Booting up

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Sun Feb 17 13:51:36 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 05:15 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Nick I 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?
> >   
>     If you want a server then you loaded the right software. If you want 
> X windows your out of luck. Load the proper Ubuntu.
> Karl
That is not correct. I have loaded the server edition several times,
then loaded ubuntu-desktop (gnome) and xubuntu-desktop (xfce) afterward.
All it takes is to establish the internet connection and then type the
correct command for what you want. 

  > sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

will most certainly get you the gnome desktop on the server.

good luck,

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