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Kopkins
post Jan 1 2012, 08:28 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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Hello, I have been curious about linux for a while, so today I decided why not give it a shot. So I did, but I haven't been able to install it. All I've gotten are useless CD's and outdated guides. I'm trying to run linux on my mac. I have the ubunto .iso on my computer. Now what should I do.

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Kopkins
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Kopkins
post Jan 5 2012, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Jan 5 2012, 08:17 PM) *
you will have to provide more information on what commands you were using to get you in this mess.


Simple things. Was just trying to mount something. I don't think it was anything in terminal that actually caused it.
Every time I start linux I have to remount a folder, so I do;

cd /home/user
sudo mount -t vboxsf music /home/user/music
#then it will prompt for the user password.
#then mount is complete.
exit

I didn't feel like typing it out every time so I wrote a script to do it for me.

#! bin/bash
cd /home/user
sudo mount -t vboxsf music /home/user/music
#prompt for password
exit

I didn't want to have to use the password every time so I went into user accounts and right now it says password: none.
The next time I ran the script it prompted for the password, but the old password didn't work, nor did entering nothing. Now, the script doesn't work and the anywhere else that needs a password I can't access.

Kopkins

EDIT: Got it working. Tried sudo passwd $USER, and it didn't work then tried just passwd $USER and that worked, got a new password.
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