installation giving me problems

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installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 19:31

hi guys, sorry for disturbing but i ditched my head in a rabbit hole and now it does not seem to be coming out sooner.....So any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
I download the iso-image and tried installing debian 8.7. Everything went well but by the time i wanted to install it on my thinkcenter m93, i dont know whether it is windows10 or ubuntu 16.04 trying to block my installation :D....all other options will just fail at the point where i needed to make a partitioning. So i decided to take everything else off and just install debian. It did not work the only installer that worked for me was the non graphical installer...so i took that option and yes it did take everything else off and did create the grub menu on my hard disk. But when i boot into debian it just bring me a bash/console to login and then i cannot load any graphical interface to continue with. i tried many different tutorials for example i ran these:...
apt-get install kde-standard,
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 apt-get update

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 apt-get install aptitude tasksel

But it keeps bringing me same thing back and forth....
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"E:Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock-open (13: permissioin denied)"

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"E: could not unlock the administration directory"


...I really out of my depths now....is there a way around n...Than you in advance.
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installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 19:36

adding to previous post..the network setup was also unsuccessful. i had to set it up manually...
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby arochester » 2017-03-09 19:41

Are you Root?

Did you input su first?

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su
apt update
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 19:58

i dont know if i am at root or not...but i have not done anything else except install.... and no i have used su.....is that rewuired first?...
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby arochester » 2017-03-09 20:04

Yes. It is required first.
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:07

ok...sorry for the language text....i have burned the iso again this time with unetbootin...even though i have to manually configure the wlan by hand...it seem to be downloading now...let me see what it says now...It is asking me for the package manager...
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby arochester » 2017-03-09 20:09

Unetbootin is not recommended for Debian.
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:10

which one should i be using then?..
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-03-09 20:12

Unread postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 13:58
i dont know if i am at root or not.

You can type in this command:
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whoami

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$ whoami
garry
$ su
Password:
# whoami
root
#

 

The $ at the prompt means it is a normal user.
the # means it is root.
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby arochester » 2017-03-09 20:13

What system are you working from to burn the ISO?

Windows? Mac? Linux? Other?
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:14

yes you r right...because it is only giving me the only a standard system utility option under software selection here...It is not bringing kde, gnome or anything else...should i continue or start a new installment?...
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:16

win10 pro, thinkcenter m93 cpu i5 2.70....unetbootin and iso.image netinstaller debian 8.7
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:21

ok even though i chose the graphical installer, i ended up with the same bash/console again....so let me run the
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su
command and see what happens
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:25

ok now it did carry out the download...so i how do i get the graphical interface now?...should i continue to
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apt-install
the kde or....
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Re: installation giving me problems

Postby dev?l » 2017-03-09 20:47

can anyone point me to the right direction....i have not been able to still install any desktop....the tutorial says you have to first install tasksel and aptitude but it not working...
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