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I've downloaded the iso for the amd64 version of 13.04 and burnt it to a dvd. I can successfully boot off this dvd but instead of being prompted by the welcome screen that appears in every installation tutorial i've seen, I get a CLI (ubuntu@ubuntu:~$).

I'm unsure what to do from here...

How can I instead boot into a GUI?

Thanks a lot for any help.

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Try sudo startx at the prompt –  Mitch May 19 '13 at 6:04
Did you by any chance download the server edition instead of the desktop? The server edition only has a command line. –  Warren Hill May 19 '13 at 9:20
@Mitch, No luck, I can't post a photo because of my reputation but it says xauth: file /home/ubuntu/.Xauthority does not exist, followed by some lines that I don't understand. –  Patrick May 19 '13 at 10:36
@WarrenHill, I don't think so... the iso name is ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso –  Patrick May 19 '13 at 10:38
also, when I type: ls Desktop it returns ubiquity-gtkui.desktop . I assume that is the unity desktop? Do I have to activate this somehow? Sorry for my ignorance. Cheers –  Patrick May 19 '13 at 10:40

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