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Old 03-05-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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Many problems with Mandrake Linux 9.2


Ok, im completley new to this.

1) I installed Linux on my second hard drive. But now when ever i reboot linux starts automaticaly, i want a screen so i can choose weather i want to boot Windows XP or Mandrake Linux.

2)I cannot even get into Mandrake at all. When it loads i get to what looks like a network login screen but im on a home computer that is not networked. I need a user name and password and if i leave the feilds blank it wont let me login. What should i do so that screen doenst come up, i want it to just go stright into Mandrake

By the way, im running the Knoppix Bootable so if i need to access a file, please tell me how to do so in Knoppix. I thank you for helping me and hopefully this wont happen again.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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Just trying to help

Hi

I probably don't know more than you BUT I figure that if Mandrake asks for a login you have just to provide something like root and the password you chose when you installed mandrake, no?

Iperhaps I'm totally wrong but...never give up!
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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i didnt supply a password when i installed unless i did and just didnt relize it.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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I had the case with redhat (and obviously when you come from a MS OS it could seem strange at first). Also remember you don't have only to provide a password but first a Login (I translate) so "root" or a user name you chose when installing and then a password corresponding to that account (root or user). Hope this helps
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:26 AM   #5
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i got everything working, thanks for the help
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:30 AM   #6
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1) you have to install grub or lilo and configure it

2)try tiping root and whit out password
 
Old 03-06-2004, 04:16 PM   #7
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I dont know if you saw my post above, but thanks for the help. That was exactly what i had to do, cnfigure Grub(lilo would work)
Thanks anyway
 
  


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