Background: the PC's cdrom is flaky, so googling led me to method of netinstall. cl now seems to be working. I want a gui, therefore:
sudo apt-get install Ubuntu-desktop
I notice the streaming "log" of files estimates over 3 hours (gahhhh) Since it has begun, I will let it finish. (Then hopefully the method to start gnome will be obvious? And I can config somewhere to autostart gui at bootup?)
However, since I've already torrented the ~650MB of alternate ISO of Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04, I wonder if
apt-get (or "aptitude", as seen during install?) can retrieve packages from the iso.
I can give it the LAN IP of the pc containing the iso, or I can drag the iso onto the same hdd (to an ntfs partition. or to the Ubuntu partition if anyone can tell me how to do that from WinXp)
or maybe I can extract the alternate iso, then install on top of the netinstall?