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LinuxMint ..Username & Wireless...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:57 am

OK I downloaded the : linuxmint-201204-mate-cinnamon-dvd-32bit
On to my laptop all went well I think .... :roll:

Once it installed and told to reboot and remove disc before shut down I did...
Now....

Few days later I decided to try it (long story in why I didnt restart after I switched it off)
Its asking me for Username and Password ??

I forgot my username and password.. is there a way to change or fix this as I am new to this OS

Thanks
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:05 am

If you know your username, you can the following steps to boot to a console mode and from there reset your password: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=110928&p=621487#p621487

To find out your username, follow the above guide, but before step 5 do:
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ls /home

That will respond with a list of username, probably just the one for your account. Then use that username for step 5.
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:07 am

Followed it I dont have this :

and replace $vt_handoff with init=/bin/bash

no handoff part?? I have ro quiet and nothing else ??

Next line reads echo 'Loading .....etc
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:20 am

It dont make no sense ..arrgghh! :cry:

Made a new line and put : init=/bin/bash.. system boots and same thing Im lost :oops:

The one I downloaded is this the new version ?
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:29 am

Just gonna scrub it and start again....
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:03 am

Ah, you could have tried adding it to the end of the line starting with "linux". Adding a new line doesn't work, indeed.
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:23 am

Is this the newest version?
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:31 am

No. The newest version is Linux Mint 14: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2216. That one is supported till April 2014. You could also pick Linux Mint 13, which is the long-term support release that has support till April 2017. http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:53 am

Thanks for the link.. will download 13 and see how it goes :D

Which v13 is the best to choose from? :?:
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:26 am

Ah, another user just let me know that linuxmint-201204-mate-cinnamon-dvd-32bit is in fact LMDE. So if you wanted that version, then yes that is the latest version of LMDE. Once you install it you can get update pack 5, which was released in September. Update pack 6 would be available in December probably, or January. Also at that time there will be a new ISO released for LMDE, with this update pack 6 included.

If you want to use Linux Mint Main Edition, the one based on Ubuntu, then figuring from the above you would probably download the 32 bit version of Cinnamon or MATE. (Edit: so "Cinnamon (32-bit)" or "MATE (32-bit)".) Cinnamon is the desktop environment being developed by the Linux Mint developers. It uses modern technology (GNOME 3) but offers a classical desktop, with a ordered menu, a taskbar with list of open windows, and so on. MATE on the other hand is a fork of GNOME 2; very stable but looking perhaps not as modern. It's a personal choice, hard to tell you which you should use. Try them from their installation ISOs.
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:32 am

So ..is the one I mentioned first : linuxmint-201204-mate-cinnamon-dvd-32bit the newest?
As what you just typed confused me a little...
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:05 pm

Yes, linuxmint-201204-mate-cinnamon-dvd-32bit is the newest LMDE ISO. LMDE = Linux Mint Debian Edition. The newest Linux Mint Main Edition is 14.
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:14 pm

Ok reinstalled with same one as before... got passed the username and password..

No internet connection ??
Laptop doesnt have wifi built in using a Usb dongle adaptor which I have the disc for (only windows though)

How do I fix this ..

Can I connect to internet with ethernet and try update driver?
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:31 pm

What is the make & model of the USB dongle adapter? Also include the output of:
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Re: LinuxMint ..Username & Password...Help

Postby EwOkIE on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:33 pm

Got wireless working.. when it asks for my password to connect to internet I put it in..

And then it pops up again asking for password?

Its the correct one I type in??
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