Originally Posted by mrizzi
yes, i tried root and it gives me a prompt something like root$# what command boots up the system from here ?
It's already booted, just use the command line. It's a good idea to create a new user account other than root using the adduser command, so that you can't mess up your system. If you have X installed, you can probably start the GUI using the "startx" command.
But I agree with the above post, don't use unsupported distros.