May 21, 2019

Which #linux you guys recommend for a real #webdev environment to work with #nodejs and #vscode?

Nuno Marques @ositaka

I am a new member and I would like to say hello to the community :)

I want to give a try to Linux and plug it together with GitHub and node.js in a new web-dev environment for me. I am just tired of the workarounds on windows... Is there always this kinda of "Photoshop or illustrator situation" in Linux, but I think I can handle it with the lovely Figma.

PS: for those interested in VR and 360, you can take a look on a conceptual project/product I developed with WebVR for my master thesis https://ositaka.com/projects/smart-stories/

— From the sunny Lisbon

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    Hey Nuno, I would recommend starting with Ubuntu. Most of the web tutorials/tools assume you run Ubuntu, and it's probably the most popular distro out there, so you should have no problem finding help should you need it.

    I personally use it for a few years now. As you said, in the beginning, I had a challenge because of Photoshop (solved it with a virtual machine), but now that we have Figma, I don't miss anything :)

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      Thanks for the reply! I am arranging already a partition on a hard disk and I will try the new 19.04 :) it looks stable.

      After working on a few projects with Adobe XD, I think I will go back to Figma, because you just need a browser and you are able to working on ALL computers ;)

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        Indeed. Good luck with the setup, I love the process of setting up a machine from scratch, it's always fun :)

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          For now I have to say has been a disaster... I've installed the Ubuntu in my HP laptop and I can't make the boot load the Ubuntu. It goes directly to the Windows. I've looked around and I read something about the EFI boot system and I've tried, but can't fix it.

          I am not going to give up and now I'll try to install the Ubuntu on a USB pen and run it from there. Let see how it goes!

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            Running Ubuntu from a UB is a viable option for testing as well though, but you are already so close to finishing the proper installation, don't give up yet :)

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            You need to tell your computer that there are two operating systems now, try following this tutorial:
            https://itsfoss.com/no-grub-windows-linux/

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              Thanks for the support! I've tried it and didn't work. I've also tried to run a EasyBCD software to add Ubuntu on the boot menu, but I get always a conflict about the EFI boot.

              It says that "has detected that your machine is currently booting in EFI mode. Due to limitations set by Microsoft, many of the EasyBCD multi-booting features cannot be used in EFI mode and have been disabled."

              I've already tried with "Legacy support" and turned off and on secure boot, but in the end, it goes always for the some boot options:

              • OS boot menu (windows 10)
              • OS boot menu (repairing windows 10)
              • EFI Boot from file
                (and some times)
              • Hard Disk (SSD)
              • Hard Disk (normal hard disk instead of CD Rom drive - I've replace this CD drive by the original hard disk of the laptop)

              My windows is installed on the SSD disk and I've installed the Ubuntu on a partition on the "normal" hard disk (the 2nd). On the 2nd disk is also there one partition for windows. When I installed Ubuntu I didn't add any partition for "swap"... I think is not the problem, but just letting you know.

              I don't know what else to do... Can I (somehow) have just a pen to run the boot for Ubuntu?

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                Hmm that sucks.

                If you want to run it from a USB, I can recommend this tool for creating the USB itself: https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

                There is also this tool but I have not used it personally: https://www.balena.io/etcher/

                Do you have fast boot enabled somewhere in your BIOS?

                After you get the live usb up and running, I would try these steps as well: https://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd

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                  Hey Ante, I solve it! :D Now it is fully working!

                  In the end, I went here https://www.lifewire.com/wubi-linux-installation-program-2201175 and I've download this application and (after re-installing Ubuntu again) it solved my problem with the EFI boot.

                  Now, finally, I can put my energy on finding nice apps for web development ;)

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                    Awesome, glad to hear that :)

                    A few software recommendations from me:
                    Tilix for the terminal (better than the default one, supports very nice tabbing)
                    GitKraken for git gui (if you prefer it over the command line)
                    GIMP for image manipulation (inkscape for vectors)
                    FileZilla for FTP
                    VLC as a video player

                    Enjoy your new OS :)

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                      Thank you for the support ;)

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