# aptitude install cron wireless-tools openssl libssl-dev traceroute cron
Since aptitude won't install a package if is already installed, it's safe to use the above command line even if two or more of these packages are already installed. In my Ubuntu netbook installation, traceroute and libssl-dev were the only things actually installed.
Then, do the usual build-from-source:
cd to whatever directory the Adeona tarball is installed to
# tar -xvf adeona*
# cd adeona
# make install
type y to the do you want to install ? question
When the crontab entry which will make sure Adeona runs on startup appears, copy and paste it from the terminal to a text editor because you'll need it later.
# crontab -e
Pick nano from your editor choice (unless you really like something else better)
Paste the crontab line entry generated by Adeona into the crontab file.
Once you are done, transfer a copy of your key to whichever computer you expect to use for finding your netbook, and install a copy of Adeona for whatever supported OS you run on it. Don't worry about the crontab file on the retrieval machine unless it's a laptop/netbook you also want Adeona to protect, otherwise there's no particular reason to send location updates.
I simply attached the adeona-retrievecredentials.ost encryption key to an e-mail and sent it to my desktop, otherwise, transport it via flash drive, ftp, or whatever's convenient to a place where you can find it when you need it. It won't do you any good if it's on your netbook and the netbook is stolen.
This assumes the default Linux installation, if your files are somewhere else, modify the following retrieval command accordingly. The following command is a single line regardless of how this web page inserts page breaks:
# /usr/local/adeona/adeona-retrieve.exe -r /usr/local/adeona/resources -l /usr/local/adeona/resources/logs -s /path-to/adeona-retrievecredentials.ost -n 1
-r = resource directory (configuration files)
-l = output log directory
-s = location of adeona-retrievecredentials.ost file.
-n = number of updates to collect