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Great news! It's time for 3 more pots of coffee, cuz I will be up a while....
Typing the ping sent it into a rolling screen of repetition:
"64 bytes from yi-in-f104.1e100.net (126.96.36.199):
imcp_seq=[00, 01, etc...] numbers ttl=54 time=[00, 01, etc...]"
Typing startx brought:
No GUI, and,
"Fatal server error: No valid FontPath could be found."
And finally, the apt brough just as much success:
"E: could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock -open
E: unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?"
Ok, that's good. The ping command as I gave you (without any other parameters but the domain to ping) keeps on pinging until you type CTRL-C. On Windows the same command only sends out 4 communications.
The GUI appears not to be installed or installed only partially, so you need to run the apt-get install command.
You had to set a root password when installing Debian and you'll need it know. You can either logout and login again as root or you can use the sudo command.
First try to login as root:
at the prompt should get you back at the console. Press enter and you'll be asked for login name. Login with root and the root password. Next run the