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Old 02-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
Randymanme
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Network install to Ubuntu 9.04 base system?


Because of what I assume to be some idiosyncrasy in my DVD ROM, everytime I try to reinstall Ubuntu or anything Ubuntu-based, I get an error message saying:
Installation Failed
The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:
[errno 5] Input/output error

That has happened with untold numbers of Ubuntu, Kubntu, Xubuntu, UE, Linux Mint, and Debian live CDs. I haven't been able to get Fedora to install, either. PCLinuxOS and openSUSE, however, do install (though one of the global moderators at openSUSE Forums thought that since I have less than one GiB of RAM, openSUSE shouldn't have installed I attribute the success to two processors).

I eventually learned how to get Ubuntu installed on my computer. I use an Ubuntu 9.04 alternative CD (not live as they automatically abort when they come to the input/output error message, leaving a broken system written to disk) to install the base system and grub. It allows me skip over software installation which is where the input/output error message happens. It boots to a command line. I can then manually install xorg, firefox, and the Ubuntu desktop (from the CD). I suppose that since it's an alternative CD, it only has the Ubuntu desktop. From there I can connect to a mirror to update and upgrade.

At the time when I first found myself without Ubuntu, it was the only operating system I'd ever used; and it was 5 months before I was able to figure out how to get it back. In the meantime, I'd become accustomed to PCLinuxOS Gnome; of which Ubuntu is a poor cousin. I guess I get bored easily. I want to try Linux Mint. I'm impressed with the Live CD of Helena but it won't install.

My last Ubuntu (9.10), I broke by trying to upgrade to Lucid Alpha 2 (I guess that daily build wasn't a good one to try). Presently, I've reinstalled the Ubuntu 9.04 base system with Grub and installed on it xorg and firefox (3.0). Is it feasible for me to add a Linux Mint repository to acquire Helena through a distro update of sorts? If so, what do I put into the command line? Preferably, if would be nice if I could just cut and paste.

Any help or advice given me would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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I added as many Linux Mint repositories as I could find for Gloria to Jaunty's /etc/apt/sources.list, updated in terminal, reloaded in Synaptic, and then selected whatever I thought I needed for a gnome desktop for Gloria. I like it more than I do my other operating system.

But there were some problems. I went to List of Repositories for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. (Posted by Nikesh Jauhari. OpenOffice 3.0.1 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu jaunty ...linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2009/04/list-of-repositories-for-ubuntu-904.html - Cached - Similar pages - Cached - Similar pages Repository List for Jaunty Jackalope) and, by faith, following the advice there, deleted the entirety of the /etc/apt/sources.list I started with and added:

# Ubuntu supported packages
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty main restricted multiverse universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

#Canonical Commercial Repository
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-backports partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-updates partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-security partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-proposed partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-backports partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-updates partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-security partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty-proposed partner

and some others. But the new list wouldn't update because I kept getting an error message about a malformed line 13 (or 14 or 15 depending on what other ones I'd commented, uncommented or deleted). And I coudn't figure out what it was. So I just deleted the first 20 or so lines all together. That did the trick.

In the meantime, I've added some more repositories, thought better of it and deleted some, thrown in a couple of interesting possibilities. The forums of other operating systems that I've had (Ubuntu, openSUSE, and PCLinuxOS) have had repository recommendatdions. What repositories does the Linux Mint community recommend for a noob?

Here's what I presently have:

# 7 - Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'

# repository.

# N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as

# extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes

# newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.

# Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review

# or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse



# 8 - Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's

# 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is

# offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu

# users.

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner



deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse



# 9 - Ubuntu Proposed

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-proposed restricted main universe multiverse





## 11 - Medibuntu - Ubuntu 9.04 "jaunty ibex"

## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free

deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free









## 45 - Ubuntu Debug Packages

# https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash

deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse



## 55 - GetDeb repository : http://www.getdeb.net/

deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/ getdeb/

deb mirror://www.getdeb.net/playdeb-mirror/jaunty/// jaunty/

deb http://ubuntu.org.ua/ getdeb/









## 1 - INGALEX REPOSITORY

deb http://www.sourceslist.eu/repo/mint gloria main non-free



## 2 - LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES



## +++ Linux Mint 7 Gloria

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria main upstream import



## +++ Backports (not as stable) +++

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria backport



## +++ Community (not as stable) +++

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria community



## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria romeo



## +++ Source Repositories +++

deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria main upstream import

deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria community

deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria backport

deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria romeo



##END LINUXMINT REPOSITORY



deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main universe restricted multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main universe restricted multiverse

Last edited by Randymanme; 02-16-2010 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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Question Do I need to start a new thread?

Although I've always preferred Gnome (probably because it's what I started out with -- the whole of my pc experience is with Linux), KDE is beginning to grow on me.

I've gone to synaptic and tried to install both Mint-meta-kde and Kubuntu. I searched "linux mint kde" and selected all the packages, but synaptic won't install Mint-meta-kde becuase:

"mint-meta-kde:
Depends: scribus but it is not going to be installed
Depends: vlc but it is not going to be installed."

And synaptic won't install scribus because: "The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that all required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences.

scribus:
Depends: libcups2 (>=1.4.0) but 1.3.9-17ubuntu3.4 is to be installed
Depends: libqt4-network (>=4.5.1) but 4.5.0-0ubuntu4.3 is to be installed
Depends: libqt4-xml (>=4.5.1) but 4.5.0-0ubuntu4.3 is to be installed
Depends: libqtcore4 (>=4.5.1) but 4.5.0-0ubuntu4.3 is to be installed
Depends: libqtgui4 (>=4.5.1) but 4.5.0-0ubuntu4.3 is to be installed
Depends: libstdc++6 (>=4.4.0) but 4.3.3-5ubuntu4 is to be installed"

At the very least, I must be missing one or more Jaunty repositories because Ubuntu will always install the Kubuntu Desktop Sysstem. Synaptic won't install Kubuntu because: "The following packages have unresolvable dependencies. Make sure that all required repositories are added and enabled in the preferences. kubuntu-desktop:
Depends: language-selector-qt but it is not going to be installed."

But there's more:

randalljordan@mintkk:~$ cat /etc/issue
Linux Mint 7 Gloria - KDE Community Edition \n \lrandalljordan@mintkk:~$

KDE Community Edition?
 
  


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