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Installation issues / No Joy with CD or DVD install,where's that hammer?
« on: November 07, 2008, 01:48:31 am »
Hey Folks, new here, have been reading the other forums and am not getting the answers to my questions,
I have an Acer Laptop, prob bout 6-8 yrs old,specs as follows;

Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor,
160Gb HDD (IDE)
ATi Mobility Radeon Graphics
Nothin else very excitin about it,

What I want to do, am wanting to put together a HTPC and am looking at different packages to provide what I like and I saw the video for MCE and thought that with further dev it will be the best I've seen, my problem is thus, I can get the Live CD to work in either Ubuntu 8.04lts which I was tryin to load Entertainer on, then found MCE and have burnt the Live CD for Kubuntu 07.10 which loads fine, however whenever I try to load the MCE from CD I can see the mce installer.deb file and the deb cache folder but it will not a; auto load as the site says or b; will not load with a package installer, ARK bings up an error message, one thing I noticed in the system was that the CD/DVD drive wasn't mounting, had to enable it yet it had loaded the os from it? Anyway I tried extracting the files and loading to no joy, the md5sums are ok, but it will not load, I downloaded the DVD LinuxMCE-DVD-i386-rc2 and burnt it with ISOBurner in Windows as my other software wouldn't let me do it unless I converted to a UDF file, which I have no idea about. Just to clarify, Kubuntu and MCE are the only operating sytems on the PC. The PC then wouldn't boot from the dvd nor will it bring it up on the desktop when it is put in with Kubuntu running.
Just tried the cd again to get the package error to put here and noticed that when I open the cd from the desktop, I have the two files, one being deb-cache and the other is mce-installer_2.0.1-1_i386.deb, when I click on properties it tells me that this file is 4.8MB though when I look at the right hand side of the screen with the mouse over the mce.deb type is a debian package but size is 0 B. I'm confused, what am I missing? If I click to install there is no description on the package installer page though there is file names in the included files section, should I allow the OS to update itself then try again? The OS hasn't been modded, not even the date format!!!

Please advise as I'd like to play with this and I don't want to buy hardware until I know which way I'm going,I'm going to download off a different mirror the first cd and see if that helps.

Would appreciate the advice!!!

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