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Old 09-05-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
drknownothing
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What's next?


I just installed Debian 3.0 and I can't figure out what to do next. Instructions kept whizzing by & I apparently missed something. After install was complete & I rebooted, the first prompt was "login" to which I typed username & then "Pass" & I put password. That worked out fine but then a few lines later it asked for a command at this prompt: username@usename~$. I looked around on the net & found one like this" # df -h" and it didn't say bad command or filename so I thought I was onto something. I wasn't. Could someone please tell me how to logon/logout of Debian 3.0?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 04:46 AM   #2
PBSchmidt
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Hi drknownothing,

if it says "username@box$" you are already logged in. I dont know how basic you woody installation is, maybe you want to go on with "tasksel" (where you can choose out of some pre-configured software compositions like "Desktop Box", Web Server", "Developers Box" etc.)

HTH, Peter
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
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try this command

startx
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
drknownothing
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Still can't

"tasksel" worked as it allowed me to pick certain things but when I chose "finish" it says "could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied) "Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root username @username:~$" I don't know what to do next. Please help.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:35 PM   #5
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You should run "tasksel" as root, so type "su", then root password and then type "tasksel".
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr.Bill.Gates
You should run "tasksel" as root, so type "su", then root password and then type "tasksel".
Make it "su -" according to some security walkthrough it's safer cause it uses the root's PATH
 
  


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