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Old 03-21-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
labonet-cayes
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ubuntu gui for ubuntu server


Hello all,

I am sure that someone has asked this question before, but I don't have time to search all over for it.

Can someone tell me, is it possible to install the ubuntu desktop on the ubuntu server from the ubuntu desktop CD?

I am working in a developing country and downloading the packages is no simple matter. I already have the iso's for both the desktop and server. If I could install the gui from the desktop CD, it would simplify things for me considerably.

Cheers!
 
Old 03-21-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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I have installed both Ubuntu Server and Desktop versions several times and have found no way to install components (i.e. the GUI from Desktop) without installing the whole OS. I know you can install a GUI from packages, but since that option is not available, the only way to do it that I have found is to install the Desktop over the Server, backing up the files you want to keep and then restoring them when you are done. If anyone knows of a way to do this, I would be interested in knowing, but as far as I know there is no way to do it.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #3
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This is possible. The way I would do this is to use the apt-cdrom command. Run:
Code:
sudo apt-cdrom add
you will then be prompted to insert the cd. The cd will be scanned and an entry put in your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Then you should be able to install any pacakge as usually using apt-get (it will prompt you to insert the cd when needed).

Please try it and let us know how it goes.
Cheers,

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 03-21-2010 at 09:56 PM. Reason: sudo for ubuntu
 
Old 04-03-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks EVO2,

this worked like a charm. So far so good!

Last edited by labonet-cayes; 04-03-2010 at 12:28 PM.
 
  


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