I am a NEW. I have successfully installed Debian 2.0 from CD on my computer with Win 98. I have a 1,900 Mb Linux Native and 190 Mb Linux Swap. I am the only user on it; there is no connected network.
I log on and get the '$' prompt and except for a few things like vi and emacs I can do nothing. For example, I answered the queries for smail yet from root or /usr/bin/ I get the error message saying bad command when I enter 'smail' I even can list smail, see it listed and get the same error message when enter smail. I list RXW permission I ls -l
I have 4 Linux books and none of them say what I should do once I get the $ prompt! Mounting a filesystem didn't seem to help but I may not have done that right. There is something VERY basic I am missing, the books don't mention it.
Please tell me what to do, or where to go to find basic tutorial help.