View Full Version : [ubuntu] Login for the first time.

September 20th, 2008, 08:06 PM
I have just set up a new Ubuntu Server 8.04 and have just finished it's BIOS like setup process, it asks me for my

UBUNTUSERVER login: james1
password: ********...

then it says...


What does this mean?

I'm new to Ubuntu so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


September 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM
That is your command prompt..Ubuntu's server edition doesn't come with a gui installed as standard, it can be completely configured and used via the Command Line Interface (CLI).

If you want a gui, either install the desktop version, and add any server related packages from there, or concentrate on getting connected to the internet (probably as easy as plugging in a network cable) and then run the following command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

That will then install the packages needed to make the server more desktop like.

Hope that helps

September 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM
that means that you are logged in. Ubuntu Server version does not install a desktop environment by default. if you wish to install one you will need do so from that command line prompt by typing

sudo apt-get install ubuntudesktop
that will install the default Gnome desktop environment

September 20th, 2008, 08:12 PM
It means you are logged on. You are in the terminal.

September 20th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Ah Thanks very much
I understand it now:), it just wasn't sure if I'd installed it right.
Thanks alot for the fast resposes:)!