Iinstalling Ubuntu Studio...
djboris at nadlanu.com
Mon Mar 10 16:38:09 GMT 2008
Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Boris Djemrovski <djboris at nadlanu.com> wrote:
>> I am new to linux systems, and I am 'trying' to install Ubuntu Studio on
>> my machine. I have done it few times already, but always did something
> If you are new to linux the easiest is to install ubuntu and then with
> synaptic, the ubuntustudio metapackage.
>> wrong so I have had to reinstall again. First few times, I installed
>> drivers for my graphic card, and after that it didn't started Gnome GUI.
>> First time, I didn't realized that it is because of false drivers (or
>> something like that), so I did it again, and again... Finally, I
>> installed it again, and didn't used that drivers, and everything was
>> fine. But than, I realized that my other OS, winXP don't want to boot.
>> It shows some weird error, like some 'hal.dll' is missing. Ok, thats
>> fine, I thought, I will reinstall it again, change settings in Grub
>> loader and thats it. Yep, but than I messed with some user privileges
>> (huh..) and I don't know how, but now when login as normal user, I
>> don't have rights to administer system, and when I try to act like admin
>> (sudo, etc), it doesn't accept my password, like it was changed. Now, I
>> plan to reinstall it again :) Sooo...
>> (just to mention, I have 64 bit system, so we are talking here about
>> ubuntu studio 64 bit)
>> Few questions:
>> 1. When installing, I got only option for install in text mode. Why is
>> that? (other linux systems and 'clean' ubuntu first boot from cd, and
>> than in GUI I can install) If this is just because, I don't blame it, I
>> only ask if I am doing something wrong here. And why is that ISO called
>> 'alternate install CD'? Why 'alternate', and why 'CD' when it has more
>> than 800 MB size?
> Alternate is the code name for text mode install. Other distros, like
> Ubuntu, have graphic install because they want to be easy for new
> users and they want to be a live cd too, making a live cd of ubuntu
> studio makes no sense, as the apps are fast hardware demanding.
>> 2. I always do partitioning manually, so I am wandering what is
>> difference between ext3-2, raiserfs?
> Too technical yet, I would have to go into file system theory,
> journaling and how the data is actually stored in your phisical drive.
> That's stuff a new user shouldn't worry about, just use ext3, which is
> ext2 with some improvements. reiserfs is a different thing, but most
> people recommend ext3, anyway, you won't notice the difference unless
> you are a big system admin.
>> 3. Next, when installing, on few points my installation stops and shows
>> only 'please wait'. In this moments, nor my HD is 'working', nor DVD
>> reader. It longs between 5 and 30 minutes (yes, exactly). This is really
>> painful. Why is that?
> I don't know about this... maybe it likes the suspense.
>> 4. And, finally, about driver I need. This is graphic card ATI Radeon HD
>> 2600 PRO. When I first time boot UbuntuS, it shows me some window about
>> downloading and installing suggested driver, but it always said that
>> this is 'restricted'. What should I do?
> Restricted means that the driver that is going to be installed isn't
> open source, and it's going to "taint" your kernel. Go with this one
> as it performs much better, it even performs better than the windows
> driver (says slashdot today). This should do all for you
> automatically, no need for manual diver installation that you
> mentioned before. Manual installation of drivers and apps... well, you
> left that behind in windows. Apt/Synaptic is your friend.
>> Thanks a lot.
> No problem.
> PD: In soviet russia ubuntu studio installs you.
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Thanks for quick reply guys. About the driver... problem is, that I USED
this automatic recommended driver installation, but than GUI crashes on
boot. It shows something about /etc/x11/xorg.conf, and it don't find
appropriate 'display', or something, I don't remember right now. So, I
tried to run system without installing this, but I really need it for
better performance. Any advices? I will try to install Ubuntu, maybe
there this will not happen.
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