Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

On 11/13/2017 12:10 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
 
Thanks for your reply.
I have decided that someone is having a laugh at my expence and puting out bad copies of Lniux on the web so i have downloaded a copy of Linux Mint Cinnamon from www.linux.com and used that. It has worked ok. I created the boot drive from the ISO in the same way as i did the other copy and had no problems.
I can't imagine why anyone would want to put defective copies on the web but my advice to others is to make every effort to make sure that the OS is a good one.
My first impression of the OS is that it is much faster than windows at this moment.
There was a means of checking the ISO file on line at www.linux.com by doing a checksum on it.
Thanks to all that came back to me.

    I have no problem with www.linux.com, but I generally prefer to get flavors of Linux as close to the source as possible. Mind you, Linux Mint was hacked for about 5 minutes a couple of years back; they made the mistake of using Wordpress (motto: "We don't just have back doors; we ARE a back door!"). But note that the hack was found because the distro didn't match the checksum.

    Bart

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Linux Mint 18.1 Wifi won't connect

 

Thanks, it's a good idea. I did verify the ISO DVD. This Wifi problem, from a number of posts online, seems a recurring issue with Broadcom Wifi cards of the 2009-2012 or so era. Not all of them, just the ones like I have.  Many solutions are offered, some of them work when the problem is recurring password authentication, but mine is never connected in the first place. Is it an ISP problem, a software mismatch ... who knows.



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I have just had a password problem that turned out to be a bad copy of the downloaded ISO file for the Linux OS. If yous is a new install you mite want to consider a copy from somewhere else and re-installing that. My good copy came from www.Linux.com
 
Phil (G8ioa)
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Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Linux Mint 18.1 Wifi won't connect

 

I"m only running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1. The Vista ran fine to the very end of the hard drive, just a few weeks ago, and now is gone forever. Linux with cable runs well. Will not connect to the internet.

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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

[SOLVED][Rebecca] How to launch File Browser from terminal .


On 11/13/2017 7:39 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:

It's me again!
I have Linux 18 Connamon Edition installed on my laptop. Atlast!!!!
I am have downloaded the basic opp manual and read it all but it does not answer some questions regarding some aspects for me. Can someone tell me where i mite get more detailed info form.
 
I nitially want to know if there is a utillity for storage maintanance such as changing the name of a disk or partition and de-fragmentation and so on..
 
Can anyoune point me in the correct direction please
 
Phil (G8IOA)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 


On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] <LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Thanks for your reply
I have tried the following:-
Username    password
 
ubuntu        blank
ubuntu        ubuntu
blank           ubuntu
Admin        blank
blank         Admin
blank        admin
admin        admin
blank        admin
blank        blank
root            blank
root        root
Root        Root
blank        root
ubuntu    12345
password    password
ubuntu    password
admin    password
blank    password
and as many combinations as you can think of.
So thanks for your sugestion but i think i have got to the stage that unles someone can tell me the actual cardinals or a copy on the OS that does not ask for them can be forund I am probably going to forget it.
As this group is for those that are completly new to the OS i think that this problem is as close as your get to it's remit.

Something is wrong if you're getting prompted for a password.  The image boots and you should be taken straight into a desktop environment with a couple desktop icons, one of which says something like "Install Ubuntu".  But if you're being taken to a login screen, you have a bad image, perhaps, or something else happened.

Where did you get the image, and what image is it exactly (which version of Ubuntu are you using)?

How did you create the bootable USB stick?  Perhaps something broke in that process causing the issue?

Jeff


 
 
