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Old 08-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Ubuntu + Kubuntu + Xubuntu + edubuntu + Ubuntu Server


Hello everybody.

I have a question. Can I install ubuntu and then install
kubuntu, xubuntu, edubuntu and ubuntu server on top of it?

Please note I don't have a internet connection and I can't use synaptic. I have the CDs for all the above mentioned.

I tried
sudo aptitude update
and
sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop ( for kubuntu)

but it tries to connect online and doesn't ask for the CD.

I also tried doing it using synaptic by adding the kubuntu to repositories. But nothing seem to work.

Please point out if I am doing anything wrong.
The settings in synaptic seems to be ok.

Please let me know how I can do it?
Eagerly waiting for a response.

Warm Regards
 
Old 08-20-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
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I have a question. Can I install ubuntu and then install
kubuntu, xubuntu, edubuntu and ubuntu server on top of it?
why dont you just install kde, xfce instead.
just use dpkg command to install the files.
but I have no idea whether they are present on the cd or not.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Enter the CD into the device, open synaptic package manager, click "Edit >> Add CD-ROM". - You can add multiple CD-ROMs.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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Hmmmmm---how did you post here without an internet connection??

I do not want to appear elitist, but I would find the Linux world to be pretty miserable with no connection. Where are you located? Maybe someone has an idea to get you connected really cheaply.
 
Old 08-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #5
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I do not want to appear elitist
You do. Certainly. - There are other places than California, and there are "other places" within California...
You've never been in Africa, I guess, - outside the tourist centers (an experience like this is usually impressing people for a complete life)? - You've never recognized there are quite different types of population in, i.e., New York, USA, a "developed" country?

- My own hope is that distributions like Ubuntu will really go for what they claim in their major goals: "Everyone should be able to use free software."
 
Old 08-20-2006, 10:41 PM   #6
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Enter the CD into the device, open synaptic package manager, click "Edit >> Add CD-ROM". - You can add multiple CD-ROMs.
Hey Man,

I did that before posting this question here. It doesn't work.
Though I added the kubuntu and edubuntu cds using the add cdrom option in synaptic, still it tries to connect to archive.ubuntu.com

Yeah, by the way I am posting to this thread from my office. I don't have an internet connection at the place where I trying to install/integrate *buntu . Thats the reason this thread exists.

Somebody please show me the light.

Warm Regards

Last edited by linux-ishu; 08-20-2006 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 01:10 AM   #7
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did you get the desktop or alternate CD?
The Desktop CD doesn't have the all the packages needed to install to a already installed system.
you'll need the alternate CDs to install (K,X,Ed)ubuntu.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 01:39 AM   #8
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did you get the desktop or alternate CD?
The Desktop CD doesn't have the all the packages needed to install to a already installed system.
you'll need the alternate CDs to install (K,X,Ed)ubuntu.
I have the kubuntu/edubuntu CD sent by UBUNTU guys. Now what kinds of a CD is that?
I guess it is a alternate CD because I can install kubuntu standalone from that.

Can you please elaborate?

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Old 08-21-2006, 06:44 AM   #9
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Forgive me but I fail to see why you need all those Ubuntu variants on your computer. Maybe you want to try out all the different types of desktop? If that's the case then you don't need to install each distribution separately.

In the Synaptic repositories box where you added all the CD's, make sure that all the other repositories are unchecked. That way it won't try to connect to an internet server.

Within synaptic search for *ubuntu-desktop (where * is the letter required for that particular distro) and then it will install that particular desktop environment.

The particular Ubuntu distributions are just using different desktop environments. They're more or less the same underneath.

It is safe to install "Ubuntu" and still use all the other desktops.

Ubuntu server is just Ubuntu but without a graphical desktop. You can add the server software to Ubuntu through synaptic if you require it.

I think it's probably best that you tell us exactly what you want to achieve. Then we can stop generalizing and start to help straight to the point.

Welcome to linuxquestions.org.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #10
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Hey Man,

I did that before posting this question here. It doesn't work.
Though I added the kubuntu and edubuntu cds using the add cdrom option in synaptic, still it tries to connect to archive.ubuntu.com
Try commenting out all the internet repositories leaving only the cd-rom available:


Make a back-up of your sources.list file first:
Code:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old
Open your list in a text editor:
Code:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
put a # in front of every internet repository (deb http://blablah)

and save the file and close gedit.

Refresh your repository list:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
And try installing again.

You will need to repeat this step for each flavour of ubuntu unless you have 4 cd-drives.. I don't know if this method requires the before mentioned alternate cd but it never hurts to try. If it fails you can move back your original sources.list with:

Code:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.old /etc/apt/sources.list
Don't forget to run sudo apt-get update everytime you make a change to the list. Good luck and I hope it works. Let us know.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #11
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The desktop CDs (ones shipped from ubuntu) don't have all the packages on them in a way that apt (and synaptic) can access them, they only have things like build-essential and linux-source. Take a look in the /pool/main/ directory of the CD, not many packages there.
If you want to install kde, xfce etc on an already installed system then you need the alternate CDs
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:42 PM   #12
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Xubuntu?

Hi,

I was wondering how can I install Ubuntu from within Xubuntu with just using an external hard drive. My laptop does'nt have a cd drive. I want to reformat the hard drive inside the machine. or just add Ubuntu over top of it. I have a desktop computer if it would be needed. They both have wi-fi.


Help!!!
Zachary Gudmundsson
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:55 PM   #13
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You do. Certainly. - There are other places than California, and there are "other places" within California...
You've never been in Africa, I guess, - outside the tourist centers ...
That's a bit of an open issue. Where in Africa. The 'burbs of Cape Town or the shanty slums of Nairobi, etc.. Both of those areas are outside the tourist centers.

Anyhow it doesn't matter in this case what places there are without net connections - the point was that if the enquirer wished to tell his location someone might have a net based solution.
 
  


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