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April 11th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Is there any way to boot Ubuntu 8.10 in graphical mode?
Even the grub showing in text mode... Is this true for Ubuntu?

PLS Enlighten Me](*,):idea:

April 11th, 2009, 07:51 AM
It's normal for the grub menu to show up in text mode.
Which "edition" of 8.10 did you install - the "desktop" edition or the "server" edition? The server edition doesn't install a graphical interface, but it is possible to add one.

April 11th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Desktop Edition!..

thanks a lot for your time..

it's my first time in ubuntu as i been around with Fedoa and Opensolaris..

So I expect the same ideas with ubuntu in terms of starting up...

Anyway before I fired up my installation, I did make sure that LiveCD will assure me of everything in terms of normal boot up. But after sometimes of thinking " hey!, where is the slice for ubuntu in menu.lst" I did figure it out with opensolaris grub.
But after I gone into ubuntu grub, I ended up like OUTRAK after choosing the first kernel which is I think is for normal boot.
The "user@somewhere login" console appear in black & white. and I assume that I am in the terminal - "tty1" mode.

Can you explain why is this happening?..

Thanks Again..