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Re: F10 and Gnome - not root login

On Tuesday 27 January 2009, Craig White wrote:
>On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 12:48 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> 
>> >>> Just to be clear. After the installation is complete you reboot.
>> >>> During that reboot you are asked to setup a user account. Did that not
>> >>> happen to you.
>> >>
>> >>Nope. It never did, hence the puzzle.
>> >>I'm burning a new DVD right now.
>> >>
>> >>~af
>> >
>> > FWIW, this is NOT an isolated case.  I've installed F10 twice on one box
>> > now, and both installs did that to me.  Not allowed a root login, but it
>> > never asked for a user to be setup.  So I installed again, and again it
>> > failed to ask for a user to be setup.  I didn't try a 3rd time on that
>> > box, plugging in a Mint Linux dvd instead, but that release everybody
>> > was having orgasms over wasn't anywhere near ready for prime time.
>> >
>> > That box now has ubuntu-8.04 LTS on it, but it may wind up with 6.06 LTS
>> > simply because the newer X has 1 second or more in lags the screen
>> > update, and for emc, that is very much _not_ a tolerable thing.
>> I burned a dvd this morning and used it to install F10. The install
>> went fine and this
>> time the problem went away completely. Firstboot ran as expected. I
>> created a regular user account, logged in, ran updates, etc...
>> One has to wonder, what are the odds that two different people had
>> some weird dvd.
>> As a side note: I had created the "problem" dvd I used previously on
>> 12/04/08 ( I dated it),
>> and that was a few days after the mainstream release on late November.
>I don't think that the DVD.iso changed from the original release date.
>I do think that Gene is not a typical user. In fact, I suspect that
>experienced Linux users will do different things that might subvert the
>firstboot process, perhaps switch to a virtual console at startup or
>boot immediately to runlevel 1 to 'fix' things, perhaps move files from
>another /home directory and just generally tinker with things
>like /etc/fstab and switching runlevels or rebooting without
>anticipation of the firstboot process.

Nope, I didn't do that until after some kind soul here, maybe even you, told 
me how to get around it. I had considered the possibility of adding the 
single argument, but the timeout in grub was faster than the tube monitor 
could be usable so I didn't. That was the 2nd install FWIW.  And once I had 
it going I went to bed, the removal of the dvd and the reboot was the next 
morning in both cases.

Frankly it was no great loss to me, the box itself is named goat because its 
sacrificial, and TBT, isn't fast enough to run very much without boring the 
user to tears, asking myself why the heck did I spend $50 bucks putting a psu 
in it in the first place.  The answer of course is I don't know...

It does run ubuntu-8.04 well enough to run emc in the simulate mode, but x is 
so slow emc isn't really going to be usable on machinery that can move as 
fast as I can turn the cranks.  But it gives me a feel of sorts about how 
other machines, such as a lathe, might work if I take the time to hang the 
motors on mine.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The faster we go, the rounder we get.
		-- The Grateful Dead

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