View Full Version : [ubuntu] help please

January 25th, 2009, 07:41 PM
ok so i have a ubuntu desktop verison 8.10 that will boot on my laptop but when i try to boot from ubuntu server edition 8.10 it wont work and its not a bad disk because when i try to boot the server edition disk on my desktop it works.

January 25th, 2009, 08:37 PM
When you say it won't work, what is the error message when you try to boot the CD with the server version?

January 25th, 2009, 09:10 PM
it will stay on a black screen for a minute or two then it will go to a screen saying stuff about like intel broadcam or something i think it just going to my network device.

January 25th, 2009, 10:30 PM
You do realize that the server edition has no gui. The server edition is intended to run headless, and you access it remotely.

If you need the gui, when you get to the login prompt type your username and hit enter then enter your password, it will not be echoed back.

Next type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

This will install the ubuntu desktop.


January 26th, 2009, 01:47 AM
yea i cant even install ubuntu server edition my problem is when i insert my disk nothing happens just a black screen and its not a problem with the disk because it works fine on my desktop computer