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itsmeok

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dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« on: October 19, 2010, 09:42:55 pm »
I am trying to download the software for a new installation with version 8.10. I want to seperate install kubuntu 8.10 and then linuxmce 8.10. I have managed to download kubuntu but cannot find the download files for LinuxMCE. Do I miss something ? Maybe someone can give me the link.

I want to seperately install it as I am going to test the 8.10 version on a second linux system I have. I want to do this before changing my older installation. The test system I would like to dual boot for the time being as I am only doing some testing in the weekend.

Any suggestion are welcome
« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 11:02:57 pm by itsmeok »

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Re: Download MCE 8.10
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 10:32:40 pm »
I am in the same boat, i was trying to install linuxMCE 810 so i downloaded the DVD.iso and then realized i didnt have a working DVD drive, so then i tried mounting the iso to a flashdrive using unetbootin and booting from that, it got to the kbuntu load screen then the screen just started flashing with lines on it and didnt go any further. So now i installed kubuntu, but neither of the download links on the download page of linuxmec.org work, so for right now i cant install to do some testing

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Re: Download MCE 8.10
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 10:33:29 pm »
http://linuxmce.iptp.org/snapshots/
Get latest snapshot here. At first screen, lowest option -> install linuxmce, following normal kubuntu steps.
Let it install, get into desktop, double click icon on desktop, or do a netinstall, see http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_0810.
All other iso's are not good, also use 2 nics, and nvidia for best practice.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 10:47:50 pm by bongowongo »

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Re: Download MCE 8.10
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 02:48:09 am »
thats what i did, but found out that my dvd drive is broken, so i tried mounting that image to a flash drive and installing and that didnt work. So i was looking that 2 CD install so i could install kubuntu and linuxMCE separately

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Re: Download MCE 8.10
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 05:18:14 am »
There is no 2 cd instal of 0810
Please use netinstall, as described above. I also would advice you to use 0810 instead of 0710

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dual boot on test server with LMCE 8.10
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 11:02:16 pm »
If I am completely reinstalling the test server with:

1. Ubuntu latest version
2. Linuxmce 8.10 with kubuntu 8.10 (through DVD)

Which one could I best start with ?

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Re: dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 11:35:23 pm »
Which DVD, snapshot DVD ? They have numbers, which number?

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Re: dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 03:48:10 am »
if i understand what you are doing, you will want to do ubuntu first, then kubuntu, then linuxmce, so that kubuntu will be first in the MBR and will start as your default OS.

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Re: dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 07:27:23 am »
hi
you could install lmce on the internal hard drive
and ubuntu on the flash drive and when you want to change the OS just reboot and change the boot order
i have a test box with ubuntu and lmce in dual boot and it also net boots as a md i just change the boot order in the bios or in grub
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Re: dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 07:44:07 am »
Which DVD, snapshot DVD ? They have numbers, which number?

I downloaded this one:
LinuxMCE-8.10-23333-i386.iso 14-Oct-2010 16:17  3.8G 

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Re: dual boot on test server with LinuxMCE 8.10
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 05:18:03 pm »
so then you will install kubuntu on your hard drive, then boot from that DVD snapshot, in the setup when it asks you where to install you will click change partition table and make a new partition and install linuxMCE there