upgrade from mandrake 9.1 to 10.1 ?
I'm a bit of a linux newbie...I had Mandrake 9.1 installed on my computer as a dual boot with Windows and I used it often for school work. When I got a new wireless mouse, it no longer worked with 9.1.
So I got the mandrake 10.1 upgrade - not a clean install - on the linux partition. the problem is, i can't log in anymore???!
my old login remained - and everytime I type in my password, the screen shakes a little, and it comes up to the same screen again with the password field empty.
I asked a friend and he said that i should have added a user - which i did by going to the virtual terminal - but even that wouldn't allow me to log in.
finally, the only solution i've heard so far is to do a clean install over the old partition - something i'm very averse to doing.
are there any alternate solutions??