Hi I'm a complete newbie to linux just bought the system mandriva 2005LE yesterday so bear with me.
When I got the PC home I set it all up and switched on and it booted into
root and I could not get out of root, so I did a reinstall from the supplied disc this asked me for a user name and password which I configured.
Now when I boot it goes through the loading process then comes to login
I type user name then enter get password so I type that & enter again,
this is where I'm stuck screen says [jack@localhost~]$
Now I dont know what response the PC wants from me (no handbook you see) would an erase and complete reinstall do any good, any help appreciated :(