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DVD Installation Instructions
Hi All, I am confused by the DVD Installation Instructions. It advises:
...Upon DVD boot, select LinuxMCE install(it is the bottom option). This will install a regular Kubuntu 810 system, with an additional button on the desktop to install LinuxMCE upon restart. Let Kubuntu's install run through, and after restart, login. Open a terminal and run
sudo su - #This might ask for the password you specified earlier during the install of kubuntu. apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
But then at the bottom of the page it says:
Note: You should NOT run apt-get dist-upgrade after the initial install, as it can cause several problems, including having different kernel versions on your core and media directors, and the installation of new Kubuntu packages that can break some features! .."
Am I missing something obvious or does this contradict itself? I did the
"sudo su - #This might ask for the password you specified earlier during the install of kubuntu. apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"
Have I now busted something and should reinstall?
- I too have the same question. After spending quite some time updating Kubuntu, I read that note. Can someone clarify this?
- This is confusing me, too. We shall add all available Kubuntu updates before installing MCE, but NOT afterwards? This doesn't make much sense. What if a new Kubuntu updates breaks MCE, preventing the correct installation? Wouldn't it have been better to start with a defined version of Kubuntu as a base for the installation? Gray 15:53, 22 February 2010 (CET)
"no such file or directory"! Actually, there is no such file on the whole damn disk, after the MCE "installation". And that, after doing everything according to instructions (DVD install, Linux MCE 810). And now, what? Gray 14:48, 22 February 2010 (CET)
- Tried internet installation instead. New interesting error messages: "Package Pluto Orbiter failed". Great. Folks, withall respect for your hard work, and for what you've accomplished so far, but could you pls focus on the installation problems of 8.10 before adding new gimmicks or correcting minor bugs? This is worse than 7.10! Not encouraging. Gray 16:28, 22 February 2010 (CET)
- Installer says something about a dependency problem because "pluto-avwizard" and "xine-ui" are missing. But Adept says xine-ui is installed alread. And with sudo apt-get source pluto-avwizard, I can't find this package. Wtf? And even though the installer can't find it, too, he retries all the time. Only way to get out of this is stopping the script, no option to skip this step. Grr. Gray 16:36, 22 February 2010 (CET)
--Cybernard 16:45, 25 December 2010 (CET)
I also wish the installer would work correctly. The repositories that come in the ISO are completely out of date and useless. The forums give an updated /etc/apt/sources.list file that works, but why haven't they integrated that file yet?? This is a trivial change and no one has bothered to do it.