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Old 05-14-04, 08:45 AM   #1
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Angry Noob(me) phases to linux mandrak 9.0 and needs help

ooooooohhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooo

I'm a 100% linux noob.
I've heard many good things about linux and I've found many things I don't like about windows xp. So I've decided to jump over to mandrake linux 9.0

I've installed mandrake properly (I'm pretty sure I did) and as lilo comes up I pick linux and it loads everything as normal.
Then it comes to some text based screen (DOSish) where it asks me to log on. I think "Fair enough" and enter my name and password (name is robert). Then it comes up with something like "[Robert:localhost robert]$" and stays stationary there.

I wanted a graphical user interface... not this text based stuff... does anyone know how to get the GUI up?

I'll be up until 3am GMT+10:00 eastern standard time tonight
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