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elgilicious
May 9th, 2008, 02:42 PM
I installed Hardy 32-bit with the linux generic kernel and Kubuntu desktop using UNetBootin. When I reboot into the new OS, I get a command-line; there is no login screen or GUI. I entered the default options during most of the installation process and have installed Ubuntu a bunch of times using a text installer. Am I missing something here?

logos34
May 9th, 2008, 03:24 PM
could it be an X server problem?

try

ctrl+alt+F1

or

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

or

startx

if it says X failed to load, run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Them again, maybe the kubuntu-desktop didn't install after all

elgilicious
May 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
I think you're right; UNB didn't install the desktop. So UNetBootin basically sucks. I knew that installing from CD was best...

Any ideas are still welcome.

dstew
May 9th, 2008, 05:40 PM
To install the desktop, from the command line do
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktopI do this all the time when I install over the network, because the entire net install looks like it sticks at 6%. But if you install the server-base install first, then do the apt-get command to install the desktop, you can watch all the packages come in. It's kind of fun (yeah, I should get a life...)

elgilicious
May 10th, 2008, 12:22 AM
I assumed that UNetBootin installed the specified desktop. Turns out I had to install a desktop. I now have Ubuntu Hardy Heron on my CD-drive-less VAIO. Thanks.