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Sister
How do I establish? Both are demanded. Nowhere is there a place to create any.
Linux Cinnamon comes up on this computer, but I can't open it.
Would like to learn. Sister
michaelk
Welcome.

Cinnamon is a desktop i.e. graphical user interface (GUI). I assume you have install linux mint but knowing what distribution will help. When Mint was installed it would of asked to create a new username with a password. This information is what you would enter. Did you install linux?
Sister
QUOTE (michaelk @ Sep 12 2016, 09:09 PM) *
Welcome.

Cinnamon is a desktop i.e. graphical user interface (GUI). I assume you have install linux mint but knowing what distribution will help. When Mint was installed it would of asked to create a new username with a password. This information is what you would enter. Did you install linux?

Sister
QUOTE (michaelk @ Sep 12 2016, 09:09 PM) *
Welcome.

Cinnamon is a desktop i.e. graphical user interface (GUI). I assume you have install linux mint but knowing what distribution will help. When Mint was installed it would of asked to create a new username with a password. This information is what you would enter. Did you install linux?


A small, ASUS computer was given to me. It came from a computer shop that was closing, had been on a shelf. No way of knowing to whom it had belonged. When one opens it. a list appears: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, another Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, Memory Test, Memory Test, Windows 7 and Windows Test. When one opens either of the first two, it requests as above, with no "forgot username/password" offer. Perhaps there is no way. I can use the Windows 7. Thank you so much for your prompt and courteous reply! Sister Maria
michaelk
I do not condone the computer's shop actions since the computer could contain personal information. It would of been better if they had wiped the drive and reinstalled windows.

If you are interested in learning linux it would be best if you reinstalled. linux is not windows and depending on how you want to use the computer it might be best to stick with windows. If you are still in contact with the computer shop owner then ask if they still have have an OEM windows installation disk.
Sister
QUOTE (michaelk @ Sep 13 2016, 01:18 PM) *
I do not condone the computer's shop actions since the computer could contain personal information. It would of been better if they had wiped the drive and reinstalled windows.

If you are interested in learning linux it would be best if you reinstalled. linux is not windows and depending on how you want to use the computer it might be best to stick with windows. If you are still in contact with the computer shop owner then ask if they still have have an OEM windows installation disk.


Both shop and owner have left. I see no way to remove the Linux that is on the computer. As aforementioned it has Windows 7 on it, which I can open, and had no personal information. Since the computer had come with the Linux on it, I had printed out instructions from a website, and had thought it would be interesting to learn another system. Apparently not, and that's fine. I was grateful for the little computer,

As I am for your time and expertise. Thank you so much.

Sister Maria
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