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Old 12-29-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Angry trouble with starting with linux linpus boot


i just got a laptop with linux linpus 2.6.18.2
and i just dont get it.
all get is that screen with the

[root@localhost /]#
and cant move on..


i tried to write startx to run the graphic desktop (or something like that, i have no idea what it is called) and i get 'command not found'.
what to do?
i'm confused. i read on the internet that linpus doesn't have desktop. so is that true?
can i install ubuntu? and how?

please please HELP ME

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Old 12-29-2007, 02:15 PM   #2
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I have come across Linpus and problems before. I believe it is text only and has no gui. Have a look at Larko's Blog on linpus http://larko.wordpress.com/tag/linpus/. It seems to be a thing which is especially pushed in Finland (?) by verkkokauppa.com

I would advise you to get a different distro.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:19 PM   #3
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i read about ubuntu.. should i try that one? and how can I install it if i download it on the linpus ? i have no idea how to make the commands or anything..
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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I don't know the commands either because I use a gui.

Either buy a CD (It will only cost a few $ and come quicker) or get a free CD from Ubuntu (Free - but it will take longer to come)(several weeks?) from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #5
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You can download ubuntu, burn it to a cd as an image and install it
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:53 PM   #6
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...and if anarhitetka has a computer which is 100% text based, with no gui, how is that done?...
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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i'm downloading the iso image now.. when it's done, i'll put it in the computer, turn the computer on and pray that it magically runs itself..
how am i supposed to install it if it doesnt work that way? ((
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:15 PM   #8
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...and if anarhitetka has a computer which is 100% text based, with no gui, how is that done?...
wget -c <insertubuntumirrorhere>
cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 ubuntuXXXX.iso
I originally assumed that he had access to another computer, but this would work good too
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #9
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wget -c <insertubuntumirrorhere>
cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 ubuntuXXXX.iso
I originally assumed that he had access to another computer, but this would work good too
i'm a 'she' and i do have access to another computer, on which i am downloading the iso image for ubuntu. but i was wondering if i run the cd in the computer with the linux will it run automatically or am i supposed to write that wget - c <insertubunasfkasnfklahf ???
what exactly am i supposed to write? exactly as it is :

wget -c <insertubuntumirrorhere>
cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 ubuntuXXXX.iso
???
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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i'm downloading the iso image now.. when it's done, i'll put it in the computer, turn the computer on and pray that it magically runs itself..
how am i supposed to install it if it doesnt work that way?
No , I'm sorry, you can't just put the iso on a CD (copy it). You need to "burn the iso" that is you need to create a special bootable disk.Have a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...9%7C%28burn%29

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Old 12-29-2007, 03:29 PM   #11
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No , I'm sorry, you can't just put the iso on a CD (copy it). You need to "burn the iso" that is you need to create a special bootable disk.Have a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...9%7C%28burn%29
I know that.. thank you
i was just asking about after that.. on the linux,..
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:53 PM   #12
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i do have access to another computer
Good. When you have burnt the iso to a cd, and made sure that the BIOS is set to boot from the CD-Rom first - just start the machine and be ready to answer some questions.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:55 PM   #13
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thank you
i hope i'll get it right
 
  


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