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Old 02-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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Angry Lubuntu for noobs help?


I am trying to install lubuntu on an older lappy.

After i try to install it, it bring me straight to a fullscreen terminal?

Am I supposed to install all the utilitys I want?

?Wheres my format n partition?

Could this be viral??

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Try the command "startx" and let us know what kind of output does it give to you
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built - in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands

(initramfs) startx
/bin/sh: startx not found
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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It's a busybox shell. Getting dropped at that usually indicates a severe problem, such as a missing root file system. I am not familiar with lubuntu, is there a grub option for recovery mode, that may be worth a try?

Or you could try passing the the target root file system to the kernel line by hitting 'e' and editing the root argument to e.g. root=/dev/sda1 or wherever your root partition is.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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How old is your laptop? Which version of Lubuntu?

If I recall correctly, 10.10 dropped some support for older hardware, including some older architectures. I recommend the 10.04 LTS release.

There are several Linux distro's designed for older hardware. I like Puppy Linux.

I wish I could give you some answers to fix this problem without a reinstall or a different distro, but the latest version of Ubuntu (10.10) simply doesn't work with lots of older hardware. One of the many reasons I now use Debian.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #6
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Try posting over at http://ubuntuforums.org

Everyone there is very helpful and knowledgeable about Ubuntu/Lubuntu/etc.

This forum is for discussing Debian.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 11:47 PM   #7
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I HAVE A TOSHIBA SATELITE M70 CL1.

nO MORE BLANK DISKS OR I WOULD GO PUPPY!

WHEN I START LUBUNTU IT SAID DEBIAN SO ITS HERE UNDER DEBIAN SORRY
 
Old 02-08-2011, 08:33 AM   #8
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This thread should be moved to the Ubuntu forums. Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu. Otherwise, if you want to install Debian, download the netinst CD image here:

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...86-netinst.iso

Do not select "graphical desktop environment" during install because that will download and install Gnome. After installing, run "apt-get install lxde" and you will have the same desktop environment used in Lubuntu. You could also try "apt-get install xfce" which should also run well on an older laptop.
 
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Does the Live CD work OK in Live mode (without installing)?
 
  


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