Howto build a RTL-SDR environment on Ubuntu 10.04LTS
Goal is to create a RTL-SDR environment for compiling software for this fine and cheap dongle. The tutorial based on the operation system Ubuntu 10.04LTS. The reason is that my PC has a Duocore 2GHz with 2GB ram, only. On this machina Ubuntu 12.xx works not very well.
In two or three hours you have your own the RTL-SDR toolchain.
After you burned the ISO to DVD or copied it to USB stick, you have to boot from this medium. At the beginning you have to answer several questions about username, userpassword, partition etc. This parts is not far away from Windows OS. If you will be asked for username take "rtlsdruser", please. This user is used for sudo rights later on.
Ubuntu will be installed now. It takes about 30 minutes - more or less. At the end you will be asked to reboot. Do it and choose Ubuntu for your favorite OS now.
Important upgrades, updates etc.
After rebooting it is important to do the upgrades and updates. Otherwise the RTL-SDR toolchain will work nonsatisfying. So follow this tutorial step for step.Building a boot medium
Note: for sudo command mentioned later on you have to type the password you gave at installation.