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PC World: LinuxOne Ready Drive: Not Ready

Dec 15, 1999, 06:20 (0 Talkback[s])
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"LinuxOne aims for easy installation, but its Ready Drive is anything but."

"Two weeks ago, I spotted what I thought was an easy way to get started with Linux without having to go through the hassle of actually installing it: a hard drive preloaded with the LinuxOne operating system...."

"When I turned on the machine, a log-in screen appeared. The 32-page LinuxOne OS installation guide--the only instructions included with the drive--said to log in as "root" and use the password I'd chosen during setup."

"But since the Ready Drive comes preloaded with Linux, setup had already taken place at the factory. Result: Access denied!"

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