Booting up

Anthony Papillion papillion at
Sun Feb 17 07:24:37 UTC 2008

You downloaded the server version of Ubuntu which does not start the desktop
automatically. If you are not running a server, this is the wrong version
for ou. You need the desktop version of Ubuntu which is also available from
the site.


On Feb 17, 2008 1:18 AM, Nick I <ubuntu at> wrote:

>  I just done my first ever install of Ubuntu 7.10 from a CD of
> ubuntu-7.10-server-i386.iso - everything went OK, but I'm unfamiliar with
> linux.
> When I boot up it requests username then password but the desktop doesn't
> load, I just get username at ubuntu:~$ - if this is what's meant to happen,
> what do I do now?  If it isn't, what's the fix?
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> Cheers, Nick
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