[lug] KRUD text-based when installed from HDD?

Michael Deck deckm at themule.cleansoft.net
Sun Oct 21 13:43:30 MDT 2001

On Sunday 21 October 2001 11:04, you wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 03:52:12PM -0600, Michael Deck wrote:
> >I'm curious why I got a text-based rather than graphical installation when
> > I did it from the HDD. -M
> The usual reasons for getting a text rather than GUI install are either
> typing "text" at the first prompt, or not having a mouse connected.
> There's nothing special about an install from a hard drive that would make
> it preclude a GUI install that I know of.
> Sean

Interesting. I had to do it twice (first time I hadn't cleared /var after 
Mandrake) and both times  it went all the way through in text mode. I'm sure 
I didn't type "text" at the first prompt though I might have chosen "expert". 

I'm a little worried about this, though. When it comes time to do my monthly 
subscription upgrades, I'm hoping that I'll be able to use graphical mode. I 
still don't understand why it won't read the CD's. It seems to get worse each 
time I try to use it, too. Other CD's (e.g. JBuilder) are just fine. 


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