Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Kubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Kubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.
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Afte downloading .iso image from the download link you need to burn a CD after that you need to boot from your kubuntu cd you should see the following screen in this screen select “start or install kubuntu” and press enter.
Now you can see on next screen kubuntu cd is loading
Now your next screen is kubuntu initializing
you can see the following screen Kubuntu session is restoring
After loading complete desktop you can see the screen like below
Now if you want to install kubuntu just click on install icon on your desktop.Now you need to select you installation language in this i have selected english and press continue
Next step is you need to select your country and time zone in this i have selected uk as country and london time zone and press continue
It is the time to select your keyboard language here i have selected british english and press continue
Now you need to create user and assign the hostname for your computer and press continue
Here you can see Hard Disks initializing
Now you need to select how you want to partition your hard disk.Options available for this is erase complete hard disk or manual editi the partition table i have selected second option and created the partitions and press continue
It will show you the summary of your kubuntu installation and press continue
the next screen is creating file system for your partitions progress
It is copying all the required file for your installation
Loading required modules in progress
This is your final step of kubuntu installation you can see “installation completed” message now click on reboot button to reboot your new kubuntu installation.
Network Configuration in Kubuntu
Most ethernet configuration is centralized in a single file, /etc/network/interfaces. If you have no ethernet devices, only the loopback interface will appear in this file, and it will look something like this:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
If you have only one ethernet device, eth0, and it gets its configuration from a DHCP server, and it should come up automatically at boot, only two additional lines are required:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
The first line specifies that the eth0 device should come up automatically when you boot. The second line means that interface (“iface”) eth0 should have an IPv4 address space (replace “inet” with “inet6” for an IPv6 device) and that it should get its configuration automatically from DHCP. Assuming your network and DHCP server are properly configured, this machine’s network should need no further configuration to operate properly. The DHCP server will provide the default gateway (implemented via the route command), the device’s IP address (implemented via the ifconfig command), and and DNS servers used on the network (implemented in the /etc/resolv.conf file.)
To configure your ethernet device with a static IP address and custom configuration, some more information will be required. Suppose you want to assign the IP address 192.168.0.2 to the device eth1, with the typical netmask of 255.255.255.0. Your default gateway’s IP address is 192.168.0.1. You would enter something like this into /etc/network/interfaces:
iface eth1 inet static
In this case, you will need to specify your DNS servers manually in /etc/resolv.conf, which should look something like this:
The search directive will append mydomain.com to hostname queries in an attempt to resolve names to your network. For example, if your network’s domain is mydomain.com and you try to ping the host “mybox”, the DNS query will be modified to “mybox.mydomain.com” for resolution. The nameserver directives specifiy DNS servers to be used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses. If you use your own nameserver, enter it here. Otherwise, ask your Internet Service Provider for the primary and secondary DNS servers to use, and enter them into /etc/resolv.conf as shown above.
What does LTS mean in “Kubuntu 6.06 LTS” ?
LTS means Long-Term Support and if you want know more about
this refer about ubuntu refrence here https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/about-ubuntu/C/about-ubuntu.html#lts.
I have 3 partitions on my 320 Gig HD. They are, for references, C,G & I. (I) partition is 80 Gig where I want to put Kubuntu. How do I select this partition during the installation process without “splitting” my C partition?
select manually edit partition table and click continue after that you should see the freespace before that you should leave some space on your hard disk so you have to remove your I drive partiton if it is partitioned with ntfs or fat before installing then only you can see the freespace when you try to install kubuntu.
I can format my I partiton with Linux ext2 or ext3. Would I then be able to manually select the I drive and install Kubuntu? I am trying not to split my C drive for installation.
you can have two options here
1) If you want to format in ext3 you can do this and it will show you the free space available at the time of installation
2)you can leave the free space without partiton because installation time it will do the format and partition available disk space.It will look for only free space
I would suggest second option
You don’t have to be split your C drive for installation.Just remove the I drive and it will have the free space that should be enough and you don’t have to do any otherthings.Once you start the kubuntu installation you can see the disks and it will show you the free space you have select the free space.
hope this helps
Thanks I will try deleting the I partition with PartitionMagic (in windows), install kubuntu, let it split the C drive then resize the Linux partition again with PartitonMagic. I am not sure if PartitionMagic will resize the Linux space on my drive but will try. If that fails I can still reformat the linux partition and try something else.
I already have WinXP Pro SP2 installed and wanted to make a dual-boot system so I can see for myself what all the buzz is about Ubuntu (and perhaps even switch over if I like it enough).
P4 2.8 GHz
ATI X800 XT
Maxtor SATA 500GB HD
Got the 6.0.6 iso burned it, checked the cd and installed to include making the partitions on the SATA HD with the Ubuntu partioner.
Rebooted with System Rescue CD and did the following to get the UBUNTU.BIN file.
mount -t msdos /dev/sda4 /mnt/osshare
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/mnt/osshare/ubuntu.bin bs=512 count=1
Booted into WinXP, no problem. Copied the UBUNTU.BIN to C:\ and added
so that I would get the dual boot option menu on next boot.
