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Old 09-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I'm using Mandriva 10.1 (I previously used 10 a few years ago without issues)and only installed disk 1.I log-in and provide password,and this is all i get.I can't get into GUI.

xxxx@localhost xxx]$
 
Old 09-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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My gut reaction is that you typed in the wrong Username and/or PW.I have never used that Distro, but the syntax is pretty much universal. Have you considered the Username/PW as an issue?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Mandriva 10.1 is from 2004 and totally unsupported. If your machine is somewhat modern it is rather surprising that it is booting at all.
It is strongly recommended to use a recent and supported version.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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You did try typing
Code:
xxxx@localhost xxx]$ startx
didn't you 'cos it looks like you've brought the system up to run level 1 rather than 3. If you have no xserver it'll just crap out but you'll get some sort of error message.

I believe
Code:
xxxx@localhost xxx]$ runlevel
should tell you which run level you're at.

Play Bonny!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help.The reason I used ver. 10 was I got an old P3 beater off someone so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I tied all the suggestions to no avail so figured I'd start over and format, now I don't see an option to erase/format. Any ideas?

Thanks
 
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You don't need to format the disk before starting over, usually the installer of the distro you choose will do that for you. There are distros out there that are specialized to run on older or low-spec PCs, like antiX. I would give that a try.
 
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thanks, i'll try that
 
  


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