Intelx86 Kubuntu install

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu Oct 13 00:14:33 UTC 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:04:41 -0400
AJOHNSON73 at wrote:

> This install is becoming a pain in the neck. 
> I down loaded the ISO file from the web site and checked the MD5SUMS 
> which matched perfectly. I then burned it onto a CD and booted off of 
> it and started the install process. At the step of the installation of 
> the packages it gives an error stating "unable to find bzip2..." and 
> then it says there could be an error with the burning of the CD. I then 
> burned another CD and it again gave the same error message.
> I don't seem to see any problems during burning of the CD. I used Nero 
> and a Lite-on SOHW writer.
> I have now started installing Ubuntu. Can someone help me with steps on 
> how to install Kubuntu from inside Ubuntu? I am new to this OS.

If you are happy to have both gnome and KDE on your machine, just run

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop 

or use synaptic package manager to install the kubuntu-desktop package. 

This of course after installing Ubuntu. Possibly if you want only Kubuntu, you could do a "server" install , then install kubuntu-desktop as above. I haven't tried this, but the kubuntu-desktop package is a metapackage which should pull in the needed dependencies.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here ! :) I used the server + apt-get method to install a minimal desktop with fluxbox etc on an old P200 so my suggestion in that regard is an "educated guess" ....


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