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Old 07-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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feather linux


hi i am trying to install feather linux to hard drive. i have managed to do it and during installation process i was asked to put name and password. and then restart. but after restarting it asks for login. for example if i named it box it says box login? i thought that meant the name i chose but it isnt then it asks for password. i have no idea what the login is as i never created any except for the name and password . i have installed dsl before and the login was that but i tried feather linux and its not that. does anyone know what i am doing wrong?
 
Old 07-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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try logging in as "root"

Archlinux does the same thing, try "root" as a username.
If this works, create a new user account and NEVER log in as "root" again, unless the circumstances allow no other solution. Keep the root password, though.
this is why
 
Old 07-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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As far as I can tell, feather linux was last updated in '05 version 0.7.4

You may want to try a newer distro/release....

Just my .02 worth....

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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thanks will give it a go.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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If you picked Feather because you have a small, elderly computer, then I'd recommend Swift as a modern equivalent.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
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hi i tried root is seems to log in but then its a prompt for me to add a comand how do i create a login? im new to linux so any help is appreciated. the reason im installing this as i only have 32mb ram!
 
Old 07-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Freecycle, Craigslist, Goodwill, yard sales, friends, relatives, co-workers... beg, steal, or borrow a computer with more than 32mb RAM! If you upgrade your hardware, then you can run any distro you like.
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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try..
Code:
adduser username
change "username" to whatever name you wish.

If that works, login as that user.

Then try...
Code:
startx
to start a GUI
 
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