LinuxMce is very particular on what o/s /desktop, you may be able to patch together install that way ... but I think you're asking for trouble.
Why not just use the lmce DVD
just my 2cents
There is no functional
difference between starting with Ubuntu and installing the KDE desktop and Kubuntu, other than the fact that the respins tend to suck in the hardware detection arena (and "suck" is the official, technical term)...
It's my understanding that the DVD is 8.10 only... no 10.04 DVD image... [I will fully admit to the contrary if I'm wrong].
Now, I'm not disagreeing with you that LinuxMCE can be persnickety... But from my point of view,... anything
based on Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 is ancient/crap,... and you're not going to get anywhere with me telling me that I should relish installing an obsolete OS just so I can get some packages to work... It's why I had walked away from LinuxMCE several years ago... and since 10.04 is being developed, coming back now...
For me it's been Linux (almost exclusively) as my desktop and home network OS since 2001/2002... I've used SuSE (before they became Novell's "ladies of the evening"), Mandrake (yes ManDRAKE, not ManDRIVA, ugh,... I see they're ready for bankruptcy again), dabbled in Fedora/Red Hat (God!!! I've learned to HATE RPM distros), Debian, even tried Gentoo, etc. before landing with the Ubuntu family (tried Mint too). I even have run Android-X86... & still might again... I've configured my share of XFree86.config files (yes, before Xorg...), & in my early days, dealt with terminal based installers & kernel compiles... I'm no newbie when it comes to Linux,... So PLEASE don't try to convince me that LinuxMCE 8.10 is a good