I use Text Mate as a text editor, so the following command line options use the ‘mate’ command.
Alternatively, you can use ‘vi’, ‘vim’ or ‘nano’ depending on what you are familiar with.
If you’ve currently got Windows XP on your Inspiron 1525, you might not have AHCI enabled for your hard disk drive.
Boot your Inspiron while pressing the F2 key repeatedly, until you are greeted by the BIOS menu.
I personally use Google Apps, so this process is for those also trying to authenticate through Gmail.