Thank you so much for stopping to help. I figured it out after a couple days. I was courious about this thing and most of the way it has been painless. I got raspian going first to get my feet wet, very nice interface can follow it. As for the cmd prompt, I have had limited exposure to DOS and coding, there is much I am learning. The one thing I learned is that the password dosen't show as your are typing it! So next was the octopi. I have known and realized there is a difference between a client and a server. Just didn't know how. Still don't in a way. How I learned this was working on putty, getting my laptop connected and the network configured. When I signed in to the Pi I realized my misunderstanding. So I went back and imaged my chip with Octoprint and loaded it up, logged in and then couln't figure out where to go from there. It took awhile for me to try to open the address in my browser when it opened up the Octopi I was very happy and added alittle more to what now know.
My next query if you would know or could direct me to who could tell me if you can run both raspian and Octopi and access the server through raspian to control octopi or can I stop the Octopi server and operate raspian without the need to swap img files on the chip.
My printer is due in ay day now and I want very much to have this system up and running ready to connect to it so I can learn the next steps in the process to have an operating printer to play with that I can watch from anywhere
Again thatnks for your help. I hope you can answer my questions