Change GRUB timeout and default option on Ubuntu 12.10

If you use one PC with Ubuntu and other OS, sometimes maybe we need to change timeout of the GRUB before load OS or order of all OS. I will show you how to do that on Ubuntu 12.10
Open terminal /shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T/.
In terminal enter

gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Enter your password and you will see grub file in gedit editor.It will be something like that

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
  • GRUB_DEFAULT – default is 0 it corresponding to the first value in the grub menu loader. So for second option is 1, third is 2 and etc. In my case Windows 7 is 5 option in grub menu so I set GRUB_DEFAULT=4
  • GRUB_TIMEOUT – this is the option how many seconds to wait before start loading the selected option. Default value is 10, as you can see upper I change it to 30 seconds.

When you finish with editing save the document and close it. In the terminal enter this command to apply changes that you made.

sudo update-grub

Reboot and you should see your default and timeout options change.

Posted in Linux, Ubuntu at April 16th, 2013. No Comments.

Install OpenSSH client and server on Ubuntu 11.04

Installation of the OpenSSH client and server applications for Ubuntu 11.04 is simple. To install the OpenSSH client applications on your Ubuntu system, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter this command for client application:

sudo apt-get install openssh-client

And this one for server application

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

If you want to connect via client application type this command in the terminal:

ssh username@hostname

Good luck!

Posted in Linux, Ubuntu at November 11th, 2011. No Comments.

How To Change Password On Ubuntu


today I will show you how you can change password on Ubuntu. There is two ways to do that:
1) From command line
2) From GUI

1) Change Ubuntu user password from command line

To change your password from command line, you must use command passwd
See the example below:

nikola@nikola-XPS-M1530:~$ passwd
Changing password for nikola.
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

In this example I change my password.

2) Change Ubuntu user password from GUI
To change your password from GUI follow this step:
Click on System -> Preferences -> About Me
In the right upper corner, there is button change password. Click on it and fill up the “Change password” window.

That’s all.Good luck

Posted in Linux, Ubuntu at October 27th, 2011. No Comments.