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LinuxPapers.org: First Steps With GNU/Linux

Apr 02, 2000, 16:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Piergiorgio D'Ignazio)

"If you have just installed GNU/Linux and don't know quite what to do next, then this article is for you. Some fundamental UNIX concepts are explained in this paper."

"The installation went well: you created the partitions, you answered the cryptic questions that the installation program asked you, the files were copied, and after the reboot, you find yourself in front of your first GNU/Linux machine. And now what?...."

"At some point in the installation process, you are asked to give a password for the system administrator. In Unix, the system administrator is called "root". It is extremely important that you do not forget this password. Make sure that you type it correctly too: Unix differentiates between upper and lower case, so be careful that Capslock is not left on."

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