Rebooted, got the option menu and selected Ubuntu, just got black screen with a blinking cursor in upper left hand corner.
I’m not even getting a command line so I can’t do an apt-get or send any commands or anything. Have been using the Live CD to boot system and then mount the linux partition to make any changes (e.g. #’ing lines in xorg.conf to see if it would make a difference). Problem is this won’t let me install any drivers on the linux partition.
One last thing to note: I do NOT want to put GRUB on my MBR. If I absolutely need to install it, then I would like to on my Kubuntu partition and use the Windows boot loader. Any advice on how to get this setup working would be very much appreciated.
I should also say that my previous post says Ubuntu (which I tried first) but really means Kubuntu where I used the same steps and got the same result.
I must take a moment to say thanks. Thanks to you and the Linux community. I deleted “I” partition with Partition Magic and installed Kubuntu. I used Ubuntu last year. During the Ubuntu install, there was no option to select free space without doing the manual partitioning which I am no good at. With the new Kubuntu install, the neat slider to select the amount of free space works great and installing is a snap. Partition Magic in Windows no longer reads the partitions on my hard drive so I successfuly used gparted. Thanks again Linux community for making such a great product. Now, to roll up my sleeves and get Linux to recognize a FAT32 partition.
I am attempting to mount a FAT32 partition in Kubuntu. I have done the following:
sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_backup
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
I have been able to open the fstab file and made a backup.
One time I was able to add the following line: /dev/hdb5 /media/windows vfat iocharset=,umask=000 0 0
I saved the edited file file once but I cannot mount the FAT32 partition and can’t get back into administrative (root) mode to attempt changes.
My limited knowledge with Ubuntu allowed me to go into the Terminal and make the changes. How do I do this in Kubuntu? I simply want to use the FAT32 partition with WinXP and Linux. Thanks for the help.
first thing i would suggest check your patition table using
sudo fdisk -l
once you get the confirmation of your partiton you need to use the following command format i am giving if
/dev/hdb5 /media/windows vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0
hope this helps
I am following up on the progress with mounting my fat32 drive partition to share with windows. I tried your suggestion by inserting the line
/dev/hdb5 /media/windows vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0
into the fstab file. That didn’t work. I checked the Ubuntu forums and found this line to insert that allows me to read and write to my fat32 partition:
/dev/hdb5 /media/windows vfat user,fmask=0111,dmask=0000 0 0
I don’t know what the terms (type, options, dump and pass) mean but rest assured, it works. Thanks for your help. Hope this also helps someone else.
If I choose manually edit partition table, how should I resize my HDD?
I want to keep my NTFS partition with Windows.
if choose that option it will give you the available freespace in your hard disk and existing partitons so you can choose your kubuntu installation should be used your free space.
hope this helps
I have 4 partitions, 2 of them have Windows XP and 98SE installed, other 2 I use for storing important projects and data (they are FAT32).
Can I install Kubuntu without losing any data on one of these partitions ?
yes you can install
I installed ubuntu 6.06 on my Compaq NX9110 Laptop without problem & it is well connectde to our Organisation LAN network but i can’t play a music folder on my Desktop.
I copied & paste the folder from a windows XP machine.
SongBird media player is giving me an error, what can i do pliz help.
I disagree – Simply MEPHIS is by far the easiest and most complete disto that I have ever tried. It simply installs, recognizes all of my hardware and runs. IMO of course.:-)
i cant istall kubuntu it gests stuck on the kubuntu booting. can some one help me????????
how do i install kubuntu without formatting any of my existing partitions?
I installed ubuntu 6.06 LTS. And i want to setup web server on my pc. I installed apache2. i have three etherrnet eth0,eth1,eht2 and its configuration from a DHCP server. i want to setup my own static ip .for that when i try to edit /etc/resolv.conf file . its show me that you don’t have permission to edit this file. So how can i edit this and other root/ file. for config my server..i login with my account wich one that i make during installation. there is only one account that i had created..
i want to convert my pc into webserver i had installed apache2 with php support. i can access my site by typing 127.0.0.1 ip address in my url. But now how can i make static ip address for my server or give domain name to my server so that world can access my web site???
I’m using Ubuntu version 6.06. Can I update this version to newer version 6.10? How can I do that because I’m a new persion using Ubuntu?
try this step by step Procedure to upgrade ubuntu6.06 to ubuntu 6.10
You need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file to configure your static ip address.
You can check here how to configure static ip address
I try to mount my disk with ntfs format but it didn’t work. Can you give me some suggest, how to mount a ntfs disk in Kubuntu, thanks a lot.
I don’t know how to switch to KDE desktop after installing Kubuntu.
I have only the chanse to write commands in the ‘black’ screen.
Could sb heplp me, please?
P4 LGA 775 2.2GHz dual core processor.
MSI P35 NEO-F Motherboard
160gb SATA2 HDD
3GB 800Mhz Ram.
When i put the CD in and select to boot from it a loading bar with the Kubutu logo appears for a few seconds then it comes up with “Decompressing Linux OK… Loading Kernel” and just stays there and won’t go any further, what do you recommend?
Can some one tell me how to make an external web server on Kubuntu?
I have been successful to make it work internally only 🙁