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Old 05-08-2006, 06:24 PM   #16
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It sounds as if you might have done a server install instead of a regular install. A regular install is supposed to give you a GUI.

You don't need a CD if you have an internet connection.

When you get to a black screen with white text and a login prompt, log in.

You should then get a prompt that looks like this:
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username@ubuntu:~$
At that prompt, type these commands:
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cd
wget -c http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/breezy.list
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list_backup
sudo cp breezy.list /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
rm breezy.list
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:04 AM   #17
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It works! Not sure how, not sure why :P
Its currently installing i shall report back later.

1 more question. Is there a way to re-arrange the order of the OS in GRUB boot loader, the technoboic people in my house want it to boot xp by defualt....



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When i say it worked, i mean it worked, mounting the cd and getting the files from there

Last edited by rawplug89; 05-09-2006 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:59 AM   #18
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Ok i now get the GUI login screen but whenever i try to login with my user name i get
home/tom appears to be your directory
this does not exist setting your directory to /root
this is unlikely to work unless you run in terminal mode


is there something i need to do get a user to login?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:19 PM   #19
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Try to go with ctrl+alt+f1 in command line and

Code:
sudo mkdir /home/tom
sudo chown tom /home/tom
sudo chgrp tom /home/tom
Just a question. How did you managed to mess up such a straight forward installation? lol
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:25 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by voger
Just a question. How did you managed to mess up such a straight forward installation? lol
No idea just went throught the steps they told me.... therefore not my fault.... honestly
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:31 PM   #21
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all three of those lines give me operation not permitted errors

any other ideas.
Also any way of changing the default OS in GRUB?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #22
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Just had to boot into windows for something and noticed that the user profiles i had created were appearing under the FAT32 partition i created, shouldn't they be on the linux partition???

Becuase i wanted to dual boot XP i found a guide which suggested splitting my 80GB hd into
50GB Windows
14GB Linux
1GB Linux Swap file
5GB FAT32

is this screwing it up?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:52 PM   #23
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With what username do you login in command line? If it is your username (i assume tom) do you type these commands as seen above? If yes then the system asks the password. Do you type the password of the user that is currently loged in?

For the grub thing.

Code:
sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst-backup
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
Just in case you dont want to mess up with vi
Code:
sudo apt-get install mc
sudo mcedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
In that file there are entries like

Quote:
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-686
root (hd0,7)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-686 root=/dev/hda8 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-686
savedefault
boot
And one entry like

Quote:
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
The first entry is entry nr. 0. So you start counting the entries 0, 1, 2, 3. If i remember well WinXP must be nr. 3. So you find near the beggining of the file the line

Quote:
default 0
and change that to 3
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:59 PM   #24
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I login with tom and when i type the sudo commands i type the root password...
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #25
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ust had to boot into windows for something and noticed that the user profiles i had created were appearing under the FAT32 partition i created, shouldn't they be on the linux partition???
You probably selected, during the installation, the fat32 partition to be mounted as /home. Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab file?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:04 PM   #26
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I login with tom and when i type the sudo commands i type the root password...
Nope. Needs tom's password
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:07 PM   #27
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Oh there is one way for me to login, if i start in recovery mode, login with root and then run StartX i get gnome up but lots of things dont work, like the media player, ect... does this make any difference?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:09 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by voger
You probably selected, during the installation, the fat32 partition to be mounted as /home. Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab file?
A friend suggested that and all it says is lots of the little squiggles

ECTFSTAB[NEWFILE] 0,0-1 All

no idea what this means tho



Why did someone say they needed my password?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:09 PM   #29
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I did manage to change the GRUB boot order by logging in throught the root, and then changing the text file
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #30
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Hmmm without seeing the full fstab file it is hard to understand what you mean. Maybe a copy paste here would help
 
  


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