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Originally Posted by antidrugue Yes you may have better luck with the "alternate CD" (formerly called "install CD"). Or even the "server CD", with which you could install a minimal ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Yes you may have better luck with the "alternate CD" (formerly called "install CD"). Or even the "server CD", with which you could install a minimal system, and then
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    If i type that in where does ubuntu search for the desktop to install it? does it look on the internet?

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    Yes, it looks into online repositories for the packages. You can specify where in /etc/apt/sources.list.
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    I need to get it installed from the cd because i don't have internet set up( and I don't know how to do it as i am a windows user

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    Quote Originally Posted by foots2015
    I need to get it installed from the cd because i don't have internet set up( and I don't know how to do it as i am a windows user
    If you want to install it from the CD, then you must have a line like that (it should be there by default) in your /etc/apt/sources.list :
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper Drake_ - Release i386 (20060531.2)]/ dapper main restricted
    Just comment everything else, so it looks a bit like that (it will allow you to install from the CD only) :
    Quote Originally Posted by /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper Drake_ - Release i386 (20060531.2)]/ dapper main restricted


    #deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    #deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    #deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    #deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted

    #deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe multiverse
    Then do a
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    But, then again I really think Vergil83's solution is the ideal one in your case. Boot the LiveCD in "expert" mode and choose the "vesa" driver for video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    I don't know if you can still give options at the ubuntu boot, but if you can do
    live-expert
    and select vesa for your x windows driver, it should work
    I tried it and a screen came up with some super complex stuff that i don't have a clue about.

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