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Old 10-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
Laurenalayne
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Question Trying to set up new Acer One Z1402 notebook - asking for root@localhost and not sure what to do


Hi, I'm very new to Linux. just moved to Thailand from the states and bought this Acer one z1402-C9JR notebook. Turned it on and it's asking me to enter a command line script. Looks like this:
[root@localhost ~]#

I'm not sure what to put. I have tried "startx" and it says command not found.

Not very tech savvy... can someone please help walk me through this??
 
Old 10-30-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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Quote:
[root@localhost ~]#
This is the root account (in the home directory of root).

What distro is installed?

uname -a?
 
Old 10-30-2016, 10:51 AM   #3
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I'm not sure honestly. I've attached a picture of what comes up when I enter that command
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:37 PM   #4
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From the "fc" I'm guessing Fedora but it's only a guess. The graphics system is not installed.

Try these commands
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yum
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dnf
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apt-get
and immediately exit. If one of the first 2 is found then you probably have Fedora. If it responds to apt-get you probably have Debian or a derivative.

Then you can go to the relevant forum for help. Note that it seems your machine has enough oomph to run any distro so you can always start fresh - but check first.
 
Old 10-30-2016, 01:27 PM   #5
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According to this, it looks like your laptop has a very minimal Fedora-based OS installed.

I'd suggest wiping the drive and installing something else.

If you're looking for a Windows laptop, take this one back to the store.
 
Old 10-31-2016, 02:57 AM   #6
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fc23 => Fedora v23
 
Old 11-05-2016, 07:12 AM   #7
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yum|dnf install @kde-desktop

It is a good idea to read through the Fedora wiki here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki

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