Category Archives: Software

Running Mono on Ubuntu 7.10

Mono under Ubuntu (Gutsy Gibbon – released in October 2007) is a good combination so I decided to try it.I will describe quickly the steps that you need to do in order to have Mono environment running.

  1. Download the last Mono version(1.2.6) from here.You will need the Linux Installer for x86 at the bottom of the page.After downloading it you just have to click twice and it’s automatically started.
  2. In order to make aspx pages to work we have to configure and test the xsp2 web server.Detailed description that I followed can be found on Timani’s Blog.
  3. You will need the MonoDevelop (1.8.1) environment for writing and testing applications.I find a good detailed installation guide from the How to Geek.You can follow the commands and install the last version.

After playing around I saw the Add/Remove option in the Application menu in Ubuntu.The easiest way to install Mono and MonoDevelop is to go in Application-> Add/Remove then you choose Programming and just write in the Search menu above “mono”.Then you have to think/enable the mono and monodevelop installation and that’s all. 🙂 The only problem is that it’s not always the last version.

Ubuntu GRUB Error

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 🙂 I wish you good luck and successful new 2008! I haven’t bloged for a long time,but there’s always not much time for a post or the things I am doing are not so interesting.

Today I came to an interesting problem.After insatlling Windows Vista and Ubunntu 7.10 on my laptop (IBM T60) everithing was working ok.I have checked both operating systems and they were functioning good.So after a few days not starting the system ,today I get the error before loading the OS:

GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait…

Error 17

After googling for a while I understand what was the problem –> Error 17 claims that the partition that you’re attempting to boot is of a format that GRUB does not recognize.

Here are some useful links from the Ubuntu forum that may help you solve your problem :

I solved my problem just by reinstalling Ubuntu.Infact my problem occured after I tried to merge 2 partition under Vista and I couldn’t do it.Therefore, I decided to reinstall Ubuntu and now I have the partitioning right -> 1 for Vista and 1 for Ubuntu!