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    Install GUI on server, no internet

    Hi,
    I've just installed Ubuntu server 20.04.1 on SSD but I can't connect to the internet. Is there a way to install GUI from CD/DVD (I have Ubuntu desktop 18.04 on DVD)? Thank you so much,
    Hezy
    Last edited by hezy2; November 7th, 2020 at 09:57 PM.

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Installing a desktop won't solve your network issues. Learning how to set up networking in a headless server might.
    OTOH, if you want a desktop then install a desktop edition from the start.

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Not interested in desktop and the network conf. is fine!

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    not from Ubutnu desktop 18.04.

    there is a way to install it offline (for example keryx: https://askubuntu.com/questions/974/...ternet-offline), but the easiest would be to get DVD, USB or Image file of 20.04 desktop and install that.

    if you have a way of providing internet connection to the server then you just install ubuntu-desktop (or any other desktop or windows manager of your choice) package on it.
    Read the easy to understand, lots of pics Ubuntu manual.
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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Are you using a wired or wireless connection?
    Can you ping your default gateway (router's internal IP)?
    Can you ping 8.8.8.8?
    If you ping BBC.CO.UK do you get an IP back?
    Does BBC.CO.UK ping OK?
    Do you use a proxy for Web access?

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post

    if you have a way of providing internet connection to the server then you just install ubuntu-desktop (or any other desktop or windows manager of your choice) package on it.
    I strongly suspect the OP doesn't have internet connection, is convinced that the configuration is fine (it isn't) and thinks that by installing some desktop that will enable them to use the GUI tools. We all know how that will end up...

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    I configured the network during the installation but I wasn't applied to connect to my wifi network afterward, also no way to connect through the cli

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Quote Originally Posted by hezy2 View Post
    also no way to connect through the cli
    Yes, way, actually ways...
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1249...u-server-20-04
    https://linuxconfig.org/ubuntu-20-04...m-command-line

    This is to get you started. There are official documents about it that I suggest reading.

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

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    Re: Install GUI on server, no internet

    Thank you

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