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After a bumpy start and a few aborted attempts, I have installed LinuxMCE and my core is happy. I have the following suggestions for updates to the install guide, which I am happy to do myself, but I thought I would post them here first before diving into the wiki.

On the end clean kubuntu steps:
Note: Do not update any packages on the new Kubuntu system.  The LinuxMCE installer has it's own update facility and LinuxMCE may not install/function properly if you update packages before (or after) installing LinuxMCE.
This statement re-iterates the warning given in the download instructions which can be missed (as I discovered the hard way)

End of Downloading LinuxMCE section:
For the 2CD install you will need to download:

Installing mce-installer from KDE Menu:
for before the "right click"
If you have burned the iso's to cd's then insert cd1 into your clean kubuntu system. Open the root of the disk and right-click the mce-installer.......

Install LinuxMCE:
if the window does not appear or you are not prompted for an adminitrative password then you will need to run the command with root privaledges. open a terminal window, navigate to /usr/share/mce-installer/ and type sudo ./
I could not get the installer to run after using the command line method. This may be due to the privileges inherited from the command line method unpacking the installer but I can't be certain on this.

Network Configuration:
if your network settings are detected and correct. click next and skip to the "Choosing Mirror" section

Choosing Orbiter Interface:
If you selected the core only install you will not see this screen.

Installing Additional Packages:
I did not see this screen, again probably because I selected core only install.

Installing LinuxMCE Discs:
If you have the original iso's stored on your hard drive and they are accessible then you can point to them by selecting the second radio button and browsing to their location. you can do this for all required CD's

If anyone has a better way of phrasing any of the above or feels that I have missed anything important, please let me know and I'll try to incorporate it into the wiki update.

Installation issues / issue with the 2cd install [solved]
« on: December 11, 2007, 02:24:39 am »
ok, first I apologise for not being competent with linux. I have used plain ubuntu a bit as a user and the KDE interface still stumps me a few times when I look for something but I promise I am trying hard not to rely on the community to solve world hunger (and my install issue). Ok with that out of the way.

I have installed Kubuntu from the 7.04 release linked on the linuxMCE install pages. no issues there.

1. I downloaded the packages.iso but had to download the mce-installer separately (should I be looking elsewhere for some kind of combined iso with both parts on there? or can I continue safely.

2. I did not have gksu installed on the machine by default. I found this info in the forums where I also noted people saying I had to run the package updater. So I did this. 158 packages later I believe I now have a fully up to date feisty system. Is there anything specific I should check following this (kernel versions, etc.) and please tell me how (linux noob remember)

3. here is where I show dedication. I ran mce-installer (got the desktop icon. ran that. was prompted for my password and then nothing. a short burst of disk activity but nothing came of it despite repeated attempts.
I looked into the installer script did a bit of man file reading and then ran the tail and tar commands in a terminal to get the tmp file (tail -n 333 | tar xz -C /tmp/selfextract.XXXXXX) (I created the self extract file first and then ran the previous cmd). I then cd'd into it and ran the mce-installer in there. no joy, no life, no error message and no further chance of running the code manually.

Can anyone help me from here? Should I go forward or back? I really do want to get a lmce system installed (as I hope I have demonstrated above)

Installation issues / no fdisk on linuxMCD quick DVD install [solved]
« on: November 25, 2007, 09:04:38 pm »

I am new to the forum and am also relatively new to Linux so please bear with me if I make terrible mistakes.
I have just installed LinuxMCE from the quick install DVD. Not 100% smooth as I was going for a dedicated core so had to fight past LMCE's need to start the media station. This done I added some more hard drives to the system. All well and good, detected fine and recognised in the KDE System Settings Disk and File panel.
Ok so now I need to fdisk them and this is where my problem starts.
When I try to run fdisk (cfdisk, sfdisk or other flavours) I am told that I need to install the util-linux package. Ok, the handy hint tells me the sudo apt-get command I need so I run that. Apparently my util-linux is fully up to date..... so why then do I not have any fdisk. At the point I would normally have turned to the install DVD and run it from there but I have used all the IDE channels on my machine with hard drives and no longer have a DVD connected after the install.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong.
Thanks in advance

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