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Old 06-28-2014, 01:22 PM   #31
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Yonamel:

You should have success with one of these two commands.
Try these as 'root'

Code:
type su and press Enter
type in your root password for you Sabayon
type equo chntpw and press Enter
If that doesn't work; try:
Code:
sudo and press Enter
type in your root password
type equo chntpw and press Enter
Upon doing so you should see the commandline busy with downloading and asking you if the program and etc... is ok. You should be prompted for a yes or no "Y/n" (asking if it's ok to install chntpw).

When it is complete Sabayon will say complete or when the terminal is finished you'll see something similar to this:
root@localhost]# indicating that it's done.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #32
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Hello. I haven't heard from anyone in awhile. I am still stuck trying to figure out how to install 'chntpw' so I can get into the Windows 7 partition (my Vizio is running on Sabayon) to crack the username password. I don't know how to install and run any type of program on Linux (I was too dependent) on Windows. I can't even get Adobe Flash to install (for my Chromium--keeps coming up that I need to download and install it. It is downloaded but I can't get it to open). Has that Gentoo member been able to look at my dilemma?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 12:10 AM   #33
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Hello. I haven't heard from anyone in awhile. I am still stuck trying to figure out how to install 'chntpw' so I can get into the Windows 7 partition (my Vizio is running on Sabayon) to crack the username password. I don't know how to install and run any type of program on Linux (I was too dependent) on Windows. I can't even get Adobe Flash to install (for my Chromium--keeps coming up that I need to download and install it. It is downloaded but I can't get it to open). Has that Gentoo member been able to look at my dilemma?
1. To install 'chntpw' follow the instructions in post #31.

There are 2 package managers, Entropy and Portage- Use them to install if equo doesn't work-
https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?t...opy_or_Equo.3F

2. For Flash you will have to use the commandline utility (equo) that Sabayon uses to install software and plugins.

Sorry I don't use the Chromium browser. Try Firefox or Opera- (just an idea)
 
Old 07-17-2014, 02:48 PM   #34
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Hello Ztcoracat, Captain Pinkeye, and Mr Eddy1,

Thanks for your continued support. I hadn't realized that there were more posts regarding my issue; just to show you how 'slow' I am, I didn't see that there were page numbers after the thread line. So I had pretty much given up. Now I have seen pages 2 and 3. I have to say, I don't even know what an 'iso' image is, or 'Sam'. I deleted the the chntpw file because it didn't do anything. Do I need to download it again, or is it in the Sabayon?

My friend also has Gnome but thought Sabayon would be better for me. He showed it to me on his laptop and I liked the look of it. Plus it came with so many applications built in, like LibreOffice, VCL player for media, etc. I do like it--I just ant to be able to run the Windows 7 also.

So, I may have to go back and study for awhile. Ztcoracat, where do I begin with the 'su' or 'sudo'? Is that in the BIOS? I had to go back and read the whole thread to see if I had mentioned it to one of you--just found it again.

I don't know how to get into the command line with Sabayon. What is 'opening a portal' and do I need to do that?

I also don't know how to make a program run/install. I'm so used to Windows doing it for me and asking me to 'click here', 'click there', or programs that just install themselves automatically.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #35
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Ztcoracat, where do I begin with the 'su' or 'sudo'? Is that in the BIOS? I had to go back and read the whole thread to see if I had mentioned it to one of you--just found it again.
You begin with su or sudo in the terminal on the first line after the "$" sign.

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I don't know how to get into the command line with Sabayon. What is 'opening a portal' and do I need to do that?
In order to install, remove or update Sabayon yes, you will have to open and use the terminal or console.

The terminal or console should be in your Applications Menu click on it and it should give you something that looks like this- That's where you type su and press enter and than type the rest of the commands in post # 31--
http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~mfast/images/open_terminal.png

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I also don't know how to make a program run/install.
Using the terminal will install the program you need.
Once the program is installed it should be added to your applications menu so you can launch it.
If not open the terminal and type the name of the program and the terminal should launch it for you
 
Old 07-18-2014, 04:45 AM   #36
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I think it would be best for you to read up some basic info about sabayon, so you won't be so stuck in the dark. Start with the Sabayon wiki, namely 'Introduction, 'Beginner's Guide', 'Entropy' and 'FAQ (or just the After Installation part)', the rest seems unnecessarily advanced. Of course feel free to ask if you find something you don't understand and we will do our best to help you, but there is no reason for us here to repeat things somebody else wrote better before, and with your particular distro in mind.

