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shelby
post Feb 6 2009, 12:13 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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I just got a laptop in the mail yesterday and it has linux on it.. when I went to turn it on it went through all the data pages. But then it gives me a prompt that says [root@localhost/]# and I have no idea what im supposed to type to get it to start up.. I will send the puter back if I have to but im hoping someone might know what I should do. Please help! and ty for your time. smile.gif
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michaelk
post Feb 6 2009, 09:17 PM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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If it came in the mail I assume you ordered it online. Do you know what you purchased?
What is the make / model of the laptop?
linpus and ubuntu are preinstalled on many laptops.

Post the output of the commant
cat /proc/version
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cat /etc/issue
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