trouble installing 16.04 from cd downloaded from this site only boot into terminal

Asked by dessy oshea on 2016-10-27

i have downloaded 16.04 from server after going through the install prossesse wich seems to go fine eject cd and boot,but it will omly boot into a terminal screen. Do i need to enter lines of code to downloaded what is needed to boot up to use like i can with 14.04 ?. I have 14-04 on cd and i can just pop the cd in and install it with it working fine. I am very new to linux, i like it a lot and dont want to have to go back to windows which i have taken off my laptop completly.so can anybody please help me. Do i have to download a live cd version ?.

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Did you install the server OS or the desktop OS? There is a difference.

Bleating about going back to windows doesn't make anyone want to help you any more or less. It's not useful information to your issue. Please just stick to the issue you are having. It makes questions clearer.

Thanks

dessy oshea (dessyderekoshea) said : #3

I have installed the server iso, i have gone to the launchpad and I'm in
the process of downloading the desktop iso, can i write it to a dvd while I
am using the 14.04 live cd to access the Internet?.or can i copy a desktop
iso I've downloaded from the server cd which i have installed alongside
14.04 to a dvd so that i can install the desktop iso over the server one,
greatful for any help you can give thanks

dessy
On 27 Oct 2016 02:19, "dessy oshea" <email address hidden>
wrote:

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> i have downloaded 16.04 from server after going through the install
> prossesse wich seems to go fine eject cd and boot,but it will omly boot
> into a terminal screen. Do i need to enter lines of code to downloaded what
> is needed to boot up to use like i can with 14.04 ?. I have 14-04 on cd and
> i can just pop the cd in and install it with it working fine. I am very new
> to linux, i like it a lot and dont want to have to go back to windows which
> i have taken off my laptop completly.so can anybody please help me. Do i
> have to download a live cd version ?.
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

If you wanted a desktop OS why install the server OS?

I believe you need the CD you booted to in the drive. If you have 2 optical drives this is easy. You may be able to get away with loading the CD burner software then ejecting the CD and putting in a blank media.

You can also install using USB. I assume your BIOS can do this. You can do this when booted to the live CD desktop without issue.

If you do burn a CD remember to burn as slowly as possible.

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