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Old 05-10-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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Mandrake 8.2


I installed mandrake 8.2 from a CD.

I don't know how or why, but Linux boots at level 3 where I am asked to provide a "localhost login and a password "

Despite my best efforts I am not able to proceed with the booting process.

Is there a way of getting around this problem ?

Thanks for any help .

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Old 05-10-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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I don't know how or why, but Linux boots at level 3 where I am asked to provide a "localhost login and a password "

Despite my best efforts I am not able to proceed with the booting process.
I'm assuming that you can log in and that what you mean by proceeding with the boot process is that x i.e. the GUI starts. Was x selected during the install process? Did you go throught the x configuration process when you installed MDK? Did you select x to start at boot?

Log in i.e. enter username and password try typing in:
startx
at the command prompt. Does x start?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:39 AM   #3
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Unhappy Login Expiry Workaround

Mandrake 8.2 has disabled all user login accounts.
Administraotr rights and root!

Is there a worka round during floppy boot-up?
What should I enter at the boot: prompt to engage user access?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:16 AM   #4
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I'm assuming that you can log in and that what you mean by proceeding with the boot process is that x i.e. the GUI starts.
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First my thanks.
No. I've tried all combinations of login IDs and passwords I've ever used but no, I'm just not able to get ahead. All previous successful logins have been at the GUI level.
In effect, I am just not able to get my 8.2 going.

And again no, I did not go thru x configuration process while installing MDK.

Looks like I'm stuck at that's that.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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You can have that problem if you change the keyboard layout in the Summary screen that appears close to the end of installation. In which case the only way I can imagine would be a reinstall.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:46 PM   #6
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I wouldn't mind a complete re-install at all.

But again my problem is that I allowed MDK installer to do the disk partitioning by itself and so I just don't know where my MDK is sitting and how I could uninstall it. Booting my system with the MDK CD in the drive in order to try and install again on top is not helping either !?

I wonder if installing MDK 10.0 over the 8.2 could be a solution.

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Old 05-16-2004, 03:45 AM   #7
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I wouldn't suggest installing 10.0 "over" 8.2... Perhaps a clean install though. It could solve your problem... if not you can always get on here and ask us again.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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I wonder if installing MDK 10.0 over the 8.2 could be a solution.
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I 'upgraded' 8.2 -> 9.2 and it was painful, VERY painful. If you are going to use 10, make sure it is an install and not an upgrade.
What ever, stop trying to get 8.2 working, it is old and out of date. 10 is the latest but only avaliable to club members. It should be on the public ftp sites soon, along with everlasting chewing gum and electric cars.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:50 PM   #9
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About installing 10.0 over the 8.2, what I meant was booting with the 10.0 cd pretending that 8.2 didn't exist and hoping that the 10.0 installs itself writing over the 8.2.
But if only I could find out where the 8.2 is on my harddisk and am able to uninstall, that would be just great.
Did I mention that I was in the process of graduating to Linux from WinXP when I got stuck like this and am now unable to extricate myself from the mess I've landed myself into ?

Thanks for any more help/advice.
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Old 05-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #10
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You can look at the /etc/fstab or use fdisk to see how 8.2 is partitioned. If you want to keep the same partitions then select expert mode and then select the desired partition with the old mount point. Be sure to format the partitions.
 
  


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