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Old 04-02-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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At the end of installing Bodhi it asks for my name and a password I didn't give


I started Bodhi (the small 'legacy' file) on a laptop. It came up perfectly. So I installed it. I've installed Bodhi before so I was familiar with the windows and the overall process. So it was asking me "where do you live?" I answered that. Then the installation process (in order to "log in") asks me what my name and password are. Well, at no point in the installation process did Bodhi call (before the very end, that is) for my name and password.

I could't re-start so I had to power off. When I turned the laptop back on nothing came up.

I'm trying it again just for the sake of trying it again, but does anybody know what might have gone wrong? Thanks.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 09:49 PM   #2
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According to the Bohdi website, at step seven of an install, before the reboot, Bohdi is supposed to ask you to specify a user name and password.

http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/installa...allation_Steps

Why it did not the first time I cannot venture to guess.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 09:52 PM   #3
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According to the Bohdi website, at step seven of an install, before the reboot, Bohdi is supposed to ask you to specify a user name and password.

http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/installa...allation_Steps

Why it did not the first time I cannot venture to guess.
Thanks Frank. I'm just guessing it's because this laptop I'm installing it on is so weak.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 10:44 PM   #4
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Just for curiosity, what are the specs of the laptop? Bodhi use E, and E is pretty lightweight.
 
Old 04-03-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Just for curiosity, what are the specs of the laptop? Bodhi use E, and E is pretty lightweight.
Hi Frank.

http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-latitude-d505/specs/
 
Old 04-03-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
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If this is the amount of ram you have this the problem. Most disto' need at least 1Gb of memory to run decently.
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Installed Size 128 MB
is from the spec website you posted
According the Bodhi website 128Mb is the minimum requirement and most times is underestimated for a good experience. 512mb is the recommended for Bohdi, but 1GB would be better and increasing your ram to 2GB would be even better.
 
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:34 PM   #7
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If this is the amount of ram you have this the problem. Most disto' need at least 1Gb of memory to run decently.
is from the spec website you posted
According the Bodhi website 128Mb is the minimum requirement and most times is underestimated for a good experience. 512mb is the recommended for Bohdi, but 1GB would be better and increasing your ram to 2GB would be even better.
Thanks colorpurple. I'll just have to find something lighter. Or get a newer laptop.
 
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According the the link you provided, the RAM can be expanded. That might be the least expensive route if the machine is otherwise in good shape.

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Memory

Max Supported Size 2 GB
Technology DDR SDRAM
Speed 333 MHz / PC2700
Form Factor SO-DIMM 200-pin
Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 1
 
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:12 AM   #9
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According the the link you provided, the RAM can be expanded. That might be the least expensive route if the machine is otherwise in good shape.
Thanks Frank. I never thought of that. Now you've got me Googling 'how to add RAM to a laptop.'
 
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It's Dell. I'd recommend getting the RAM from Dell, if you can; it may be a little more expensive, but it will be guaranteed and it will come with instructions. I have had nothing but positive experiences as a Dell customer.

I once upped the RAM in my old Inspiron (may it rest in peace--it served me well). It was quite simple: remove a plate from the bottom of the machine approximately underneath the space bar of the keyboard, remove the old RAM strip, and snap the new RAM strips in place.

I booted it once before I put the plate back in place. (I believe in not putting the cover back on until you are certain the new part works!)

If you can get this puppy up to 2 GB RAMs, it should run almost any contemporary Linux distro adequately--maybe not sweetly, but adequately. Three GB seems to be the spot for "sweetly."

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Old 04-04-2016, 01:03 AM   #11
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It's Dell. I'd recommend getting the RAM from Dell, if you can; it may be a little more expensive, but it will be guaranteed and it will come with instructions. I have had nothing but positive experiences as a Dell customer.

I once upped the RAM in my old Inspiron (may it rest in peace--it served me well). It was quite simple: remove a plate from the bottom of the machine approximately underneath the space bar of the keyboard, remove the old RAM strip, and snap the new RAM strips in place.

I booted it once before I put the plate back in place. (I believe in not putting the cover back on until you are certain the new part works!)

If you can get this puppy up to 2 GB RAMs, it should run almost any contemporary Linux distro adequately--maybe not sweetly, but adequately. Three GB seems to be the spot for "sweetly."
Cool. Thanks a lot. You make it easy. PS I too have had amazing luck with anything Dell.
 
Old 04-04-2016, 11:33 AM   #12
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If you can't find the memory, try AntiX. Bodhi specify 128 MB as the absolute minimum, but AntiX say 64 MB! You can certainly run Midori or Abiword on AntiX in less than 128 MB, in my experience.
 
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If you can't find the memory, try AntiX. Bodhi specify 128 MB as the absolute minimum, but AntiX say 64 MB! You can certainly run Midori or Abiword on AntiX in less than 128 MB, in my experience.
Thanks David. I'm definitely going to try AnitX. In fact, I'd already downloaded. I'm not a fan of Abiword, though, so I'm going to install AntiX and see if I can put LibreOffice on it.
 
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Running LibreOffice with 128MB of RAM isn't going to be pretty, or fast. Buy more RAM.
 
Old 04-04-2016, 09:57 PM   #15
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Running LibreOffice with 128MB of RAM isn't going to be pretty, or fast. Buy more RAM.
sgosnell, I've got an identical laptop with MX14 on it and a Libreoffice on it (in the 4.0-4.5 model range) and yes, the MX14 is terribly slow but the LO is lightning fast.
 
  


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