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    Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop through the synaptic or terminal.

    Through synaptic, I get a window that says,

    HTML Code:
    please insert the disc labeled
     'Ubuntu 10.04 _Lucid Lynx_ - Alpha i386 (20100223.2)'

    In the terminal, I get,

    HTML Code:
    Media change: please insert the disc labeled
     'Ubuntu 10.04 _Lucid Lynx_ - Alpha i386 (20100223.2)'
    in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
    I have tried mounting the lucid iso to my /media/cdrom.

    My optical drive does not work.

    Any other ideas???

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    Hi
    Burn the .iso image to CD and then try.
    With regards
    Dr Kurian
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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    is the cd turned on in your software sources?
    Someday we'll hit the human carrying capacity. And the band will just play on. -Me

    I'm trying PHP, so my code can probably be labelled "bad and insecure"

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    my optical drive no longer works.

    I am looking for a workaround to make it possible to install the ubuntu-desktop.

    I deleted ubuntu-desktop because of this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1444672

    Now, I cannot reinstall it.

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    How about installing it over the internet instead of off a CD?

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    WARNING:
    You are using a pre-release version of Ubuntu, please upgrade to the final one.

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    Go to System > Administration > Software Sources

    Toward the bottom of the window there's an entry for your CD. Uncheck it.

    Click Close and you'll be asked if you want to reload the package list - you do. Now you can install ubuntu-desktop again from the Internet.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    3rdalbum is the smartest person in the room.

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by drinkleadsoup View Post
    3rdalbum is the smartest person in the room.
    kinda what i meant in my post =p
    i was too lazy to type out the whole thing i meant lol
    Someday we'll hit the human carrying capacity. And the band will just play on. -Me

    I'm trying PHP, so my code can probably be labelled "bad and insecure"

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    Re: Cannot install ubuntu-desktop

    Sure, but how when you're doing a fresh install on a bare machine?

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