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Joomla installation on Ubuntu

April 23, 2010 2 comments

Today’s we are going to see how to use google map mashup in a famous CMS – Content Management System which is Joomla.  Though the documentation is self explanatory I’ll just list te common mistakes that fly-over testers make while installing Joomla but let me tell you experience developers (like Mr. Nabeel Mushtaq) always prefer to read the documentation evertime you you have to install some package or framework because it’s like the movie “The Matrix” every time you find something to grab!

Move the downloaded zip file of the Joomla package to webserver’s root directory;-

# mv /home/user-name/Downloads/Joomla***.zip /var/www/joomla

Unzip it here

# unzip Joomla***.zip

Delete the existing configuration.php-dist file

# rm -rf configuration.php-dist

Most users don’t perform the above step and just rename the filename

# mv configuration.php-dist configuration.php

Due to whish while running the web wizard or installation it causes problems as the script feels dizzy while updated the already populated configuration.php file

Create a new unwritten file

# toucj configuration.php

Give’em writes to apache users to writeable

# chmod 755 configuration.php

Some users while rename the configuration.php-dist file to configurtion.php while fall at the end of the web installation wizard with a fatal error.

If you got permission errors I would suggest you should give apache user the rights to read write the joomla folder

#chown www-data /var/www/joomla -R

That’s it!

How to access your Windows drives from Ubuntu

March 4, 2009 1 comment

If you want to access your NTFS Windows drives follow these instructions:

  1. Make sure you have internet access (see the network icon on the top right)
  2. Open the “Applications” menu and select “Add/Remove…”
  3. In the listbox on the right select: “Show All Available Applications”
  4. Search for “NTFS” and select “NTFS Configuration Tool”. Click OK to install it
  5. Run the configuration tool under Applications > System Tools > NTFS Configuration Tool
  6. Select “Enable write support for internal device”. Click OK to set it up.
  7. Once you reboot you will find your windows disks under /media (you can access that from Places > Computer > File System > media).
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