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Old 07-22-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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When I boot from CD and try to install MEPIS, I get prompted to enter my login account and my password. It keeps saying login failed wether I entered something or left it blank

What's wrong?
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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This is weird. I just typed
Login: root
Passwor: root

and it worked.

This MEPIS distro is really going to be weird to install

But does it work great like windows?
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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that's just how the live cd works. you can type root as the user or guest i think and the password is the same.

If you want to test it, logon as guest, if you want to install, you logon as root.

There is a program you can run that will run you through a guided and very simple install.

The system is debian based and comes with a very nice array of standard programs. It also comes fully loaded with browser media plugins and multimedia codecs, which are normally a bit trying for the novice user.

I'd say give it a go, it's a wonderful desktop system that is ready for those who want functionality out of the box.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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I saw that. But my comp is weirdly slow with it...probably the hard drive that's slow
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #5
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I saw that. But my comp is weirdly slow with it...probably the hard drive that's slow
What exactly is slow?
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:47 PM   #6
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Your computer is slow cos the OS is booting from cd. Data transfer rates from the cd drive is much slower than the hard disk IDE cables. The apps in Mepis start so slowly cos they have to uncompress and run on the fly.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:16 PM   #7
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No, it boots from the HD. I installed it
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:41 PM   #8
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Well what's the machines specs? If you have an older machine and your running KDE yeah, it's going to be slow. On old spec hardware(or new)lightweight window managers are great. Examples are:

-enlightenment-
www.enlightenment.org
-XFce-
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xfce/
-FVwm-
http://www.fvwm.org/
-Fluxbox-
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
-Window Maker-
http://www.windowmaker.org/

Just a few examples there. Also again, what exactly is slow? If video intensive tasks are sluggish like games(ex. UT2k4), you could help this by installing the appropriate driver for your video card.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
yeah...
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