in your home directory.

Next, open your terminal and follow along.
(Keep in mind you're expected to be in your home directory)

First, let's make sure the file's actually there.
ls and look to see if a file called "ubuntu-linux-377" is there.

If it's not, I recommend you find and move it there for easier access later on in this tutorial.

If it is, way to follow directions!

It's a shell script, so we now need to make the file excutable.
Enter the following

chmod +x ./unetbootin-linux-377

You may need to do this with root privileges, if so, enter the following in place of the above command.

sudo chmod +x ./unetbootin-linux-377

Now run the script to make sure it worked.

./unetbootin-linux-377

A notice may pop-up saying something about 7zip.  I'm not entirely sure of the cause of this, but it doesn't appear to effect the application in any way, so simply select okay and ignore it (It will only appear the first time you run the program).

If the application starts, it worked!

Now then, rather than leaving the file to muck up your home directory, create a new folder called .scripts
(If you've already created this directory for other scripts, or created a similar one, just use that one.)

mkdir ~/.scripts

Now type ls -a to make sure the directory was created.

Next, move the file into it.

mv ~/unetbootin-linux-377 ~/.scripts

Now type ls ~/.scripts and make sure the file was moved to the new directory.


Now then, you've successfully installed UNetbootin on your #! box, congratulations!

But, we now need to add the application to the obmenu for easy access.

Navigate your menu to Preferences>Openbox Config>GUI Menu Editor (If you're an advanced user, you're welcome to do this directly from menu.xml, however I won't cover the process).

Locate where you'd like UNetbootin to appear in the menu (I personally chose System) and select the item below it.  Then click "New Item" and make the label "Unetbootin" (or anything you'd like, really).  Change execute to ~/.scripts/unetbootin-linux-377.

File>Save
Exit the program.

Open your menu, navigate to where you placed UNetbootin, click it.

If it starts, We're done!

Congratulations!

Now it'll be easier than ever for all of you Distro Hoppers to relapse ;)


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#2 2010-01-14 20:57:02

spoovy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-12-12
Posts: 142

Re: Install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu

I just installed it through synaptic.  wink

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#3 2010-01-15 00:15:45

Chives
#! CrunchBanger
From: Indiana
Registered: 2009-12-03
Posts: 155
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Re: Install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu

Chives wrote:

NOTE: The program is available from the Ubuntu repositories, but what's the fun in that?


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#4 2010-01-16 17:39:27

spoovy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-12-12
Posts: 142

Re: Install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu

Only joking mate.  roll

Very useful tutorial though, applicable to non-repo apps.  So thanks.

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#5 2010-01-16 18:25:38

Chives
#! CrunchBanger
From: Indiana
Registered: 2009-12-03
Posts: 155
Website

Re: Install UNetbootin and add it to the obmenu

You're welcome smile


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