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Old 04-06-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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Debian Live GNOME V 3.4.2 Main Menu(s)


Hi! I've downloaded Debian Live GNOME and have put it on my USB thumb drive. And now I already have a few questions.

#1)) When the application starts up, I am presented with 5 choices, i.e.
Live (486)
Live (486 failsafe)
Live (686-pae)
Live (686-pae failsafe)
and
Return to Main Menu

I would appreciate assistance in making the right decision from the 4 Live items above in order to get started. I would like someone to please explain the differences between the 4 Live choices and their individual, specific uses.

#2)) If I choose the first option, i.e. Live (486), Debian boots and goes through its loading process and seems to automatically make me a "Debian Live user".

As the new "Debian Live user", I have done a brief inspection of my laptop. One location I went to was the following: Windows>Applications>System tools>System Settings>User Accounts. Clicking on the User Accounts, I found My Account listed as a Debian Live user:

Debian Live user:

Account type: Standard
Language: English
Login Options:

Password: (shown were 5 BIG black dots)
Automatic Login: set to ON

Clicking on the 5 BIG black dots, I am presented with a new window:

Changing password for Debian Live user:

Action: Set a password now
Current password:
New password:
Confirm password
Hint

Filling in some new information and confirming same doesn't seem to let me use the new information at the next time I re-start Debian. Why not? Everything seems to revert to the 5 BIG black dots.

#3)) Finally, is there a special password to view the root directory?

Whatever clarifications can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

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khunphet
in Thailand
 
Old 04-17-2017, 07:08 AM   #2
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To #1:
486 and 686; look at Wikipedia "intel 486" and "intel 686". This describe what level of processor
non-PAE processor are old ones. Look at "Physical-Address Extension" which explain what it does.
To #2:
The "Debian Live" dont store the changes. Create a persistence like explained there https://www.linux.com/blog/creating-...ce-non-techies
To #3:
I think the root can be senn in Debian with the user "root" password "root". Probably you just need to open a terminal and use the command "su", then return, give the password "root" and you are with root access.
 
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:36 AM   #3
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Debian Live GNOME V 3.4.2

Thanks to floppy_stuttgart for taking the time to reply to my somewhat basic questions. With the info provided, I will pursue my checking out the particular version of Debian that I have on a thumb drive already.

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Khun Phet
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Being new to Debian myself, I rely on https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
 
Old 04-18-2017, 12:18 PM   #5
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Live (486)
i'd love to see gnome running on that!
 
Old 04-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #6
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Debian Live GNOME V 3.4.2 Main Menu(s)

Dear friends,

Many thanks for your comments so far. In the meantime, I have continued with my experimentation. For whatever reasons, I have no desire to use Visual FoxPro, but much prefer working with my old FoxPro 2.6!

Using a Live Puppy Linux 5.2.8 (Lucid 5.2.8), I have used its "GET" icon to download WINE, which installed itself quite quickly. I then went to the location on my HD which has a folder for all my FoxPro-related files. The nomenclature was a bit different but the
right one turned out to be z:\mnt\sda5\fpw26\data\palaccnt\

Holding my breath, I single-clicked on the icon for FoxProw.exe and Lo and Behold the program's splash screen came up as usual -- followed by the FoxPro Command window which brought me a huge sigh of relief! I then tried out some of the program files which I had created in the past. They too worked, albeit FoxPro was a bit confused with the locations for finding various file references -- that does not bother me at all right now.

Why? Because I have just answered a different problem that has been plaguing me for months now. The problem was that my trusty HP Mini had developed a dislike for simply opening the FoxPro application as it had faithfully done in the past. All I was getting was a brief view of the FoxPro splash screen and nothing else. No Command window and consequently, no way of using FoxPro at all!

The lesson learned was that with a different OS, i.e. Puppy 5.2.8 fortified with WINE (pardon the pun), my beloved FoxPro 2.6 was up and running again. This must mean that the culprit of my original problem was not FoxPro itself, but rather the Windows OS.

Now I have to figure out how the best approach for re-installing my Windows XP Pro SP3 on my favorite computer, the HP Mini, without loosing all sorts of data and programs that reside on its drive C:

However, I have yet to receive some advice on how to get Puppy make a "run action"; this sounds like a most useful idea for helping Puppy load other applications and I'd like to know what the process is.

Many thanks to all who have taken the time to share your thoughts and expertise with me.

Regards and many thanks indeed!

Peter LaRamee
in Chiangsaen, Chiang Rai, THAILAND
 
Old 04-23-2017, 02:35 AM   #7
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However, I have yet to receive some advice on how to get Puppy make a "run action"; this sounds like a most useful idea for helping Puppy load other applications and I'd like to know what the process is.
i think youhave an identical thread on some other forum.
because i remember 100% that somebody gave some advice there: it's a characteristic of rox filer. you need to read rox documentation. try to paste this in your browser:
file:///usr/share/ROX-Filer/Help/Manual.html#idp5293936
(but it's probably also available online)

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