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Logging in after Installation

Postby Dimnsot85 » 2019-12-01 09:59

Hi!

I just installed Debian 10.2 and after username and password, I'm getting something like user@debian: ~$.
What should I type in?

Thanks, in advance!
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-12-01 10:01

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man intro
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby cuckooflew » 2019-12-01 15:38

What should I type in?

Mostly it depends on what you want to do, you don't mention that . It is hard to guess and tell you what to type if we do not know what you want to do.
'man intro' is a good starting point.
You can also type 'help', that will , (or should) give you a list of common commands.
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby Dimnsot85 » 2019-12-01 15:56

Command 'man intro' not found.
Also, with 'help' it shows me several commands, but still I don't know what to type.
I just want to start with the Debian.
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-12-01 16:54

If you don't have man pages then you used the netinstall image and either didn't select a mirror when asked or didn't have a working connection when it installed the system. Try the unofficial ISO images that include non-free firmware if you're trying to use a wireless connection, almost all devices need that.
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby cuckooflew » 2019-12-01 22:28

It would be to your advantage, I think , to read some documentation on installing Debian, maybe start here: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/

by Dimnsot85 »Also, with 'help' it shows me several commands, but still I don't know what to type.
I just want to start with the Debian

It sounds like you do not really have a complete install, as HOAS says, but you do seem to be getting the debian command line prompt,... I will ask one more time, You say " I don't know what to type." I don't know what you want to do, you have Debian started, since you do have the prompt.
For example, Do you want to see what directory your in ? Type
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pwd
, let us know what it shows.
Or do you want to see what is in that directory: type
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 ls
,... until you tell us what you want to do we can not tell you what to type,... maybe you want to start a Window Manager ?, probably you still need to install one, maybe you want to start a Desktop Environment,... did you install one ?
Maybe you want to start a editor, if one did get installed
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vi
should start a editor...
Here is a interesting command, try:
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cd /bin
ls

and show us the output. Also try:
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uname -a
and show us the output. Or even better, just read some of the documentation, then when you come back give us some usefull info and details, like what version you installed, how you installed it, and what exactly it is you want to do after you "start Debian".
Ahh, you can also try typing
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whoami
let us know what that says. Maybe try typing
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startx
, show us what that says.
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If you wish, skip the boring stuff and
Start here: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch07s03.en.html
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Re: Logging in after Installation

Postby cuckooflew » 2019-12-01 23:43

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