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Installation issues / Starting KDE desktop (Newbie question)
« on: January 06, 2009, 09:51:22 pm »
I have my system running with a core machine built as a core only (non hybrid). The wiki's say that if you build it as a core only you can start the kde desktop later. However, I can't seem to find the instructions as to how to start the kde desktop.
I'm probably missing something really simple here?
Could use a little help with this.


Installation issues / CD install help required
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:29:02 pm »
I have a Compaq EVO desktop with 1.7 Ghz motherboard, 280Megs ram, 800 Gig hdd, two nics, and DVD writer installed. On to this I have installed Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, which works great.
I downloaded both LinuxMCE cd's using Ktorent with no problems and the totally verify.
Both CD iso's have been written to CD's at 10X and verify perfectly.

The installation instructions on the Wiki say to us the Kubuntu package installer to load the mce-installer onto the Kubuntu system. However, in Gutsy Gibbon the only package installers available are Gdeb installer and Adept package installer.

When I use either of these installers I get a lot of drive activity from the CDROM drive and the HDD but when all the activity stops there is NO icon on the desktop that I can click on to start the mce-installer.

Where can I go to manually find and start the installer? Incidently, I have downloaded and burnt the iso CD'S at least three times, always with the same results.

One additional thing is that this computer has been running Knoppmyth as a slave for over two years. I also have had Knoppmyth running in a master/slave configuration for the last two years and want to upgrade to LinuxMCE because it seems a better solution.


Installation issues / PCI error when starting install with DVD
« on: December 04, 2008, 11:27:14 pm »
I downloaded the 7.10 rc2 iso DVD and burned it to a DVD.
I have a compaq P4 1.7 Ghz with 256Megs ram and an 800 Gig drive on IDE plus DVD writter installed.
Also in the box is an Hauppage PVR150 card and a Ethernet NIC card. There is an Ethernet NIC on the motherboard as well.
I get the initial Kubuntu splash screen and then the three options.
After I select the install option the DVD drive starts along with the hard drive and then I get the following two messages on the screen:

[   50.580790] PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:1000@fe000000 for 0000:01:00.0
[   51.273689] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(104,1).

The funny part is that I have Kubuntu 7.10 loaded and running without a problem on the machine.

Can anyone help me out with this as I'd really like to get LinuxMCE loaded on this machine as my core.


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