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Old 09-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by fatcatbaz View Post

The install version is linux 2.6.24-25-server i686 Ubuntu
I don't think that's the kernel that ships with 10.4. I have 10.4 on a dual boot:
bash-4.1# ls /other/tmp/ubuntu/boot	  initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic  initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic-pae
abi-2.6.32-24-generic		  memtest86+.bin
abi-2.6.32-24-generic-pae	  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-24-generic
config-2.6.32-24-generic	  vmcoreinfo-2.6.32-24-generic-pae
config-2.6.32-24-generic-pae	  vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic
grub				  vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic-pae
Something about that doesn't seem right. Is that possibly Ubuntu SERVER that you installed? Ubuntu server doesn't default to a graphical login from what I understand. I think you should definitely download a new ISO.

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Hi I have just downloaded a fresh version of Ubuntu and it appears to have installed OK. I have just booted the PC and the GUI is now running. It's very late now, so I will fully test it tomorrow evening.

Many Thanks for all of the support and hopefully we can get started on learning how to use Linux.

Kind Regards

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Hi All

I have downloaded a fresh copy of Ubuntu and it has installed without and issue. It now boots perfectly well and appears to be operating absolutely fine.

So, I would like to say a big thank you for all of the advice and prompt responses. My daughter is delighted and she will spend the weekend exploring Ubuntu.


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congrats. Ubuntu and the community packs alot of software in their repositories.


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