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Upgraded from mandrake7.2 to 9.1 bought the CD'S cheap .have sound &everything in working order .I have only Gnome & missing KDE etc. When booting up It's missing the password for root etc ..It just boots up to Gnome .Did I miss something on the install---All input --Much appreciated-Bronxtale
As for KDE not installed, once you have root access you can go to the Configuration->Packaging->Install SW (titles not exact). This will load the Mandrake RPM manager and allow you to install KDE, and whatever else you've missed installing. I find it's easy to run a search for the package you're looking for within the RPM manager.
Holding down the E key when i highlight to boot up to linux-Could it be Lilo . I have options for linux smb linux something else windows (2000) & floppy .So when I hit Linuxsmb &hold down the E key nothing --Sound like a real Newbie Don't I
Emetib,Hit the escape key & typed in the commands at the Prompt.Then hit enter & there was some errors .So when it has the boot:at the prompt I'm not sur if i had the right spaces between the Synatax that u gave me .This what I typed exactly after I got the prompt .boot: linux root =/dev/hd ?--single & then hit enter .Am I spacing this synatax Right or Wrong --Thanks Again
It's been awhile since I used Mandrake, but the option should be in the Mandrake Control Center to disable or enable auto-login so you can choose who (root, user) and what (Gnome, KDE) you want to load up. Here's the link to explain the process: http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/mdo.../drakboot.html
get rid of the question mark and tell linux where your root partiion is.
look and see where your root is and then put that behind the linux root=
thanks mathew and just slack, i totally missed the point when i first read it. tired at the time.
to change from gnome to kde, take a look at justslacks responce. go into the mdk control center, boot, and then select the auto login to where ever. that will cure it. also you can get rid of the auto and just go to a login and then choose.