I'm trying to install a Linux OS on the computer I use as a home server, because I liked "Raspbian" so much on my Raspberry Pi. I created a custom linux using openSUSE Studio, that's just text based and very simple, to squeeze all the performance I can out of the machine. I was expecting something like Rasbian, where it boots and you log in, and can use
startx to get into the desktop, however on Debian and on the openSUSE, it boots to
bash. How can I get out of
bash and into the (terminal?), so I can use
sudo, and all that.
I know I need to look into how linux works first, but my main concern is getting on on the machine and installing software, so I can get the machine closed up and in its rack.