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Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:45 am

I decided to try out linux mint 13 64 bit on my laptop and its on a dvd, and loads BUT, it keeps asking me for username and password and refuses to go any further. How the heck can I have a username and password when I have never activated it or used it before? :evil:

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 am

Is this on the LIVEDVD or have you installed it?

I believe the live user is "mint" with no password

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:12 am

No idea, I just went to site downloaded and installed on DVD, its with Mate if thats any help

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 am

ok so you haven't installed anything yet.

You popped in the dvd and rebooted basically.

Usually like i said the username is 'mint' with no password (hit enter)

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:51 am

I must read what is written
I must read what is written
I must read what is ....................

I tried mint as pass not user!! Waiting to reboot off disk now ....

NO! that does not work. Mint is not username

Its also not mint on both; its not enter on both

nothing seems to work, what a waste of a DVD

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:25 am

did you try all lower case 'mint'

I dont have Mate, but I know that the other versions use this format

I can confirm that with Mint 13 XFCE edition, using the user 'mint' all lower case, and hitting enter at the password, lets me in

Did you verify the md5sum before burning the disc?

Perhaps you have a corrupted download

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:29 am

ah, hang on - I did get a verification failed when I burnt the disk in nero??

I'll try your version I think

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:19 pm

3 burns 3 fails. Software is on dvd but refuses to open now, will bin it and go get magazine in the morning, there is two disks on it with something called disco's on, maybe that will work. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:28 pm

The mint team provides an md5sum right on the download page. So in this case 2d84f671ad77a8019dfa6e1d00572d82
Running md5sum <iso name here> should provide the exact same code. If it does not, than there was a problem in the download itself

Just something to keep in mind for future reference.

Additionally you can "burn" these to a usb drive if its larger than 2G. Unetbootin or YUMI can help with that

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:18 pm

When I click on the iso, I get no option but DVD and nero default. Run the checksum no - I had no idea what that was, you mentioned it and it is there. OK will have a look later, have to go out now, thanks again. Dont forget you are talking to a linux dork here, never tried it until today.

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:02 pm

Ahh ok

So I would recommend the program YUMI, to burn linux to a USB drive that way you are not burning discs all the time.

I dont live in Windows Land really so I did some googling for you and found this website which tells you how to check md5s in windows

An md5sum is a number that is generated to ensure that the file is exactly the way it was created. For example if you create a word doc with the name "some_new.doc" and run "md5sum some_new.doc" you'll get a string of characters. If you change the document by adding or subtracting words and re-run the md5sum, the number will be different even if the filename is the same. Its a mathmatical verification to ensure that the file created by the distributor is the file you are receiving

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 am

thanks I never knew that, interesting. Right lets have another go ...........................

I have decided to go to the shop and buy a linux mag I saw yesterday, with disks on. I have reformatted my own disk because it wont run past password

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:08 am

Bought Linux Format magazine with 2 disks on it. Changed set to disk boot. Full Distro extravaganza Disks A & B. Booting from Disk A gives me a menu of:

Fedora Live
Mageia Live
Mint Cinnammon Live
OpenSUSE Live
OpenSUSE Install
PC LinuxOS Live
Puppy Slacko Live
Arch32
Arch64
CentOS

Currently trialing Linux Cinnammon ......................

Disk B:

Ubuntu Live
Peppermint
DoudouLinux
Debian Live
System Rescue Disk
Parted Magic
Super Grub

here seems to be also Hotpicks, Essentials, Magazine, Help and books folders onboard.

now having a look at pc linuxOS, good interface, online, does this have AV?

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by stratus_ss » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:25 am

generally speaking linux users do not have a need for antivirus at this time. However you can look into clamav if you think you need antivirus

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:29 pm

Thanks. I am having loads of problems trying to install mint onto a usb drive. It keeps telling me the root is missing!!

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by Tim_Z » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:45 pm

Seems that you are having non-standard problems. I have not had to use any login information on any version of Mint that I have used. When does it ask for credentials? What are you trying to run?
Tim

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:39 pm

I really dont understand it Tim; I am now using a magazine disk with those programs listed above on, settled for mint but it would not install from desktop to stick. So binned it and decided to use magazine disk as and when. At least this way I can try them all and decide, but Mint is winning up to now.

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Re: Linux New Install on 64 bit Laptop

Post by elbmek » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:02 pm

Gave up in the 16gb stick install and am now installing on the HDD alongside Win 7. so far so good, done install, grub update and hardware config, now restart. fingers crossed ......

Its booted straight to linux? Restart - Ah, loader is different and a bit more multi, now opening on Win 7 - phew!


Its testing time folks!! ....................

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