Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE: Nice one
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Mar 2007 05:32 UTC in reply to "Nice one"
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//That said, I've had no luck trying to install the Kubuntu test release of Feisty Fawn. It mashes up the MBR and doesn't install grub at all. Ways to go there, I think. So I am keenly waiting on the final version of Kubuntu for 7.04.//

I too have had endless problems installing Kubuntu from the liveCD. For me, the disk partioner qtparted kept crashing. This has been the case even since edgy. I filed a bug report (because this was a showstopper bug for getting Kubuntu installed), but it was ignored. I filed it again for a beta of Kubuntu feisty, and as far as I know it is still being ignored.

Having said that, I am running the beat of Kubuntu Feisty right now. What I did was get the beta of Xubuntu (the one with the lightweight Xfce desktop), install that (since it uses gparted not qtparted), then once it was installed I used synaptic to install the kubuntu-desktop package. That worked for me.

Apart from the qtparted crash when installing from the Kubuntu liveCD, I have to say that otherwise Kubuntu feisty is looking pretty good.

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RE[2]: Nice one
by fignew on Sat 17th Mar 2007 08:34 in reply to "RE: Nice one"
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Agreed, the new installer is complete rubbish.
I recommend the "Alternative" installer instead... Just look for the .iso with "alternative" in it. ;)

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RE[2]: Nice one
by superstoned on Sat 17th Mar 2007 12:44 in reply to "RE: Nice one"
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afaik, qtparted is being replaced by the same system ubuntu uses (but with a qt gui) so your problems should be solved. Try the latest flight, and ping riddell on #kubuntu-devel (irc) if you still have problems. I'm sure he will help you. He's way too nice to ignore people, unless they are reall reall dicks (and then still, he's pretty polite, where others would look for their gun).

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