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Installing MongoDB 2.0.3 on Ubuntu 10.04

I tried following the following wiki:

Didn’t workout so i decided to have my own triage 🙂 . I’m going to assume user is comfortable with Ubuntu.This should work with Ubuntu 11.x too.

  • Create Apt source

Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb.list
Add the following line to the above created file : deb dist 10gen

  • Add the GPG Key and Update Index

sudo mkdir /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv 7F0CEB10

sudo gpg –export | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ > /dev/null

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

  • Install MongoDB

sudo apt-get install mongodb-10gen

Have fun!


Linux internals

A cool kernel map

Ubuntu – My tryst

Some tips & tricks while working behind corporate firewall/proxy on Ubuntu(11)

1. Setting up proxy server on Ubuntu

export http_proxy=’http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’

2. Setting up proxy for apt-get

Acquire::http::Proxy ‘http://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

Acquire::https::Proxy ‘https://{DOMAIN}\{USERNAME}:{PASSWORD}@{PROXY HOST NAME}:{PORT}/’;

if you have “@” symbol in your password use %40

3. Turn off firewall

ufw disable

4. Install Vmware tools

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz /tmp

tar zxvf /tmp/VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib


5. Install git

apt-get git-core gitosis

6. Howto configure network

7. If you are looking for one stop shop for Ubuntu release apart from the LTS version here is the link

Installing centos on Hyper-V

Makes sure you select Legacy Network Adapter while configuring a network for the host OS.

Also a good blog to install Centos on hyper-v with mouse support