Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.10 if you don’t already know.

If you don’t ready know, Dropbox is an online storage service that lets you store and share content (Documents, Images, and other data). You’re given a free limited storage space, but can upgrade anytime for a fee.

If you want to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.10, then continue below to learn how.


  • Install Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, copy and paste the line below to add its repository key.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 5044912E




Next, add its repository by copying and pasting the commands below. At the time of this writing, Ubuntu 12.10 repository for Dropbox wasn’t available. So we’re going to be using Precise repository for this.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise main"




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Dropbox.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox




When prompted with the screen below, click ‘Next’



Then click ‘Start Dropbox’ to continue.