Duel Boot \ Linux Mepis Will Not Accept Password!
No, I am not talking about the demo password, but the password for opening Linux on the hard drive after installation. I am duel booting with Windows Xp Professional on the first drive, which is 32bit. My computer is 64bit, so I downloaded the new 64bit Mepis on Dvd, burned it, and set off to install it on my second hard drive. Both my hard drives are SATA. I downloaded the "picture images" which is great for instruction unto those that are inexperienced with Linux. This is my first Linux installation.
Here's my problem! I have installed Mepis 64 bit twice because it will not accpet my password when installing to the hard drive. The choice of partitions was NTFS. Is this wrong? I read on the internet that Linux doesn't like NTFS, a better choice is FAT. Which type is better for the use of 64 bit Athlon? Why the choice of NTFS if you can't use it? More information to come later after I get a reply for help.
Thanks for the Quick Reply!
In answer to your question, yes I did give Linux my own password while installing, but that password is not accepted. The first time I installed my password I believed it was short for it was only 4 letters long and it needs to be 8 characters. So, I completed deleted all partitions and fixed the mbr of my Windows XP Professional operationg system on hard drive one and proceeded to install everything again after formatting. I reformatted in NTFS!
Not all the files were erased because when I got ready to install some of the previous choices were still there, but not a problem I dont think because the hard drive had been formatted. This time I chose a longer password, but the install was a failure because my password is still not accepted.
Thank you for the information on NTFS! I have an 80 gb hard drive, so I split the hard drive and installed Linux on 40 gb's. I installed Linux on the first partition, ext3 file system, swap file on the second partition, and home on the third partition, and I'm allowed four partitions. I thought I did everything right, but apparently I didn't.
Please, help me do everything right from square one. I can delete everything again if need be. My desire is to try out Linux 64 bit and compare to Windows XP 32 bit. I would like to have the use of all my motherboard's potential, which is an Asus32 SLI Deluxe. Nice! Nice! Nice! motherboard!