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 == If SliTaz LiveCD Does Not Start == == If SliTaz LiveCD Does Not Start ==
  
-In most cases, your computer is already configured to boot from the CD-ROM. If the SliTaz splash screen does not appear, you can change the boot order via the BIOS set-up interface. This is different with each computer but can often be done by pressing a key such as the F11, F12Esc button directly after turning on, before your operating system starts. You can then change the boot sequence and settings so that the CD-ROM comes first. Finally, save your changes before leaving the BIOS configuration interface.+In most cases, your computer is already configured to boot from the CD-ROM. If the SliTaz splash screen does not appear, you can change the boot order via the BIOS set-up interface. This is different with each computer but can often be done by pressing a key such as the F11, F12 or Esc button directly after turning on, before your operating system starts. With some BIOS's you can use the 'Boot Selection Popup' by pressing a F key (eg. F8). You can then change the boot sequence and settings so that the CD-ROM comes first. Finally, save your changes before leaving the BIOS configuration interface.
  
 When the SliTaz Live media starts, the splash image will be presented. This is the //​isolinux//​ boot-loader,​ which affects options to start SliTaz. You can just press ENTER to use the default settings, or enter options. When the SliTaz Live media starts, the splash image will be presented. This is the //​isolinux//​ boot-loader,​ which affects options to start SliTaz. You can just press ENTER to use the default settings, or enter options.
  
-<note tip>Pressing F1 through F4 at the boot-splash will display help and information.</​note>​+<note tip>Selecting Help & Options ​at the boot-splash will display help and information.</​note>​
  
 When the loading process has finished, you can log-in to the desktop as the //tux// user, without any password. To use the administrator account, or **root**, you can start a Terminal and type the command //su//. The default password is **root**. When the loading process has finished, you can log-in to the desktop as the //tux// user, without any password. To use the administrator account, or **root**, you can start a Terminal and type the command //su//. The default password is **root**.
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 The SliTaz LiveCD accepts various boot options at the prompt. There are two types of options: options handled by SliTaz software and those generally handled by the Linux kernel. The SliTaz LiveCD accepts various boot options at the prompt. There are two types of options: options handled by SliTaz software and those generally handled by the Linux kernel.
  
-The options for SliTaz are used by various start-up scripts; the parameters such as the VGA mode are managed directly by the Kernel (kernel boot parameters). To pass options at start-up, just precede your commands with //slitaz// when the splash screen and **boot:** prompt is displayed. For example, +The options for SliTaz are used by various start-up scripts; the parameters such as the VGA mode are managed directly by the Kernel (kernel boot parameters). To pass options at start-up, ​either press TAB at the language selection screen or just precede your commands with //slitaz// when the splash screen and **boot:** prompt is displayed. For example: 
-<​code>​ slitaz ​vga=791 no387</​code>​+<​code>​slitaz ​modprobe=nvidia nomodeset</​code>​
  
 <note tip>The Linux kernel keeps options that were passed. These can be seen in the text file ///​proc/​cmdline//​. You can view this information by running the command: ​ <note tip>The Linux kernel keeps options that were passed. These can be seen in the text file ///​proc/​cmdline//​. You can view this information by running the command: ​
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 +<note tip> vga=normal lets the system set a working resolution automatically.</​note>​
 <note tip>Once the system has started you have access to six pseudo-terminals via the key combinations Ctrl+Alt+F1 through Ctrl+Alt+F6. The key combination Ctrl+Alt+F7 and upwards are reserved for graphical output.</​note>​ <note tip>Once the system has started you have access to six pseudo-terminals via the key combinations Ctrl+Alt+F1 through Ctrl+Alt+F6. The key combination Ctrl+Alt+F7 and upwards are reserved for graphical output.</​note>​
  
 === Slitaz Parameters === === Slitaz Parameters ===
   * **home=usb**   * **home=usb**
-    * Specifies a /home directory to use within the Live environment. This will include your bookmarks, downloads and desktop customisations. To store your data permanently,​ you need USB media with a partition formatted in ext3; see the [[en:handbook:liveusb|Live USB]] page for more information. In most cases **home=usb** can be used for //sdb1//, or **home=**//​devname//​ where the equivilent ​/dev node can be specified. Note that you can also specify the device using the partition UUID or label by using ** home=* **. Example:+    * Specifies a /home directory to use within the Live environment. This will include your bookmarks, downloads and desktop customisations. To store your data permanently,​ you need USB media with a partition formatted in ext3; see the [[en:guides:persistence_splash|persistence]] page for more information. In most cases **home=usb** can be used for //sdb1//, or **home=**//​devname//​ where the equivalent ​/dev node can be specified. Note that you can also specify the device using the partition UUID or label by using ** home=* **. Example:
 <​code>​slitaz home=sdb1 </​code>​ <​code>​slitaz home=sdb1 </​code>​
  
-    ​* **Prepare USB media** +  ​* **Prepare USB media** 
- +    ​* ​All USB media can formatted in the native Linux ext3 filesystem. Ext3 is a journalised, stable filesystem, it allows you to keep permissions on all files and is much more secure than the default Windows FAT32 filesystem. To format USB media you have a few options: the command line with mkfs.ext3, the tazusb utility or graphically with Gparted. To get a full list of available partitions including the USB drive you can use the command fdisk -l and then format. Example:
-All USB media can formatted in the native Linux ext3 filesystem. Ext3 is a journaled, stable filesystem, it allows you to keep permissions on all files and is much more secure than the default Windows FAT32 filesystem. To format USB media you have a few options: the command line with mkfs.ext3, the tazusb utility or graphically with Gparted. To get a full list of available partitions including the USB drive you can use the command fdisk -l and then format. Example:+
 <​code>​ <​code>​
  fdisk -l  fdisk -l
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 ===== The Desktop ===== ===== The Desktop =====
  
-When the system has finished its initialization,​ the screen is cleared and the login prompt (Slim) is displayed. You can choose here to login as the regular //tux// account (without a password) or as the admisitrative ​//root// account (with the **root** password).+When the system has finished its initialization,​ the screen is cleared and the login prompt (Slim) is displayed. You can choose here to login as the regular //tux// account (without a password) or as the administrative ​//root// account (with the **root** password).
  
 The desktop is powered by //​Openbox//​. You can start applications from the menu at the lower-left of the screen. Applications are classified by category and are available in English. Menu, theme and wallpaper can all easily be changed to your needs/​preferences,​ and personal settings and data can be stored on various USB media (Flash key, SD card, etc).  The desktop is powered by //​Openbox//​. You can start applications from the menu at the lower-left of the screen. Applications are classified by category and are available in English. Menu, theme and wallpaper can all easily be changed to your needs/​preferences,​ and personal settings and data can be stored on various USB media (Flash key, SD card, etc). 
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 |Problems| add a [[http://​forum.slitaz.org|forum post link]] ​ |Problems| add a [[http://​forum.slitaz.org|forum post link]] ​
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