Iinstalling Ubuntu Studio...
Luis de Bethencourt
luisbg at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 10 16:42:39 GMT 2008
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Boris Djemrovski <djboris at nadlanu.com> wrote:
> Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Boris Djemrovski <djboris at nadlanu.com> wrote:
> >> Hello.
> >> 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.
> > Luis
> > PD: In soviet russia ubuntu studio installs you.
> >> Boris
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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.
xorg.conf is where the graphic card settings are, with the mouse and
keyboard (pretty much the peripherals). Install a clean Ubuntu, it
will be easier as it would be a nice gnome gui install and you would
have to be very unlucky to have it crash again in the same spot.
Plus... if an install crashes, it's normal that the system doesn't
work correctly, reinstall always.
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