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    question on kde

    Alright I have the newest version the 03-26-03 release. I boot it up and try to install a program it asks for a password. I have tryed root, secret, default and others. I tryed to go to tty1 ctrl+alt+1 and type passwd and change it but then i can't get back to tty5 the graphical userinterface. Can somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong. I am pretty damn new to linux so feel free to give some comments.

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    paswords are locked out of knoppix since it runs from cd, you can use:
    sudo application
    to run root applications etc.

    You want to install software, are you running from cd or a hd install?

    the easiest way to be able to run console apps as root is use:
    sudo su

    sudo passwd root
    will assign a password for root if you need to run an X-app that requires a root passwd.

    HTH

    rock

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    yeah i am running it off a cd i was trying to save a program to my ntfs hd and then install it to it so I can run it off my Knoppix. does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenateDC
    yeah i am running it off a cd i was trying to save a program to my ntfs hd and then install it to it so I can run it off my Knoppix. does that work?
    No, you can't / shouldn't write to NTFS from knoppix. Unless you don't care if all your data on the NTFS partition is wiped. ( Linux doesn't have safe ntfs write support )

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    what if its a fat32 partition does that work or how would i go at running a program that i downloaded on knoppix really wanting to learn how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenateDC
    what if its a fat32 partition does that work or how would i go at running a program that i downloaded on knoppix really wanting to learn how.
    Fat32 is ok. Some programs can be run from your home directory on linux, but the best way is to install knoppix, and use apt-get.

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    thank you very much i will look into that aptget not to sure what it is or how to use it but haha like i said i am new it shouldn't take me to long to figure shit out. if you know any good sites with tutorials on how to mess with kinoppix or linux in general it would be much appreciated.

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