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Old 09-04-2004, 03:35 AM   #1
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mandrake 10 install dual XP, login failure on Linux

I finally got Linux installed and with the login screen, but I got problems with username and password................

Tried to use rescue on the cd and do believe I fixed a new password OK ?

I got 3 partitions on Linux and are dual booting with XP !

When I now start "Linux" option after boot I reach the login screen....types login and password
and then I got the answer No directory /home/sverre Logging in with home = "/"
The -bash-2.05$ remains and nothing happens

So what am I going to do now ??? I formatted and mounted all 3 partition hda5 (5,7Gb ext3), hda9 (swap 494mb) and hda10 (home 3,5Gb)

Old 09-04-2004, 05:12 AM   #2
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Lucky me I finally got it to work (almost). I'm able to log in use the startx to boot up Linux.
I used root password first and added new user from here.

What is the most common or usual start option ? KDE ? Standard ? Gnome ?

I used KDE as startup, but got some massages here that is;
1. Startup KDE could not read network connection list //.DCOP server_radar.lan_0

2. Could not write to file //.kde/share/config/ksplashrc and kdeglobals

3. No write aaccess to $home directory (/)

4. KDE unable to start

Someone have a clue for this ?

This is first time for me in the Linux world ! I've tried internet with ADSL and it works OK. Also tried
some application that works fine.


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