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Old 12-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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first boot problem linpus linux error (root@localhost/)#


Hello

I bought Acer aspire 725 one with linpus linux.
Its not booting the error shown is :-

(root@localhost/)#

I am new to linux plz help me at earliest so as i can retutn the product if defective
 
Old 12-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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That's not an error. That is the root account bash shell command line prompt. It's waiting for you to input a command such as startx to start the X graphic server, uname -a to display current distro and some system info, ls -a to show a file/directory list, etc.
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Plz will you guide me step by step what command i have to put inorder to start my netbook
 
Old 12-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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Taken from NyteOwl:
It's waiting for you to input a command such as startx to start the X graphic server
Also if graphical is installed you'll have to edit /etc/inittab

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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I did it its not responding

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Taken from NyteOwl:
It's waiting for you to input a command such as startx to start the X graphic server
Also if graphical is installed you'll have to edit /etc/inittab
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My Netbook configuration is 1. Acer Aspire One 725 Netbook (APU Dual Core/ 2GB/ 500GB/ Linux/
256MB Graph) (NU.SGPSI.025)
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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Here it says you may have text based install
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10162.0
If you want a desktop you may have to install it.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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Plz will you guide me step by step what command i have to put inorder to start my netbook

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That's not an error. That is the root account bash shell command line prompt. It's waiting for you to input a command such as startx to start the X graphic server, uname -a to display current distro and some system info, ls -a to show a file/directory list, etc.

I m very new to linux
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:41 AM   #8
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To start desktop
Quote:
startx
To display current distro and some system info
Quote:
uname -a
To show a file/directory list, etc
Quote:
ls -a
You may have to install desktop if startx doesn't do it.
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:50 AM   #9
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Please try the command startx (as suggested earlier). It might give you a 'command not found' error in which case you have a very basic linpus (basically a placeholder OS).

I notice from your screenshot that it states 'liveCD'; are you running from CD or memory stick?

From experience, Linpus is not very quick in providing security patches. When a major security hole was found in the kernel a couple of years ago, I waited two weeks and nothing was available for update (while my other distros were patched in that time). I switched to another distro. My system is an old Aspire One ZG5 with 8GB ssd and 512MB memory.

I suggest that you install another distro; a little research on the web shows however that some distros don't fully support your system out-of-the-box. Other users here that have the same model can possiblyadvise; I suggest that you try a few in live mode (memory stick or CD/DVD) and check if everything works and next install what works.
 
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #10
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To try starting the graphical user interface, where you use your mouse to do point and click activities. To start this you need to type...
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startx
If this doesn't work we need to know more about you situation.

1. Have you installed your system yet, or are you running out of a cd or usb.

2. Do you have an internet connection to this computer?

Hope that this helps

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