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Old 10-17-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
johnnyhisyn
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mandrake 10.0 bootup problem


i loaded mandrake 10.0 official - powerpack and everything went perfectly after installaion and i got straight to the kde desktop with all theprogrammes loaded and available - though i didn't know what they all did! anyway i the decided to install a cd-rom (internal ide) in the machine and on the next bootup there was chaos as i did not realise it had to be 'mounted' i believe is the word. i then did a clean re-install which seemed to go well until i finished booting up when i was presented with the screen prompt 'localhost login'. i entered my name and password which moved me on to another prompt '[john@localhost john]$' -the quotation marks were not on the screen- what do i respond to this, or should i have entered something else at 'localhost login' ?
I have tried re-installing many times and booting up from the different choices at the startup screen but everything takes me back to 'localhost login'. please help as i do not want to be discouraged as i was very impressed when i first got it up and running - i am also new to linux so am very ignorant as to how things should be done.
p.s. the installation was on a dvd.
thanks for any help you can give me - johnnyhisyn
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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Type 'startx' (no quotes) to start up the GUI. Hopefully, it will work for you, and if not, report errors here. BTW you only have to mount a drive when you want to access the media in it, e.g. when you insert a CD-ROM.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:45 AM   #3
johnnyhisyn
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thanks for your suggestions - i have noted them for the future! However, I tried re-installing before reading your reply and even though I did not get to 'exit install' - I just pressed the reboot button on my computer and lo!!!! there it was in all its' glory with all programmes loaded on a Gnome desktop and apparently with everything working!!
Once again, thanks for you help - john h
 
  


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