This is embarrassing. I used the UserName / PW that i put in the OS upon installation and it was not accepted.
Did I make an error in letting the install process auto fill the password as I saw when I put the OS on the disk? UserName and PW were the same with the autofill I saw.
I only get the media center when I boot up. I thought the two worked hand in hand.
Now I am locked out totally [excepting the Media Player] and there seems to be an OS. I cannot now get the LiveCD to allow me to redo what I have done.
I need help and I feel hopeless.
I loved the desktop and user interface so much I installed too quickly. The only Linux I ever installed up to now is eeebuntu on my Asus 900A netbook. I put this new tower together as I had some parts to use. The HDD was an assumed virgin WD 80g EIDE on a Intel mATX board. Well, so much for too much information.
Thanks for some advice.
Can I hold the ESC button on a reboot to the DVDROM to get the desktop?