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Old 09-22-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
SamtheDog
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Getting Mandrake 9.1 to even run


Though I've tried installing red had and failed to get it running, I installed mandrake 9.1 and have the same problems.

The system installs, then reboots...loads up and then asks in command

login:
pass:

I enter both (as a user setup) and then it gives a command

I try to get a list of commands and it gives me an obscene amount (around 1826 of them)

I have yet to get linux to run on my system. I was told this was a great system, but so far I'm at zero percent usage.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated....pics or screenshots would also be helpful..

Sam
 
Old 09-22-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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After you login:
Login:
Pass:

Type:
startx

That will hopefully take you into the gui, where, with the familiarity of graphical menus and well named icons, you can hopefully learn more about your system to put it to use.

Please post back if startx fails, and let us know anything about your hardware that you can.

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Old 09-22-2003, 01:02 PM   #3
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Moving to Mandrake Forum

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