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Quick upgrade to Debian Lenny

Are you planning to upgrade your Debian etch on your server? It’s quite simple. You just need to follow these two steps.

Edit sources.list

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and change all words etch to lenny,

Update and upgrade

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude install apt dpkg aptitude

sudo aptitude full-upgrade

that is all.

Do it on command line instead of running it through GDM/KDE so that these services get started automatically without any issues during the upgrade.

Debian Chiguru is now available for download

Debian Chiguru distribution with Kannada localization support released during Gnu/Linux Habba version 3 at NMAMIT, NITTE is now available for download at SourceForge. Tech Sampada volunteers group is happy to announce this distro availability.

Chiguru is based on Debian Lenny. The distribution is to focus on providing an improved distribution for Kannada users in particular, and Indian language users in general. This release can be used either as a live CD, or as an installer CD. GUI installer is available.

Visit Gnu/Linux habba official website:

For support requests or to get in touch with the Technical team, write to us: tech-volunteers at

SourceForge forum post is available here.

Debian “Chiguru” distributed at Gnu/Linux Habba v3

Debian Chiguru

Tech Sampada team distributed a Debian based Gnu/Linux distribution at Gnu/Linux Habba v3 event @ NMAMIT, Nitte near Mangalore on 7th February, 2009. Team has got a long term goals to make this distribution stable Kannada release which enables Kannadiga’s to use their native language (Kannada) during computing, without much hinderence.

At the moment distributed distro contains Live + Installer options on it. Live cd option can be used to test and then install the distribution on computers using installer options. More than 20 people tested, installed and used distribution during Habba. We also helped many students to install Gnu/Linux on VirtualBox as they were found to be bit frantic.

Special Note: Team managed to deploy 26GB Debian repo on a server @ NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte to provide Gnu/Linux resources to students. Special thanks to our Debian guru Ravi (CrazyGene) for all his contribution.

Watch out more news on further releases and download infor on

Choose Grub Default – Debian/Ubuntu

It is very hard to explain novice users about making changes to some of the configuration files. Hence, I always keep digging into tools which helps us to make life easier. Especially on Ubuntu.

To make changes to GRUB default option, we need not tell users to edit the configuration when we have a tool called “grub-choose-default“.

First get it installed using following command on your terminal or by using Synaptic package manager.

sudo aptitude install grub-choose-default

Once this is done, you can execute the following command in terminal or via run prompt (Press Alt+F2 to get it ) to get the GUI tool to edit Grub Default .

sudo grub-choose-default


Once you get this window, select the operating system which you want to boot by default. And you will be done with it.

Identifying package of any file in Debian/Ubuntu

To quickly search the package of a file which is found in system directories you can use the following command.
dpkg -S
Or you can also also install a small application called apt-file and search the package to which your file belongs to as follows:
apt-file search
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