Originally Posted by Pinks2
Okay..I'm trying to install this OS. I have it burned to a CD and all, booted up from startup. Then, I click enter and the "Boot Live CD" option runs, and I see the bar at the bottom-left-hand side of the screen load, and eventually say "Booting system..." and then it comes to a black screen with white text, asking me my "localhost login". Now I have no clue what it's talking about, but whatever I enter, it says "Login failed" and it just makes me enter something else. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I just want to install this OS =\.
Hum? Well, did you check the quality of the download (the md5sum number). Theres a little utility that you can install under windows called md5summer (freeware). You do the download, followed by the md5sum number (it's usually in a small file at the same location where you found the download of the iso file for the distro).
You then run the utility against the downloaded ISO file, and the resulting number should check correct against the one from the download mirror.
It's quite important as small irregularities can make the difference between being able to install or not.
If it all checks out, then burn the ISO as per the instructions for your burning software.
Your symptoms suggest that it's starting the boot, but getting no further. The "localhost login" is a prompt that you might use to login to console mode i.e. the graphic interface hasn't started. If you haven't managed to complete the install (irrespective of whether the graphic interfaces starts or not) then you won't have either a root password or a username and password to log in to the local host.
Sorry if that sounds a bit confusing, I'd suggest making sure that the downloaded ISO is correct first, then when you burn, burn it at a lower speed.
Then boot the CD and see if you get the graphic interface (I believe that PCLOS works as a "live CD" as well so you should, if your BIOS is set to boot from a CD/removable disc).
I suspect that should then work (if theres no other reason why it won't install of course - but I think that it's better to confirm that the basics are correct first).