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Old 04-02-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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hey, i am a new to this linux environment, was trying a thing but can go further

i download kubuntu 6.06.1 from the net put it on a cd (not a live cd)and then install the server from it, after reboot i end up in the command prompt so i selected the first option, and was then faced with another Dos looking screen (i'm CLUELESS to Linux but will to learn) where i enter username and password as asked, i do not know anything about command language so i can not go further

my questions are:

Where do i go from here as i'm clueless?
or did i install the correct thing?
was it the correct version i download?

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:21 AM   #2
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First of all, this should be in the Ubuntu or Newbie forums.

Second of all, Linux is highly dependent on the command line to function. Even the most user-friendly distributions require the occasional command in the terminal to get some things done. You will need to become more comfortable in a command line environment if you want to use Linux for any extended period of time.

It sounds like the last thing you want is a server install, as that is going to install a system that is tailored to the advanced user. You should be doing a desktop install.
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I have moved this to the Ubuntu forum in Linux-Distributions as the member Intro forum is just for saying Hello.

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Old 04-02-2007, 06:20 AM   #4
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You should not get a "command prompt" as you call it on boot. What you should see is the graphical startup screen. You need to select "install in OEM mode".

The problem may be with the burn. What program did you use, at what speed?
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Smile thanks

thanks for the advise,
but don't you think i know am not a pro. but i'm willing to learn
loss the aggression bro.
Old 04-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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Hey Msquare

What were you trying to achieve? If you want a linux desktop then installing the Kubuntu Server was the wrong thing to do because it has no gui by default perhaps you should start out with one of the desktop versions here:

You might be able to bodge it from what you have by logging in and typing: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

this should draw down all the relevant packages for the kde desktop

but if you're as noob as you say you are I think it would be better to start with the right cd




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