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A friend installed Linux Sabayon through a USB drive. He partitioned the HD and left Windows in a small section. I want to be able to access it, though, but now I can't because a password prompt keeps coming up. I don't remember him ever setting a password for Windows (or even creating a user account).

[...]

If I boot from the Sabayon splash ("Windos loader") screen, Windows doesn't seem to start or look the same as the Windows 7 on my older laptop.
I would be interested in seeing the 'password prompt' and 'Windows that doesn't seem to look the same as before'. Maybe the problem lies somewhere else than in a Windows password.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #37
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Greetings everyone. The strange thing about my situation is that I don't remember us ever setting up a user account and password for Windows. My friend, before installing Sabayon from his USB stick, tried to get into the Vizio's BIOS to order the boot menu. It took several tries, as he didn't know what key to press. I had never turned on the new laptop, so, of course, it wanted to start Windows every time. But he kept restarting before it started up completely. When he finally got into the BIOS and ordered the boot menus for the USB, then we started the Sabayon installation. That's why I can't figure out how, upon booting Windows 7 now, it uses my root name for Sabayon, but won't accept the password.

I believe the background is dark gray, with little designs like fish scales, whereas before it was blue. But I never saw a username and password entry page before his happened. And it still won't take the password.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 02:28 PM   #38
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That's why I can't figure out how, upon booting Windows 7 now, it uses my root name for Sabayon, but won't accept the password.
I tink there is something wrong, your Windows installation can't need your Sabayon credentials. I'd say you guys have set up something quite different than you think you did.

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I believe the background is dark gray, with little designs like fish scales, whereas before it was blue. But I never saw a username and password entry page before his happened. And it still won't take the password.
Something like a photo would be much more useful. But it seems to me you are not in Windows at all.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #39
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I could send you a photo. Can I upload it to this site? You'r right, I don't think I really get into Windows, even though the Windows login jingle plays. I see the Vizio icon above username box, so that might indicate something.

Small success: I was able to figure out how to open a terminal--called 'Konsole' in my Sabayon. But entering 'su' after the $ only freezes the keyboard (can't type after that--only ENTER works). When I press ENTER, it goes back to the account and $, and I tried 'sudo', and that just circles back to the account and $ again.

I'm trying so very hard--really!!
 
Old 07-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #40
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Pic of screen

I got a pic of the login screen I can't get past. It's kind of difficult to see because of the reflection, but this is it. I also found out from the BIOS that there is no administrator password set. The only passwords that I (we) have set are the Sabayoon root password (can't be the same as the administrator, right?) and my Sabayon username/account password.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:23 PM   #41
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Yes you can upload but you have to select "Go Advanced" then Select "Manage Attachments locate file or picture & select "Upload".
http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/...%20chntpw.html
If it's too difficult to do from linux download the cd/usb.
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
 
Old 07-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #42
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I got a pic of the login screen I can't get past. It's kind of difficult to see because of the reflection, but this is it. I also found out from the BIOS that there is no administrator password set. The only passwords that I (we) have set are the Sabayoon root password (can't be the same as the administrator, right?) and my Sabayon username/account password.
That almost looks like the window that comes up after you press Ctrl+Alt+Del while booting, but not the task manager.
 
Old 07-19-2014, 01:10 AM   #43
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I could send you a photo. Can I upload it to this site? You'r right, I don't think I really get into Windows, even though the Windows login jingle plays. I see the Vizio icon above username box, so that might indicate something.

Small success: I was able to figure out how to open a terminal--called 'Konsole' in my Sabayon. But entering 'su' after the $ only freezes the keyboard (can't type after that--only ENTER works). When I press ENTER, it goes back to the account and $, and I tried 'sudo', and that just circles back to the account and $ again.

I'm trying so very hard--really!!
After you type "su' and press enter you should get "password" next after that.
-:Keep in mind while you are typing in your password in Linux it will not show in the terminal:-

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When I press ENTER, it goes back to the account and $,
When that happens type in your password and hit Enter (unless it freezes)
Than at the "$" type the command to install chntpw:-

If the keyboard freezes it could be a hardware problem.

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