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October 8th, 2009, 08:00 PM
After three failures with installing Ubuntu 9.04 (one from my own downloaded and burned CD and two from CD's included in Ubuntu books), I finally got the MinimalCD to download, burn, and successfully install.

However, I now have just a command line, which I don't know anything about. How can I get from here to a full, normal GUI version?


October 8th, 2009, 08:06 PM
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

October 9th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Thanks VERY MUCH, Wojox. :smile: Those commands worked. But after the download and install, I'm still back at the command line prompt. What command will switch me to the GUI?

October 9th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Try to see if you can start with:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

October 9th, 2009, 02:23 AM
the gui is not really the issue here....
you could issue a

from the command line to fire up the xserver

October 9th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Thank you jeremyswalker and SkyNet2029! I am now happily GUIfied.