Brand new to Debian, can't get it set up?

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Brand new to Debian, can't get it set up?

Postby brandNewGuy » 2020-01-25 13:04

Hi all,

Apologies if this is a very stupid question. I am brand new to Debian and can't seem to get set up in VirtualBox.

Basically, when I start the OS I end up on a terminal page (I tried to attach but can't) which just says "

Debian GNU/Linux 10 MyName ttyi
MyName login:

I can enter my login etc but can't figure out how to login to the OS after that.

Can anybody help me get set up here?

Thanks all, have a good weekend.
John.
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Re: Brand new to Debian, can't get it set up?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-25 14:04

brandNewGuy wrote:I can enter my login etc but can't figure out how to login to the OS after that.

Enter your login name, press <return> then enter your password and press <return> again. TTY ftw!

EDIT: I initially misread your thread title and didn't see the word "set", you nearly got a viagra link... :mrgreen:
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Re: Brand new to Debian, can't get it set up?

Postby brandNewGuy » 2020-01-25 14:38

:) re viagra!
I entered username and password but that still leaves me at the command line
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Re: Brand new to Debian, can't get it set up?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-25 14:45

Yeah, that's the way I like it, baby.

What did you want to happen? For a graphical desktop try
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# tasksel

Did you not see that screen in the installer? Which ISO image did you use (URL link preferred)?
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