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Ubuntu Linux: Get QuickStart the Multi-Purpose Swiss Army Tool for Ubuntu

by Shivaranjan on October 15, 2008


QuickStart is a multipurpose Swiss army knife using which you can do the following tasks from Ubuntu Linux quickly and easily:

  • Install the proper DVD & Codecs files so you can play a DVD in your drive using Totem, etc. (works with 7.10 / 7.04 / 8.04 and 32-bit / 64-bit).
  • Back-up Your /home folders using TAR compression.
  • Back-up Your / folders using TAR compression
  • Back-up Your Configuration files separately (fstab, device.map, mtab, menu.lst, and xorg.conf) using TAR compression
  • Image your Ubuntu Operating System, Master Boot Record (MBR), and Partition Table.
  • Create a Custom Scheduled (Recurring) Back-up (daily, weekly, or monthly). You decide the exact date and time.
  • Create a Scheduled 1:1 Synchronized Back-Up of Selected Folders to Another Drive/Partition.
  • Restore Your System /home folders.9. Restore Your / folders.
  • Restore Your configuration files.
  • Install some common applications (aMSN, aMSN fix, Firestarter, AllTray, and a few others).
  • House Cleaning (delete unnecessary files throughout your computer).
  • View or Edit Your Key Files (fstab, menu.lst, and xorg.conf).
  • Back-up Your Master Boot Record (MBR).
  • Back-up Your Windows Partition (dual booters) While in Ubuntu.
  • Format Windows Partition in NTFS with gParted.
  • Restore Your Master Boot Record (MBR).
  • Restore Your Windows Back-Up While in Ubuntu.

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How Install QuickStart in Ubuntu Linux:

1. Download the script QuickStart from here.

2. Save the Install_QuickStart.sh in your desktop.

3. Once the file has been saved to the Desktop, RIGHT click on the “Install_QuickStart.sh” file on your Desktop and select Properties. ( Refer to the screenshots below).

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4. Now select the Permissions tab at the top, and ensure the ‘Execute’ check-box is checked towards the bottom where it says ‘Allow executing file as program’. Close window.

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5. Now open “Install_QuickStart.sh” file now located on your Desktop and select Run in Terminal as the option to run the script.

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6. This will now install the QuickStart application. Once the installation is complete is you can access the application from Applications > Accessories > QuickStart.

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That’s it QuickStart has been installed in your system and now start using this cool script to ease your above mentioned activities. Happy

Note for 64 bit Ubuntu Linux users: You would need to install some libraries so that you can run 32 bit applications in the 64 bit environment. Use the below mentioned code to install the necessary libraries.

sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0

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