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celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 03:12 PM
how do you perform an install from the command line?

Oldsoldier2003
September 15th, 2008, 03:13 PM
how do you perform an install from the command line?


sudo apt-get install <package> or follow the included instructions if the program is downloaded as a tarball.

k33bz
September 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM
here is a guide to installing as well as building packages.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-Building-HOWTO.html

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Installing_Linux

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Software-Installation-Guide-35752.shtml

celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM
sorry i meant a full system install

k33bz
September 15th, 2008, 03:26 PM
sorry i meant a full system install


the 2nd link I posted will also cover that. Both for Debian and Red Hat Families.

celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 03:40 PM
cant find specific instructions within the link.
Any other help ?

Tatty
September 15th, 2008, 03:50 PM
How are you at a command line currently? Do you mean you are in a liveCD? If so then just switch to the desktop and there should be an install icon.

celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 04:00 PM
it is a live cd and is running fine apart from the installer hangs, so i wanted to try from the command line

Dr Small
September 15th, 2008, 04:02 PM
it is a live cd and is running fine apart from the installer hangs, so i wanted to try from the command line
You need the Ubuntu Alternate CD for that.

snowpine
September 15th, 2008, 04:06 PM
it is a live cd and is running fine apart from the installer hangs, so i wanted to try from the command line

If the installer is hanging from the Live CD, try installing with the Alternate CD. What are your system specs?

k33bz
September 15th, 2008, 04:06 PM
You need the Ubuntu Alternate CD for that.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

there you go, look for the alternate cd.

Dr Small
September 15th, 2008, 04:09 PM
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

there you go, look for the alternate cd.
In this case, I will suggest a torrent:
http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/

celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 04:27 PM
thanx for help guys, but it is an old old laptop and it is running xubuntu at the moment, and i want to install ubuntulight. As i say the live cd works fine but the installer hangs so xubuntu it is

snowpine
September 15th, 2008, 04:29 PM
thanx for help guys, but it is an old old laptop and it is running xubuntu at the moment, and i want to install ubuntulight. As i say the live cd works fine but the installer hangs so xubuntu it is

It is helpful to include details like this in your original post, so that we don't waste our time telling you how to install Ubuntu when you are actually trying to install something different. :)

knix
September 15th, 2008, 04:30 PM
LXDE is in the repositories.
I'm loving it.

celticbhoy
September 15th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Just checked the repos and cant find it, using feisty

snowpine
September 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Just checked the repos and cant find it, using feisty

LXDE isn't in the Feisty repositories, only Hardy I believe.

halitech
September 15th, 2008, 07:46 PM
if you want to stick with something close to Xubuntu, try a minimal install of Debian and then add XFCE, its much quicker the Xubuntu. I've used it on 2 systems and they both respond much better then my Ubuntu install on a much faster machine.

great howto here:
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=26566

egalvan
September 15th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Just checked the repos and cant find it, using feisty

Just checked the repos and cant find it, using HARDY 8.04.1

snowpine
September 15th, 2008, 08:39 PM
LXDE isn't in the Feisty repositories, only Hardy I believe.

My mistake; it's in the Debian Lenny repositories, but for Ubuntu Gutsy/Hardy, you need to follow these instructions: http://lxde.org/wiki/Ubuntu