Drupal Howtos

A how-to is a short description of how to accomplish a specific task. This is a compilation of Ubuntu related howto's which I provided to users in my network or which I applied myself. Targeting the Ubuntu beginner they provide a simple and detailed step-by-step description with pictures. I hope they'll help you!

How to change the boot menu (GRUB) in Ubuntu 10.04 or 12.04

Almost all operating systems offer the possibility to customise the system start up process. Ubuntu has it's own "StartUp-Manager" but it is not installed by default. It can be used for managing the settings of your Ubuntu boot loader (Default operating system, time-out, etc.).

What is a PPA and how can I add a PPA to Ubuntu?

Open Sofware Sources

PPA stands for Personal Package Archive. It is a software repository that you can add to Ubuntu for the installation and continuous update of applications. Installing software on Ubuntu is different than on Mac or Windows; some might say better. Rather than going to the web to download a package, it's usually a better bet to check the Ubuntu Software Center for any program you might want to install.

How to add a PPA to the Ubuntu system using the terminal

Step-by-step instructions how to add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) to Ubuntu using the terminal.