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eoren1
June 8th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Absolute newbie here looking for help with an install:
I'm trying to install Kubuntu 7.10 in order to use LinuxMCE. This is going on what is now my Vista PC with a GA-73UM-S2H (NVIDIA GeForce 7150 / nForce 630i Chipset) motherboard. I started off by shrinking my C drive to open up about 16 gigs of unformatted space. Downloaded the Kubuntu 7.10 32 bit iso and burned the CD. When I boot from the CD, I get the first screen offering the choice of installing Kubuntu. However, after a few minutes and what looks like a number of 'ok' messages, I end up in a terminal type screen. I never get the GUI that is supposed to bring me to the Install Wizard.
Would greatly appreciate any and all advice.
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superprash2003
June 8th, 2008, 12:42 PM
is it the busybox screen?

eoren1
June 8th, 2008, 12:45 PM
is it the busybox screen?

I don't think so. Just a black screen with text prompt. Lists common functions for install (sodu?). Looks just like my terminal prompt on my Macbook.

PmDematagoda
June 8th, 2008, 01:05 PM
If it isn't BusyBox, then try starting the X-Server with:-

startx

eoren1
June 8th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Thanks for indulging a newbie.
I retried the install CD this time with 'safe graphics mode' and it worked!
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eoren1
June 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
So kubuntu is now installed!
Quick question on the appropriate NVIDIA drivers. They say they support the following:

Supported Distributions:

* RHEL5U1
* RHEL5
* RHEL4U6
* RHEL4U5
* RHEL4U4
* RHEL3U9
* RHEL3U8
* RHEL3U7
* SuSE10.2
* SLES10.1
* SLES10
* Fedora Core 7
* Fedora Core 6

Which do I use for Kubuntu 7.10?
Thanks
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PmDematagoda
June 8th, 2008, 03:56 PM
What's the VGA card you use?

eoren1
June 8th, 2008, 04:23 PM
It's integrated into the motherboard: NVIDIA GeForce 7150 / nForce 630i Chipset

PmDematagoda
June 8th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Install the Nvidia-glx-new package with:-

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new
and enable it with:-

sudo nvidia-xconfig
then see if your Nvidia card works properly.