unable to install kubuntu, only get konsole

Asked by complexpaw on 2009-03-03

Upon installation, booting from cdrom, I get the language preference request and then it continues and the result is no gui only the consol. I get the directory Desktop. The machine is an older Dell optiplex.

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2009-03-05
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2009-03-06

Have you tried the alternate install CD? Sometimes it works better ;-)

complexpaw (complexpaw) said : #2

No I shall try that. I only tried the ubuntu cd but not the alternate install. I was interested in kubuntu and did not find an alternate install for it.

Bernd Schlapsi (bernd-sch) said : #3

which version of Kubuntu did you tried? Here are the download links for Kubunt 8.10:
http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntu/kubuntu/8.10/

Here all the torrents file you will find the Kubuntu 8.10 alternate http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/ torrent iso image.

or if you don't want or you can't use torrents please download the alternate image from here
http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download

Hope this helps

complexpaw (complexpaw) said : #5

I downloaded the alternate iso for kubuntu as suggested above and I tried to install it.
I got a lot further however I did not get any gui, just the normal linux type login. It does boot from the hard drive but again only a text interface. Any suggestions?

Bernd Schlapsi (bernd-sch) said : #6

I think you should search the bug database on launchpad or file a bug if you don't find a solution.
It's important to specify which hardware you use (especially your graphic-card) and which version of Kubuntu you are trying to run

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