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drknownothing 09-05-2004 04:19 AM

What's next?
I just installed Debian 3.0 and I can't figure out what to do next. Instructions kept whizzing by & I apparently missed something. After install was complete & I rebooted, the first prompt was "login" to which I typed username & then "Pass" & I put password. That worked out fine but then a few lines later it asked for a command at this prompt: username@usename~$. I looked around on the net & found one like this" # df -h" and it didn't say bad command or filename so I thought I was onto something. I wasn't. Could someone please tell me how to logon/logout of Debian 3.0?

PBSchmidt 09-05-2004 04:46 AM

Hi drknownothing,

if it says "username@box$" you are already logged in. I dont know how basic you woody installation is, maybe you want to go on with "tasksel" (where you can choose out of some pre-configured software compositions like "Desktop Box", Web Server", "Developers Box" etc.)

HTH, Peter

scuzzman 09-05-2004 07:13 AM

try this command


drknownothing 09-05-2004 01:21 PM

Still can't
"tasksel" worked as it allowed me to pick certain things but when I chose "finish" it says "could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied) "Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root username @username:~$" I don't know what to do next. Please help.

Mr.Bill.Gates 09-05-2004 01:35 PM

You should run "tasksel" as root, so type "su", then root password and then type "tasksel".

darkleaf 09-05-2004 01:38 PM


Originally posted by Mr.Bill.Gates
You should run "tasksel" as root, so type "su", then root password and then type "tasksel".
Make it "su -" according to some security walkthrough it's safer cause it uses the root's PATH

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