I'm not trying to start any kind of argument here, I simply wish to install linuxmce and the instructions are not correct. but did you read my previous post?
1. If you had followed those steps to begin with you never would have downloaded the mce-installer seperately as it belongs to the old version.
if you read the instructions the first step after downloading iso's is to install the mce-installer. No mention is made of where the installer is just "Right click on it." with a screenshot of the file magically on the desktop.
The alternative is the comand prompt install which directs me to mount the LinuxMCE_0704_CD1.iso, which i didn't even have. I had downloaded the kubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso as directd in the clean kubuntu install section. Obviously it needs to be cleared up exactly which combination of iso's are required (i ended up with kubuntu live cd and linuxmce packages iso's which is obviously not ideal).
From within the Kubuntu 7.04 desktop, open Firefox (the orange and blue icon at the top), and go to www.linuxmce.com and select 'Download Instructions' to download the Linux MCE CD`s
or the DVD on your machine. Or just use this direct link click here
The CD installer comes on 2 CDs and requires you to first install Kubuntu 7.04 using Kubuntu's Live CD, and then to install LinuxMCE on top. The CD installer can only be installed on a Kubuntu 7.04 installation that has not already been upgraded, since LinuxMCE has its own update mechanism that updates both Kubuntu and LinuxMCE in parallel. The CD installer gives you a lot more options. After answering the setup questions, it takes a couple of hours to install since everything is stored in .deb packages which must be decompressed and installed. The Installation Guide explains how to install with the CD installer.Mirrors
Had you cared to read and follow this you would have ended up with a LinuxMCE_0704_CD1.iso and LinuxMCE_0704_CD2.iso, you also would have known not
to upgrade the kubuntu install.
2. Updating your kubuntu install before (or even after) putting LMCE on top of it is not going to work properly.
I am guessing, as I have not tried it, that if I had downloaded a different iso from the one in the clean kubuntu section in the install guide I would have gksu installed as it did not appear to be available from the kubuntu live cd. it is clear that there are several install paths and the install guide is a bit unclear in this respect.
Make sure you are using the MCE installer from the CD's Not from the link on the web site, the one the web site is for ubuntu 6.10
If you used the one from the link on the website. Delete the install script and install the one from the CD.
Now I'm just guessing here, but you probably wouldn't have needed gksu if you had followed the instructions to begin with. I suspect that is part of the outdated (version 1.0 for ubuntu-6.10) lmce-installer package, does point 7 here
sound familiar to you? Nowhere in the instructions does it tel you to use this, but you did anyway.
3. After breaking the system like you did in 1&2 there is no way to fix it.
Ok, thank you. if it is true that updating those packages has made it impossible to continue then I shall wipe the machine and start again. Please can you advise me which iso's I should be using, by name or by link, as it is clear that doing a clean kubuntu install from the live cd and then starting linuxMCE install does not work smoothly.
I think I just did and yes it usually does work smoothly, had you bothered to actually read up on what you're doing.
Feel free to tell me again how you were just following those "non-working" instructions in the wiki to the letter.
I followed the instructions to the letter
. clean kubuntu install points 1 - 10. Then step one of linux mce install. However, seen as I only got as far as the first step in the MCE instructions before it was clear that they were not working I started to investigate why so that I may contribute to the instructions to reduce further install woes for other linux n00b's like me. I could just moan and then say I am going back to WIN XP MCE but I would like to actually use linuxMCE before I make that kind of judgement and I'm sure other people would like that oppertunity as well.
SO, I am going to wipe my machine, download some different iso's and try again making notes as I go along. I may post some more questions on the forum about my installs, so if you feel like giving some constructive responses feel free to reply.
Don't hate me because I am determined!
I'm pretty sure most other people can actually be bothered to read up on what they are trying to do. And they're usually a lot less annoying when asking for help. They sure don't go through these lengths of trouble to blatently lie about (not) following the instructions, as it seems pretty clear by now that you weren't doing that at all to begin with.