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Old 05-10-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
JLevine
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installing a gui onto ubuntu?


Ive read previous threads on this subject but I have had no luck on a successful install.

So far I typed/tried the commands sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome-core and all forms of that (gnome, gdm etc) I have also tried the command to install everything and no matter what I type it responds with...

Media Change: Please insert the disc labeled 'Unbuntu-Server 6.06.1 _Dapper Drake_ - Release i386 (20060007.1)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

Im pretty sure its as simple as put the cd into the drive and press enter, but the only cd I have is the one I downloaded off unbuntu's site to install it.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:59 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by JLevine
Ive read previous threads on this subject but I have had no luck on a successful install.

So far I typed/tried the commands sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome-core and all forms of that (gnome, gdm etc) I have also tried the command to install everything and no matter what I type it responds with...

Media Change: Please insert the disc labeled 'Unbuntu-Server 6.06.1 _Dapper Drake_ - Release i386 (20060007.1)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter

Im pretty sure its as simple as put the cd into the drive and press enter, but the only cd I have is the one I downloaded off unbuntu's site to install it.
Did you try putting that CD in the drive when it asks this question and hitting enter?

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Old 05-10-2007, 06:01 AM   #3
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Yes that is the first thing I did. Is there any way I can get a gui off some other site burn it and install it from that cd?

Also when I hit enter this is the error msg:

aptitude: download_signal_log.cc:67: virtual bool download_signal_log::MediaChange(std::string, std::string): Assertion 'rval != -1' failed.
Aborted.

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Old 05-10-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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Hmm....

If it is acceptable for you to download everything from the network, I'd remove the reference to the cdrom. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root to do so.

The preferred way of installing a gui would be to type
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aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
or, of course, kubuntu-desktop if you prefer kde. Even apt-get install should work :-)

Out of curiosity: How did you get into this situation to begin with? Ubuntu installs typically come with a gui installed, unless you try the server-edition, in which case the gui also will not be present on the CD, so it is kind of futile to try that in the first place.

Groetjes,

Kees-Jan

edit: Can't even properly sign my posts...
 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:59 AM   #5
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So you downloaded 7.04 or 6.06? For some reason, they don't offer 6.1 anymore on their site...that was my favorite one back when I used Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 10:03 AM   #6
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Well its kind of for a web server administration class, which is why I chose the server edition.

So if I installed the desktop would it be able to handle all of a servers tasks and have a gui?
 
Old 05-10-2007, 10:54 AM   #7
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Well, yes. The only difference between a server and a desktop is which packages are installed, and you can always install extra packages. So the thing to do is to start anywhere, and install extra packages to suit your needs.

This means that when you install 'ubuntu-desktop', you'll get a lot of desktop-packages in addition to the server packages that are already installed.

Of course, a full gnome install may be a bit heavyweight if you are using it mostly as a server (although most of it will only take up disk space, so if you have plenty you might consider this).

Alternatively, you might choose to install 'xubuntu-desktop' for a more lightweight experience. Or continue on the road you are heading: install an x-server and additional packages until you are happy.

Groetjes,

Kees-Jan
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #8
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You should have specified that you were using the server edition-it would have made things a lot easier. Another way to go is to install the desktop edition and add server packages.
 
  


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