Thank you for this How-To!
With this and the XBMCbuntu-Howto (http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMCbuntu
) I was able to install Ubuntu Karmic with XBMC. I prefer the XBMC-Live boot from the XBMCbuntu-Howto but you have to change a bit because of Grub2 in Karmic. I will describe in short what I've done:
1) Install Karmic Server with OpenSSH
2) Upgrade the System to the newest Version and install your Graphic Card Driver
3) Install the following packages
sudo aptitude install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils xbmc xinit x11-xserver-utils fluxbox xterm
4) Try if XBMC starts
#Start a Windowmanager
#In this windowmanager start a terminal and start xbmc.
#If it works then go ahead.
5) Install XBMC-Live and the Policykit
sudo aptitude install xbmc-live pm-utils policykit
6) Check the Alsa Preferences and Policykit Preferences (as described in the other How-Tos
7) Configure the Grub2
#Set the XBMC Options in the Grub Config
sudo vi /etc/default/grub
# Change this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash xbmc=autostart,noredir"
# Safe the File and test the configuration
# Update Grub2 with the new config
Now reboot and it should login into XBMC.
I'm not sure if this GRUB2 Options are 100% correct but for me it worked only with this settings!
I will write this also into the XBMCbuntu Thread.