View Full Version : Installation problem

March 21st, 2005, 02:14 PM
Hello, I appreciate you people reading this question I need help.
I have followed the installation process correctly and nothing was halted, however after the second boot this is what happens :

Bios loads
Some message saying "Press ESC for menu" after this loads, a screen with some stuff loading and with [OK] on the right side appears. At LAST a prompt appears asking for my ubuntu login and password. I enter the information I created in the installation process but after that the only thing I get is a login@ubuntu$ and a message that says "You have mail".

I don't know what to do from here, I am new to Linux but I guess I am tricky with computers. I don't seem to see any graphic environment.
I have been reading and my guess is I have to set up a root account? but I am not sure.
Would someone please help me a little bit? I hope this is a common problem easy to solve.

Thanks a lot !

March 21st, 2005, 05:32 PM
a friend told me that in this line i have to type "Xstart" for the GUI to load, is this correct ? Thanks

Buffalo Soldier
March 21st, 2005, 05:35 PM
Try startx.

March 21st, 2005, 05:38 PM

and remember to use <tab> this autocompletes commands.

March 21st, 2005, 06:50 PM
Thanks a lot !! I will try when I get home