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Old 12-08-2014, 09:52 PM   #16
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Hi,

probably a good idea to start a new thread since the topic has changed from network configuration to dual booting Slackware and Debian.

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Old 12-08-2014, 10:09 PM   #17
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I was wrong Evo2-

I thought that my WiFi was working....it's not and I installed the driver and restarted--
 
Old 12-08-2014, 10:28 PM   #18
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I think I know what the problem is-
I was not prompted for a root password during the installation process.
The DVD sat for a long time in idle-

How can I make a new root password so I can install the wifi driver?
 
Old 12-08-2014, 10:39 PM   #19
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Hi,

there are many ways. The best one to use depends on your current situation. Eg do you have a root shell? CAn you boot to some other OS/rescuedisk and mount the partition containing /etc/passwd? However if the Debian installer didn't ask you to set a root password then something quite strange has happened, an who knows what other issues your new system may have.

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Old 12-08-2014, 10:57 PM   #20
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Hi,

there are many ways. The best one to use depends on your current situation. Eg do you have a root shell? CAn you boot to some other OS/rescuedisk and mount the partition containing /etc/passwd? However if the Debian installer didn't ask you to set a root password then something quite strange has happened, an who knows what other issues your new system may have.

Evo2.
Yes I have a terminal.
I have a Slackware DVD/CD that I could use.

If I do boot the Live Slackware CD how could I get to /etc/passwd?

I tried these instructions but it would not let me change the passwd and when I did the termianl returned:
Code:
password unchanged
http://www.debianadmin.com/how-to-re...-password.html

I think because the Live Debian DVD/CD sat idle for so long may have been why I wasn't prompted for a root passwd.
 
Old 12-08-2014, 11:08 PM   #21
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Hi,
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Yes I have a terminal.
I have a Slackware DVD/CD that I could use.

If I do boot the Live Slackware CD how could I get to /etc/passwd?
You would need to identify and mount the correct partition, and then you can edit the /somewhere/etc/shadow file to delete the root password (or chroot but not sure doing that from slackware).

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I tried these instructions but it would not let me change the passwd and when I did the termianl returned:
Code:
password unchanged
http://www.debianadmin.com/how-to-re...-password.html
I don't know what happened there.
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I think because the Live Debian DVD/CD sat idle for so long may have been why I wasn't prompted for a root passwd.
It sounds more like an incomplete installation to me.

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Old 12-08-2014, 11:17 PM   #22
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It sounds more like an incomplete installation to me.
I agree and since I do, I have decided that it would be best for me to perform a fresh installation again.
So....I'm off to do just that.

I'll bb to let you know how things go-

-:-Thank you for staying with me evo2; I appreciate your help and time!-:-
 
Old 12-09-2014, 12:27 AM   #23
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I just finished a fresh installation.

Something is wrong.
I sign in the screen goes black and flashes and brings me back to the login in again.
It just continues to repeat and never makes it to the GUI-

Any idea?
 
Old 12-09-2014, 12:30 AM   #24
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Any idea?
Check the log files. Eg /var/log/Xorg.0.log and ~/.xsession-errors.

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Old 12-09-2014, 12:46 AM   #25
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Hi,

Check the log files. Eg /var/log/Xorg.0.log and ~/.xsession-errors.

Evo2.
How can I check the log files? I can't log in-

Maybe try Ctrl+Alt+F2?

It's late...bb tomorrow-
 
Old 12-09-2014, 12:54 AM   #26
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HIi,
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How can I check the log files? I can't log in-
You can't log in to X.

Quote:
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Maybe try Ctrl+Alt+F2?
Yes, log in on a standard console.

Cheers,

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Old 12-09-2014, 02:36 AM   #27
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Do you have a cell phone?
If you do, you should be able to tether it for network connection.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 02:42 AM   #28
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I just finished a fresh installation.

Something is wrong.
I sign in the screen goes black and flashes and brings me back to the login in again.
It just continues to repeat and never makes it to the GUI-

Any idea?
When that happens I install the firmware-linux packages there are 3 of them, firmware-linux, firmware-linux-free & firmware-linux-nonfree.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 02:45 AM   #29
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Great!

Mark it solved.

That is under Thread Tools at the top of the page.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 04:43 AM   #30
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This should help: https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo with the black screen

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