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Old 01-13-2007, 10:18 PM   #46
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Right on. Best of luck to you and Buster, and if you have problems, post and somebody will be on to help.

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Old 01-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #47
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Well, 12hrs and no post, I hope nothing went wrong...lol.

Come on MyDog, Enquiring minds want to know what happened!

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:26 PM   #48
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Oh dear. IGF I am trying to install xubunto but after the initial install screen I get a screen that's half pink and half grey with blue zigzag lines on it. Very psychadelic but nothing much else seems to happen. Is this correct or has it crashed. Anyway I have rebooted and running the memory test that's on the cd start up screen.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 08:35 PM   #49
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Oh dear. IGF I am trying to install xubunto but after the initial install screen I get a screen that's half pink and half grey with blue zigzag lines on it. Very psychadelic but nothing much else seems to happen. Is this correct or has it crashed. Anyway I have rebooted and running the memory test that's on the cd start up screen.

That definitely doesn't sound right. Couple things to look into.. I take it you weren't able to boot into Live mode either(where Xubuntu will run strictly off the CD/DVD)...

1. Burnspeed. While its nice to have the whole CD burn in 2-3min, this will sometimes cause a problem. Setting it to burn around 2-4x, has worked fine for me when I had burn problems.

2. If downloading a new CD/DVD at a lower burn speed doesn't fix it, you can always try the Alternate Install CD(which is on Xubuntu's website). The one time I've had a problem with Xubuntu installing on a friend's PC, the Alternate CD worked fine.

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Old 01-14-2007, 08:54 PM   #50
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Yeah, many folks have a problem witha high speed burn of an .iso image. As IGF says, try reburning with the speed capped at 4 times. It will take a good 20 minutes or so, but usually works.

You could also try a server build, which is the same internally, just no pictures on the install process. Takes a little bit more computer knowledge, but if the only problem is it can't draw pictures on your video card, it will at least install xububtu for you.

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:25 PM   #51
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It definitely runs from the cd. I can drop down menus, I have opened gxine and played the Experience ubunto.ogg file it's only when I click on the install icon it goes into weird mode.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #52
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That's not suprising. It would probably work a bit, and not be completely trash, but still, reburning at the lower speed will probably correct whatever the problem was at high speeds. If you look at the page here - http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...io_and_Windows, and in particular this quote from it -
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In the next window which opens, make sure the correct drive is listed as your burner (most likely D: or E:, but only you know your system). The default settings should be fine, but just in case, you need:
Record Options should be set to Record CD
Record Method should set to Disk at Once

The speed will likely be automatically set to your burner's top speed. I have found that on occasion, burning at the top speed produces a nice shiny coaster (but very quickly). I normally fix that by discarding the ruined cd and burning again at the slowest speed - yes, it takes much longer, but you are more likely to end up with a good cd.
So reburn using slow speed, and you'll most likely have a fine ready to install everything xubuntu disk.

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #53
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One thing I forgot to ask JimBass, I used KillDisk to wipe the drive. This leaves the drive unformatted. So should I format first or can the setup handle that.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 09:53 PM   #54
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No, always let the installer program do the formatting. 3rd party programs to format work well, but it can get confusing what goes where. Just let the installer partition and format. Formatting in linux is a short process. For some reason NTFS under windows can take hours to do large disks, but in linux it rarely takes more than a minute.

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Old 01-14-2007, 11:25 PM   #55
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Reburnt at 4x speed but still the same thing happens. I get through the question pages setting up country, keyboard etc. then crash!! So I thought I would give the Kubunto disk a try (reluctantly) and what do you know it installed straight off. Now all I need to know is how do you swap from Kubunto to Xubunto or do I have to still reinstall again. I think I will try downloading the Xubunto ISO file again anyway.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 11:39 PM   #56
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I would hit ctrl-alt-f2, and go to a command prompt only. Then something like:

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apt-get install xfce
apt-get remove kde
There might be more to it than that, but I don't think so.

Peace,
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:04 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by JimBass
I would hit ctrl-alt-f2, and go to a command prompt only. Then something like:

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apt-get install xfce
apt-get remove kde
There might be more to it than that, but I don't think so.

Peace,
JimBass
Would that be wise since Kubuntu is his "base" install? Ive never tried removing Gnome from my Ubuntu system, just seems like this could cause bad thing, but I'm not sure how much the OS depeneds on the GUI files...

MyDog..

If what Jim says doesn't work, did you try burning the Alternate Install CD? Personally, I'm with you, I hate KDE

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Old 01-15-2007, 11:40 AM   #58
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The GUI is just a wrapper around the CLI functions. There is nothing any of the Ubuntu family does with any desktop enviornment that can't be done from the command line, as evidenced by the fact that you can install them without the GUI in server mode.

Depending on how the Ubuntus set up the /etc/apt/sources.list, you may need to make changes to that file as well. I think they all use the generic Ubuntu repositories, and the install (K,X, whatever) just tells it to grab that graphical enviornment through apt-get. If however, you do have anything that says kubuntu in your sources.list, make sure you change that to xubuntu.

Peace,
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:12 PM   #59
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Actually, in any Ubuntu distribution the ideal way to do that is:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
You can then remove the kubuntu-desktop and artwork packages to go all the way over to Kubuntu, but that's not necessary.

Last edited by sumguy231; 01-15-2007 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2007, 12:16 PM   #60
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Solid, now we have the word of an ubuntu user, so it is easy enough to do!

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