I recently installed Xubuntu 7.04 onto my Toshiba Satellite laptop.
Partitioning & installation went grand, no problems. I have a few
questions I would like to ask about Linux:
- During installation I made a user with password as required. Is this
- When I go into User Settings/Properties I see an entry for root and
for my user. But the password for root has eight digits whilst the
password I gave had seven. Can anyone explain this please?
- I tried Red Hat 5 a couple of years ago and then you were free to
become root and run commands, but I have read that Xubuntu restricts
this, and everything must be run using "sudo". Is this correct?
- Has anyone set up the Eircom wireless router in Xubuntu. Can you tell
me what is needed or how to do this?
- My linux partition can recognise the WinXP partition I have on my
computer, but in XP I cannot see the Linux one. Is this normal, and are
they still truly separate partitions?
- Lastly, when I write data to a CD or USB removable drive, is it
written in a particular file format (e.g. NTFS, ext3, etc), or is it
just written as HTML, PDF, etc files, with no file format? Is this then
a handy way of transferring files from my XP to my Xubuntu partition.
Many thanks for your help
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