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Installing LMCE on stand-alone Core.
« on: May 26, 2008, 04:12:24 pm »
Installing LMCE on stand-alone Core.

I use to spend hours and hours trying to get a system up and running - especially when I had errors.  This is the fastest way I've been able to get a system installed to-date.  Hope it helps someone. :)

The following is a general overview of what I do to get Kubuntu and LMCE loaded on a stand-alone Core system.

This procedure takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hrs to complete.

I am using the CD variant of LMCE. Due to network throttling it takes me forever to try and download a DVD version.

This procedure assumes you have the following disks on hand. 

   1) Kubuntu.iso
   2) Kubuntu image
   3) MCE-CD1.iso
   4) MCE-CD2.iso
   5) MCE-CD1 image

How to download the .iso disks, create an image, change BIOS settings, create folders, etc., is beyond the scope of this overview.

Setup your BIOS to boot from CD/DVD drive.

Insert your Kubuntu image disk into the drive and restart.

Install Kubuntu to meet your configuration requirements.

When completed restart Kubuntu.

At reboot setup your BIOS to boot from HDD, etc.

Login to Kubuntu and create a folder in your Desktop directory (i.e. LMCE-iso-files).

Copy the Kubuntu, MCE-CD1 and MCE-CD2 .iso files to this directory.

Insert the MCE-CD1 image disk into your CD/DVD drive and run the MCE installer program.

When completed remove the MCE-CD1 disk.

Click on the Install Linux MCE icon.

Configure MCE as per your requirements.

When asked to insert the LinuxMCE 1, 2 and Kubuntu disc select "I have an iso image on my hard drive".

Point the browser to the Desktop directory created earlier.

By using the .iso files on the hard drive you avoid the very painful cache-ing of each disk.

The program immediately begins to download packages.

A failure only requires a restart of the Install Linux MCE program.

Choosing a good mirror is important because some have broken links.

I usually always got the "Failed to install MYSQL error" messages during bad mirror downloads.

Without having to re-cache the CD1, CD2 and Kubuntu disks you just rerun the install program and choose another mirror until you find one that works.

When completed reboot your system.

Complete the AVWizard and you're away.