New GNOME Weather Applet does not have Alor Setar option!

I’m frustrated with the new GNOME Weather applet included with Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex. For some reason, my hometown is not included in the list.

Weather Applet

I wonder why, as my hometown is present in all previous releases of the Weather Applet. Seems now I can’t monitor the weather condition of my hometown (Alor Setar) anymore from my desktop :(

This bugs me as I use it occasionally to monitor weather conditions and to make decision on my ham radio activities.

Is your hometown / place listed on the Weather Applet?

How to install Ubuntu from hard disk (without CDROM)

There are times when you need to (re-)install Ubuntu on your computer and at the same time you are in situation where booting from CD-ROM is not possible.

Luckily I found a post from Deepblue Spaces: Install Ubuntu 8.04 from Hard Disk that contains step-by-step to start Ubuntu installer from the official Ubuntu ISO.

  • It involves downloading the Official Ubuntu ISO from
  • Extracting /casper/vmlinuz and /casper/initrd.gz from the ISO file.
  • And modifying /grub/menu.lst file to include the boot the cd image.

For more information, please refer to the original tutorial : Deepblue Spaces: Install Ubuntu from Hard Disk.

This trick is particularly handy when you are installing Ubuntu from a computer with buggy BIOS or where CD-ROM is not readily available

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn is approaching end of life support

Important announcement!

Those who are still using Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) are advised to upgrade their distribution to later releases as it approaches end-of-life support, this October.

What is end-of-life ?
End of life means that the time where a product is no longer supported by its vendor. In case of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), it will no longer receive security updates and patches. Normally this would not cause problem to desktop computer, but if you are advised to patch your system as regularly as you can if you are connected to the internet to prevent malicious user from accessing your pc.

Curious about how long other Ubuntu releases are being supported? you can refer here : Ubuntu Releases and end of life date