As I'm sure you are sick of hearing, I'm a noobee to Ubuntu Server. I have used desktop on and off over the past decade and find it relatively easy to get around. However I have to use a GUI. I prefer Gnome but KDE is just fine. I am not comfortable at all when using Terminal.
Anyway. I have installed 10.10 server, a number of times, on to a machine. I thought that it was some option that I was over looking, during setup, that wasn't loading Gnome for me. I eventually realised that it was not supposed to install during the server setup, but had to be added later.
So I have come across many sites that explain how to do this. But I keep getting the same error. Let me explain.
I enter the following after logging in and it asks me to put the install disk into the drive.
sudo apt-get update
After a few seconds I am able to enter
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
However, I get the following error
E: unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop
From this I am gathering that it is looking for the Gnome desktop from the disk. Even though I read that it needs to be downloaded from the internet. I have also tested for a broadband connection by pinging a website and I am getting correct results.
Is there a way to force it to look for the files online (if that's what I'm supposed to be doing) or is there another disk I can download and use?