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RatTub
December 3rd, 2008, 07:01 PM
Today I tried installing a command-line only version of (k)unbuntu from the alternate CD.

The first this I saw when booting from the CD was a black screen with the word "Boot: ". No options or anything.
I typed "help" to see what options I had and I was shown options from F1 to F12 describing different installation parameters.
Some of the options described were "install", "expert", "cli" and "cli-expert".
When I typed "cli", it didn't work. So I typed "install cli" and the installation started.

I was taken through the usual steps to configure my paritions, keyboard layout, time zone, etc. But when the installation finished, I was taken to KDE.

Am I missing something or is there something wrong with my computer? This is an older computer (Compag Deskpro Pentium 3 500mhz)

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

icanfly0307
December 3rd, 2008, 08:10 PM
What speed did you burn the CD at? If it's at the max speed, then the burn will have errors. Try burning the CD again at the slowest speed possible.

RatTub
December 3rd, 2008, 08:12 PM
The installation worked fine on another computer tho... the problem only comes up with this old one.

oldos2er
December 3rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
You could remove all the KDE packages if you don't want them installed. Am I right in thinking you want vanilla Ubuntu with no graphical interface?

RatTub
December 3rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
Yes, I tried uninstalling KDE using this:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome.php
without the "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" command at the end.
But now when the computer boots, all I get is a blank screen. No cursor, prompt or anything.
I can still use ssh, but I'd still like to fix this...

oldos2er
December 4th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Yes, I tried uninstalling KDE using this:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/puregnome.php
without the "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" command at the end.
But now when the computer boots, all I get is a blank screen. No cursor, prompt or anything.
I can still use ssh, but I'd still like to fix this...

I don't know if this will fix your problem, but it couldn't hurt to try. Reboot, and when the grub menu comes up, hit "e". You want to edit the "root" line, removing vga=xxx, where "xxx" is a number, usually 795. Only remove that part, nothing else. Then hit "b" to boot. Let me know what happens.