Updating ubuntu from dual boot windows 7
Oracle JDK7 itself is not hosted in the PPA because that's not allowed by the new Java license (which is also the reason why it has been removed from the official Ubuntu repositories); the package in the PPA automatically downloads Oracle Java JDK 7 from its official website and installs it on your Ubuntu / Linux Mint computer, just like the flashplugin-installer package does.
Please note that this package is currently in alpha and is offered without any guarantees, so it may or may not work! The package should support proxies just like the flashplugin-installer does, but it may fail if your ISP or router blocks some non-standard ports because Oracle uses quite a few redirects for the Java 7 binary download links.
Like I mentioned in the previous install article, the best practice for any Linux user or any PC user for that matter, is to have their PC updated once it’s installed so it may have all the latest security updates, patches and features. First and foremost, we must update our sources; head on to the Unity dash on the top left corner and type in “software and updates”; open the app, and select the “other software” tab, tick both options, close the app (you’ll be prompted to enter you root PW) and go back to the same dash; this time around, type in “software updater” open the app and it should auto-update sources and show the available update size.You can either choose to update your system via the GUI-enabled inbuilt system update tool (image below) or if you’d rather do it the terminal way of things, below are self-descriptive images on how to but for the sake of newbies reading through with this, we’ll add a few notes with the images just to makes things a little. Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. In the new folder, you'll find the explore2fs executable.The PPA should work not only with Ubuntu but also Linux Mint and other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.If you really need to use Oracle (ex Sun) Java instead of Open JDK in Ubuntu, here's an easy way to do it: a PPA repository to install and keep your computer up to date with the latest Oracle Java 7 (Java JDK which includes JRE).
Although one can find basic boot configuration settings in Windows 7’s System Configuration utility (type msconfig in start menu & hit enter to launch it), many users might want to edit the OS name in boot menu, or add/remove an OS entry and more.