Many thanks
 
Phil (G8IOA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

Speaking for myself, I have zero experience with Ubuntu. I would
suggest though that a username you might try is root. There might not
be a password yet. There also might be. If so the password is probably
the same as the username. This can be changed later if you choose to
install.
On 11/11/2017 03:16 PM, pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
> Hi I am a first timer hear and have a situation i would like some advice
> on Please.
>
> I have downloaded a copy of Linux ubuntu  from the web and created a
> boot installer USB stick.When my system boot on the stick the screen
> shows a number of options on the screen momentarily and then continues
> to load a version that runs striate from the USB drive. I think it is
> something like "Try before you install". When it has loaded the startup
> GUI it requires a Use-name and password before it will continue. I have
> searched the web for an answer and  found no information regarding what
> the cardinals are. I have not entered any myself nor have i been asked
> to create an account prior to this and have tried the more obvious ones
> and more than i can count from articles on the web. All to no avail. I
> would like to test the program before i install it. It was suggested
> that i may have downloaded a copy that has had an account added before
> and hence i am being asked for it. If it is the case that i have a bum
> version of the ISO file can you please point me to where i mite get a
> good working copy if the ISO file that does not require a completely
> unknown user-name and password please.
>
> Many Thanks.
>
> Phil (G8IOA)
>
>
>





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[LINUX_Newbies] Re:Help with addons for Linux

 



Thank for that I'll have a to look at the site. I have probably just missed it.
 
Sorry about the Subject line. I will get the hang of the site now.
Thanks.
Phik (G8IOA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

I used Mint XFCE in the past, so Linux can use various file managers. In most, I just right-clicked on the name if I recall. If memory serves most Linux auto-defrags at night. I think some of the Linux reviews might help, or haunt the Mint website groups, or search on the Web, too.


Don't forget to change the subject line above, to pinpoint your replies.

Joan in Reno



From: "'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies]" <LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com>
To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:13 AM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

It's me again!
I have Linux 18 Cinnamon Edition installed on my laptop. At last!!!!
I am have downloaded the basic opp manual and read it all but it does not answer some questions regarding some aspects for me. Can someone tell me where i mite get more detailed info form.
 
I initially want to know if there is a utility for storage maintenance such as changing the name of a disk or partition and de-fragmentation and so on..
 
Can anyone point me in the correct direction please
 
Phil (G8IOA)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] <LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Thanks for your reply
I have tried the following:-
Username    password
 
ubuntu        blank
ubuntu        ubuntu
blank           ubuntu
Admin        blank
blank         Admin
blank        admin
admin        admin
blank        admin
blank        blank
root            blank
root        root
Root        Root
blank        root
ubuntu    12345
password    password
ubuntu    password
admin    password
blank    password
and as many combinations as you can think of.
So thanks for your suggestion but i think i have got to the stage that unless someone can tell me the actual cardinals or a copy on the OS that does not ask for them can be found I am probably going to forget it.
As this group is for those that are completely new to the OS i think that this problem is as close as your get to it's remit.

Something is wrong if you're getting prompted for a password.  The image boots and you should be taken straight into a desktop environment with a couple desktop icons, one of which says something like "Install Ubuntu".  But if you're being taken to a login screen, you have a bad image, perhaps, or something else happened.

Where did you get the image, and what image is it exactly (which version of Ubuntu are you using)?

How did you create the bootable USB stick?  Perhaps something broke in that process causing the issue?

Jeff


 
 
Many thanks
 
Phil (G8IOA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 
Speaking for myself, I have zero experience with Ubuntu. I would
suggest though that a username you might try is root. There might not
be a password yet. There also might be. If so the password is probably
the same as the username. This can be changed later if you choose to
install.
On 11/11/2017 03:16 PM, pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
> Hi I am a first timer hear and have a situation i would like some advice
> on Please.
>
> I have downloaded a copy of Linux ubuntu  from the web and created a
> boot installer USB stick.When my system boot on the stick the screen
> shows a number of options on the screen momentarily and then continues
> to load a version that runs striate from the USB drive. I think it is
> something like "Try before you install". When it has loaded the startup
> GUI it requires a Use-name and password before it will continue. I have
> searched the web for an answer and  found no information regarding what
> the cardinals are. I have not entered any myself nor have i been asked
> to create an account prior to this and have tried the more obvious ones
> and more than i can count from articles on the web. All to no avail. I
> would like to test the program before i install it. It was suggested
> that i may have downloaded a copy that has had an account added before
> and hence i am being asked for it. If it is the case that i have a bum
> version of the ISO file can you please point me to where i mite get a
> good working copy if the ISO file that does not require a completely
> unknown user-name and password please.
>
> Many Thanks.
>
> Phil (G8IOA)
>
>
>






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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

