Install Problem

Asked by cdsiebel on 2007-03-11

Total Newbie, no nothing so please bear with me.
Have installed 6.1 to an older HP and it has restarted on my computer, this is where I'm lost.
I am asked for my logon then password and then this line comes up:
chuck@home:~$

What the heck do I type after this?
Please help, I'm clueless.

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Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #1

Hi!

The line....

chuck@home:~$

is the terminal prompt. It indicates that you're logged in as 'chuck' on 'home' computer.
What you're probably looking for is the desktop environment - the graphic user interface that comes with Ubuntu (Gnome).
To launch Gnome, just type: startx

Good luck!

cdsiebel (cdsiebel) said : #2

Typed in startx after chuck@home:~$ and it says command not found.
Am I doing it wrong?

Thanks in advance.
Chuck

-------------- Original message --------------
From: LeoGomez <email address hidden>

> Your question #4132 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.beta.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/4132
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> LeoGomez proposed the following answer:
> Hi!
>
> The line....
>
> chuck@home:~$
>
> is the terminal prompt. It indicates that you're logged in as 'chuck' on 'home'
> computer.
> What you're probably looking for is the desktop environment - the graphic user
> interface that comes with Ubuntu (Gnome).
> To launch Gnome, just type: startx
>
> Good luck!
>
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Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #3

Hello again!

You probably did a server install of Ubuntu - without the Gnome desktop. To install it, type:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop

Regards,

Leo

cdsiebel (cdsiebel) said : #4

I'm pretty sure I didn't downoad the whoe program, the disc is 450 instead of the 750MB it shoud be. I tried what you suggested and it din't work. I am downoading it again and I'll se if it works.
Thanks again,
Chuck

-------------- Original message --------------
From: LeoGomez <email address hidden>

> Your question #4132 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.beta.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/4132
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> LeoGomez proposed the following answer:
> Hello again!
>
> You probably did a server install of Ubuntu - without the Gnome desktop.
> To install it, type:
>
> sudo aptitude update
> sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
>
> Regards,
>
> Leo
>
> _______________________________________________________________________
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.beta.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/4132/+confirm?answer_id=2
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.beta.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/4132

Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #5

You're right, Chuck... you need to download the ISO again and reinstall.
Make it a 'default' install and just let me know if you need further assistance.

Best regards,

Leo

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