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  1. #1

    Deb Boot problem.


    Ok so I just installed Debian and I went to log in for my first time and it says:

    Username:

    Pasword:

    So I gave both, it ran some numbers and text and then said:

    brandon@debian:~$

    What do I do now?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    forum.guy
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    Try the command: startx

    If you want it to start in X, you'll need to edit your /etc/inittab file.

  3. #3
    Yeah I tried the startx it says it isn't a cmd

    and it wouldn't grant me access to /etc/inittab file


    I am the owner/admin

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    forum.guy
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    Have you installed the x-window-system and any desktop environment?

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    Does the Debian software not do that automatically? If not, then no and how?

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    forum.guy
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    If you are installing Debian via the "netinstall method", the base-system is installed, then you choose which additional packages are to be installed, but you aren't forced to choose any. I'm not sure how it works if you are using the Debian CDs, but I'd think it would work much the same.

    If you don't remember installing the x-window-system, KDE, or Gnome, perhaps you haven't done so yet. Here are the URLs for the installation guide regarding both install methods:

    debian CD install: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/
    debian netinstall: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

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