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Old 01-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Smile root@ubuntuhome:~#


Installing Ubuntu 11. the above seems to be the final stage for boot but i do not know what it wants!! any help Please,thanks patrick
 
Old 01-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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It looks like you are logged in as root, so you can start typing in cmds.
Try these just to check
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id

uname -a

fdisk -l
On that last one, the switch is a lowercase 'L'
 
Old 01-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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thank u for ur promt reply,i am grateful that we have experienced people in this area.i am pretty experienced in the windows area,but fail badly in the DOS mode. when i type this command is it: id-uname-a-fdisk-l or /id/uname/
a/fdisk/-l Thanks mate!!
 
Old 01-09-2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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They're three separate commands, and don't forget the spaces.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Hi Stephen,I keep getting "command not found with my pathetic attempts,this is how i have plundered along so far:

First; ~#id uname a fdisk -l command not found l---invalid option 'l'

Secon; ~#Typed my username a fdisk -l command not found (must admit my lower case l looks like a 1?)this is all on another computer new install with partitions!

1. is it looking for sudo id? 2. root@ubuntuhome is my computer name or ubuntuhome!PC sony vaio 4gb ram 750gb 2.2

3. Hmmmm,it intrigues me!!!!must learn dos speak. very challenging and will worry the bone.

4. tried all combinations of putting the command line in!perhaps a complete uninstall and try again.if so how to do that in geek speak lol,thanks Patrick.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Those are 3 separate cmds (do not type them all in one line). Type the first one only and wait for a response; post results here. Rinse & repeat for cmd 2, ditto cmd 3.

See also
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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Just to clarify that: The Linux command line has nothing to do with DOS, except may be for the look. If you mix the information on the Linux commandline (and there are several, most common is the Bash shell, I for example use zsh) with information for DOS you will not get far.
Keep in mind that Linux is not Windows, so your Windows knowledge will not really help you here and may be can make things more difficult.
Having said that, for a beginner I would recommend to have a look at http://linuxcommand.org/index.php to get a basic understanding. Also keep in mind that you have to type in the commands exactly like they were given to you. If you find commands in different lines they most likely are different commands and need to be launched separately from another.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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Now i am getting (sudo password for patricksmith:

Missed three attempts,now wants: patricksmith@ubuntuhoome:~$
 
Old 01-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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What are you trying to do?
Did you run those cmds I mentioned?
We need more details ie exact cmd typed in, exact response from system.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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K mate,bumbling around here but determined to get it thanks!
 
Old 01-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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I think i should have just created a user accnt but seemed to have wandered into super admin as in root accnt!!love to restart over1
 
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Come to think of it, Ubuntu doesn't normally even have a root account, root access is purely through the sudo command.
 
  


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