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mycom 04-08-2014 08:34 AM

Aspire V5
 
Please help me i bought new notebook and when i turn it on it just show this command [root@localhost /] #. What should i do. It does not have cdr/dvd.

cizzi 04-08-2014 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mycom (Post 5148696)
Please help me i bought new notebook and when i turn it on it just show this command [root@localhost /] #. What should i do. It does not have cdr/dvd.

What is your goal? That root prompt is the standard shell prompt waiting for your command as the root user, at this point you have full control over the machine even if it does not have a cdr/dvd player you can get software via usb or the internet most likely if you configure it. You can type "uname -a" and it will tell you which distribution of linux is installed, you can type "free" to see how much ram you have installed, etc.. Be more specific as to what you need/want to know.

jamison20000e 04-08-2014 03:44 PM

Hi. Try typing:
Code:

man startx
hit [↵Enter] then try:
Code:

startx
or (e.g:) http://www.cheatography.com/davechil...-command-line/
also consider downloading a distro or many to try, here are some netbook choices: http://distrowatch.com/search.php?os...&status=Active
although most Linuces will do, check the second link in my signature for more. Best wishes and have fun. :)

rokytnji 04-08-2014 04:05 PM

Quote:

What should i do
Give it to me. Just kidding.

what happens if you type in

Code:

cat /etc/issue
or

Code:

cat /etc/os-release
James startx might give you a desktop, maybe not though.

Quote:

You can type "uname -a" and it will tell you which distribution of linux is installed
GOOD suggestion also.

jamison20000e 04-08-2014 04:16 PM

True. Could be:
Code:

startxfce4
and so on or you may need to install one (probably lightweight for a netbook depending on the specs?)


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