LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Yoper
User Name
Password
Yoper This forum is for the discussion of Yoper Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
knud
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Distribution: Yoper
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem installing Yoper/WinXP dual boot


After using Yoper exclusively for the past few months, I reformatted and repartitioned my hard drive in order to set up a dual boot with Windows XP Professional and Yoper.

Everything goes as expected up until just after the SaX setup, when Yoper setup asks for the user name. I put in my username, and I get a screen full of scrolling text (the same message repeated over and over) giving me a message to the effect of "Password invalid, unknown user". Sorry I don't remember the exact text. I couldn't break out of the loop except by rebooting the computer, which then boots normally to the Yoper login screen. The login screen has only the root user listed, no other users. No password that I can think of seems to work to log in as root, so I am sort of stuck. I have re-installed twice, with the same effect both times.

Is there a default root password that might work here, or am I doing something wrong during installation? I am still a Linux newbie, but I never encountered this the three times I installed Yoper as a stand-alone operating system.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very appreciative.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:38 PM   #2
Cliekid
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: Yoper v2 / Novell Linux Desktop 9
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmm...

You installed Yoper AFTER XP Pro right?

Also, if it was working before it should work now unless you did hardware upgrades or something of that sort.

Also, use Lilo if your using Grub because Lilo is just *better* in Yoper.

I could only see a problem in the order of installation...other then that it might be your video card (SaX cant start up so you get the text). One final note is that it *could* be faulty install media that is not copying the XOrg files properly, leading to SaX setup errors.

What I will advise you to do is reinstall XP Pro first, and place it on the equivelant of /dev/hda1 so its the boot partition. From there, do the Linux Swap on /dev/hda2, and from there you can do a /home partition if you want and the /root. Not much else besides that that I can tell ya. From there, when it asks you to setup a user make SURE it is typed correctly, etc, etc. And also, last but not least, use Lilo.

After you have done this, or have used any of my *other* advice, come back if ya still have problems :-)

I'm dual booting XP Pro, Novell Linux Desktop 9, and Yoper. Let me take that back. I'm tri-booting (Is that even a word?). So I'm fairly sure it isn't specific to dual booting...but for now, all I can tell ya. If I find any more info I'll share it. :-)

Cliekid
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
knud
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Distribution: Yoper
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi, thanks for the reply.

I am doing things exactly as you described, except for the order of the Linux partitions. I have WinXP on hda1, but I put my Linux root on hda2, then swap on hda3, and home on hda4. I get through the SaX setup without any problem, and I am using the same installation media as my previous installations.

I will try your suggestions tonight. Thanks again for your help.



knud
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
Cliekid
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: Yoper v2 / Novell Linux Desktop 9
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
Alrighty..

Never a problem to help :-), good luck with that - I know dual-booting is a pain for newer (And older) Linux users. I've crashed Windows so many times trying to dual boot with various distros..=P

Cliekid
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:17 PM   #5
kernowyon
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Cornwall, UK
Distribution: Yoper
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Though I prefer Lilo myself for most things; for XP NTFS dual booting, I found Grub was the best way to go - simply install to the MBR ( default choice) and it just works! All the other odd ways of getting dual boot - copying various things here and there seem to work sometimes - but not always. For a FAT 32 XP or Win9x etc, Lilo is great :-)
Just my own experiences - YMMV as they say :-)
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
Cliekid
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: Yoper v2 / Novell Linux Desktop 9
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
I disagree...

I love Lilo, I dual boot a 60 gig Windows partition with a 100 gig Yoper partition - Lilo installed automatically and recognized XP. No files needed to be copied - and it installed it into the MBR without event.

Grub is better for non-Resier4 systems, though. ext3 / ext2 seems so ancient to me with Yoper now though, so I have to use Lilo =P

Cliekid
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
kernowyon
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Cornwall, UK
Distribution: Yoper
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: I disagree...

Quote:
Originally posted by Cliekid
I love Lilo, I dual boot a 60 gig Windows partition with a 100 gig Yoper partition - Lilo installed automatically and recognized XP. No files needed to be copied - and it installed it into the MBR without event.

Grub is better for non-Resier4 systems, though. ext3 / ext2 seems so ancient to me with Yoper now though, so I have to use Lilo =P

Cliekid
Ah! Thats probably the difference then
I always use Ext3 for my Yoper. I have used Reiser before - with SuSE a few years ago, but as I came from a RedHat/Mandrake background, I tend to stick to Ext3.
Must admit to preferring Lilo though! Just for NTFS dual boots I use Grub - but I shall try Reiser and Lilo the next time I do a XP dual system
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #8
Cliekid
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: Yoper v2 / Novell Linux Desktop 9
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
Good, ;-)

Lilo is more reliable then I originally thought as well, but Grub is *classic* for Redhat systems as well as Fedora / SuSE. So I see where your coming from (Having used Grub quite a bit myself in these systems :-) )

Resier4 is quite cool though, speed is excellent and the file system is reliable. Kicks NTFS in the arse ;-)

Cliekid
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help fixing boot problem on Ubuntu/WinXp dual-boot Ay-Karamba! Linux - General 5 09-06-2005 10:20 PM
Dual boot, WinXP problem iofred Fedora - Installation 4 12-18-2004 01:13 PM
Trying to Dual-boot WinXP/Yoper american.beta Yoper 1 12-08-2004 10:45 PM
Installing Mandrake9.2 on a Fedora winxp dual boot machine dhanakom Mandriva 2 07-04-2004 10:24 AM
Installing WinXP in a SuSE 9.0 enviroment (dual boot) fubzot Linux - Newbie 3 04-15-2004 03:05 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Yoper

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration