alright i just downloaded and installed andLinux but whenever i try to open the Konsole it says could not launch 'Konsole': could not connect to 192.168.11.150:81 why is it trying to connect to anything? i thought this was all offline. also, i am connected to the internet but it still gives me this message. please help.
i dont even know how to mess with the firewall, i'm using windows vista and i guess im using the vista firewall, i've never installed one on this computer so i know nothing of it. and why would it interfere with an offline program?
Open the andlinux console FLTK and tell me if your at a login prompt. If there is no login prompt, andlinux has not finished starting. If its taking 10 or 15 minutes to start, you need to add an exception to your anti virus software so it does not scan *.drv
So you click on the start icon, and wait for it to start, it should take about 40 or 50 seconds on a fairly fast machine. The start command prompt will minimize after a few seconds. Once that's happened open up FLTK and watch the boot sequence, once it looks like above you can start applications.
Also note, that if your computer is somewhat older and you do not have lots of ram, it is going to take a little while longer to start.
Also go into control panel and look in networking to see that the TAP connection is there and it configured right.
I find myself wondering if you have read the F.A.Q or browsed the forums and wiki at the andLinux site.
the faq didn't answer the question i had, it doesn't mention anything about having to open first the one program then the other and that was what my problem was, i was unaware of a wiki forum for andLinux so no i haven't browsed through that.
I agree Chriss, Andlinux is so simple, start the application, point it to an install area, allocate ram, make run as service and install, on first run accept the networking stuff to allow the tap connection and that's all there is to it. Unless you have AV then you need to add an exception for the .drv files.
Also you need to have 32bit windows only, not 64 and i got no idea on vista as that could be a whole other world of trouble. I will wait for service pack 25 before i change to vista. Like one the Mac ads, i have upgraded to an older more familiar windows experience.
apparently i did have to login cause once i typed root as the username it showed me the prompt which i was looking for. i looked on the forum and all the topics that dealt with questions i have didn't have any answers (i didn't go past the first page before the_fury posted that last bit about root.) and what is this about starting applications from start menu? i'm just trying to use the command prompt so i can edit some code. you're talking to me like i'm supposed to know what all of this stuff is and it's not that simple for someone who has ABSOLUTELY no linux experience outside using a shell to edit muds, and cygwin which is super simple to me at this point. i'm just trying to learn this the easiest way i can, and combing through pages of forum threads isn't easy at all when you're at work.
Instead of logging in using the FLTK or NT console you should just be able to access a list of installed linux programs. If you are using the KDE version it will be in the place on the bottom right where the clock is (I don't know windows very well), the XFCE version has a panel that will appear at the top middle of your screen. You are better off using Konsole or something. You could also use any other text editor instead of being limited to nano/vi/pico or whatever you happen to be using.