Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

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First go to the Dropbox website and download the .deb package. Make sure you select the (x86) package.

Once the download is complete, double-click on it to start installation. When the installation is over you will need to restart Nautilus; you can do this by logging out and back in or by executing the following command in Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal).

killall nautilus

Now you will see the Dropbox icon appear in the taskbar.

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Right-click on the icon and select “Start Dropbox”. This starts the downloading of Dropbox. Sit back and wait until the download is complete.

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Once Dropbox has been downloaded the setup will begin. Follow the instructions on the screen and proceed.

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Note: By default your Dropbox will be in the directory “YourHomeFolder/Dropbox”. If you want to choose another folder, you can tick “I want to choose where to put my Dropbbox” in this screen.

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Setup is now complete and you can start uploading and sharing files!

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7 Responses to Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. nass says:

    @Man In Front of Linux
    Once you have uploaded your files you can share download links OR you can put the files in your Public folder

  2. Milerx says:

    Excellent!! it doesn’t matter if i’m running ubuntu 8.10 x64 bits?

  3. nass says:

    @Milerx
    You can get the .deb package for 64bit PCs from the same page.

  4. meonkeys says:

    Strange… I have a few directories in my home directory that are symlinks to directories on other partitions. For instance:

    /home/meonkeys/foo -> /var/local/adam/plain/foo

    When I try to put my dropbox here, the wizard says “Target folder is used for temporary files” and disallows the choice.

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    fuck you!!!!!!!!

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