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Old 05-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Question xp on linux


could someone please help a way to install xp on a system which has red hat already installed on in,

second but an important issue is that system logs into the - bash 3$ with in the vtys, xterminal and also the terminal in graphical window. Please let me know how to fix it.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Install virtualbox, vmware player, or qemu. Then use your XP install disk to create a virtual machine.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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second but an important issue is that system logs into the - bash 3$ with in the vtys, xterminal and also the terminal in graphical window. Please let me know how to fix it.
What do you mean? What exactly is the problem?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Try startx command. If it fails then see reasons in log shown in error.

Might use telinit 5 too.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Try startx command. If it fails then see reasons in log shown in error.

Might use telinit 5 too.
But the OP is saying they have a problem even in X, at least that's what I understood by "terminal in graphical window".
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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naendy

this looks like two different issues

the first one xp on a rhel box
Google it . That has been asked and answered 1,000,000 times in the last 10 years

the second ?
it sounds like a normal every day text only install of red hat
if so then there is no error
 
Old 05-28-2011, 02:40 AM   #7
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thanks all for the earlier replies
but, actually im able to login as "root" in the graphic interface and even the vtys but unable to execute any command or administrative task from either; as the the login prompt shows "- bash 3$"
that's where im facing a problem as i have not root access to the system even if i have logged in with the root user authorities
 
Old 05-28-2011, 03:05 AM   #8
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but, actually im able to login as "root" in the graphic interface
Gnome i am assuming .

Also this sounds like you inherited this computer with "RHEL 5.something ( 1,2,3,4,5,6)" already on it.
If so the BEST thing to do would do a fresh install -- i do not even trust my daughter in using a second hand computer.
Who knows what is on it .

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so during boot you get to the login gui window
it has your NORMAL user name then "other "
you are clicking on "other"
type in "root" as the user and then the root password

------- or ------------
is there a name called root in the login window
if so that might not be the real root account -- unless YOU SET THAT

try this
login as the normal ( NOT ROOT) account
in gnome under applications/accessories
should be terminal
-- start the terminal ---
then type in
Code:
cd /home 
ls -la
then as root

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su -
/* then the root password when asked */
cd /home 
ls -la
that will just give a list of what is in the home folder
 
  


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