Mandriva 2008 Password Problem
Hi I've just installed Linux for the first time on an old (PIII 1GHz) laptop to see how I would get on with it before playing on a newer machine.
The CD came with Linux Format with a bootable version of Mandriva 2008. I have absolutley no experience of Linux yet so don't know if I'm at fault. When I boot up and load Mandriva I'm prompted to log on. I type in my user name, but it won't let me enter a password. If I press enter it just asks me to log on again.
Also I'm only just getting back into computers after a 8 year break so I would be grateful if someone could fill me in on how to burn a bootable ISO file of other Linux operating systems from within both Linux and Windows systems. At present I have computers running ME, XP and Vista if this makes any difference.
I also have a couple of burning programs such as Roxio, but they seem a little complicated to me at the moment.
Thanks for reading and any help will be much appreciated.