Installing Lubuntu circa may 2014
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Wed May 21 17:14:44 UTC 2014
First things first... Did you configure your network connection with
On a Live Lubuntu or a Installed 14.04 (LTS), you can run it with Alt+F2
shortcut. Just type "nm-applet" and click OK.
The networks manager will be shown as a "tray" icon...
2014-05-20 20:57 GMT-03:00 brendanperrine <walterorlin at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, 20 May 2014 18:58:16 -0400
> Gary Knott <garyknott at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Questions about installing Lubuntu.
> > I downloaded an iso for lubuntu (- for some reason it uses AMD in the
> > title at the web-site. This is sure to confuse some people.)
> > I burned a CD, and used the "live" feature to
> > run gparted and repartitioned my disk, leaving a
> > set of 3 win7 partitions and setting up swap, /, home and boot
> > as 4 logical partitions.
> > Then I used the CD again, choosing the install
> > option. The install program tried to find our wifi
> > with dhcp connection to the net, presumably
> > to fetch other files needed to complete the installation.
> > It annouced it had failed, which is correct, because
> > I do not even have a wireless card;
> > I have a wired local network with fixed ip numbers
> > manually assigned to each machine and to
> > our gateway router.
> > question 1: The install process did NOT drop into a
> > state where it would ask for my
> > ip number, gateway ip-number, netmask, etc.
> > Why not? This seems to be a terrible oversight.
> > (And as i recall KDE did ask a few years ago.)
> > And did I just not hit some magic key or something that
> > would have caused the install to behave properly?
> > After installing, I powered-off, restarted and selected
> > ubuntu from the grub menu. The boot worked okay.
> > I did not set up our net connection (yet) but just shutdown.
> > Then I restarted and booted win7. It worked okay.
> > Then I restarted and booted ubuntu. The boot
> > started, the 5 dots appeared, and the screen then went full blue and
> > nothing happened. I though maybe this hanging was due to looking for a
> > wifi connection, but remember I booted successfully before.
> > question 2: what is happening in this state?
> > Then I powered down, and rebooted and selected
> > the "advanced ubuntu" option from the grub menu.
> > This gives a menu from which I can select disk checking,
> > single-user mode (under another name), etc.
> > I just selected "resume normal boot".
> > Now the boot worked fine, (except screen resolution was
> > degraded to some lower resolution.)
> > I then immediately shutdown.
> > Then I restarted and selected the normal ubuntu
> > boot option from the grub menu.
> > Now the system booted fine and with the correct
> > resolution! (and now I could configure my network
> > connection if I wished.)
> > question 3: What happened here? Why did this
> > "work", and what issue was overcome, and how?
> > question 4: Can you predict what will happen when I
> > boot win7 again? [The answer is the win7 anomaly
> > does not re-occur. - But still, what happened?]
> > question 5: what should I do to finish my lubuntu
> > installation? I need TeX, Gcc, emacs, etc, etc.
> > Is there a graphical update program in my CD install
> > that will get me a full-fledged system without too much grief?
> > [Answer, there is something called the Software Center Manager, or
> > something like this. When I ran it, it had a very few programs one
> > could select from a dozen categories to download. I could get Emacs
> > though. I then ran the synaptic program - this was much better and i
> > was able to get teX, but it is still deficient - I like the Software
> > Center Interface (sort-of,) because it has categories, but it needs to
> > have "everything" available.
> > Later I read a web-site that said to execute the commands:
> > sudo -i
> > apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
> > apt-get dist-upgrade (This does the downloads and takes awhile.)
> > apt-get autoclean
> > rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
> > But there was no description of what each step does, or why i want
> > to do it. (But I did it, and it worked. I still don't have
> > gcc or a bunch of other stuff however.)
> > ]
> > So I would like to suggest that the install program
> > be fixed to ask me for my net-connection, or at
> > least that the Lubuntu manual on installation that i found via a
> > google search be expanded to explain in more detail
> > what different kinds of users might expect to see happen
> > when they install.
> > question 6: If I ran the "live" version of Lubuntu
> > off the CD, and then set-up my net-connection =
> > ip-number, gateway, DNS server ip Numbers, etc.,
> > and THEN ran the install program in an xterm,
> > would my install be more civilized? And what is the
> > name of the install program and in what directory is it
> > in? I would need to know that in order to run it.
> > If this is a good way for people like me to install,
> > maybe it should be in the manual, and described in
> > options when booting the CD.
> > I will try installing the so-called LTS Lubuntu system
> > in a few weeks, since i don't want to struggle with
> > installing every 10 months or so.
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> This is a small bug in the release notes that the nm-applet is on by start
> which you just need to run and then you can click on it as a GUI. Yes you
> need to install Tex but not everyone knows what you want synaptic has a
> search feature.
> Also lubuntu comes with two GUI package managers the old synaptic and
> lubuntu software center.
> On my 14.04 install I just set up a network connection through ethernet
> with nm-applet. I think you will need to connect to the internet to get
> apt to work or there was apt-offline.
> brendanperrine <walterorlin at gmail.com>
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