Help! TPS-OpenSuSE 10.2: opening image

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by meantone, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. meantone

    meantone New Member


    I'm probably going to get chastised for this, but here it goes anyway:

    I opened the image of The Perfect Setup - OpenSuSE 10.2 in VM Workstation 6 and logged in as "root", but being a Windoze guy, I can't get out of the command window at the "server1: ~ #" prompt to open the desktop.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Press CTRL-ALT to get out of the VMware window.
  3. meantone

    meantone New Member

    Thanks, but that's not the issue. Once I've logged in as the root user what command do I need to give to get the desktop to load?
  4. meantone

    meantone New Member

    Well, I think I was able to answer my own question, so I'll put it here since there have been a lot of views.

    If you've opened the image into VM Workstation 6 as I have and logged in with root/howtoforge and are faced with a server1: ~ # prompt instead of the GUI, then just type "yast" and you'll have access at least to that.

  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    But yast is not a desktop, yast is a tool to configure the operating system and install software.

    The perfect server setups never contain a desktop as they are for server use and a desktop consumes resources that are not available for the server services then.
  6. meantone

    meantone New Member

    Agreed. But I don't know what command to use to get it load.
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    There's no desktop installed at all because it's a server system...

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