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TOTAL nubie to Linux here....a friend gave me a KNOPPIX Live DVD...computer boots fine and everything looks ok but I cant get on the Internet (WiFi or Dialup) because it ...
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    Anyone running Linux on an HP Pavilion zd8205us?


    TOTAL nubie to Linux here....a friend gave me a KNOPPIX Live DVD...computer boots fine and everything looks ok but I cant get on the Internet (WiFi or Dialup) because it asks for Administrator PW,which he dosnt know....thanks

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    just type in root for the password, normally works

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    Thanks for the suggestion but root dosnt work....:>(

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    if you haven't setup the password, then it is blank i.e. just press enter without entering anything.
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    I really would have thought someone would have just pressed enter anyway, to see what happens, for some reason I think the guy up above is a troll...

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    Thanks AlexK....I have tried just hitting 'return' also and get an 'invalid PW' error....maybe the guy I got it from changed /set the PW but he dosnt remember.....also,would the disk need to be an RW to set the PW?...I am going to get a new disk,version 4.02 I believe it is.That way I can be sure no one has messed with it...

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    I don't think that you can save stuff if it is RW, usually to a USB drive iirc, I dont think that he would have changed the pw, maybe the download is corrupt.

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