I always use the expert mode when I install. When you insert the install disk, at the first prompt you get type expert and hit enter. I don't know for sure if it will cure your problems, but it has seemed to work better than the custom,workstation or server for me. Also, as far as the mouse goes make sure you are specifying the right kind of mouse, either a ps2 or serial(generic always works for me)....hope this helps
I'm kind of confused with all the skipping around in your post.
If you've reached a prompt and are trying to login username is 'root' - password is what you made it during installation.
Installing 'Custom' is probably what you want to do.
If it detected your mouse during installation bdog is right, and you'll have to change to that using 'XF86Setup' from a command line.
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace should get you to a prompt when your in a jam. Then tpye 'Shutdown -r now' and 'Enter'. It will reboot.
Since you dont want 'Server' i'd start over.
[This message has been edited by Gentle Giant (edited 08-10-99).]
Insallation of Linux
I have Red Hat Ver 6.0. Well I actually got a partition made for it and now when I try to install it it installs but.... it cant find my mouse. It doesnt make a boot disk. When I tried to install the Server Version insted of Custom it installed but.... when I booted it actually loaded lilo for once!! Yippie! I guess but then it was starting to go into linux and it asked for a user name and password I tried everything that I could think of but couldnt get in. What should I do? Another thing I really dont want the server version of linux on my computer but when I try to install the custom version it doesnt want to exit the installation. Even when I installed the server version it didnt properly exit the installation I kinda forced it to exit. PLEASE HELP?!?!
Reading your post you say you can't get past the password screen it you type root for username and then the password you choose during setup this should get you in.
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