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Old 04-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #16
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DAVID: Thats kind of what I was thinking. I know he set this machine up for her and now that I own it I want to change all of that. Like I told Spiky, I dont want to lose any of the software that is on it because supposidly her brother really put a lot into it. So I'd rather just get in and change all of that than having to actually do a complete reinstall of the system and then of the software, etc. If it comes down to it and I have to go that route then so be it, but I'd rather not if I dont have to. Then again I'm used to Microsoft where everything takes forever to download and install. lol So, you two feel free to direct me on what would be best. I will listen to any advice that someone wants to give me.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #17
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The only other way would be to create a new user "you" then remove the old user lisa.
I dont know how that would work with the installed software, It is also possible to change root
passwd
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #18
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Really? Thats easier then the other way Spiky? I'm just wondering and trying to keep in mind I'm new to Linux so I don't know what to expect lilke with windows. If yousay so though I will go that route. Any other advice before I do though?

I guess if I have any troubles I CAN get on my phone and check with you guys. lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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I can't tell if I have a 32 bit or 64 bit. I know it's generally 32 but I wanted to make sure.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #20
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I would use 32bit
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Hmmmm....Ok, well I will download and burn the 32 bit then. Thank you for the links and wish me luck. lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #22
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So, I want to be clear on something. This is like doing a full recovery on windows where it totally erases the hard drive and formats it then reinstalls the OS?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #23
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Yes Unless you wanna try adding a new user 1st
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
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For changing computer name
check this out-------------->http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/03/...u-11-04-natty/

And this ------------------->http://askubuntu.com/questions/87665...hout-a-restart


To add a user you must use the sudo command. Here are the commands:

To add a user

Code:
$ sudo adduser <username>
To see the options for adding a user try the man command.

Code:
$ man adduser
Here is a useful example of the useradd command. Why use useradd? It gives a few more options for special cases. To add a user, give her a standard home directory in the /home folder and specify the shell she accesses by default do this:

Code:
$ sudo useradd username -m -s /bin/bash
then
Code:
$ sudo passwd username
type the new password

Groups

You might also wish to create a new group for your users.

Code:
# sudo addgroup <groupname>
To add a new user to a existing group you would do this:

Code:
# sudo adduser <username> audio
To add an existing user to an existing group you can use the same command:

Code:
# sudo adduser <username> <groupname>
or

Code:
# sudo usermod -aG <groupname> <username>
Make sure you add your new users to the same groups of your existing user so you can execute commands at the same admin levels
see this ----------------> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...er-belongs-to/

Good luck to you!

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #25
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Tron: Will this process get rid of the old users information and such?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #26
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Tron: This is what I entered and what I got:

lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo adduser Tsali
adduser: Please enter a username matching the regular expression configured
via the NAME_REGEX[_SYSTEM] configuration variable. Use the `--force-badname'
option to relax this check or reconfigure NAME_REGEX.
lisa@lisa-pc:~$

and for the first link I tried to do the steps but during entering the first code on the instructions a password screen pops up and I enter what I believe to be the password and it returns to the terminal emulator with the lisa@lisa-pc: ~$ prompt. I'm not sure what's going on but maybe one of the two of you do.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #27
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Hi

On ubuntu if you click the dash Top Left it will open at a search box type in user there is a gui way
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #28
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Ok, I found in the comments where someone suggested something and I tried it. Here are my results seeing as though now I'm lost as to what I did or how I got what I did:

lisa@lisa-pc:~$ gksu gedit /etc/hostname
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ $ sudo adduser Tsali
$: command not found
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo adduser Tsali
adduser: Please enter a username matching the regular expression configured
via the NAME_REGEX[_SYSTEM] configuration variable. Use the `--force-badname'
option to relax this check or reconfigure NAME_REGEX.
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo hostname Tsali
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo hostname your-new-name
Tsali
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ Tsali
Tsali: command not found
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ man hostname
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo su
Tsali
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# Tsali
Tsali: command not found
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# Tsali@Tsali-PC
Tsali@Tsali-PC: command not found
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su Tsali@Tsali-PC
Unknown id: Tsali@Tsali-PC
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su Tsaqli@Tsali
Unknown id: Tsaqli@Tsali
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su lisa
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo tsali@tsali
sudo: tsali@tsali: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su tsali
Unknown id: tsali
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo hostname tsalli
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su hostname tsalli
Unknown id: hostname
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su lisa@tsali
Unknown id: lisa@tsali
lisa@your-new-name:~$

I hope one of you can make sense of what I did. lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #29
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Try the gui way post above
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #30
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I'm not sure where this dash is on the top left hand corner. I took a screen shot to show you what my screen looks like but I dont see a way to post it here.

Also whatever I did now displays the name when I open the home files. For example when I opened this folder it says lisa - File Manager (on tsali). So, I'm not sure what I did but I think we are on the right track guys. Thanks. The Ubuntu ISO is downloading so if we cant figure this out I will be ready to reformat my drive.
 
  


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