I suppose it could be but ubuntu installs fine it is purely just the install MCE link that is put on the desktop by the downloaded deb file from http://www.linuxmce.com/download.php
It was the same problem everytime as well I thought it could have been a hardware conflict therefore I have tried removing the graphics card and tv tuner but to no avail it is like the link is a deadend? I started off with the "ubuntu 7.10 iso amd64" but the link seemed dead then I read somewhere that Linux MCE wont mount on this due to the 64bit architecture, can anyone confirm this? So I then tried "7.10 i386 desktop version" (32 bit) that installed but still the link seemed dead, I don't know what it is supposed to link to but nothing happens sometimes it asks me for my password and I think maybe, but then nothing again. All the guides say it should start a setup wizard and this will tell me when to insert the Linux MCE DVD but I guess I never got that far, I did try and insert the disk before clicking the link just in case but it was still just as dead, I did also try rifiling through the cotents of the dvd to no avail.
I then tried without installing the graphics card driver, then without any updates still dead link. I then tried installing straight from the quick install dvd iso from Linux MCE but got error messages!
However I reburned the Linux MCE DVD installer and also the Ubuntu 6.06 disc late last night and decided to try the dvd direct install quickly first before I gave up for the night and hey presto I now have Kubuntu and MCE, I guess I couldn't install direct from the dvd before due to bad sectors! I havent tried it out yet and I have to put the hardware back in but should I do this then reinstall from the dvd or will kubuntu and linux MCE just find them itself?
If anyone knows what I did wrong with Ubuntu please let me know, I did get quite used to the look and feel of it whilst trying to suss out what was going on with the link, is there much difference in Kubuntu?
Any comments on these four days of hair loss I have just suffered will be much appreciated.
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