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Old 02-24-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
Masterjosh
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Help Me :)


i just installed thizlinux desktop 7.0 without problems. when it boots up it asks me for a username and password and i have no clue what to do i dont know how to boot to safe mode in linux i guess it isnt f8 :s. any help would help me out alot thanks everyone
 
Old 02-24-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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hmmm... the username should be 'root' and you should have been asked to set a password when installing, if not then you'd probably leave the password blank then use the 'passwd' command to set a password
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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thanks alot for your quick response
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:28 PM   #4
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no prob, remember though, once you do get in do the followoing
useradd *pick a user name, any user name*
passwd *picked user name* (and set a password)

and from then on out use the new username and password to do tasks, and if you need root access (such as to install a program) then use 'su -l' and then enter the root password, this is not only more secure, but it will keep you from fudging up your system by accident if you make a mistake best of luck
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:28 PM   #5
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i tryed putting the username as root and now pass and user root and pass root no progress. is there a way to do a safemode boot? and if so could i make my user name and pass there?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #6
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well, what do you use as a bootloader... lilo? grub?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:58 PM   #7
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umm u just went over my head
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:59 PM   #8
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ok... when you start up your computer do you see a little.. LILO?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 04:47 PM   #9
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try some easier distro if u r just starting up. i would suggest mandrake- you can find the website here:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-ca/
 
Old 02-24-2004, 05:59 PM   #10
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when i start up my comp i see thiz linux and thiz linux non frameable.

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try some easier distro if u r just starting up. i would suggest mandrake- you can find the website here:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-ca/
i really dont feel like payin for a linux os when theres free ones out there and i already have one on my comp but cant get into it :\
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #11
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Mandrake is a free OS just like the one you are using. If coming from an OS like Windows, Mandrake should feel pretty comfortable to you. You should download that and give it a shot.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 06:34 PM   #12
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mandrake is great, having just changed from windows two days ago im finding it very easy to use compaired to the other distros i tryed before

download mandrake from here for free

http://www.sunsite.org.uk/package/mandrake/iso/

Last edited by subsys; 02-24-2004 at 06:36 PM.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 07:00 PM   #13
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ok thanks alot everyone you all have been alot of help
 
  


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