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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Booting the live DVD initially didn’t work but the boot menu does give the option of a safe graphics mode also known as VESA. This got the ball rolling and a good looking Gnome desktop followed. Similar in looks to Mandriva but with a massive menu. Seriously there are tons of applications included here and this is down to PCLinuxOS being aimed for easy use and compatibility with everything. Clicking the Install icon will ask you for a password which I thought was a bit strange however I guessed at Root and it seemed to work fine. The standard formatting questions follow and the install begins. The install process wont let you go without a bootloader so if you have one in place, make sure you don't install over it and make your other systems un-bootable. Its not a pretty road back if that happens!
Once you negotiate where you want it and the install has finished, booting up takes you through the user creation settings and pumping the relevant information and passwords in then gets you to a log in screen and a desktop. All working fine so far and on to the testing.