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Old 11th March 2008, 06:05
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Hi all. My name is Matt. I am a brand spanking nooby to Linux. I just installed Slackware 12.0. I have no idea what to do next. Are there any getting started tutorials? I accidentally hit enter when I was setting up my root password and now I don't know it. The cursor didn't move so I thought I had a keyboard problem. I hit tons of keys and the last key was enter so now I fear I am totally screwed. I just started my associates for programming but we won't get to anything good for awhile. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11th March 2008, 06:45
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first try this
have you try to use the -s at the boot up
-s = single user mode
where you can reset your password
if that doesn't work
than try this
http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-res...d-with-knoppix
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Old 11th March 2008, 09:18
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when d i type it at startup or what? I will mess arund with it. ty for getting back t ome s oquickly. I am trying to leave windows behind me but no i know has any idea what linux is
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Old 11th March 2008, 09:38
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arrr
slackware is not the best way to learn
linux on to being with


fedora / centos or Ubuntu :: are easy to learn on than you can move onto the more adv linux / BSD
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yeah but I am in school for programming and I was told to learn this from a freind before school has me using fedora.
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It's normal that the cursor doesn't move when you type in a password.
You can reset the root password like this: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-res...d-with-knoppix
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The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12,
http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfec...op_slackware12.
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