On 11/13/2017 06:39 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies]
wrote:
> 
>
> It's me again!
> I have Linux 18 Connamon Edition installed on my laptop. Atlast!!!!
> I am have downloaded the basic opp manual and read it all but it does
> not answer some questions regarding some aspects for me. Can someone
> tell me where i mite get more detailed info form.
> I nitially want to know if there is a utillity for storage maintanance
> such as changing the name of a disk or partition and de-fragmentation
> and so on..
> Can anyoune point me in the correct direction please
> Phil (G8IOA)
>

When I first started using Linux, I asked a very similar question. I
was told that Linux does not have a defrag-type command, because it
stores data in a non-fragmented state, hence defrag is simply not
necessary. For the other thing, renaming a partition is easy. I use
cfdisk, but I'm lazy. I suppose one could do it with fdisk...

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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

I used Mint XFCE in the past, so Linux can use various file managers. In most, I just right-clicked on the name if I recall. If memory serves most Linux auto-defrags at night. I think some of the Linux reviews might help, or haunt the Mint website groups, or search on the Web, too.


Don't forget to change the subject line above, to pinpoint your replies.

Joan in Reno



From: "'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies]" <LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com>
To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:13 AM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

It's me again!
I have Linux 18 Cinnamon Edition installed on my laptop. At last!!!!
I am have downloaded the basic opp manual and read it all but it does not answer some questions regarding some aspects for me. Can someone tell me where i mite get more detailed info form.
 
I initially want to know if there is a utility for storage maintenance such as changing the name of a disk or partition and de-fragmentation and so on..
 
Can anyone point me in the correct direction please
 
Phil (G8IOA)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 7:02 AM, 'Phil Crockford' pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] <LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Thanks for your reply
I have tried the following:-
Username    password
 
ubuntu        blank
ubuntu        ubuntu
blank           ubuntu
Admin        blank
blank         Admin
blank        admin
admin        admin
blank        admin
blank        blank
root            blank
root        root
Root        Root
blank        root
ubuntu    12345
password    password
ubuntu    password
admin    password
blank    password
and as many combinations as you can think of.
So thanks for your suggestion but i think i have got to the stage that unless someone can tell me the actual cardinals or a copy on the OS that does not ask for them can be found I am probably going to forget it.
As this group is for those that are completely new to the OS i think that this problem is as close as your get to it's remit.

Something is wrong if you're getting prompted for a password.  The image boots and you should be taken straight into a desktop environment with a couple desktop icons, one of which says something like "Install Ubuntu".  But if you're being taken to a login screen, you have a bad image, perhaps, or something else happened.

Where did you get the image, and what image is it exactly (which version of Ubuntu are you using)?

How did you create the bootable USB stick?  Perhaps something broke in that process causing the issue?

Jeff


 
 
Many thanks
 
Phil (G8IOA)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] need help to install Linux ubuntu

 
Speaking for myself, I have zero experience with Ubuntu. I would
suggest though that a username you might try is root. There might not
be a password yet. There also might be. If so the password is probably
the same as the username. This can be changed later if you choose to
install.
On 11/11/2017 03:16 PM, pcc@g8ioa.co.uk [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
> Hi I am a first timer hear and have a situation i would like some advice
> on Please.
>
> I have downloaded a copy of Linux ubuntu  from the web and created a
> boot installer USB stick.When my system boot on the stick the screen
> shows a number of options on the screen momentarily and then continues
> to load a version that runs striate from the USB drive. I think it is
> something like "Try before you install". When it has loaded the startup
> GUI it requires a Use-name and password before it will continue. I have
> searched the web for an answer and  found no information regarding what
> the cardinals are. I have not entered any myself nor have i been asked
> to create an account prior to this and have tried the more obvious ones
> and more than i can count from articles on the web. All to no avail. I
> would like to test the program before i install it. It was suggested
> that i may have downloaded a copy that has had an account added before
> and hence i am being asked for it. If it is the case that i have a bum
> version of the ISO file can you please point me to where i mite get a
> good working copy if the ISO file that does not require a completely
> unknown user-name and password please.
>
> Many Thanks.
>
> Phil (G8IOA)
>
>
>






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