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Old 06-25-2014, 09:05 AM   #16
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Thank you Ztcoracat, for your continued support. You are so kind! I will look for the Gentoo member's post. No, my computer did not come with any recovery disks; I just checked the original box and nothing else was in there. Perhaps the reason is that the laptop has no cd/rom drive to accept any disks. (I do have an external drive that I purchased separately)
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #17
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Thank you Ztcoracat, for your continued support. You are so kind! I will look for the Gentoo member's post. No, my computer did not come with any recovery disks; I just checked the original box and nothing else was in there. Perhaps the reason is that the laptop has no cd/rom drive to accept any disks. (I do have an external drive that I purchased separately)
Thanks--

Sorry I had forgotten that your laptop doesn't have a CDROM drive.

If you wanted to, with your external drive you could reinstall Windows 7 but that could be a costly new purchase.
You might want to wait on that and put out the other fires you already have going on first.
I say that because it would be good for us to have a look at all of the partitions (Windows & Linux) on your laptop first.

W/o seeing those partitions it's hard to determine what's present and if the windows partition was resized before your friend installed Sabayon for you?
 
Old 06-25-2014, 12:35 PM   #18
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Hey Ztcoracat: Yes, one of those files (I had to keep opening folders/files within folders/files) is "Read Me". I opened it and read it, but not sure what to do with it!
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:34 PM   #19
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Hey Ztcoracat: Yes, one of those files (I had to keep opening folders/files within folders/files) is "Read Me". I opened it and read it, but not sure what to do with it!
Good that you have the Read Me file.
If I had to guess, it's instructions on how to compile and install the program chntpw that are Senior Member; pingu was telling you about. Does it contain this ?
Code:
./configure
make
make install
I'll download chntpw and look at all of the files. If so; compiling software for the first time can be intresting to say the least and incredibly recursive.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:02 PM   #20
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Gentoo must have a burning software to burn a cd with. All you need to do is download the iso instead of zip.
Download
Burn
Boot to cd or usb0
Find Sam
Pick user
Clear pasword
Write changes
Reboot
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:14 PM   #21
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Gentoo must have a burning software to burn a cd with. All you need to do is download the iso instead of zip.
Download
Burn
Boot to cd or usb0
Find Sam
Pick user
Clear pasword
Write changes
Reboot
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
Thanks for chiming in Mr. Eddy1.
Unfortunately yonamel laptop does not have a cdrom drive:- (usb)

Thanks for the link!

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 06-25-2014 at 11:19 PM.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 11:48 PM   #22
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Unetbootin can be used to install to usb instructions are on the link in lat post.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 12:44 AM   #23
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I've looked online for solutions for password recovery, but they all seem to require getting into Windows safe mode, but I cannot even get into Windows itself to get into safe mode.
You don't need to get into Windows to enter the safe mode - you enter it by pressing the 'special key' (probably F8) during the 'Starting Windows' screen and selecting 'safe mode' option there.

To reset your password, you don't need to enter Windows safe mode at all. You don't need to burn any CD either.

Install chntpw. Don't compile any tarballs, you have the package in your repositories - install it the proper way. Then follow the howto i posted earlied, or follow any guide on chntpw usage you find easier to follow.

Blank out your password. Reboot into Windows. It should work.
 
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Looking at this Gentoo page the correct way to install software is to use the "emerge" command-
https://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbo...?part=2&chap=1

Code:
Installing Software

Once you've found a software title to your liking, you can easily install it with emerge: just add the package name. For instance, to install gnumeric:

Code Listing 3.4: Installing gnumeric

 emerge (name of program)
 
Old 06-26-2014, 03:18 AM   #25
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If Sabayon is like Gentoo I would've never installed it for a newbie because ther is a huge learning curve.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 10:57 AM   #26
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Sabayon is like Gentoo precompiled into binary - thus it is like Gentoo without Gentoo. Normally you use equo instead of emerge and never mess with the USE flags and such. Though you *can* use portage tree instead and run it like Gentoo.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #27
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If Sabayon is like Gentoo I would've never installed it for a newbie because ther is a huge learning curve.
I completely agree; Eddy1:-

I'm not entirely sure why OP's friend installed Sabayon to begin with.
Perhaps that is all that his friend had on hand?

If the choices were on the table (so to speak) I would of chosen Debian or Linux Mint for a newbie.
-:-I really think our new member would be better off with one of the two distributions mentioned.-:-

You agree Mr. Eddy1?
 
Old 06-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #28
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Sabayon is like Gentoo precompiled into binary - thus it is like Gentoo without Gentoo. Normally you use equo instead of emerge and never mess with the USE flags and such. Though you *can* use portage tree instead and run it like Gentoo.
That being the case; (using "equo") than depending on how Gentoo see's the user with his elevated privileges - (root) in Gentoo installing chntpw should be a walk in the park.

Do you know Captain Pinkeye; how to become "root" in Gentoo?

In Fedora, Debian and Slackware it's 'su'
 
Old 06-28-2014, 02:49 AM   #29
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Do you know Captain Pinkeye; how to become "root" in Gentoo?

In Fedora, Debian and Slackware it's 'su'
It's either 'su' or 'sudo', i don't remember. It doesn't matter that much anyway.

AFAIK in Fedora it can be 'sudo' too, if you'll make your account an administrator one.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 12:10 PM   #30
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It's either 'su' or 'sudo', i don't remember. It doesn't matter that much anyway.

AFAIK in Fedora it can be 'sudo' too, if you'll make your account an administrator one.
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