Sysresccd-manual-en Starting to use the system


When you start, you should read the messages that give you the most important information about how to use this system. You should read the text.

You can login on another console. The root password is empty. Type dhcpcd eth0 (or similar) to auto-configure eth0. Type net-setup eth0 to specify eth0 IP address settings by hand.

To start an ssh server on this system, type /etc/init.d/sshd start. If you need to log in remotely as root, type passwd root to reset root's password to a known value.

If you need graphical tools (such as GParted) you will have to go to the graphical environment. Check that you are using SystemRescueCd-1.0.0 or newer, and just type wizard in the console. You will have the choice between two graphical environments: Xorg and Xvesa. You should try Xorg first. If Xorg fails to start, run wizard again and choose Xvesa. Xvesa should always work, but the drawback is it's not optimized for your hardware. You must use a 32bit kernel (either rescuecd or altker32) in order to use Xvesa. In other words Xvesa does not work on 64bits kernels (rescue64 and altker64).

You may need to use an editor. Editors available: vim, nano, qemacs in console mode. You can also use gvim and leafpad in the graphical environment.

Note: Never mount anything on /mnt ! It would freeze the system. Use mkdir /mnt/mydir and mount on /mnt/mydir instead.